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2024 - Week 04
What is the average cost per m² of the energy renovation of an apartment classified as a thermal sieve?
Study / Review / Report
What does a thermal strainer apartment look like? What are the costs of the work to be carried out to escape energy poverty? What aid is in effect for 2024? Characteristics of the properties, average energy renovation bill, amount of aid, etc. Read more
The government announces a simplification of the energy performance diagnosis (DPE)
The Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, also in charge of Energy since the reshuffle, affirmed on Tuesday January 23 that the energy performance diagnosis (DPE) would indeed be simplified, in particular with regard to small areas. Read more
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Real estate trends: transforming your second home into a main home through expansion
Study / Review / Report
The transformation of second homes into main homes experienced a rebound during the Covid-19 pandemic, notably with the generalization and perpetuation of teleworking. Read more
What budget should you plan for investing in new real estate in the mountains?
Study / Review / Report
The rarefaction of real estate operations in the mountains consolidates the heritage value of properties, making real estate in the resort a wise choice for informed investors. The mountain real estate landscape continues to be redefined, resolutely turned towards the future. Read more
Impulse Partners, CCCA-BTP and OPPBTP unveil the results of the 2023 Construction Innovation Trends Observatory
Study / Assessment / Report by OPPBTP
In 2021, the CCCA-BTP, Impulse Partners and the OPPBTP, players committed to serving the construction sector, joined forces to create the first “Observatory of innovation trends in the construction industry”. Intended for all players in the sector, it deciphers the major innovation trends and their impacts on professions, safety, prevention and training. Read more
The price of electricity will increase on February 1 from 8,6% to 9,8%, an increase of 38% in one year
Study / Assessment / Report by Hello Watt
The Government has just announced a new increase in the price of electricity, of +8,6% on the base options and +9,8% on the Peak Hours Off-Hours (HPHC) options, due to the increase in the TICFE, which goes from €1/MWh to €21/MWh, gradually reintroduced after it had been suspended as part of the tariff shield. Read more
Have central banks really helped slow inflation?
At the origin of cascading interest rate increases over the last two years to combat soaring prices, central bankers have been at the center of a debate for several weeks: have they really contributed to slowing inflation? ? Read more
A very bad month of November 2023 for the Building sector and a year 2024 which promises to be complicated
Conjuncture by UNICEM
For almost two years now, the production volumes of construction materials have been gradually contracting in connection with the real estate crisis which is weighing on construction activity. With work in stock or in progress gradually coming to an end, the contraction in building permits recorded in recent months is now drying up housing starts, pushing BPE and aggregates activity to new lows. Read more
10 major professional organizations alert the government to the urgency of implementing a real housing policy
Organization News
Taking into account the vision and expectations of the French regarding their housing as well as the economic forecasts for 2024, the Alliance for Housing urges the new government to specify the broad outlines of its housing policy and its strategy for the next three years. come. This visibility is essential for investing and making decisions. Read more
Revision of MaPrimeRénov: the government announces the launch of an Energy Renovation Monitoring Committee
News Organization by CAPEB
On the occasion of the question session to the government on January 24, the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, in response to the Morbihan MP Anne Le Hénanff, and based on the call of the last chance of CAPEB, which was supplemented by an open letter signed by around thirty partners in the sector, announced the launch of an Energy Renovation Monitoring Committee to facilitate the daily life of companies which are in front line to meet the challenge of energy renovation. Read more
Warehouse specialist Argan exceeded its 2023 targets
Company News
The real estate company Argan, owner of 3,6 million square meters of logistics warehouses in France, exceeded its growth objectives for 18 on Thursday January 2023 in a context of booming e-commerce. Read more
Warming of 4°C expected in France: the adaptation project is changing dimensions
“Overcome astonishment” to begin to adapt to a warming of 4°C in France by the end of the century: the government is preparing minds for the countless upheavals caused by climate change on agriculture, fashion of life or infrastructure. Read more
Offshore wind power is recovering in Europe, according to the sector
Renewable energy
