Renovation & New Build projects

Expert design & building company
turning your Alpine dreams into reality
 Over 20 years of professional building & design experience - 10 years of which have been here in the French Alps.
All work covered by 10 year French décennale insurance.

Nos clients sont principalement des expatriés ou des résidents en langue anglaise par conséquent notre site est en anglais. Si vous êtes un francophone, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien .
  1. Bespoke oak kitchen with marble worktop & spashback | Renovation Solutions, near Samoens
    Our Services ...
    We deliver creative design and high quality craftsmanship for all aspects of your project, whatever size. Building work includes carpentry, kitchens, bathrooms, tiling, and roofing.
  2. Stunning new living area, 1960s chalet renovated | Renovation Solutions, near Samoens.
    About Us ...
    Rénovation Solutions is a fully insured, British owned, French registered building company near Samoëns. Est. by Andy Wilson who has over 20 years of professional building experience.
  3. Renovated farmhouse, stunning bathroom with mountain views | Renovation Solutions, near Samoens
    A selection of our work...
    Our projects range from small building works to completion renovation of existing buildings. We also create new build chalets from scratch. Whatever your size project, we are happy to help.
About Us
Over 20 years of professional experience

Passionate about excellent work 

Rénovation Solutions was established by Andy Wilson, a British builder with 20 years of professional building experience in the UK and France. Andy has a degree in furniture design and has worked as a designer for 25 years - combining design and build for the last 20 years of that time. Click here to look at dramatic Before and After work photos.

We pride ourselves on creative design solutions, high quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and personal service. You can rely on Rénovation Solutions to deliver your project on time, within budget and to a quality that will delight you. Rénovation Solutions is a fully registered and insured French company - All work covered by 10 year French décennale insurance (BTPlus, Contract  3972530004).

We work with a team of local artisans for supporting trades such as plumbing, electrics, electronics, and heating systems. 

"The experience from start to finish was first rate, from understanding the concept to delivery on time, Andy Wilson has delivered a result that was massively beyond our expectations. The detail and finish are just amazing, Andy has a real affinity with wood and stone and his creations are amazing. The final result was simply stunning".  Rob & Angeline
Our Services
High quality craftmanship & creative design

Craftsmanship


  • Carpentry
  • Tiling
  • Plastering
  • Flooring
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Extensions
  • Exterior carpentry & landscaping
  • Stonework

Whatever your project size we have the skills and professional experience you need – whether it’s a simple redecoration job or taking the property back to a bare shell and starting again. Click here to look at dramatic Before & After images.
  1. Bathroom in the eves | Renovation Solutions, Samoens
  2. Chalet kitchen | Renovation Solutions
  3. Full size windows, beams, mountain views | Renovation Solutions
  4. Laying a new roof | Renovation Solutions
  5. Bespoke staircase made from antique rafters
  6. Antique beams, snowy photo wallpaper in this chalet games room
  7. Landscaping and ballustrades | Renovation Solutions, Samoens
  8. Marble worktop kitchen | Renovation Solutions

Creative Design

Before starting extensive renovation work you will need to turn to a design professional - someone with the right credentials and experience to help you create a total environment, interior and exterior, that satisfies your specific needs.

Extensive forethought about a project before the hammers swing ensures you get the building of your dreams, no compromises.

Andy Wilson of Rénovation Solutions has a degree in furniture design and has worked as a designer for 25 years - combining design and build for the last 20 years of that time. During his time in the Alps Andy has had planning applications approved in Samoens, Morillon, Verchaix, Taninges, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, La Riviere Enverse and La Clusaz.

Our design services include:
  • Initial site survey and creation of to-scale floor plans of existing property - the starting point for most projects.
  • Design work and production of sketch plans, first draft plans showing layouts and furniture, perspective views and elevations, 3D renders and walk-throughs. 
  • Technical drawings - detailing all aspects of the project including plumbing and electrical plans. 

We can produce the necessary plans and drawings suitable for your planning application as well as handle the complete administrative process.  We have had several successful applications for large renovation projects approved in the Giffre Valley and La Clusaz. The drawings produced are of architectural quality and have proved more than suitable for the French application process

Our Projects
A selection of our work
  1. Antique beams & picture windows in this renovated alpine chalet | Renovation Solutions
    Renovated mountain chalet c 1746
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  2. 3 luxurious new mountain chalets | Renovation Solutions
    New Build Luxury Development
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  3. Sandblasted beams, wooden floors & funky fireplace | Renovation Solutions
    Complete Renovation of 1960s Chalet
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  4. New terrace, balconies & landscaping transformed this chalet | Renovation Solutions
    2 year old Chalet Adapting Spaces
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  Farmhouse c1746  

 ​Three new luxury chalets  

This was a big project to convert a derelict building into a luxurious chalet providing holiday accommodation. As with all renovation projects a lot of the work was in the areas not seen at the end - such as digging deep trenches for water, electricity and sewage systems; digging down in the foundations and laying concrete sub-floors and insulation; renovating ancient beams by hand using wire brushes; massively complicated electrical systems; and a network of plumbing pipework for seven bathrooms, two kitchens and a hot tub with complex calculations for the "fall" of toilet waste pipes.

The roof was replaced with original tiles recycled from farmhouses in the area. All insulation and waterproofing is on top of the roof structure so the beautiful wood beams and slats could be seen from the inside. There was an enormous amount of carpentry work including structural beam calculations, extending the roof overhang, rebuilding balconies, creating structural floors, and building staircases.
This client commissioned Rénovation Solutions to design a new luxury development of three chalets. The design had to create practial spaces such as a set numbers of bedrooms and bathroom but also include luxurious elements and "wow" factor features such as indoor swimming pool.

On a highly visible plot in Samoëns the planning application (permis de construire) had to include 3D renders and details on materials planned to be used. Several presentations to the Samoëns mairie were required as it is such a large development.   

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1970s chalet renovation  

Changing spaces  

This outdated and poorly designed chalet in Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval was completely transformed into a stunning family home providing open-plan living and extreme comfort. 

Rénovation Solutions did the design, project management and renovation work for this chalet. All three levels of the building changed so everything was ripped out leaving a shell as a starting point.

Structural improvements included changing floor levels and creating new internal walls. The property was previously poorly insulated so new insulation was fitted throughout - on the new roof and all external and all internal walls. 
  
This two year old chalet in Samoëns didn't quite meet the new owner's needs. They wanted to turn it from a home into a luxury catered ski chalet and wanted more bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. There was also refurbishment neededto bring it up to the standard the client desired.

Work included demolition of internal walls, soundproofing, cutting through concrete for new windows, new internal walls, floor and wall tiling, a large amount of ground works for creating new access areas plus design and planning work for changes to the outside of the property - e.g. windows and balconies. Rénovation Solutions also sourced and project managed the sub-contractors for electrics, plumbing and groundworks.