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2023 - Week 36
For 76% of French people, real estate has become an inaccessible and elitist investment
Study / Review / Report
Tantiem, a major player in fractional real estate, has conducted an unprecedented study on the French people's relationship to investment, in partnership with CSA Research. Read more
The real estate boom is coming to an end in France
“The Roaring Twenties are over”: seven years of incessant rise in old real estate in France are coming to an end, with prices increasing by 0,5% in the second quarter, a probable prelude to a decline. Read more
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In short
Plot division: a solution for the future to combat the housing shortage?
Study / Review / Report
Between the regulatory mille-feuille, the rise of environmental and ecological obligations, as well as the necessary preservation of agricultural land, the supply of building land has shrunk to a trickle. Read more
Craft building companies record a decline in activity for the first time in three years
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
Continuing the slowdown that began in 2022, the volume of activity of craft construction companies fell in the second quarter of 2023 by 0,5% (year-on-year), for the first time in three years. The new home market, under pressure, saw its volume of activity drop by 1,5% after stagnating in the previous quarter. Read more
The key figures of energy renovation training
Study / Review / Report
A little over a year after the renewal of its agreement, the FEEBAT program delivers a quantified statement of its contribution to initial and continuous training in energy renovation. Read more
"The situation is turning around" according to the president of Medef
Medef President Patrick Martin agreed Tuesday, September 5 that "the situation is turning around" in France, in a global panorama "which is running out of steam itself". Read more
Secondary residences: nearly 2.600 new municipalities will be able to increase their housing tax
A decree authorizing nearly 2.600 additional municipalities, mainly tourist, to increase their housing tax on second homes by up to 60% to combat the housing crisis has been published, we learned on Tuesday September 5 from the Association of Mayors of France (AMF). Read more
Macron releases 500 million euros to renovate more than 40.000 schools within ten years
Public finances
President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday, September 5 the release in 2024 of 500 million euros from the green fund for the energy renovation of schools, with the objective of adapting more than 40.000 schools to global warming within 10 years. Read more
EnR Acceleration Law and Climate Law: car parks at the heart of the transition
The month of June 2023 is already in the annals since it is the hottest ever recorded on the planet [1]. The climate emergency is everywhere, even as Europe suffers a major energy crisis. Read more
RE2020: new carbon thresholds in 2025, 2028 and 2031
RE 2020 will impose new carbon emissions thresholds in 2025, 2028 and 2031. Differentiated according to the typology of building (individual or collective), these new requirements will come into force gradually. Read more
Meetings on New Caledonian nickel from Monday in Bercy
Sustainable Development
The nickel sector in New Caledonia, in great difficulty despite the strategic importance of this metal in the energy transition, will be the subject of "work meetings" this week and from Monday September 4 at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, we learned Sunday from Bercy. Read more
A French consortium takes over the Fonderies du Poitou site to produce green and renewable hydrogen
Renewable energy
A French consortium combining TSE, producer of solar electricity, and Lhyfe, specialist in renewable hydrogen, will take over the disused Fonderies du Poitou site in Châtellerault (Vienne), the two companies announced on Wednesday August 30, which aim to create an industrial park hosting up to 300 jobs. Read more
Launch of Hellio Académie to train professionals in the new challenges of the energy transition
Training by hello
In June 2023, the Government presented its decarbonization plan for the building sector and announced that it wanted to accelerate, from 2024, global energy renovations, in particular by increasing the allocated budget. Professionals in the sector must cope with the influx of work requests and thus strengthen their know-how to adapt to regulatory changes. Read more
The government accuses Wauquiez of cutting funding for housing renovations
Three ministers denounced Laurent Wauquiez's decision to withdraw funding from the region he chairs from the France Rénov service, which advises the French in their energy renovation efforts, from 2024. Read more
Creation of a parliamentary mission for the financing of housing in overseas territories after the end of Pinel
The Minister Delegate for Overseas Territories, Philippe Vigier, announced on Wednesday August 30 the creation of a parliamentary mission responsible for finding new tools for financing housing in overseas territories, after the disappearance of the Pinel system in 2024. Read more
City policy: next contracts delayed by three months
The government has granted three additional months to communities to adopt the contracts that will frame the city's policy until 2030, in particular because of the riots, announced Monday, September 4 the State Secretariat for the City. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Rockwool engaged with One Ocean Foundation for the preservation of the oceans
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
While the SailGP will stop Saturday and Sunday in Saint Tropez, ROCKWOOL reaffirms its commitment to this race of the fastest sailboats in the world as the main partner of the Danish SailGP team. Read more
The company Rairies Montrieux presents at the H'Expo show
News Manufacturer by Rairies Montrieux
Rairies Montrieux will be present at the H'Expo show, which will be held from October 3 to 5 at the Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire in Nantes. The H'Expo show is today the unmissable national event dedicated to social housing professionals, it is part of a global event which is the Congress of the Social Union for Housing. Read more
Polycor finalizes the acquisition of Rocamat, accentuating its expertise in solid cut stone
News Manufacturer
Polycor announces that it has closed the transaction leading to the acquisition of ROCAMAT, the main natural stone producer in France and a major player in the production of construction stone on the international scene, whose intention of acquisition by Polycor has was announced on February 27. Read more
Dominique Corvez appointed Chairman and CEO of XtreeE
Appointment by XtreeE
XtreeE, French specialist in large-scale off-site 3D printing, formalizes the appointment of Dominique Corvez as President of the company and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He took office on July 18, succeeding Alban Mallet – co-founder alongside Romain Duballet, Product Director (CPO) of the company – who now holds the position of Technical Director (CTO). Together they form the Executive Board of XtreeE. Read more
Appointment of Sabine Busse as CEO Hager Group
Appointment by Hager Group
Hager Group announces a change at the head of the company. Sabine Busse will succeed Daniel Hager as CEO. Daniel Hager, a third generation member of the group's owning family, hands over the operational management of Hager Group after 15 years of successful leadership. Read more
Interview with Olivier Salleron on France Info - June 5, 2023
Video by FFB
Olivier Salleron, president of the FFB - Fédération Française du Bâtiment, answers questions from Céline Asselot on France Info to warn about the housing crisis. Read more
Good question ! The Grand Paris Express: an asset for the environment. Really ?