Europe has installed 4,2 gigawatts of offshore wind fields in 2023, a record level of power, up 40% compared to a difficult 2022, the sector's professional association WindEurope said on Thursday January 18. Read more
Bercy is preparing its Simplification law for entrepreneurs, amid the anger of farmers
The Ministry of the Economy is preparing for March a new Simplification law for entrepreneurs, the urgency of which has been fueled in recent days by the anger of farmers, also business leaders exasperated by the standards. Read more
The Assembly adopts a bill against “degraded housing”
The National Assembly adopted on Tuesday January 23 without incident, at first reading, a consensual bill against "degraded housing", providing new tools to fight against "slumlords" and support co-ownerships in difficulty. Read more
In Moselle, unfilled mines and leaning houses
“The breakers should pay”: since the end of the 1980s, Joëlle and Gaston Pirih, retirees from Rosbruck (Moselle), on the German border, have lived in a house that is leaning, where new cracks appear regularly, a consequence of the end mining activity in the region. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Meeting with Maxime Boileau, Marketing Communication Director for the Windows Solutions division of Rehau
Interview by REHAU Window
Discover the interview with Maxime Boileau, Marketing Communication Director for the Windows Solutions division of Rehau in France. We returned with him to the history, objectives and projects of the Rehau Windows division, specialist in polymer-based solutions for windows at the forefront of innovation and respectful of the environment. Read more
Purple Alternative Surface signs a partnership agreement with the Colas group
News Manufacturer by Purple Alternative Surface
The start-up Purple Alternative Surface has signed a partnership agreement with Colas, a subsidiary of the Bouygues group. Purple Alternative Surface, a start-up created in Belfort in 2020, has developed a solution for recovering plastic and composite waste that has not yet been recycled, to transform it into a permeable slab allowing the development of urban spaces, such as roadways. traffic or parking lots. Read more
The Lorillard Group writes a chapter of growth with the acquisition of France 2000
News Manufacturer by Lorillard
The Lorillard Group, specialist in custom industrial carpentry and chaired by Thierry LUCE, announces the acquisition of the company FRANCE 2000 in TORVILLIERS (10). This strategy allows the group to expand its footprint in the construction and renovation of aluminum curtain walls, while consolidating its presence in the Eastern region of France where the Lorillard Group was not yet present. Read more
Eleven leading materials scientists call for massive decarbonization of the cement industry
News Organization by Ecocem
Eleven leading materials scientists* are calling for wider adoption of low-carbon cement technology to reduce emissions by 2030. An international group of scientists renowned for their expertise has called on the cement and construction sectors to urgently adopt low-carbon cement technologies to radically reduce CO2 emissions. Read more
Jeroen De Temmerman, new President of Unilin Insulation
Appointment by Unilin Insulation
2024 marks the end of an era within Unilin Insulation, European leader in the roofing panel market and number 2 for polyurethane insulation panels. After 33 years as president of the company, Lieven Malfait will officially retire in the first quarter of 2024. Read more
Hellio Académie: Choosing the right training to develop my business
Video by hello
On Tuesday July 4, a Hellio Académie webinar was held on training dedicated to craftsmen with Laura, responsible for the training offer and quality at Hellio Académie. Read more
Dirickx installers share their experience on the ULYX self-supporting gate
Video by DIRICKX
Find out what Dirickx installers think of the ULYX long gate. Is your site equipped with wide access? Robust, efficient and reliable, the ULYX® gate meets requests for motorized self-supporting from 6 to 16 m. Read more
Reducing your fuel consumption: it’s good for the planet and for your wallet
Video by FNTP
ECOTransPort is aimed at Public Works companies wishing to reduce their CO2 emissions from the use of heavy goods vehicles, light utility vehicles and cars. The use of heavy goods vehicles, light utility vehicles and cars is the source of approximately 10% of the CO2 emissions of a Public Works company. Read more
Internal Mobility at Altarea
Video by Altarea
A true HR commitment, we are committed to offering the group's employees the opportunity to build a career and constantly reinvent themselves through our businesses, our brands and our regions. Read more
Viacon TuboSTORE Parilly Racecourse
Video by Viacon
During heatwaves, there are projects that really make sense. The Viacon teams are happy to participate in this great project which is part of a sustainable development approach for the Parilly Racecourse in Bron (69). Read more
How to properly use your wood fireplace: Experience 120 in its 3-pane version
Video by Seguin
