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2023 - Week 35
Building permits continue to fall in July
The number of building permits issued over the last 12 months (August 2022-July 2023) continued to fall in April, to 397.600, according to statistics released on Tuesday August 29 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
Legal age, contribution period, employment of seniors: the key points of the pension reform which comes into force on September 1
Postponement of the legal age, contribution period, mothers, employment of seniors, long careers, hardship, special schemes... Here are the main points of the pension reform, which comes into force on Friday 1 September. Read more
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Where do the French dream of buying?
Study / Review / Report
Summer is ending, and as we prepare for the start of the new school year, some may be planning a new life... This is an opportunity to look at where the French dream of buying, and especially if these desires have evolved since the health crisis. To do this, Empruntis has just measured the trends in their aspirations(1). Read more
Record competitiveness for renewables, report says
Study / Review / Report
The competitiveness of renewables accelerated further last year, boosted by the fossil fuel price crisis, despite cost inflation, says the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). Read more
How to explain the growing enthusiasm of the French for DIY?
Study / Review / Report
From small repairs to major work, DIY is a popular hobby that allows novices and more experienced alike to build, renovate or decorate their homes to optimize their comfort and shape their environment in their image. Read more
The Banque de France will revise its 2023 growth forecast "a little upwards"
The Banque de France will soon revise "a little upwards" its growth forecast for France in 2023, hitherto set at 0,7%, said Friday, September 1 in Paris its governor François Villeroy de Galhau. Read more
Sharp increase in job losses for business leaders in the 1st half of 2023, construction and trade in the front line
According to the Entrepreneurs' Employment Observatory carried out by the GSC association and the Altares company, 25.296 business leaders lost their jobs in the first half of 1, an increase of 2023% compared to the same period of the last year. Read more
More decentralized, less assisted: Vergriete outlines his housing policy
The new Minister Delegate for Housing, Patrice Vergriete, clarified on Friday August 25 the outlines of his policy, which he wants to be more decentralized and which assumes the end of several construction aids. Read more
The executive present in force at the start of the Medef, the bosses defiant
The Minister of the Economy, the Prime Minister and even the president by videoconference: the figures of the executive crowd Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29 at the start of the Medef, facing bosses offended by a recent tax measure unfavorable to companies . Read more
Craftsmen call for the postponement of the cut in public funding for apprenticeships
Organization News
The president of CMA France (Chamber of trades and crafts) called "solemnly" on Thursday August 31 for a postponement of the 5% reduction in public funding for apprenticeship envisaged from September, which raises a risk on maintaining training that has become deficit. Read more
Cycle Up inaugurates its first workshop for the reconditioning of materials from deconstruction
Company News by CycleUp
Cycle Up, the platform specializing in the reuse of building materials, inaugurates its first materials reconditioning workshop in Noisy-le-Sec (93). Read more
Eiffage announces a 10,7% increase in its net profit for the first half to 392 million euros
Company News by Eiffage
The construction group Eiffage announced on Wednesday August 30 a net profit up 10,7% to 392 million euros in the first half of 2023, against 354 last year, and confirmed its profit forecasts for the full year. Read more
My first months with Urssaf, an offer to support business creators
Online tools
Urssaf is launching My first months with Urssaf, a new offer to support business creators in the first months of their activity. Users will benefit from a dedicated Urssaf contact as well as personalized information media to successfully launch and then develop their business. Read more
Can interactive degressive auctions breathe new life into the real estate market?
Online tools
The real estate crisis requires rethinking sales. This is what You Sell We Buy does, by testing interactive declining auctions. The real estate buying firm Vous Vezez Nous Achetons saw in the WinUp solution, an opportunity to allow buyers to buy at the price they have decided without being ashamed to offer a lower price, for example. Read more
For the first time, more than 1 young people are apprentices in craft businesses, a figure up 200.000% over one year
