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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 26
Permits to build housing: the tumble continues
Housing building permits continued to plummet in May, with 418.800 cumulative authorizations over 12 months, according to statistics released on Wednesday June 28 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
Old real estate in France: the fall in prices is confirmed
The prices of old real estate are beginning to fall throughout France, weighed down by the cost of loans, according to the quarterly barometers of agency networks, slowing down the pace of sales. Read more
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New real estate: opportunities for price reductions to be seized on the French coast according to a study
Study / Review / Report
Like every month of June, before the summer, the Internet portal Find-un-logement-neuf.com, specialist in new real estate, publishes a barometer dedicated to the prices of new apartments in the tourist towns of the French coast. Read more
The High Council for the Climate points out the slowness of building renovations
Study / Review / Report
Massify the building renovation offer in order to reduce CO2 emissions from construction: highlighting the slowness of construction sites, the High Council for the Climate (HCC) recommends on Wednesday June 28 to develop "financial engineering" of renovation , in its report published on Wednesday. Read more
The maximum rate of mortgages for a loan over 20 years will exceed 5% on July 1
The ceiling rate for new mortgages will exceed 5% on July 1 for fixed-rate loans with a term of 20 years and more, a record since 2014, which could help support a struggling market. Read more
Housing First: Unfortunately, it's unclear
After months of waiting, part 2 of the Housing First plan has been announced and recognizes the role of integration housing (family pensions, IML, but also social residences and youth housing, etc.) as a central lever of this policy. If the means released finally seem more important than those announced during the CNR Housing, a lot of vagueness persists. Read more
Climate emergency: the real estate and building sector ready to accelerate its greening
Sustainable Development
There is no longer any doubt that the sustainable real estate project has indeed begun. And the challenge is daunting as the figures for the sector in terms of CO2 emissions are alarming. Representing on its own 25% of the carbon footprint of the French, it is the sector that consumes the most energy, even before that of transport. Read more
To reconcile reindustrialization and land sobriety, Borne encourages the rehabilitation of industrial wasteland
Sustainable Development
Elisabeth Borne on Friday encouraged French industrial bosses to rehabilitate the thousands of wastelands left by the deindustrialization of the country, in order to carry out their factory extension or decarbonization projects. Read more
Engie wants to accelerate in electric mobility with 12.000 charging points by 2025
Sustainable Development
Engie officially launches its electric mobility brand Engie Vianeo with the objective of deploying 12.000 electric charging points in France for light vehicles and heavy goods vehicles by 2025, announced the French energy group. Read more
Stock market storm for Siemens Energy, swept away by a debacle in wind power
Renewable energy
German energy company Siemens Energy revealed on Friday that the scale of wind turbine failures at its subsidiary Siemens Gamesa was far greater and more costly than expected, leading to a record plunge in its stock price. Read more
Haro on concreting: the Assembly returns its copy to reassure the mayors
The National Assembly must decide Tuesday, June 27 in first reading on a set of measures aimed at reassuring local elected officials, who fear being the losers in the fight against the "artificialization of soil". Read more
Tax declaration of real estate: the public finance unions are up in arms
The public finance unions expressed their dissatisfaction on Tuesday, June 27 with the campaign to declare real estate to the tax authorities, the deadline for which was extended by one month due to a large number of questions from the owners. Read more
Heat wave plan: sun protection finally approved by the government
News Organization by FFB
On June 8, Christophe Béchu, Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, presented the heat wave plan*. Groupement Actibaie welcomes this initiative, which supports the installation and use of blinds and shutters in housing and public buildings, as sustainable solutions. Read more
Accor finalizes the sale of the Sequana tower to Valesco for 460 million euros
Company News
The Accor hotel group announced on Thursday June 22 that it had finalized the sale of its Parisian headquarters, the Sequana tower, for 460 million euros to the real estate group Valesco with which it had entered into exclusive negotiations in September. Read more
Kesk'IA, incubator of artificial intelligence talents at the service of municipalities
