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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 17
Building permits fall, the new construction crisis continues
Study / Review / Report
The crisis is here: the number of building permits continued its inexorable fall in March, prompting increasingly pressing calls from the housing world for action by the public authorities. Read more
The CNR Logement sends its proposals to the government, summoned to act
The Minister Delegate for Housing, Olivier Klein, will present on May 9 proposals resulting from the consultations of the National Council for Refoundation (CNR), trying to respond to the housing crisis and the growing impatience of his interlocutors. Read more
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In short
Rental investment: the end of the differential calculation of the debt ratio has ousted 1 project out of 4
Study / Review / Report
The prohibition of the differential debt ratio has excluded 1 out of 4 rental investment projects from the market, often the most substantial. With the rise in rates added to this ban, rental investors have lost up to a third of their borrowing capacity since the end of 2021. Read more
Construction, household demand, ECD effect and price outlook: where is residential real estate going in 2023 – 2024?
Study / Review / Report
The construction sector caught between rising costs and falling household solvency. After a year 2022 marked by the slowdown in housing starts close to the ten-year average, the year 2023 begins with a monthly construction rate of less than 30.000 units. Read more
The IEIF publishes its annual study on real estate investments: 40 years of comparative performance
Study / Review / Report
The objective of the IEIF study on the comparative performance of investments over a long period is to put real estate into perspective with its ecosystem from the angle of performance and risk levels. Read more
The construction sector is highly exposed to the phenomenon of harassment according to a survey
Study / Review / Report
While the phenomenon of harassment at work (particularly sexual harassment and cyberbullying) is particularly present in the construction sector, the victims often find themselves in a situation of isolation and the perpetrators of harassment are even supported by witnesses. Read more
Building on the roof, a godsend for the thermal renovation of old buildings
Study / Review / Report
Raising old buildings by several floors: the operation remains infrequent in France but constitutes a promising avenue for condominiums wishing to finance the energy renovation of "not jojo" buildings, provided they are ready to embark on an operation. long drawn out. Read more
Lift professionals unveil the sector's 2022 figures
Study / Assessment / Report by Federation of Elevators
On Wednesday April 19, the Federation of Lifts presented, on the occasion of its General Assembly, the 2022 report on the professional activity of the sector. Despite inflation and falling investment in the construction sector, it was an overall positive year for the Profession, supported in particular by the strong growth in renovations, made necessary by the dilapidation of the French stock. Read more
Housing must be the new "great national cause", according to the president of Medef
The housing crisis "should be the great national cause" in the coming years for Emmanuel Macron, said Medef President Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux a few days ago, stressing its importance in the household budget but also on work. Read more
Can town halls knowingly circumvent PLUs in order to favor a project for the management of rainwater?
In these periods of drought, this is the question posed by Me Zakine, a real estate lawyer in Antibes, through a criminal complaint filed with the prosecution of the Grasse judicial court concerning an eco-district. Read more
Macron wants "a major ecological restoration project" for schools
Sustainable Development
Emmanuel Macron confirmed Sunday April 23 in Le Parisien his wish to launch "a major ecological restoration project" for schools, promising "funding" to municipalities to fight against "thermal sieves". Read more
Development of renewable heat: the sector presents its “Marshall Plan” to the Minister for Energy Transition
Renewable energy
While the Government will be presenting the outlines of the next Multiannual Energy Program (PPE) in the coming weeks, the players in renewable and recovered heat have submitted to Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, a proposal for "Marshall Plan" which will transform, by 2030, 54% of the heat consumed in France into renewable, local and competitive energy. Read more
The National Council of the Order of Architects has a general management
Appointment by CNOA
Christine Leconte, President of the National Council of the Order of Architects, and the Office of Elected Officials appoint Marie-Aude Bailly-Le Bars, Director General, a function that did not exist in the organization chart until now. Read more
Jean-Christophe Repon, re-elected president of CAPEB
News Organization by CAPEB
