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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 27
Is the new Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE) likely to cause the collapse of the real estate market?
Organization News
On the occasion of the Summer Universities of the profession, which took place from June 27 to 29 at the ESGT in Le Mans, the Order of Surveyors-Experts decided to tackle a burning subject: The new Diagnosis of Is Energy Performance likely to cause the collapse of the real estate market? Read more
All the financial aid for energy renovation grouped together in an online guide
Online tools
OSCAR, a program for the optimization and simplification of CEEs for artisans and renovation professionals, has developed an interactive online directory[1] centralizing most of the financial aid offered in France, to support energy renovation. Read more
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When housing is not...
Study / Assessment / Report by FFB
The riots of recent days have not spared the building. The census of the damage is in progress, but several sites are at a standstill, the time that the experts spend and that the conditions are met to resume work. Read more
What are the work carried out in priority by the owners who renovate their housing?
Study / Review / Report
Owners are now carrying out renovation work with a long-term vision, according to the annual Houzz & Home study conducted by Houzz with more than 2.300 French respondents. Read more
Mortgage still sluggish despite easing of lending conditions in the regions
Study / Review / Report
Pretto, a 100% digital mortgage brokerage expert, observes this month the rates charged by its banking partners. This beginning of July is marked by a strong increase in the rate of wear, which now reaches 5,09% for loans with a duration of more than 20 years. Read more
Alert on the need for labor in the energy renovation of buildings
Study / Review / Report
The energy renovation of buildings in France will require around 2030 additional building workers and managers by 200.000, which requires efforts on training but also on the attractiveness and quality of these professions, France Strategy warned on Monday July 3. Read more
The riots in France, a symptom of the shortcomings of urban policy
Study / Review / Report
For thirty years, France has bet big on the renovation of working-class neighborhoods. A useful policy but which was not enough to stem the social problems which are manifested there today with the riots, point out specialists. Read more
ARTI Health barometer: construction workers report significant growth but emerge weakened by 3 years of unprecedented crises
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
The year 2022 was marked by an erosion of activity for construction and landscaping artisans. Business forecasts and the socio-economic context are not without consequence on the state of health of these entrepreneurs. Read more
The Council of State suspends a decree on the energy performance of bungalows
The Council of State, seized in summary, suspended the new regulation which imposed on the manufacturers of bungalows reinforced energy and environmental performance standards, considering that it was harmful both to the activity of the sector and to the climate. Read more
More money and stability for housing renovations, senators demand
More money, less change at all costs: a senatorial report published on Wednesday July 5 recommends allocating more money to the energy renovation of housing, key for the ecological transition. Read more
Fight against concretization: compromise deputies-senators for more "flexibility"
After six hours of negotiations, deputies and senators reached a compromise on Thursday July 6 around a series of measures to help local elected officials to face the difficulties of implementing the fight against "soil artificialization". Read more
The government issues a circular to rebuild "without delay" what was destroyed during the riots, announces Véran
The government announced on Wednesday July 5 that it had issued a circular to allow cities to rebuild "without delay" the public buildings destroyed during the riots, which will be supplemented by a legislative text which the executive hopes will be adopted in Parliament "before the break summer". Read more
Developers and builders call on the G7 to facilitate housing construction
Organization News
European federations of real estate developers, builders and planners on Wednesday called on the G7 planning ministers, who are meeting from Thursday July 6 in Japan, to facilitate construction to guarantee “housing affordability”. Read more
Riots: a "calamity fund" activated for craftsmen
Organization News
Craftsmen who suffered damage during the recent riots in France will be able to benefit from a "disaster fund" usually reserved for natural disasters, CMA France announced on Thursday July 6. Read more
