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2023 - Week 43
Energy costs: what is the most economical heating?
Study / Review / Report
While the heating bill already represents a significant share of household expenses, the rise in energy prices further complicates the situation. The announcement effects are multiplying and between ecological impact and prices of different energies, the information can sometimes seem contradictory or opaque. Read more
The situation of businesses and households is deteriorating, according to credit institutions
The French Association of Financial Companies (ASF), which brings together many credit players, warned again on Monday October 23 about the "deterioration of the situation of businesses and households", in its quarterly survey. Read more
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Batinfo Innovation Trophies 2023: discover the new selected products and vote now!
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Bat info
After months of selection, we are pleased to reveal the brands selected to participate in the “Batinfo Innovation Trophies 2023”. It's now up to you to vote to decide which will be the most notable new features of the year. Read more
Housing of tomorrow and density: the paradoxical aspirations of the French
Study / Review / Report
The 1st edition of the ObSoCo survey for the REALITES x Audencia Chair shows that a quarter of French people say they are dissatisfied with their housing. This study sheds new light on the differentiated way in which the French design their living spaces and perceive urban density. Read more
The Court of Auditors has already highlighted the future MaPrimeAdapt' system
Study / Review / Report
The Court of Auditors doubts, in a report published Thursday October 26, the effectiveness of the future MaPrimeAdapt' system, designed to help adapt housing to the aging of their occupants, judging that it would have been better to favor personal assistance . Read more
Will global warming save mountain resorts?
Study / Review / Report
Summer tourism in the mountains has always suffered from less affection among vacationers who still prefer the winter season and its snow sports. However, according to the MediaVacances.com website, global warming and inflation could drastically change this situation. Read more
The Financial Markets Authority is “vigilant” in the face of the slowdown in the real estate market, assures its president
The president of the Financial Markets Authority Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani assured in an interview with AFP that she had "reinforced the vigilance" of this institution to protect savers from the consequences of the slowdown in the real estate market. Read more
Bruno Le Maire advocates “confidence” and confirms new savings avenues
The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire advocated on Tuesday October 24 "confidence in the French economy", subject however to developments in the Middle East, and confirmed the avenues aimed at generating a new billion euros in savings in the budget. Read more
The number of building permits continues to fall inexorably for all types of housing
The number of building permits continued to fall in September, with 371.300 new housing units authorized in 12 months, an annual drop of 28,3%, according to provisional figures revealed on Friday October 27 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
The transfer of dikes, a nightmare for certain elected officials
The maintenance and consolidation of some 1.500 kilometers of state dikes, which protect millions of residents from flooding, will fall to the intermunicipal authorities on January 28. A new responsibility that many elected officials consider to be a poisoned chalice, due to lack of additional resources to ensure it. Read more
Thirst for fossil fuels threatens climate goals, warns IEA
Combustible energy
Despite the "phenomenal" jump in clean energy, demand for fossil fuels is expected to remain "too high" to meet the most ambitious goals intended to contain global warming, underlines the International Energy Agency (IEA) at a month of the COP28 climate conference. Read more
The government announces a law against substandard housing for early 2024
The Minister Delegate for Housing Patrice Vergriete announced on Monday October 23 a future bill aimed at reducing substandard housing, which could be adopted in the first quarter of 2024. Read more
With the removal of contribution exemptions, Medef fears “a shock to competitiveness”
Medef expressed concern on Friday October 20 about a possible "negative shock to competitiveness", after the adoption in committee of an amendment to the Social Security budget removing exemptions from family contributions on salaries between 2,5 and 3,5 minimum wage. Read more
PS amendment to draft budget could increase IFI revenue in 2024
Revenue from the real estate wealth tax (IFI), which replaced the ISF since 2018, could increase next year with an amendment to the draft budget for 2024, tabled by socialist deputies and retained at this stage by the government. Read more