The new edition of the ISM-MAAF barometer reveals the assessment of apprenticeship in crafts for the 2021-2022 school year. For the first time, the number of apprentices welcomed and trained in craft businesses with less than 20 employees crossed the symbolic bar of 200.000. Read more
Prestigious villas and watering: demonstration against a golf course near Aix-en-Provence
Several dozen people demonstrated on Saturday morning August 26 against a real estate project in an area housing a golf course in the Bouches-du-Rhône and demanded the restriction of the watering of golf courses during episodes of drought, the organizers said. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Forbo Flooring opens a 220 m² showroom in the heart of Paris
News Manufacturer by Forbo Flooring Systems
Forbo Flooring is opening up a whole new place, a source of inspiration, discovery and discussion, aimed at architects, designers, interior decorators, contractors or contractors, craftsmen and installation companies. Read more
The collective of Gedimat and Gedibois members united to face the challenges ahead
Distributor News
On June 15 and 16, the first group of independent traders brought together its members at its summer general meeting in La Baule. This meeting was an opportunity to review the excellent results of the last 3 years and the development of the Gedibois and Gedimat ConceptStore specialty centers. Read more
Sitech France will distribute Hiboo solutions in Europe
Distributor News
The distributor of Trimble solutions for construction sites will also offer its European customers and prospects the technology of the expert in data analysis of industrial assets. Read more
WC Loc, expert in mobile toilets, continues its development and establishes itself in Italy
Rental News
WC Loc, an expert in mobile toilets for construction sites and events, continues to develop. With the opening of new depots, the acquisition of 2 new agencies and its deployment in Italy, WC Loc is strengthening its leadership and intends to reach 80 million euros in turnover in 2023 in Europe and 100 million euros consolidated for Enygea group. Read more
The European Metropolis of Lille chooses Sogelink's Littéralis solution to accelerate its digital transformation
Developer News by Sogelink
The European Metropolis of Lille has selected the innovative Littéralis solution from Sogelink, the French leader in software publishing for the construction and public works sector, as part of the acceleration of its digital transformation and the management of development of its public space. Feedback after the implementation of the solution. Read more
Intermat Paris – Words from the Pros with Christophe Posseme
Video by Intermat
The associated building will be present at INTERMAT from April 24 to 27, 2024 in Paris Nord Villepinte to present its latest innovations and discuss with the entire construction ecosystem around the current challenges of decarbonization, the use of new technologies and energies in the sector and solutions to better build tomorrow. Discover his testimonial in pictures. Read more
426iHEPA ATDV Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner
Video by ATDV
Tired of clogged filters? Discover the 426HEPA: one of the most powerful cyclonic vacuum cleaners. 7 cyclones for continuous suction, 22 kg capacity, less than 1% of the dust reaches your filter. Versatile, it can vacuum concrete, wood, plaster... Read more
Low Carbon: Prémur Impakt IC 23 Range
Video by KP1
Discover in pictures the "Empreinte" construction site in Ville d'Angers (49) with our new Prémur IC 23 made of cement with reduced carbon impact H-UKR. With 77 housing units spread over 3 buildings, the prefabrication of double walls with H-UKR cement reduces the carbon impact by 32% compared to traditional concrete. Read more
Olivier Salleron, president of the French Building Federation, the eco guest on Europe 1
Video by FFB
The president of the French Building Federation, Olivier Salleron, was Alexandre LeMer's eco guest on Europe1 on June 5, 2023 to discuss the housing situation in France. Read more
Thermal insulation from the outside of a building with Hellio and Freitas Rénovation
Video by hello
Along with the attic and the roof, the walls are generally the source of the greatest energy losses (20 to 25% according to ADEME). To retain heat in winter and coolness in summer, it is preferable to carry out thermal insulation work from the outside (or ITE), which will act as a protective coat for the home. Read more
Eco-design of construction products
Video by CSTB
Meeting with Christine GILLIOT, Floors and Coatings Operational Director, CSTB and Sylvain LAURENCEAU, Economics and Resources Operational Director, CSTB. Words of experts, Solutions & Performances - Number 12: "Circular economy" May 2023. Read more
Sliding doors and hinged doors: harmony between design and architecture
Video by Eclisse France