The Board of Directors of CAPEB (Confederation of Crafts and Small Businesses in the Building Industry) elected the new Confederal Bureau on Thursday April 27, 2023. Jean-Christophe Repon was unanimously elected for a second term as President of CAPEB. This election follows the General Assembly held on April 2, which elected 13 new members to the Board of Directors. Read more
The EDF group and Docaposte launch Monha, a digital housing information book
Company News by EDF
The EDF[1] group and Docaposte are joining forces in a joint venture to market Monha, a digital housing information book (CIL). Marketed to real estate professionals, this 100% digital notebook intended for owners allows them to group together and store all the information concerning their homes in a secure manner. Read more
An American acquires the Rockefeller estate in Saint-Barthélémy
In Saint-Barthélémy, an American businessman acquired the exceptional villa that the powerful banker David Rockefeller had built at the end of the 50s, on a huge estate on the island of the French West Indies, we learned from the buyer's real estate advisor. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Jean-Luc Guery, re-elected President of Inoha for 3 years
Organization News
During the INOHA Board of Directors, which was held this Wednesday, April 19, 2023, Jean-Luc Guéry was re-elected as President of the Association des Industriels du Nouvel Habitat, for a second term of 3 years (2023 – 2025) by obtaining the unanimity of the votes of the administrators. This reflects the desire of the Board of Directors to be part of a continuity of action. Read more
ToughBuilt strengthens its presence in the French market and announces new products for 2023
News Manufacturer by ToughBuilt
ToughBuilt, manufacturer of tools and equipment for construction professionals, displays its ambitions on the French market with the strengthening of its sales team, and announces many new products for the coming year. Read more
CSR – fischer: A committed environmental approach, for responsible and sustainable products
News Manufacturer by fisherman
Mobilizing its teams to design innovative and responsible products, by promoting sustainable materials and limiting their impact on the environment and the health of users, is one of the fundamental principles of fischer's CSR strategy. The Greenline range, based on renewable raw materials, and the FIS V Zero resin, formulated without harmful substances, are perfect examples. Read more
New PU REACH regulation – Griffon supports professionals for efficient and safe work
News Manufacturer by Griffon France
Building craftsmen need quality and reliable professional products to ensure the perfect completion of their projects. Griffon of the Bolton Adhesives Group is a brand exclusively dedicated to professionals and which offers superior quality solutions in the field of bonding, assembly, construction, sealing, lubrication and maintenance. Read more
Top/Com 2023: Sogelink wins gold
Developer News by Sogelink
With a new visual identity, a simplified offer and a new digital ecosystem, Sogelink distinguished itself at the 48th TOP/COM GRANDS PRIX Corporate Business ceremony. Awarded by a jury of communication professionals, the TOP/COM GRANDS PRIX Corporate Business reward the best communication operations in around thirty categories each year. Read more
Work-study at Knauf France ► Episode #1
Video by Knauf Danoline
Through the testimony of Mathilde Tugler, Work-study HR Project Manager, discover work-study at Knauf France. His studies, his work-study mission, his perspectives, ... Read more
The Keys to the City Tours: Pierre-Marie Perrin, Director of Public Affairs Hellio
Video by hello
On March 21, 2023, the 6th edition of the Keys to the City took place in partnership with Radio Immo and Le Figaro Immobilier, in which Pierre-Marie Perrin, Director of Public Affairs Hellio, took part, in the presence of Emmanuel Denis, Mayor of Tours, Amaury Vallé , regional director of Nexity, Marie-Sophie Brocas-Bezault president of the interdepartmental chamber of notaries of the Loire Valley and Stéphane Glucksmann, deputy general manager of Citya Immobilier. Read more
Scen 1 Digiliance Base plan 2D
Video by Digiliance
Digiliance offers you a 3D model from your 2D plans. Do you want to know more about all of your built heritage? Whether you are the owner, manager or client, Digiliance redraws all of your plans to deliver a 3D model in IFG format, a clear and shareable model (BIM) for your future needs. Read more
Feedback on Twisy and Cozy with Sogeprom
Video by show you
Hugo Cholbi, customer relations manager at Sogeprom gives his testimony on the use of the TMA Twisy configurator and the Cozy choice configurator. Read more
A new washing point on your construction sites with ORSYmobil fittings
Video by Wuerth France
Have you ever been faced with an unavailability of a washing point on site? Discover the ORSYmobil solution that answers all your problems. Read more
The most durable construction zinc in the world: prePATINA ECO ZINC
For more than 50 years, RHEINZINK has been constantly committed to increasing the durability of the material. With prePATINA ECO ZINC, RHEINZINK is taking a further step in the decarbonisation of construction. Compared to other metals, RHEINZINK has long required very little energy to manufacture. prePATINA ECO ZINC goes further with 50% less CO2 emissions. Read more
How to install Clip-Flex?
