Normandy builder - Tony Raggett
Réno' Artisan Builders.

Coming from a family where all the men are tradesmen. I knew from a young age that I wanted to follow in that tradition.

In my last year at school I was offered the opportunity to attend a course at building college to learn techniques in various trades such as carpentry and joinery, bricklaying, decorating, plastering, lead work and plumbing.

On completing the course I was offered an apprenticeship with The Greater London Council and after 3 years gained a City & Guilds qualification in carpentry and joinery.

I then spent a further year at college to obtain a distinction as an advanced Master Craftsman. On leaving college I gained a further 3 years experience in the joinery shop and on site.





Tony Rag- Réno' Artisan Builders

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On a personal note, I renovated our family home, a dilapidated Victorian property in London reinstating all the original features, which we sold enabling us to move to Normandy in 2004 and buy the smallholding we had always wanted.


In 2003 I bought my first house in France which I renovated throughout and decided to move over shortly after. I bought and built two further properties, along the way learning and finding out everything that is necessary regarding building regulations and the French 'norms'.

I then formed Réno' Artisan Builders.

Together we now have a combined knowledge and experience of over 10 years building and renovating in France and feel we can offer a complete professional service.

In 1988 I joined the family building company. Over the coming years I gained more experience in the trades I had a grounding in, with a leaning towards traditional techniques.