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About Martyn

Who would choose to become a sandblaster in France, I hear you say. It is a very dusty, dirty and sometimes dangerous job, but I love it. Here's why.

I had been visiting France for many years and always loved the culture, the architecture and of course the food. In the UK I ran a renovation and property maintenance business based in Plymouth, my home town. Our main activity was to renovate and maintain both commercial and domestic properties for landlords and, although I enjoyed restoring Victorian town properties, my passion lay with the older stone-built cottages of Dartmoor and her sleepy villages. So, when one of my former employees retired and moved to France I would often visit him and, with each visit, my love of the country grew.

The more I saw amazing ancient buildings, the more I learned of the countrys fascinating history and the more I fell in love with it. In 2005 I bought a 16th Century 'pile of stones' that the notaire described as a farmhouse and collection of barns. I soon set about trying to transform it into a habitable dwelling which, even armed with my many years of experiences in renovation, still took a couple of years of 'Channel-hopping' to get right. In 2007 however, the will to move to France proved too strong and I moved in.
After many years of running a business with employees and relying on sub-contractors I felt I wanted to work by myself. It had to be an “in-and-out” activity that didn’t tie me down to one site for months at a time, and something with variety, something that would give me the chance to work on more interesting properties, and which covered a larger area of France to allow me to feed my passion to see as much of it as I could.
By now I had made many new friends who where in the process of renovating their own places or working in the renovation field, and on several occasions I heard them say that they had struggled to find a cost effective, reliable sandblasting contractor. As I had often used sandblasting equipment during renovating properties in the UK before, the light bulb began to flicker.
In 2008 I set up my business "Service de Preparation SARL" and although it's been a long and winding road I now have friends and clients all over France and regular work in Paris for a powder-coating company. I still struggle to perfect my French but have many clients who tell me it is improving. There have been many challenges along the way and I am sure there will be many more, but would I change anything? No, not a thing, ... Vive la France!
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