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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 22
Old real estate prices go into the red
"A real shock": the real estate crisis seems to be confirmed with a first drop since 2015 in prices in the old, a trend largely due to the difficulties of households to borrow and which is likely to continue. Read more
Reliability of the DPE: the project of the Government and the DHUP lacks realism and will not be sustainable
Organization News
After several months of work meetings to make the Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE) more reliable, in which the main professional federations in the real estate diagnosis sector have actively participated, the Government and the Housing, Town Planning and Landscape Department (DHUP ) presented a draft decree defining the certification criteria for DPE operators and training and certification bodies. Read more
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Cost of works and instability of aid: global renovation shunned by the French
Study / Review / Report
According to the study published in July 2022 by the statistical service of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, "in total, of the 30 million main residences in France on 1 January 2022, approximately 1,5 million dwellings (5% of park) would consume little energy (labels A and B of the energy performance diagnosis). Conversely, approximately 5,2 million dwellings (17% of the stock) would be “energy sieves” (labels F and G)”. Read more
Why House Prices Could Stay Stable in 2023 Despite Inflation and Rising Interest Rates
Study / Review / Report
Wüest Partner France, an independent consulting, expertise and services company in real estate of Swiss origin, has taken an interest in the context of an unprecedented study on the influence of the various economic fundamentals on the evolution of the prices of houses and apartments. In France. Read more
Barometer of the morale of real estate agents: professionals worried but combative in the face of the crisis
Study / Review / Report
Falling purchasing power, rising credit rates, borrowing difficulties, new obligations imposed by the energy transition… After several months of post-Covid19 euphoria, the real estate sector is in crisis and uncertainty prevails. How do real estate agents feel in this unique context, how do they view market prospects or the behavior of buyers and sellers? Read more
2022 bathroom market review
Study / Review / Report
The AFISB presented a few days ago, during the 7th Edition of the Estates General of the Bathroom, the annual results of the sector for 2022. Thus, the market maintains its growth momentum in 2022 to settle at 2,011 billion euros (in value). Read more
The departments of France where rent weighs the most on household budgets in 2023
The cost of rent is a growing concern for many households, especially in large cities where prices are high. In this study, HelloSafe analyzes the share of rent in the average net salary according to the locality, highlighting the departmental disparities and identifying the most expensive for renting an apartment according to its salary in 2023. Read more
Building permits continue to fall in April
The number of building permits issued over the last 12 known months (May 2022-April 2023) continued to fall in April, to 431.800, according to estimates released on Wednesday May 31 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. This is 14,3% less than during the period May 2021-April 2022. Read more
Multi-year work plan for condominiums over 15 years old: update with Cotoit
Guide / Advice / Tutorial
As part of the Climate and Resilience Law and since January 1, 2023, condominiums over 15 years old must comply with the multi-year work plan (PPT) regime. How to define this PPT? What are the conditions? How to know if his co-ownership is concerned? Who does it and what help is there? Many questions arise on this document. Read more
Hervé Gastaud, new Managing Director of Untec & Untec Services
Untec (National Union of Construction Economists) and Untec Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Hervé GASTAUD as Managing Director. He has joined the permanent teams of both organizations since the beginning of May 2023. Read more
Prohibition of gas boilers: the sector's concern in the face of contradictory political signals
Combustible energy
To accelerate the reduction of the country's carbon emissions by 2030, the government has unveiled its avenues of work in recent days: support for the development of renewable gases, massive electrification of uses, measures to ban gas boilers in housing. . Read more
"Zero net artificialisation": an agreement is emerging in parliament, according to Béchu
The text aimed at facilitating the implementation of "zero net artificialisation" (ZAN) of soils to combat urban sprawl will be examined on June 21 in the National Assembly and a parliamentary agreement is emerging, said Thursday, June 1, the Minister for Ecological Transition. Read more