To facilitate your optimal use of the 120 wood fireplace, the Seguin group has prepared a video presenting good and bad practices. If you are interested in this product, visit their website to learn more. Read more
The 5 essential points of PMCB REP
Video by Knauf Insulation
The new REP PMCB, which came into force on May 1, 2023, aims to develop the collection and recycle waste from construction, renovation and demolition operations of buildings by being structured around four fundamental principles: the reuse of materials , the circular economy, improving energy performance and the use of biosourced materials. Read more
SASU: the ideal solution for starting your business alone
Video by legal start
The SASU, or Single-Personal Simplified Joint Stock Company, has many strings to its bow. It offers great operating flexibility, simplified creation and management, and it adapts to various entrepreneur profiles. In this video, Legalstart dissects its advantages such as the limited liability of the sole partner. Read more
Products and Materials
Autogyre unveils its new VMC Simple Flux hygro-adjustable Ventilis and Resist'R insulated sheath
New product by Autogyro
Choosing a good ventilation system makes it possible to limit heat loss, preserve your home by evacuating humidity and condensation, and ensure the good health of the occupants. Read more
Homematic IP integrates connected actuators to control light and Venetian blinds
New product by eQ-3
Homematic IP, a German eQ-3 brand specializing in home automation, is launching two new intelligent solutions to modernize the connected home. Combined with Homematic IP adapters, dimmer and Venetian blind actuators integrate completely invisibly with switches from renowned manufacturers such as Legrand, Feller and Schneider Electric. Read more
Burgbad unveils three new bathroom collections
New range by Burgbad
For 2024, Burgbad unveils three unexpected and sustainable collections that creatively revise bathroom codes. Designed by Hanoverian designer Patrick Frey, the new V.ry collection wins the challenge of an aesthetic that is both very graphic and full of softness. Read more
Zero degrees, zero problems, Watco® makes floor repairs easier in extreme cold
Zoom produced by watco
As temperatures begin to drop and the winter period slowly sets in, it is natural to fear the challenges that this season can pose, particularly for maintenance and floor care. Read more
Foamglas cellular glass, the best thermal insulation under slabs
Zoom produced by Foamglass
Thermal objectives for new constructions lead to the widespread use of floor insulation. This is an important subject for project management and a growing market segment for manufacturers. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Olympic Games-2026: at least one candidate for the construction of the Cortina bobsleigh and luge track
At least one construction group has responded to the call for tenders for the construction of the controversial bobsleigh and luge track in Cortina d'Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Olympics, AFP was told on Saturday (January 20) a source with knowledge of the matter. Read more
From spies to tourists: the redevelopment of London tunnels raises eyebrows
There was once a secret communications center for spies: a businessman wants to transform London's tunnels into a tourist attraction capable of welcoming millions of visitors, to the great dismay of some residents of this upscale neighborhood. Read more
Swimming pools, Olympic village, everything is almost finished for the Paris Olympics
Construction site
Six months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic works are almost all completed and apart from slight delays under surveillance, the main sites such as the Olympic Aquatic Center (CAO), the Arena Porte de la Chapelle or the Olympic village, will be delivered for the Olympic Games . Read more
Sylvania Group supports Paris La Défense Arena in the deployment of the 3rd part of its ambitious CSR strategy
Realization by Sylvania
While electricity prices are soaring, no economic sector is exempt from the need to reduce energy consumption. And this, all the more so for the events sector, whose bill has tripled or even quadrupled for certain professionals. Read more
A couple of architects design the Victory Bay House, a luxurious house located on an island in South Carolina
Realization by Kebony
This house stands out with its powerful horizontal lines and large wooden panels. A couple of architects recently completed the Victory Bay House, a luxurious home bathed in light, characterized by numerous lines and large wooden panels, located on a barrier island in South Carolina. Read more
Products of the week

Self-clearing and draining flooring

Insulation solutions for commercial industrial and storage buildings

Fiber cement facade panel

Heat pump and air conditioning cover

JDM Expert




Self-adjusting monobloc double flow CMV with manual by-pass

Glass with effective invisible protection for showers

Collection with door, drawer and open niche

Customer 360, a unified platform to connect all construction stakeholders


AGC Glass France



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