Company Profile

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PBS is owned and run by Jon Boella. Jon has been working within the building industry since 1986 and initially trained as a carpenter gaining his City and Guilds in Carpentry and Joinery in 1991. He then gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Management and went on to work for Costain Construction.

Prior to moving to the Dordogne in 2002 he successfully ran a property renovation company based in Sussex and as well as working for private clients he had contracts with Wealden District Council and Brighton University.

And in addition to renovating various projects for his clients Jon has also renovated two of his own properties and is now on the lookout for his next project.


PBS is based in Badefols D'Ans which is located between Perigueux and Brive La Gaillarde. We are happy to consider management projects and survey work throughout the Dordogne and neighbouring departments.

To remain competitive we try to limit our small works i.e. kitchen, bathrooms, maintenance work, etc. to a 50km radius of Badefols D'Ans.

What our customers say about us

The following testimonials have kindly been written by our clients. They will be happy to either speak to or answer emails to any potential customers to confirm what they have written. Visits to these and other local completed projects can be arranged. Further contact details can be provided on request.

Paul and Judy, Castelnaud,

"Jon worked on our house in Castelnaud la Chapelle converting it from a very tired and dated place to one that we are happy to share with friends and guests from all over the world. The latter having nothing but praise for how the work done has retained the charm of the house whilst bringing it up-to-date.

As with all building work on old houses various unforeseen problems cropped up, in our case finding lovely old walls hidden behind wooden panelling and floors only barely attached to the walls!! Jon took all these in his stride. As a result of Jon's professional approach and attention to detail we now have a lovely house that we are very proud of.

Jon completed the work to the agreed budget and timescale and was very open and trustworthy in all respects and we have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wishing to have him look after their interests either in carrying out building work or as a project manager."

Richard and Gail, Dussac,

"We were looking to convert the two barns attached to our house near Dussac and were recommended to use Jon Boella, who, we were told, would do a proper job. We contacted Jon and discussed the work to be done and timing with himself and his recommended architect. Once the plans had been approved and a budget set, work commenced and was completed within the allotted time despite there being extras and slight modifications. Actual costs were as indicated initially, though extras e.g. the swimming pool surrounds and patio work were of course additional.

We were very pleased with the quality of the work carried out, and it fitted in so well with the character of the buildings. We were also very pleased that the work had been completed on time and on budget, something that's all too rare these days.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Jon Boella for building work as you would be sure of getting a very good result on time and on budget."

Sue and Phil, Badefols D'Ans,

"Very straight forward approach to the project, properly quoted and planned. All decisions and options fully described and discussed. Good quality workmanship and a fair price. Would I recommend him to a friend? I already have!"

Doug and Ed, Hautefort,

"The work we have had completed by Jon Boella of Perigord Building has always been to a very high standard, in particular his co-ordination of the different skilled tradesmen has been superb.

We have had several elements of work carried out including Bathrooms , Kitchens, Electrical ,Work Roofing , Garage Conversions etc., not only has Jon co-ordinated the everything from planning permission to completion, but his ability to do " bespoke " work and put forward excellent suggestions on how best to use the space has been fantastic

In addition to this, Jon's communication right the way through the work has been first class and very reassuring when you are trying to get work done from a distance."