The deputies adopt a text in the "emergency" for the ceiling of the rise in rents
In a stormy atmosphere, the Assembly approved the extension of a mechanism to cap rent increases at 3,5% for households and SMEs, with the left accusing the majority of opening the door to an increase rather than to "freeze" rents. Read more
Road safety at work: too few prevention actions in VSEs and SMEs
Prevention / Security by MMA
The 9th edition of the MMA study on occupational road risk (1) reveals the shortcomings of VSEs and SMEs in terms of road risk awareness. Thus, only 6% of managers of VSEs and SMEs have planned preventive actions against 58% in companies with more than 250 employees. A worrying reality when VSEs and SMEs represent 98,8% of companies in France (2). Read more
The town hall of Paris will "amend" its "reserved lane" project on the ring road
The town hall of Paris, overwhelmed with "no" during the consultation on its project to reserve a ring road lane for carpooling and public transport after the 2024 Olympics, will "amend" its project by mid-July, have indicated Tuesday, June 30 to AFP the deputies of the mayor Anne Hidalgo. Read more
The AICB publishes a white paper on the performance of biobased materials for summer comfort and opens the debate on improving RE2020 calculators
White Book
The Association of Biosourced Construction Manufacturers (AICB) publishes the white paper “Summer comfort: the advantage of biosourced materials”, dedicated to project management and specification professionals. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
CAD.42 and AtmoTrack join forces for a safer and more ecological construction site
Developer News by CAD. 42
CAD.42, a leader in the design of sensors for site monitoring, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with AtmoTrack, specialist in environmental measurement sensors. This collaboration marks a decisive step for the two companies in their joint commitment to worksite safety and environmental protection. Read more
The Elcia Group opens its capital to its employees
Developer News by Elcia
The publisher of specialist joinery, awning and closure software is taking a new step in its commitment to its employees: 73% of them are now shareholders in their company! Read more
Kingfisher announces a slight increase in sales in the 1st quarter and maintains its objectives
Distributor News
The British DIY store group Kingfisher, owner of Castorama and Brico Dépôt in France, saw its sales increase by 0,8% in the first quarter and confirmed that it expected a drop in its annual net profit. Read more
Dény Security announces the appointment of Antoine Douville as Deputy Managing Director
At 35, Antoine Douville becomes Deputy Managing Director of Dény Security based in Saint Blimont (80). This decision follows the appointment of Franck Chevalier as Director of the Western Europe zone of the French industrial group DOM Security, to which the French leader in organization chart and access control belongs. Read more
Revalorization of concrete waste - New excavator
Video by KP1
In the current industrial context, the KP1 group is committed to being more virtuous for the planet and to reducing its environmental impact. To meet this objective, the KP1 group has deployed a roadmap and an action plan based on 5 major themes. Read more
insulator job
Video by FFB
The insulator manufactures, installs or applies insulating materials on devices, pipes, tanks, on the facade of works or in buildings in order to obtain thermal and acoustic insulation and fire protection. Read more
Save time using TaHoma® widgets on iOS
Video by Somfy
Easily control your connected equipment such as shutters, gate, garage door and blinds from your iPhone using the TaHoma® application from Somfy. Whether you are at home, remotely or with programmed scenarios, TaHoma® allows you to configure and control everything as you wish. Take advantage of convenient widget shortcuts on iOS for quick access to your gear without needing to open the TaHoma® app. Read more
[Artisans in action 🎬] Laying tiles in the bathroom
Video by Parexlanko
[Artisans in action 🎬] Discover this new monthly meeting on the implementation of 100 % artisan products by the artisans themselves and take advantage of their advice, their tips! Read more
Sanitation network, water drainage with Pouliquen TP / Sancol
Video by ATE
Water drainage sanitation network site, follow us with POULIQUEN TP on the installation of a drainage network. Ease of installation with reinforced Sancol D100 pipes and fittings with joint. Read more
The BSD: The Würth direct command scanner!
Video by Wuerth France
Video presentation of the Barcode Scanner Direct, the new Würth direct order scanner. Consume, scan, and your Würth products are ordered automatically! Read more
