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Weekly Building News
2022 - Week 02
MEPs vote for a single statute for self-employed workers that is more protective
MEPs voted on Monday in favor of a single statute for some three million self-employed workers, providing in particular for the protection of their personal assets in the event of a hard blow. Read more
Almost 1 in 2 consumers want to stay on fuel oil despite the ban on installing new boilers
Study / Assessment / Report by Hellio
It's done! The decree making it impossible to install heating devices running on fuel oil or coal in renovation and in new buildings has just been published in the Official Journal on January 6, 2022. Read more
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In short
Houses and regions: the winning duo of a new record year for old real estate
Study / Review / Report
Last year, professionals in the sector were concerned about the possible repercussions of the recession on the intentions of the French in terms of real estate projects. Read more
Office real estate: in 2021, more installations, less investment
Study / Review / Report
According to figures from the Immostat group released in early January, business installations in premises started to increase again in 2021. Despite this observation, investments in office real estate continue to decline at the same time. Read more
Economists want to put tomorrow's issues back at the heart of the presidential campaign
The major economic choices of the years to come will remain largely absent from the presidential campaign, fear economists, who want to enrich and enlighten the debate, but without taking sides for one candidate or another. Read more
The French economy is generally resistant to the Omicron variant
The French economy is holding up well to the Omicron variant, however with sectoral disparities and increased uncertainty, according to the economic outlook published Tuesday by the Banque de France. Read more
Launch of a one-stop shop for the energy renovation of housing
Public finances
The Minister for Housing Emmanuelle Wargon announced on Wednesday the launch of a one-stop shop for aid for the energy renovation of private homes, called France Rénov '. Read more
Castex praises the extension of the "brownfield plan" on the old Cosserat factory in Amiens
The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, praised Saturday the development of the "brownfield plan" to fight against the artificialization of the grounds, during a visit of the old Cosserat factory in Amiens, which will be transformed by a private promoter. Read more
The prefect orders the dismantling of a wind farm declared illegal in Morbihan
Renewable energy
The prefect of Morbihan ordered the dismantling of the three wind turbines in the Guern park, declared illegal by the courts but still in operation, we learned from the prefecture on Monday. Read more
Vinci Immobilier promises "zero net artificialisation" of soils by 2030
Company News by VINCI
The French developer Vinci Immobilier promised Thursday to go to zero net artificialization in 2030, by compensating from this date all of its operations. Read more
Anniversary of the OQAI: 20 years of actions and progress for better indoor air quality
Last December, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Indoor Air Quality Observatory (OQAI) organized a conference dedicated to a major public health challenge: air quality in enclosed spaces. Read more
The surroundings of Notre-Dame de Paris redesigned via virtual reality
Heritage by Autodesk
The surroundings of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, being restored after the fire which partially destroyed it in 2019, will be redeveloped from a virtual 3D model designed by an American company, we have learned from corroborating sources. Read more
In the Roya valley, Macron faced with the "colossal" construction site accomplished and the persistent difficulties
Emmanuel Macron, back in the Roya valley 15 months after deadly floods, praised Monday the "colossal" work already accomplished, promising in the face of persistent difficulties that 2022 will mark "the complete end of the work". Read more
UK developers ordered to replace dangerous coatings after Grenfell fire
The British government on Monday called on property developers to pay to replace dangerous coatings of the type implicated in the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017, seeking to settle a politically sensitive issue. Read more
The World Bank sanctions ADP and Bouygues for irregularities in the markets
The World Bank has sanctioned entities of the French groups ADP and Bouygues for irregular practices during the negotiation of markets, in particular those of airports in Madagascar, we learned Friday from concordant sources. Read more
Famous Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill dies
“Star architect”, very renowned but sometimes criticized in France, the Spaniard Ricardo Bofill, who died Friday at the age of 82 from complications linked to Covid-19, signed hundreds of achievements around the world, with the obsession of putting the being human in the center of space. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
First mid-term review for the Business Climate Convention
News Manufacturer by I'm
The Business Convention for the Climate (CEC), which takes place in 6 stages, from September 9, 2021 to June 18, 2022, sounds like a response from the business world to the Citizen's Climate Convention. Read more
SMAC sells Resipoly and Eurosyntec to the MAPEI group
News Manufacturer by SMAC
SMAC announces the sale to the MAPEI group of RESIPOLY, its production and marketing center for resin-based products, and of its EUROSYNTEC subsidiary specializing in the application of synthetic resins. Read more
Cemex partners with Case Construction Equipment to integrate low-carbon vehicles into its European fleet
News Manufacturer by CEMEX
CEMEX has just signed a partnership with CASE Construction Equipment for the introduction of low-carbon, fuel-efficient vehicles in several of its European markets. This is the latest initiative from the world's leading building materials industry for climate action, which was announced as part of its global Future in Action programme. Read more