Experience the flowing elegance of sliding door systems, where space-saving solutions and clean lines come together. These doors slide with ease, creating seamless fluidity between rooms and connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. Read more
Schöck Combar® - production site
Video by Schoeck
The composite reinforcement based on Schöck Combar® glass fibers has very diverse properties (mechanical, physical and chemical) which make it an ideal material for the most varied areas of application. The key to this innovative and sustainable material lies in its manufacturing process. In this video you will discover the production of Combar® in the Schöck factory in Halle, Germany. Read more
Products and Materials
Enercool colored paints: an aesthetic and effective solution to protect against heat peaks
New range by Enercool
With global warming, heat peaks are multiplying: since 2015, only one summer has not experienced a heat wave*. The summer of 2023 also experienced unbearable temperatures, both outside and inside. Read more
New Hörmann Industrie 2023 products for dock equipment and access control
Range evolution by Hörmann France
Recognized for the quality and relevance of its offers dedicated to industry, logistics and the tertiary sector, the European leader Hörmann is still expanding solutions for 2023 both for new construction and for renovation and upgrading to standards. Read more
Acova Alizea Spa, a towel radiator with a slim, elegant and discreet design
New product by acova
Having gone from a functional room to a space focused on comfort and well-being, the bathroom offers different faces depending on the style it adopts. In 2023, it wants to be graphic, retro-modern, natural… Read more
Qlima reversible heat pumps: Cool in summer, heat in winter, at a lower cost
Zoom produced by Qlima
Whether for environmental concerns or budget issues, the race to save energy has become one of the major concerns of the French. Among the solutions offered on the market, the heat pump (PAC) is gaining more and more followers, seduced by this complete system which can cool the ambient air during the hottest months or heat the interior during the season. cold at a lower cost, thanks to clean, free and inexhaustible energy: air. Read more
Ubbink launches its new MOB 2023 catalog
New catalog by ubbink
Ubbink, a specialist in performance and home comfort, is launching a new catalog bringing together its full range of solutions for Timber Frame Houses (MOB). Intended for builders and distributors, its objective is to advise them in the choice of products and to support them in achieving air and water tightness as well as optimal ventilation for their projects. Read more
Projects and Achievements
A 950-ton monument moved to Toulouse for the 3rd metro line
Construction site
A monument to the dead of around 950 tonnes was moved to Toulouse on Thursday for the needs of the construction site of the third metro line, AFP journalists noted. Read more
When the architecture and design of a luxury hotel become a narrative
In Reykjavik, the Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a journey between different historical eras and collective memory. Inside, surfaces from Ariostea, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica and SapienStone contribute to an exclusive narrative. Read more
Ossabois built the 1st family home for the elderly of MonSenior, in Curciat-Dongalon (01)
The first hamlet of the original concept of family care for the elderly developed by MonSenior, built in an innovative way off-site wood by Ossabois, was inaugurated in Curciat-Dongalon, in Ain, on July 1. Read more
The Salvation Army Foundation and Plurial Novilia deliver a new social complex in Reims
Plurial Novilia, a subsidiary of the Action Logement group, and the Salvation Army Foundation announce the delivery, in the Reims basin, of a dual-purpose social building, located near shops and public transport. Read more
Inauguration of the Vénétie residence in Clermont-Ferrand, a resolutely modern project in a booming district
Delivered a few weeks ago, the Vénétie residence was inaugurated on Tuesday June 27 by Arnaud Guillemain d'Echon, President of Auvergne Habitat, Philippe Bayssade, Managing Director of Auvergne Habitat, Olivier Bianchi, President of Clermont Auvergne Métropole, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand, in the presence of representatives of the project funders, local elected officials and tenants and buyers of the residence. Read more
Products of the week

Lacquered aluminum cover

Prefabricated slab floor structure to save time and simplicity on your sites

Expanded polystyrene insulation panel for exterior thermal insulation of buildings

Automatic horizontal and vertical rotating laser



Edilteco France

Wuerth France

Double-flow ventilation unit

From classic to contemporary windows

Bathroom furniture delivered assembled

Tower Crane / Mobile Crane Anti-Collision Assistance System

Brink Climate Systems France

Millet Group

Creazur France

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