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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 05
Attal wants to “unlock” the housing sector and review the SRU law
Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday January 30 "a shock of supply" to "unlock" the housing sector in crisis, by simplifying access to MaPrimeRénov' and by reviewing the calculation of the social housing quota imposed by the SRU law in municipalities in urban areas to promote social diversity. Read more
Professional organizations in Housing and Construction react to Gabriel Attal's statements
Organization News
Gabriel Attal made his general policy speech on Tuesday January 30 before the National Assembly, wanting to be firm but reassuring for the Housing and Building sectors. Professional organizations responded in a more reserved manner, some denouncing scandalous announcements and others welcoming progress while remaining cautious about the future. Read more
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In short
New housing: issuance of building permits falls sharply in 2023, reflecting the real estate crisis
Study / Review / Report
The issuance of building permits, one of the barometers for the construction of new housing, fell in 2023 in France, a trend which leaves little hope for the real estate sector to quickly emerge from the crisis. Read more
Inflation and rising energy prices: the French fear their bills will soar in 2024
Study / Assessment / Report by hello
Energy is the constrained expenditure item which is increasing the most for households. This winter therefore arouses new concern among the French for their purchasing power, especially since the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, announced a few days ago that electricity prices will increase by 8,6, 9,8% to 1% on February 2024, XNUMX for individuals. Read more
The granting of real estate loans in 2023 in France at its lowest since 2015
Study / Review / Report
The granting of new real estate loans reached its lowest level in eight years in 2023, at 129,5 billion euros, although interest rates are starting to stabilize, the Banque de France indicated on Friday February 2. . Read more
Growth was zero at the end of the year in France and reached 0,9% in 2023 according to INSEE
Study / Review / Report
French GDP remained stable in the fourth quarter of 2023 and increased by 0,9% over the whole year, after 2,5% in 2022, INSEE announced on Tuesday January 30. Read more
Real estate loan brokers caught up in a free-falling market
Crushed by the drop in the number of real estate loans and abandoned by banking networks, brokers, intermediaries between borrowers and banks, are going through a delicate period, pushing some to overbid and others to throw in the towel. Read more
Electricity, gas, savings, tolls... what changes on February 1st
Increase in the price of electricity, drop in the rate of the popular savings account (LEP), rising toll rates... Discover everything that is happening on February 1, 2024. Read more
Housing, an essential sector in deep crisis, abandoned by the government
Increase in the number of children on the street, students giving up their studies for lack of housing, employees forced to sleep in their cars, buyers no longer able to buy: the housing crisis is accelerating and disrupting the lives of the French. Read more
Catastrophic real estate situation in Ile-de-France at the end of November 2023 with a decline in sales of 30%
The decline in activity continues with only 31.910 sales of old housing in Ile-de-France from September to November 2023, a drop of 30% and 13.840 sales compared to the same period in 2022 (45.750 sales). Read more
Repairing “ugly France”, a new challenge for public policies
Symbols of a disposable urbanism whose hangars are spread out over agricultural land, of mass consumption inherited from the Thirty Glorious Years and of all-car use, the commercial zones located at the entrance to towns are today asked to make their aesthetic and ecological revolution. Read more
Housing: the SRU law, stop or still?