Death at work, a tragedy that “could be avoided”
Prevention / Security
With two accidental deaths every day, France remains one of the countries in Europe where the most people die at work. Relatives of victims and specialists on the subject, however, reject any inevitability, and call on public authorities to better enforce safety rules. Read more
After the Aline depression, construction companies requisitioned to open up villages in Vésubie
The Alpes-Maritimes prefecture has requisitioned five local construction companies by order to open up residents cut off from the rest of the world in the Vésubie valley following damage caused on Friday October 20 by the Aline depression. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Kebony announces the appointment of Tom Paemeleire as new Managing Director
Appointment by Kebony
Kebony, the world's leading producer of dually modified™ wood, announces the appointment of Tom Paemeleire as the company's new Managing Director. Welcomed by the main shareholders of Kebony, Investinor, Jolt Capital, Lightrock and PMV NV, Tom Paemeleire succeeds Jean-Baptiste Clavel as CEO of the Kebony group, after a period of interim management. Read more
Würth France opens its 4th trade superstore in Nancy
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
After opening 3 Superstores in 2022, Würth France has just inaugurated its 4th in Nancy on September 29. A new store layout to meet customer needs. Read more
Extension of the Capremib factory in Cormicy (51): a concrete frame structures the new building
News Manufacturer
Capremib, specialist in custom concrete prefabrication, is expanding its Cormicy site (51) to accommodate a new production unit dedicated to the BB (Wood Concrete) slab. Currently under construction, the new 2.500 m2 building benefits from a frame made of low-carbon concrete using elements prefabricated in-house. Read more
CDL ELEC opens a new agency in Les Herbiers
Distributor News
CDL ELEC, a Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France (SGDB France) brand, specializing in the distribution of electrical equipment for the connected home, climate engineering and lighting, is opening a new agency in Les Herbiers (85). Read more
Dény Security launches Dény Online, a new online ordering service for its access control solutions
New website by Deny Security
French leader in key organization and access control, Dény Security equips a large number of sites in France and around the world with its locking solutions intended to ensure secure locking and good circulation of authorized human flows. Read more
Neolife selected for the 2024 Olympics
Video by neolife
Neolife's biosourced and 100% French cladding was chosen to cover 2 sports centers welcoming athletes during the next Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. Here we present one of these projects currently under construction: the Aubervilliers Aquatic Center , designed by the Chabanne agency. Read more
Lited presents the Solem
Video by Lited
Discover SOLEM through this video. This new version integrates eco-design features with a replaceable LED module and driver, its lifespan of 80.000 hours and its high luminous efficiency of 180lm/W. Read more
Actis' commitments: recycling and sustainability - doing more with less
Video by Actis
For more than 40 years Actis has been committed to eco-responsible and sustainable production. Their cellular reflective insulation benefits from the best carbon footprint on the market and is part of a circular economy approach. With 100% French production, they actively participate in the reindustrialization of our territories by promoting unique skills and know-how in France. Read more
Transforming the future together
Video by CEMEX
Every day, around the world, the CEMEX team works closely with their customers, members of local communities, institutions and many stakeholders to contribute to building an ever more sustainable world. Thanks to this cooperation aimed at pushing the limits of eco-construction, together they are transforming the future. Read more
Sustainability of building component performance
Video by CSTB
Behind the scenes of research - The role of aging laboratory tests, by Rémi Bouchié, head of the Research and Expertise division of the Building Envelope department, CSTB, and Yann Faisant, head of the Evaluation division of the Bays and Glazing department, CSTB. Read more
HOPPE Macau line
Video by France
The Macau line in brass seduces with its shapes highlighted by a pronounced edge on the front face of the handle. It can be combined either with a square rosette or with a round rosette, which allows it to contrast with its straight and angular curves. Read more
Winning eco-design approach: Maestria
Video by ADEME
The MAESTRIA company, which develops, manufactures and markets paints, deploys eco-design approaches, in particular by developing the use of biosourced components, and certification, in particular according to the European Ecolabel. Even if the production costs of European Ecolabel paints are a little higher than those of conventional paints, they meet growing consumer demand. Read more