Rails reinforced with Schöck Combar® fiberglass reinforcements
Video by Schoeck
Schöck Combar® was used to reinforce the slabs of the railway line in Munich, Germany. Advantage over steel reinforcement: Schöck Combar® fiberglass composite material is electrically non-conductive. Eddy currents caused by the induction effect and the resulting high energy loss as well as heating of the individual layers/platforms are thus avoided. Read more
Arena Futuroscope - SMAC Poitou Charentes
Video by SMAC
Back in pictures and figures on the cladding and waterproofing work on the Futuroscope Arena, carried out by the teams of the SMAC agency in Poitiers. Read more
Products and Materials
Simply safe: AV-Test certifies Homematic IP for the seventh time in a row
Test / Trial / Certification by eQ-3
Homematic IP has once again successfully passed AV-Test's rigorous security test. Germany's smart home system receives the coveted security certification and "Secure" test rating for the seventh time in a row in 2023. Read more
Ideal Standard adds a new glossy gray finish to its I.Life B collection
Range evolution by Ideal Standard
Leading bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard adds a gloss gray finish to its i.life B range. This new on-trend color option gives the popular i.life collection a contemporary aesthetic and sophisticated look. Read more
​Sylvania Lighting Wins Red Dot Design Award for Concord Equinox LED Downlight 
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Sylvania
Sylvania Lighting received the Red Dot Design Award 2023 in the Lighting Design category for its Concord Equinox innovation. The product's unique design redefines the downlight, with no visible central light source, allowing the user to feel the effect and not the impact of the light. The Concord Equinox combines innovation, flexibility and style, and gives any environment a very modern and elegant appearance thanks to its halo effect. Read more
Launch of an ERP created by carpentry companies for carpentry companies
Digital Tools by GAP SEO
The GAP REFERENCE network is testing a tailor-made ERP. Currently in beta-test with 7 members, the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) called all manager® will be open for sale by the end of the year to all carpentry companies wishing to better structure themselves by digitizing their activity. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Wood, the “gold medal” of materials for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Construction site
The planetary event embodied by the Olympic Games has regularly been associated with soaring budgets and the setting aside of sites, once the medals have been distributed... This time, France intends to mark a socio-ecological pivot at the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Its standard bearer: wood, a material used both for sports equipment and for the athletes' village (which will then be transformed into a sustainable district with mixed uses). The beginning of a virtuous circle? Read more
Ecovegetal greens the roof of the cellar of the Piéblanc estate, at the foot of the village of Gigondas and the Dentelles de Montmirail in the Vaucluse
Realization by Ecovegetal
ECOVEGETAL has greened the 220 m² terrace-garden of the Domaine de Piéblanc cellar with a view of the vines. The Piéblanc estate vineyard is made up of 10 hectares of vines in AOC Ventoux located on the heights of Caromb, at an altitude of 300m, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, 15 hectares in the commune of Suzette in AOC Beaumes de Venise and 6 hectares in AOC Gigondas at the foot of the eponymous village. Read more
Nhood announces the end of the renovation works of Aushopping Promenade de Flandre (59)
After the transformation of the old Leroy Merlin building into a Pôle Loisirs a few months ago, Nhood France, manager of the Aushopping Promenade de Flandre shopping center, announces that the renovation works of the historic gallery of the shopping center have also just been completed. . Read more
Bouygues Immobilier unveils its first Loji residence, "Les Lofts du Lac", located in Bordeaux
Realization by Bouygues
After presenting Loji, its range of configurable lofts intended for convinced city dwellers, last September during France Design Week, Bouygues Immobilier is launching its first residence of this type in the heart of the Ginko eco-district in Bordeaux. Read more
Products of the week

Solution for water drainage outside buildings

Colored terracotta facing plate

Square Bike Racks

Physical distancing aid device (Machine / Pedestrian, Machine / Machine, Companion / Companion)


Rairies Montrieux


CAD. 42

Miami XXL handles for doors of all heights

Kitchenettes with monobloc worktop

The bathroom collection inspired by nature

Double-flow ventilation unit


Creazur France

Villeroy & Boch

Brink Climate Systems France

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