Always simpler, always more effective! The new connection kit for CLIP-FLEX heating networks offers even faster and safer installation. The CLIP-FLEX coupling for heating networks adapts easily to all REHAU pipes, offers more flexibility to perfectly fit the ground while guaranteeing perfect security and sealing of the network. Read more
Elisair by MyDatec, the new 3-in-1 dual-flow VMC
Video by MyDatec
Discover Elisair, the new high-efficiency dual-flow VMC + a reversible heat pump without an outdoor unit capable of heating up to 5 kW. A MyDATEC exclusive. Read more
Products and Materials
Edilteco's ITE range: solutions of choice for construction professionals
Advertising-editorial by Edilteco France
The thermal insulation of buildings has become a major issue. Increasingly demanding construction standards in terms of energy performance have led to the need to use efficient solutions to reduce heat loss and optimize energy savings. Read more
Launch of the new LED Controller – RGBW Homematic IP
New product by Homematic IP
With the LED Controller – RGBW Homematic IP, the lighting in the house can be adjusted according to individual wishes: pleasant lighting moods, captivating color changes or light that adapts automatically to the time of day. Read more
Groupe Berkem launches Termifuge K, an overactivated, preventive anti-termite and water-repellent solution
New product
Groupe Berkem, a key player in plant chemistry (ISIN code: FR00140069V2 – mnemonic: ALKEM), announces the marketing of Termifuge K, an anti-termite and water-repellent solution, preventive before construction, ready to use, meeting the needs of construction industries. Read more
StoColor System, the most complete color offer on the market for limitless architectural design
Range evolution by I'm
Sto continues to position itself as a complete player in facades and design with the launch of its brand new color organization system: StoColor System. With more than 1.400 colors – for facade, interior, lacquers and stains – and a redesigned organization, it is the perfect tool for creating creative combinations and easily finding the right color harmony. Read more
The CSTB launches Ecoscale: Environmental assessment at the service of the circularity of construction products and equipment
Digital Tools by CSTB
On Tuesday 4 April, in the presence of players in the construction sector, the CSTB launched ECOSCALE, a tool for evaluating the circularity of building products and equipment, based on four indicators covering the entire life cycle: recycled materials & renewables, dismantling, reusability and recyclability. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Wicona unveils the world's first facade project made of Hydro CIRCAL 100R recycled aluminum
Construction site by Wicona
WICONA announced a few weeks ago, the manufacture of the first profiles made exclusively with post-consumer recycled aluminum coming 100% from facades and joinery of dismantled and recycled buildings. The advent of the Hydro CIRCAL 100R in no way signifies the end of the 75R, which will remain the standard aluminum for the WICONA product ranges for several more years. Read more
The Lorillard Group supports the renovation system for medico-social buildings through its technical expertise
Realization by Lorillard
The Lorillard Group, which celebrates its 87th anniversary this year, is a witness to the evolution of society's needs and the impacts that these changes have generated on construction methods. Read more
Clos Saint-Vincent in Blanzat: an ambitious project to redevelop industrial wasteland
At the start of 2022, Auvergne Habitat, a subsidiary of the Action Logement group, began work to requalify the industrial site, Clos Saint-Vincent, in Blanzat. Read more
Reynaers Aluminum France participates in the construction of the new regional headquarters of Nexity in Lyon
Realization by Reynaers
The regional headquarters of NEXITY, designed by the architectural firm BRENAC and GONZALEZ et Associés, is part of the development program for the ZAC de l'industrie located in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon. Read more
The Parvis du Breuil residence for Antony and Lorenove Grands-Comptes, candidates for the 5th edition of the CoachCopro Trophies
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Lorillard
It was last November that the calls for applications for the 5th edition of the CoachCopro Trophies closed. This competition, launched in partnership with Espaces France Rénov' métropolitains and supported by the City of Paris, the Greater Paris Metropolis and ADEME, rewards the most remarkable energy renovation achievements in co-ownership. Read more
Products of the week

Reservoir structure for the retention and storage of rainwater

The star of attached pergolas

All-in-one ITE panels: high performance insulation + aluminum siding, for installation without framework

220V electric chainsaw for cutting heavily reinforced concrete, stones and masonry


KE France



PVC entrance doors

Acoustic pocket door with 43 dB sound reduction

Glass with effective invisible protection for showers

Digitize your time management, from field data collection to the HR department

Millet Group

Eclisse France

AGC Glass France


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