The State rejects the development plan for the Ile-de-France region presented by Pécresse
The development plan for the Ile-de-France region, which must be submitted Tuesday July 4 to the regional council, does not guarantee the State to be able to carry out all its projects, in particular housing, estimates the prefecture, which has asked to Valérie Pécresse to review her copy. Read more
When a village transforms its church into an escape game and the chapel into a cabaret
Behind the 5.000th century Romanesque facade, a stage and red armchairs: the chapel of a village in Béarn has reinvented itself as a cabaret so as not to fall into ruin, a fate which threatens XNUMX buildings according to the Observatory of Religious Heritage. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Alkern is ready for the Low Carbon revolution
News Manufacturer by Alkern
With more than 1.000 employees spread over 56 production sites (54 in France and 2 in Belgium), the Alkern Group has established itself as a player in low-carbon construction and regional development solutions. It should also be remembered that Alkern is one of the leaders in precast concrete products and designs 100% recyclable, no-bake and low-carbon solutions. Read more
Zen Modular announces a fundraising of 1 million euros
News Manufacturer
Zen Modular, a French start-up specializing in modular construction, announces a fundraising of 1 million euros. This operation is led by new investors Kanopee and Unicraft, alongside historical private investors. Read more
From July 10 to September 24, 2023, Watts invites professionals to transform the essay on its online training platform Watts Works
News Manufacturer by Watts Industries
In order to encourage professionals to join its Watts Works distance learning system, Watts is launching the Super Drop operation placed, according to current events, under the theme of the Rugby World Cup. Read more
IDK, an independent distributor specializing in HVAC, has strong development ambitions
Distributor News
Created 25 years ago, IDK, an independent distributor specializing in HVAC, initially developed an innovative range of installation accessories and ensured its industrialization. Faced with the success encountered, the company has expanded its range with the distribution of complementary accessories and has built solid partnerships with renowned manufacturers in the fields of air conditioning, ENR heating, ventilation and Indoor Air Quality. . Read more
Alain Plantier elected new President of the National Union of Quarry Industries and Building Materials
News Organization by UNICEM
The General Assembly of UNICEM, organized in Reims on June 21, 2023, elected Alain Plantier as president of the federation, succeeding Alain Boisselon whose mandate ends on June 21. He was also re-elected President of the National Union of Aggregates Producers (UNPG). Read more
The manufacture of devices against damp walls: Dive behind the scenes of the factory
Video by Humidistop France
The manufacture of devices against moisture in walls: Go behind the scenes of the Humidistop factory and discover the fascinating world of Humidistop France. Read more
Sanitation, wastewater and rainwater disposal with Synergy sanitation / Sancol
Video by ATE
Sanitation network site, evacuation of waste water and rainwater. Follow us with the Synergie Assainissement company on an installation of a new construction drainage network. Efficiency and ease of installation with reinforced Sancol D100 pipes and fittings with joint. Read more
Installation of a semi-buried flexible tank
Video by Citaf Labaronne
Last March, the Labaronne-Citaf installation team traveled to the west of Lyon to install a semi-buried flexible tank with a capacity of 10.300 m3, at the top of a hill overlooking the fields. and the trees of the land of Arbresle. Read more
Renovation of a detached house in Rognes
Video by Rockwool
Discover this renovation project of a detached house in Rognes by Isol'Avenir. External thermal insulation under plaster (ETICS) is made with ROCKWOOL rock wool: excellent thermal performance, material of natural origin and recyclable, optimal fire protection. Read more
#PlanEcole: Hellio contributes to the challenge of energy renovation of schools
Video by hello
On May 9, 2023, the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, unveiled his #energy #renovation plan for #schools. Read more
Air Comfort from Brink Climate Systems in a passive house Ambition Habitat
Video by Brink Climate Systems France
Pascal Gervaise explains the characteristics of a passive house and the benefits of our 4 in 1 AIR COMFORT solution. Dual-flow ventilation combined with a heating, cooling and domestic hot water system offers optimized summer and winter comfort. Read more
Flight above: The castle of Bussy-Rabutin