Unearthing the "future Kylian Mbappé" of artificial intelligence (AI) in popular circles so that they can facilitate the daily life of their municipalities through practical applications: this is the bet of the Kesk'IA program, determined to democratize "local innovation". Read more
Concealed work in the construction industry: a Jura company in the sights of the authorities
The Jura company Rusthul Bétons is the subject of an administrative closure for one month, "an exceptional sanction", and a judicial investigation for acts of concealed work and money laundering, AFP learned on Monday June 26 from sources. consistent. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Rockwool's CSR policy awarded gold by the EcoVadis label for the 7th consecutive year
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
For the 7th consecutive year, the EcoVadis France evaluator awards a gold medal to ROCKWOOL France's social and environmental responsibility policy with an improving score. Read more
Knauf Industries and Valorplast capitalize on their respective expertise to develop the recycling of expanded polystyrene
News Manufacturer by Knauf Danoline
Knauf Industries and Valorplast combine their skills and operations to offer local authorities a recycling solution for expanded polystyrene (EPS). As close as possible to the territories, this new service offer aims to place this deposit of plastic waste in a real circularity. Read more
Oknoplast strengthens its management team and announces the arrival of new employees
Appointment by Oknoplast
Established in Rennes for 11 years, OKNOPLAST France has become a key player in France with an offer of innovative, tailor-made and competitive joinery. Its presence in the territory is strong with a network of more than 600 retailers in France and 3.500 for the group and benefits from the large production capacity of the group's factories (more than 7.000 windows per day). Read more
Gedimat unveils its new Ma Maison de A à Z website – Surfing at the heart of the work
New website
Inspiring, guiding, supporting are among the priorities of Gedimat, the leading group of independent traders in building materials and DIY. The dynamism of the sign is thus revealed through its new website MamaisondeAaZ.fr which provides information and advice, in construction as in renovation. Read more
Griffon, winner of the Trading Trophies in the “commercial animation” category with the Road Max Show
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Griffon France
A specialist in bonding, welding and sealing systems for construction and a brand of the Bolton group, Griffon offers superior quality products exclusively dedicated to professionals. Recognized for its demonstrations and training, Griffon continues to innovate and enrich the customer/tradesman journey by offering turnkey events for its partners. Read more
Modular building extension 1.500m² - SCEA Briand (44)
Video by Deltamod
Discover the modular building project of the company SCEA BRIAND (44) for the extension of 1.500 m² from prefabricated solutions reconditioned by the company Deltamod. Read more
Cybersecurity and you - Activate a firewall
Video by FFB
The FFB Fédération Française du Bâtiment makes you aware of cybersecurity. The activation of a firewall preinstalled on the workstation and its default settings constitute a first level of protection. It will protect you against intrusions from a third-party network when you are on the Internet, but also block unwanted connections. Read more
La REP - Site Meeting - S02E02: Eco-contributions
Video by FFB
REP Bâtiment - 2 minutes to understand everything about the eco-contributions introduced by REP Bâtiment: - is this a new tax? - who finances them? - how are they calculated and who bills them? Site meeting explains everything! Read more
Innovationsbogen - Together we drive change!
Video by Wicona
The Innovationsbogen Augsburg, designed by the architectural firm Hadi Teherani, is truly remarkable not only for its arched shape but also for its innovative character in terms of sustainable development. Read more
Agricultural drainage with the company Cissé / Fiberdrain
Video by ATE
Follow us with L'Entreprise Cissé on the establishment of a drainage network for agricultural land. Easy to install with FIBERDRAIN PP fiber coated drains. No gravel needed! Read more
2023 Security Awards Ceremony
Video by OPPBTP
The Security Trophies were awarded on April 13 during a ceremony in Paris. On this occasion, the OPPBTP, GRTgaz and STORENGY rewarded the subcontracting companies for their actions in favor of risk prevention on gas infrastructure worksites. They signed a new partnership agreement with Teréga, TRAPIL and Geomethane. Read more
Alkern Tutorial No. 5: How to successfully lay draining pavers?
Video by Alkern
For this 5th laying tutorial, Alkern presents this time the laying of draining pavers. Arnaud Duquesne, landscape architect with Lemoine Espace Verts for more than 20 years, explains step by step the gestures and techniques to adopt for a perfect laying of your draining pavers. Read more
Connected room thermostat My Therma Home Thermacome
Video by Thermacoma