Meljac continues its commitment to Made in France
News Manufacturer by Meljac
MELJAC, a player in high-end switches, maintains its quality approach and obtains the renewal of the “Origine France Garantie” label for all its collections: brass, glass and porcelain. Read more
New Sika digital portal 100% dedicated to professional building traders
New website by Sika France
Whatever the type of building or structure, whatever the type of work envisaged or problem encountered ... a Sika solution exists. Read more
Engie's Green Gas + option
Video by Engi
From 5% to 100% of green gas produced in France in your contract from € 0,75 per month. Read more
Exterior insulation with Syneris Confort®
Video by Syneris
Discover a wall insulation project from the outside carried out in the Luberon in Gordes in a 160 m2 organic climate house. Read more
Professional tenants can't save energy, right or wrong?
Video by Engi
Professional, ENGIE helps you to consume better, whether you are a tenant or an owner. Read more
Fabricate and install your colored drainage concrete Draincolor
Video by DrainColor
For fitting out all the exterior floors in your home, Draincolor colored and draining concrete is a solution that allows the soil to breathe even after the concrete has been laid. Read more
Positive Overseas: electrification of Mafate
Video by ADEME
Presentation of the electrification project of Mafate, an isolated Reunion circus. Read more
How to clean rocks perfectly from mud and sand?
Video by MB Crusher
Mid-sized road contractor in northeast India overcame raw material shortage with MB Screening Bucket. Read more
All application tools for plasters
Video by Knob
Discover a range of dedicated tools for the implementation of ready-to-use plasters. Read more
The essentials of RE 2020 in 5 minutes
Video by Isover
What are the main changes brought about by the new RE 2020 regulations? How will it impact the various players in the building industry from January 1, 2022? Our experts Yasmine & Charly help you see more clearly the main lessons of this new reference text. Read more
Products and Materials
Poujoulat fireplace solutions at the service of RE2020 for efficient wood heating
Technical solutions by Poujoulat
The main objectives of the new environmental regulations for new buildings, which came into force on January 1, 2022, are to prioritize energy sobriety and decarbonization of energy, while reducing the carbon impact of building construction. Read more
The Construire design office innovates with vacuum insulation
Technical solutions
Vacuum insulation is an innovative technology under used in France in construction and renovation while it offers better insulation and saves precious m² in large metropolises where prices are soaring. Read more
Muller Intuitiv presents its selection of designer radiators for the living room
New product
Because the living room is the heart of the house, its layout must be harmonious, with the right balance between well-being, conviviality and practicality. Read more
Carrier and Barrisol launch a range of innovative HVAC ceiling solutions in Europe
New collection
Carrier® has joined forces with Barrisol®, the world leader in stretch ceiling solutions, to develop a range of air conditioning distribution solutions, guaranteeing unique comfort and Indoor Air Quality at optimized costs. Read more
Tubesca-Comabi adapts its range of rolling scaffolding to the evolution of standard NF EN 1004
Range evolution by Tubesca Comabi
The new version of standard NF EN 1004 relating to “Rolling scaffolding in prefabricated elements”, published last November, came into force on January 1, 2022. Read more
Projects and Achievements
GenePlanet has created a tailor-made work environment with the Isotherm modular carpet from Milliken
Advertising-editorial by Milliken
GenePlanet is an R&D company specializing in genetic testing for medical purposes. After twelve years of growth, the company considered creating a new working environment specially designed for its employees in its home town, Ljubljana, Slovenia. To fit in with the calm and neutral aesthetic of this new workplace, GenePlanet has selected the Isotherm modular carpet from Milliken. Read more
The Maisons & Cités landlord launches the Pecquenchanvre experiment
Construction site
Carried out with the support of CD2E and the OPUN cabinet, the operation involves the rehabilitation of 50 housing units in Cité Barrois in Pecquencourt using hemp concrete, and intends to prove the feasibility of massive use of this bio-based material. . Read more
A Kebony wooden office terrace
Realization by Kebony
The YETI company, specialized in the marketing of insulated containers and whose offices are based in Austin, Texas in the United States, offered its employees a splendid outdoor lounge space. Equipped with hammocks, sofas and tables, this new space offers everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break or organize meetings in a pleasant outdoor space. Read more
Archimel and Eclisse play the minimalism card to renovate a 70s house
Realization by Eclisse France
In Yutz, in the Moselle department, an old house from the 70s is rejuvenated and modern. With the idea of ​​giving back some cachet to their house, the owners call on the architectural studio located in Metz: Archimel. Read more
Two Novabita detached houses built with Vitaliss® concrete and Vertical Bloc® shuttering block
Le Clos des Cerisiers is located in a quiet area of ​​Challans, a few minutes from the Atlantic coast. On plots of 391 m2, two single-storey houses of 80 m2 are under construction and will be delivered in summer 2022. Read more
Products of the week

WIRELESS High Definition Security System

Economical biodegradable disposable formwork for integration into concrete elements

Ventilated facade in modern and efficient natural slate

Continuous gutter roll forming machine, directly on site


Franki Foundation

Cupa Pizarras


Modern PVC window that combines performance and design

Frame for interior sliding door

Interior and exterior aluminum cladding

Kitchen, bathroom, dressing room layout software


Eclisse France



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