English speaking Architectural Designer France Maitre d’oeuvre bilingue France

About Nick Groom

Nick Groom has been designing and renovating property for over 20 years. In that time he has gained a wealth of experience in creating architectural drawings, preparing planning applications, home design service and renovating a wide range of properties.

He is a fluent French speaker, having studied at the IUT Aix-en-Provence and worked in France for Usinor Sacilor in the ‘Batiment, Construction et Industrie Mechanique’ secteur.

Works have included obtaining all relevant consents for extending and renovating period houses and properties, conversions of barns and redundant buildings, and construction of swimming pools and change of use for domestic and commercial properties, new building design and creating gites and holiday homes.

Our architectural services, project management and design capabilities often include ‘turn-key solutions’ for converting barns or unused buildings, lofts or attic conversions.

We can help you completely re-design your house in France or French property in your style and to reflect the needs of you and your family. Whether it is simply creating a kitchen of your dreams, adding a designer bathroom or seeking a stunning oak garden room, we can help you achieve the home or holiday home you would like.

N G PROPERTY RENOVATION covers the broad area of Poitou Charente, Dordogne, Vendée and Gironde from our offices near St Jean d’Angely (Charente-Maritime), Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (Charente) and Poitiers (Vienne)

We undertake measured surveys of your property from which we produce scale plans. These plans are suitable for obtaining the required permission from your local authority.

Nick gives advise to clients about their ideas and the likelihood of a planning application being approved. He works as a liaison between clients and local planning authorities to help resolve planning issues and achieve planning permission.

In some instances we can work with existing architectural plans and also work with your own architect's existing plans to help you create the French home you wish

Nick Groom has good relationships with local architects, arboriculturalists, ecological surveyors, structural engineers, as well as local artisans.


"I am very happy to recommend Nick Groom as both architect and build manager. He did a great job for us with our outbuilding conversion and we are delighted with the results."
Ken Warren
"Nick was completely on board with our self build project and excelled our expectations. He was knowledgeable, committed, creative and his service was very good value. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Becky Matthews
"We've both been very pleased with Nick's project management service for the extension and renovation work we commissioned from him. He has remained constant, friendly and professional throughout the duration our building project. Always turning up on time, he made several site visits and gave excellent planning advice, both architecturally and on the general renovation work. His help with planning permission was invaluable and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him"
Katja Katholing-Bloss