So far in 2018 we have enjoyed working closely with a number of new and existing clients in the Chamonix valley, keeping their second homes in top shape and making quick and trouble free progress on some exciting projects.
One such project was the property renovation management of a 230 square metre chalet in Le Lavancher. The chalet was in desperate need of renovation, meaning the work required was extensive, but all well within the skill set of our experienced team.
Whilst every property renovation management project is unique to its owner, many property renovations in Chamonix involve similar tasks – often updating key parts of the property to bring them in line with modern standards.
Second homeowners renovating existing, older properties in the valley often find them fitted with old, inadequate heating systems, dated electronics and ageing fixtures. Many are in dire need of someone to manage the replacement process, as this can be incredibly time consuming and near impossible whilst living and working abroad.
Our team function as a single port of call to run and manage even the most ambitious chalet construction and renovation projects in Chamonix, ensuring everything is brought in within budget and completed on schedule.
One of the most important jobs in this particular renovation was a full refit of the heating system. The existing system was no longer enough to make the property comfortable. Modern systems are capable of far more efficient and reliable performance, so a replacement was arranged by our team. Pangea sourced and oversaw installation of a new, superior modern system and remodelled the living area around a beautiful new log fire. Our local team were able to visit the property and remain on site to supervise everything, ensuring all measurements were accurate and that the installation could be completed without issue. Pangea sourced quality, reliable equipment in order to achieve the greatest value for money for our client.
Of course, making the living area pleasantly warm and comfortable was only part of this large renovation project. With the property vacant and undergoing such extensive refurbishment, this was the perfect opportunity to fully update the interior joinery.
Many of our clients love the look and natural warmth of wood interiors. We use our network of trusted and reliable expert local joiners, built up over many years, who craft outstanding beams, doors, wall panels and more from locally sourced wood.
Our expertise means we can take complete control of providing measurements and specifications, ensuring any joinery completed as part of our property management service is of the kind of quality which will provide decades of trouble free enjoyment.
A number of internal and external demolitions were also required in order to properly make space for the new features and additions to the chalet. Since the client was working abroad, the Pangea team took complete control of these works, ensuring safe and proper demolition of interior finishes and reshaping of structures which had become incompatible with modern interior design. Just as with the joinery, we again turned to our trusted local network of construction and architectural experts to ensure the work was completed with the utmost professionalism, on schedule and for a reasonable price.
Tasks like these are common to many property renovations in the Chamonix valley. In each case, we listen carefully to the homeowner to understand exactly what they want to achieve with their refurbishment, then make their dream into a reality.
Our property management services are designed to take the work out of owning and maintaining a second home in Chamonix. If you need help with property management in Chamonix don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call to discuss your needs, we would be delighted to hear from you.
After supporting overseas property owners in Chamonix with purchases and construction projects for many years, we’re using the skills we’ve developed to expand our property management services.
Chamonix property management services from Pangea offer a catch all solution to the numerous challenges faced by overseas owners of properties in the area. Extremes of weather, home security, boiler maintenance and post box management are just a few of the things that can be impossible to deal with when living abroad. That’s where we come in…
Managing your second home is our first priority
Having offered property services in Chamonix for a number of years, our team are more than used to the various issues that can arise when maintaining a home in the area. Thanks to our vast experience, our team are fully equipped to provide a proactive approach to property management and maintenance. Pangea conduct regular maintenance checks on our client’s properties while their owners are away to ensure any potential issues are addressed promptly before they develop into problems. Using our network of established and trusted local tradespeople, we assist our non-French speaking clients in understanding the costs and taxes which apply for property maintenance and make sure they receive the best possible service at the best possible price.
The most comprehensive property management service Chamonix has to offer
Our chalet management service also offers numerous additional benefits to second home owners in Chamonix, ideal for making visits to your property trouble free.
- We can take care of maintenance of vehicles kept on site at a client’s property, ensuring no weather related or mechanical issues arise.
- We arrange regular servicing and ensure all required licensing is up to date so that everything works as expected when you come to enjoy your property.
- We can stock the fridges and cupboards ready for your arrival and keep the garden trimmed and the plants watered.
- During your stay we can even arrange to sort out your laundry and linen, so you can spend less time doing housework and more time enjoying your holiday.
If you would like more significant work completed on your property in your absence we can handle that too – we are experienced in everything from managing redecoration, home extensions and setting up new appliances; whatever your second home needs, our team has the experience to make it happen.
Extremes of weather can cause damage to buildings in Chamonix, but our management service proactively tackles issues before they can arise.
Meeting the challenges of owning property in Chamonix
One of the main challenges when maintaining a property in the area is the weather. Our property management services give you peace of mind; we increase the number of visits during times when our client’s properties might be at particularly high risk of damage from severe rain, wind, cold or snow. You’ll never need to waste your time dealing with dodgy plumbing or electrical faults. Our skilled workforce of reliable professionals is on hand to take care of everything. From a leaky tap to a blown fuse; our local, fully insured tradesmen can assist with all interventions, large or small. We take pride in saving our clients time and money by fixing smaller problems before they become larger issues.
Maintaining property security
If your main residence is in another country, it’s important to have peace of mind that, if the unthinkable happens, security related issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently. Pangea are always on-call should any of the alarms in your house be triggered. We’re here to help coordinate security visits and, if necessary, the emergency service responses.
Proactive property management in Chamonix
Our proactive approach is without doubt the most cost effective way of maintaining a property in the valley, avoiding the need for expensive emergency call outs, or the increased costs incurred if damage is left to develop unchecked. We believe we provide the best value property management service Chamonix has to offer. Get in touch today or give us a call on +33 6 27 68 47 11 to discuss how we can help you.