Fuel transactions: SuiviDeFlotte.net supports you with the Import Assistant
Video by FleetFollow-up.net
Discover our new format: The Focus! Short videos targeted on new products or product features. Today, we present to you the Import Assistant [beta] from SuiviDeFlotte.net, the new assistant which will help you recover your fuel files to integrate them into the fuel module. Read more
Products and Materials
Rockin Bag System: insulation of converted attics without interior work
Advertising-editorial by Rockwool
Designed for thermal insulation by blowing rock wool into converted attic slopes, Rockin Bag System from ROCKWOOL offers numerous advantages: 3 to 4 times faster than insulating the roof from the outside (Sarking), less expensive and more environmentally friendly. Read more
New Wallis&Park Energy series 414 photovoltaic carport to protect vehicles and produce green electricity
New product
In line with its environmental commitment, Profils Systèmes, a specialist in aluminum joinery Made in France and eco-responsible for over 35 years, is launching a new Wallis&Park® Energy photovoltaic carport. Read more
SFA expands its offering of free-standing lifting stations
Range evolution by SFA
SFA boasts the widest range of lifting stations on the market, covering all needs, from individual use for gray water to collective use for gray water and sewage, including commercial use. (gray water and valves). Read more
XtreeE partners with the CNRS and the École des Ponts ParisTech for the industrialization of structural stamped concrete
Test / Trial / Certification by XtreeE
XtreeE, a French specialist in large-scale off-site 3D printing, in partnership with the CNRS and the École des Ponts ParisTech, is developing research around a new type of 3D printed material reinforced by long fibers, both resistant, offering great freedom of form and more respectful of the environment. Read more
The Jouplast mobile application is evolving: an essential tool for designing your terrace
Mobile Application by Jouplast®
Jouplast, a major player in the terrace pedestal market, has developed a free mobile application for designing a terrace made of slabs, wood or composite. It is the only configurator to provide a complete list of materials (slabs, wooden or composite decking boards, joists, screws, etc.) and Jouplast products (pedestals, slab plates, side cladding supports, etc.) necessary for the realization of this type of work. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Nantes, a future health district with European ambitions
The largest French hospital project, young innovative companies, a therapeutic vaccine in preparation against lung cancer: with an ambitious health sector and large-scale investments, Nantes wants to become, by 2030, a hub of European innovation. Read more
The HIVE - PSCC: 25.000 m² delivered in 2025 in Villejuif
Construction site
The city of Villejuif is preparing to welcome a new emblem of urban development: The HIVE - PSCC, whose delivery is scheduled for 2025. A project of excellence developed by Kadans Science Partner and carried out by Coffim and Demathieu Bard Immobilier as Delegated Project Owners. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: a senator “doubts” whether the deadline for delivery of Olympic projects will be respected
Construction site
The special rapporteur of the Senate Finance Committee, Eric Jeansannetas (PS), expressed to AFP on Monday October 23 his "doubts" regarding compliance with the delivery schedule of several Olympic projects, citing a risk of " budgetary slippages” linked to a possible delay. Read more
“Villa Malevart”: old car parks transformed into an office building
Realization by REYNAERS
Giving a second life to the existing building by defining a new use for it, such was the architectural project entrusted to the H20 architecture agency. Initially developed in the 30s as an elevated car park, “Villa Malevart” underwent a total rehabilitation to devote its 3.500m2 to the development of 3.000m2 of offices and 500m2 to an urban logistics center. Read more
Macron inaugurates the Cité de la francophonie on Monday October 30 in the restored castle of Villers-Cotterêts
Emmanuel Macron will inaugurate on Monday the International City of the French Language in the restored castle of Villers-Cotterêts (Aisne), his major cultural project launched in 2017, the Elysée announced Thursday October 26 in a press release. Read more
Products of the week

Solutions for draining roads

Prefabricated infrastructure system at the property line

The solar system for zinc standing seam roofing

PSE plaster support solution




Knauf Danoline

PVC entrance doors

Miami XXL handles for doors of all heights

Wood stove or insert with different finishes: wooden bench, round base, log, waxed concrete effect

Construction management software

Millet Group




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