The smart and autonomous connected room thermostat has a learning mode to understand and memorize the rhythm of life of the occupants. An energy saving assistant at home, that changes everything! Controls hydraulic heating and cooling installations, electric heating or air conditioning. Read more
Products and Materials
Villeroy & Boch Combi Pack: The complete solution for your professional installations
Advertising-editorial by Villeroy & Boch
Are you looking for a practical and aesthetic solution for your toilet bowl installations? Do not search anymore ! Villeroy & Boch presents the CombiPack, your turnkey solution for spotless washrooms. Read more
Wienerberger innovates with Isobric® from Porotherm, the new generation 20 cm brick
New product by Wienerberger
Wienerberger is once again proving its capacity for innovation to serve and stimulate the construction market with ISObric®, the first 20 cm brick with integrated insulation, offered by the Porotherm brand. ISObric® provides a new high-quality response to the various construction players looking for a comfortable, healthy, economical, sustainable habitat, in perfect accordance with the requirements of RE2020. Read more
The Good Plastic Company's Polygood material is now available in France
New product by Polygood
The Good Plastic Company is proud to announce the launch of Polygood France, its official division in France under the management of Module Carré. Polygood is a 100% recycled and 100% recyclable plastic surfacing material, created by The Good Plastic Company. On the occasion of its launch, Polygood France presents a new exclusive pattern, Fleur de Sel, at an attractive price. Read more
The Concord Equinox luminaire now available in LumiNature version
Evolution produced by Sylvania
While Concord Equinox has just been honored with the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2023 in the Lighting Design category, Sylvania announces the availability of its LED downlight in the LumiNature version. Read more
Soprofen's Chrono One now available in the colors of the Veka Spectral color chart
Evolution produced by Soprofen
While white remains the color of choice for joinery in France, color is becoming more and more essential. Evidenced by the latest study on the window market by TBC Innovations. Perfectly in line with this architectural trend, the Chrono One bay unit from SOPROFEN is now available in the contemporary and refined colors of the VEKA SPECTRAL color chart. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Grande Armée 2030: reviving the most beautiful gateway to Paris
A few months before the delivery of the new Porte Maillot, one year from the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will transform this entrance to Paris into an "Olympic Axis", the Grande Armée Committee unveils a study which proposes to radically transform the first entrance of Paris, from Porte Maillot to the Arc de Triomphe. Read more
Bouygues Construction will build the tallest tower in Greece
Project by Bouygues
Bouygues Bâtiment International, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, was chosen with its Greek partner Intrakat to build TheRiviera Tower, a 200m high residential tower located in Athens, on the seafront. Designed by the architectural firm Foster+Partners, The Riviera Tower is part of the largest urban regeneration program in Europe called “TheEllenikon” and developed by Lamda Development. Read more
The renovation of the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris reaches a key stage
Construction site
The dismantling of the scaffolding has finally started: after five years of work, the Austerlitz station construction site in Paris has reached a key stage with the end of the renovation of the large passenger hall, which will be fully visible in December. . Read more
The chapel of Ronchamp, the work of Le Corbusier, is halfway through its restoration
Construction site
The famous chapel Notre-Dame du Haut de Ronchamp (Haute-Saône), masterpiece of the architect Le Corbusier, will complete the first phase of its restoration in July, which should then continue until the summer. 2024, we learned Tuesday, June 27 from the association that owns the building, in charge of the site. Read more
Sober and massive: Notre-Dame opts for completely revamped furniture
Construction site
Notre-Dame de Paris, partially destroyed by a fire in 2019, must reopen at the end of 2024 with brand new liturgical furniture in dark brown bronze, sober and solid, as well as 1.500 openwork design chairs in solid oak. Read more
Products of the week

Lifting and stabilization of slabs by expanding resin injection

Heat-treated PEFC ash terrace board

Simple and balanced natural slate ventilated facade

Training adapted to the actors of the energy transition to develop your activity

URETEK® France

Margaritelli France

Cupa Pizarras


Profiling machine with aluminum coping in 1mm thickness

PVC interior and exterior aluminum carpentry

Low-profile shower trays in lightweight resin

3D graphic management of your sites


Millet Group

Creazur France


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