Is the #GrandParisExpress an asset for the environment? Who better to answer this question than John Tanguy, Director of Strategy, Environment and Innovation. On the occasion of the environment days, he develops this fundamental subject. Read more
Lited present at Architect@Work Marseille 2023
Video by Lited
LITED was present at the Architect@Work show on May 24 and 25 in Marseille, to present their wood range with the HYPERION, their 48V range with the BERNINA, HIRAM suspensions and the ORIENT projector. They also exhibited a modular light structure created with their partner Alphabet (TAF 24 and FI ALPHA MOSS). Something new this year: the eco-responsible THALASSA Range. Read more
Withdrawals and delivery methods at Würth
Video by Wuerth France
Available everywhere in France, take advantage of Würth collection and delivery services, fast and adapted to your needs! Read more
Plastic pollution: where is France?
While the second stage of international negotiations towards a global treaty to end plastic pollution is being held in Paris, where are we in France? Read more
Season 2 episode 5 - 3D printing at SPIE Batignolles (Frédéric Gaurat)
Video by Man and machine
In this episode, we will explore together the fascinating world of 3D printing applied to construction. This technology has already revolutionized many sectors such as electronics, medicine and even fashion. But what about our industry? Read more
Demonstration of James Hardie's VL Plank cladding system - Les Démos d'Estelle
Discover the participation of JAMES HARDIE during the program "Les Démos d'Estelle", the program presented by Estelle Denis and dedicated to construction professionals and the #GénérationArtisans community of POINT.P. Read more
How much does a home heat pump cost?
Video by De Dietrich
The heat pump is an ecological and economical heating, cooling and hot water production solution. Indeed, it draws calories of energy from a free and inexhaustible source: the air, water or the ground. Read more
Products and Materials
HORIZAL presents a new concept: the MODURAL bar guardrail delivered in standard modules
Advertising-editorial by Horizontal
Designed to meet collective housing and construction needs, HORIZAL has developed a unique concept with delivery in just 5 weeks. Read more
Croso France expands its Crosilux range with Balardo, a new range of profiles for glass balustrades
Advertising-editorial by France
When contemporary architecture meets an exceptional material uniquely shaped, Croso France's glass railing systems lead the way to optimal transparency. Read more
Bjelin presents its new range of densified wood flooring
New range by Bjelin
Bjelin has launched a new range of densified wood flooring, with updated and improved shades, formats and technologies. The company has entered a promising growth phase and has expanded into new markets with the added bonus of more products being launched throughout the year. Read more
New aluminum slider Cuzco® 712M: Minimalist design and high energy performance
New product by profiles Systems
The latest generation of high energy performance aluminum sliding doors, the Cuzco® 712 M series from Profils Systèmes elegantly enhances interiors. Playing with discretion thanks to the uprights and crosspieces integrated into the insulation as well as a central node of only 22 mm, the visible mass of aluminum is minimal, which generates daylight and maximized solar gain. Read more
Summer comfort: offices, schools, how to improve working and learning conditions with sunscreens
Zoom produced by Kingspan Light+Air | ECODIS
The Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, unveiled the Sobriety Plan II on Monday June 19. Among the 14 measures, we retain the limitation to 26°C of air conditioning, energy-intensive systems but very necessary for the health of users, particularly in offices. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Extension of the Interpol headquarters: "The future in Lyon is secure" (Jürgen Stock)
"The future of Interpol in Lyon is secure," said Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock in Lyon on Tuesday, September 5, an agreement on the extension of the headquarters of the international criminal police organization having been reached. after years of debate between the French State and local authorities. Read more
The Rehau active slab equips the future headquarters of the French Federation of Canoeing and Paddle Sports (FFCK)
Construction site
In 2024, the FFCK will move to a brand new site, still in Vaires-sur-Marne, in Seine-et-Marne. The building, planned to house offices and staff accommodation, will benefit from an ACTIV+ active slab heating-cooling system. Read more
Philippe Jost, General Georgelin's right-hand man, succeeds him to oversee the reconstruction of Notre-Dame
Construction site
The Elysée chose "continuity" by appointing senior civil servant Philippe Jost, 63, to succeed General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who died suddenly this summer and who was responsible for supervising the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris. Read more
The Canal Seine-Nord Europe project receives the HQE Sustainable Infrastructures certification issued by Certivea for its “Program” phase
Construction site
Patrick Nossent, Chairman of CERTIVEA awards Xavier Bertrand, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Société du Canal Seine-Nord Europe (SCSNE), the High Environmental Quality (HQE) Sustainable Infrastructure certification for the "Program" phase of the project. Read more
Adopte Un Bureau is carrying out one of the largest refurbished furniture development projects in France, for PariSanté Campus
Furnishing 14.000 m2 with reconditioned furniture: a major project. Challenge taken up by Adopte Un Bureau for PariSanté Campus. Less 136 T CO2eq, i.e. 80% less emissions compared to a new development and a saving of 50% on the total cost. Read more
Products of the week

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Continuous gutter roll forming machine, directly on site


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