Travel back in time by visiting the Château de Bussy-Rabutin, a jewel of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region! (Re)discover the castle on the occasion of the opening to the public of the Sarcus wing, restored and refurnished for the first time! Read more
Cœur de vie, Bouygues Immobilier's new housing approach based on BIM
Video by Autodesk
The lifestyles and expectations of future owners are changing. They want more customization, durability and comfort. With this in mind, Bouygues Immobilier is rethinking its housing approach to allow future buyers to personalize their homes according to their needs, so that they are more functional, practical and pleasant. Read more
Products and Materials
New Screeny store: for a customizable solution adapted to each of your projects
Advertising-editorial by KE France
A vertical blind, placed outside, will be 6 times more effective in terms of solar protection than an indoor application. KE offers you the ideal exterior solution for windows, bay windows and other glazed surfaces: the Screeny blind, which, thanks to its strong power of customization, will allow each project to find the right solution. Read more
Protection by occupancy: flexible, non-binding security
Advertising-editorial by VPSitex
Managing vacant properties is complex and expensive, as they are more prone to trespassing, vandalism and squatting. They require constant monitoring. Read more
Kréa 180, the ultra-customizable ready-to-install post
New product by normabaie
Normabaie is launching a new aluminum gate post on the market: KRÉA 180. In addition to its neat aesthetics, it adapts to all implementations and meets installers' need for efficiency with its adjustable base for simple installation. and fast. Read more
Flood protection: the new Quickwall protection system completes the AquaLOCK® range
Range evolution by AquaLOCK
Flooding is the first natural risk in France. To respond to this problem, TORBAU SCHWABEN (TBS), a German company specializing in the manufacture of top-of-the-range closures, has developed the AquaLOCK® range according to the most demanding quality standards. Read more
The new KGM+ awning from Schenker Stores wins the Reddot Design Award*
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Schenker Storen
Benchmark sun protection, the KGM+ awning is the perfect solution for optimal protection against glare and harmful UV rays. Intended for terraces, it can cover an impressive shading surface of up to 24 m² with a maximum width of 6 m and a projection of up to 4 m. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Acorus wins the Lido renovation project for 1,5 million euros
Construction site by Acorus
The Acorus Group, a French ETI pioneer in the eco-renovation of occupied sites, has won the Lido renovation project for a budget of 1,5 million euros. Read more
Idex installs a large photovoltaic power plant for the Évreux hospital
Construction site by Idex
IDEX, an independent leader in low-carbon energy which notably offers turnkey solutions for photovoltaic infrastructure and charging stations for electric vehicles, is preparing to install 4.400 photovoltaic panels at the Eure-Seine hospital center in Évreux, to produce a quarter of the electricity consumed by the establishment. Read more
Plurial Novilia delivers seven innovative pavilions mixing wood and straw in Bétheny (51)
Plurial Novilia, a subsidiary of the Action Logement group, manager of more than 36.000 housing units in the Champagne-Ardenne and Ile-de-France regions (Seine-et-Marne and Essonne), unveils seven rental pavilions with high energy performance, currently under construction. E2C1 and RT 2012 certification – 10% by Prestaterre. Read more
A tailor-made staircase for Eatrenalin, the new restaurant concept, at Europa-Park
Realization by Kronimus
Last November, a new restaurant opened in the best amusement park in the world. Covering nearly 1.600 m2, the Eatrenalin restaurant welcomes up to 200 guests every evening to give them an amazing experience. Read more
Ecovegetal provided the green roof for the Olympic site of the French Canoe Kayak and Paddle Sports Federation house located in Vaires-sur-Marne (77)
Realization by Ecovegetal
Located at the entrance to the nautical stadium for the 2024 Olympic Games, the new headquarters of the French Canoe-Kayak Federation offers a privileged view of the competitions. Covering an area of ​​385 m2, the roof of the building has been planted. Read more
Products of the week

Rainwater management solutions

Ultra-customizable ready-to-install aluminum gate post

Exceptional natural slate for the renovation of roofs in protected areas

Natural terracotta facing tiles



Cupa Pizarras

Rairies Montrieux

PVC entrance doors

eHandsFree door handle: opening the front door without a key

Insulation solutions for converted attics

Integrated management of planning & allocation of your resources

Millet Group




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