A flagship political tool for social diversity, the Solidarity and Urban Renewal (SRU) law, which sets quotas for social housing in certain municipalities, seems to be in the hot seat since Gabriel Attal expressed his desire to amend it, sparking strong criticism. . Read more
Taxation, powers of mayors... the Assembly adopts a text to regulate “Airbnb” type housing
After a long gestation in the Assembly, the deputies adopted on Monday January 29 at first reading a text attacking the tax niche of furnished tourist accommodation like Airbnb, accused of harming long-term rentals, while the housing crisis alarm. Read more
Energy diagnosis of housing: “flexibility” measures expected in mid-February
The Minister of Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu will announce in mid-February a "simplification" of the new energy performance diagnosis (DPE), which provides information on the energy and climate performance of a home, by implementing "flexibility measures", he said. -he declared Wednesday January 31 during his vows. Read more
Housing crisis: anger rises among building professionals who demand immediate measures
News Organization by FFB
This week, the Prime Minister discussed the first avenues for responding to the housing situation. The Minister of the Economy then the Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Ecological Transition completed them. After several weeks without a Minister of Housing, it is time to take action. Craftsmen and entrepreneurs are waiting for concrete answers in terms of construction. Read more
The construction industry in turn calls for an end to the increase in the tax on non-road diesel (GNR)
Organization News
Construction professionals are calling for the sector to end the increase in the tax on non-road diesel (GNR) granted by the government to farmers, denouncing in a press release “unfair treatment”. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Brice Saint-Loup takes over as Managing Director of Schöck France
Appointment by Schoeck
Schöck, inventor of the thermal bridge breaker, announces the appointment of Brice Saint-Loup as Managing Director of Schöck France. Brice Saint-Loup will be in charge of the French development of the Schöck strategy, on the market for thermal, acoustic and structural solutions. Read more
The Austrian EET Solaire arrives on the French market in order to democratize solar energy for individuals
News Manufacturer
EET Solaire, pioneer in the democratization of plug&play photovoltaic kits, is proud to announce its launch on the French market. A patented precursor of solar storage solutions, it wishes to accelerate the energy transition by making self-produced and self-consumed energy accessible to all. Read more
Schenker Stores makes life easier for its partners with its new video tutorials and applications
News Manufacturer by Schenker Storen
In the era of digitalization, Schenker Stores is fully committed to the daily transformation of its partners. Rather than favoring innovation at all costs in this quest for digital experience and efficiency, the brand focuses on efficiency by developing digital tools adapted to the specific needs of its customers in the field. Read more
Edilians signs an unprecedented partnership with April Construction to help roofers in the photovoltaic market
News Manufacturer by Edilians
To cope with inflation and save energy on their electricity bill, individuals are increasingly turning to solar energy. This enthusiasm should result in new photovoltaic installations, up to 207.000 per year by 2030 in residential areas*. Read more
Warmango launches PRO+: new subscription offer and a CashBackPro program for construction craftsmen
Distributor News by Warmango
Warmango, the marketplace specializing in the distribution of plumbing, heating, sanitary and electricity products for building professionals, is proud to announce the launch of its new subscription program, Pro+, accompanied by a new CashBackPro loyalty program . Read more
What to do with your company's profits?
Video by legal start
Have you created your business, but you don't yet know how to manage and optimize your profits? In this video, learn to distinguish between income and expenses, to allocate your company's results in the best possible way (distribution of dividends, allocation to retained earnings or even reserve) and find out how to maximize your earnings as a leader. Read more
Presentation of the RESTORE project
Video by CSTB
Building craftsmen, construction companies, project management professionals... Do you want to participate in the comprehensive and efficient renovation of houses of similar construction, in one or more stages, by joining forces with other professionals to work in a group? RESTORE is for you. Read more
Archisobre: ​​return to the conference
Video by Bouygues Construction
The story began a few months ago... An approach that is both simple and ambitious... One objective: to design the lowest carbon tertiary building possible, reconciling sobriety and comfort. This is the concept of Archisobre. Read more
Introducing Cat® Next Generation Skid Steer Loaders from Cat® product experts
Video by Bergerat Monnoyeur
New Cat® wheel loaders set the standard for productivity, reliability, fuel efficiency and operator comfort. They offer versatility and precision, without compromising on performance, whatever the application. Read more
The Rockwool moment - photovoltaic installations on roof terraces | Episode 1 | Trends
Video by Rockwool
What are the trends in metal building construction today? As in construction in general, the objective of responsible and sustainable construction is also significant for this typology of building. The development of renewable energy on roofs makes our buildings more sustainable and efficient. Read more
Bonus Boost Heating: understand everything in 4 minutes
Video by hello
The 2023 Heating Boost is a government initiative. This is financial assistance to encourage households to change their old heating system. Objective: install more efficient equipment to reduce their consumption and save energy. Read more
How to properly use your EUROPA 7 wood fireplace
Video by Seguin
To facilitate your optimal use of your EUROPA 7 wood-burning fireplace, the Seguin Group has prepared a video presenting good and bad practices. Read more
Viacon France TuboSTORM Orgelet
Video by Viacon
Viacon thanks the company GUENUCHOT TP for this great project for a Jura industrialist in collaboration with their partner Frans Bonhomme (Sylvain Roland). In the spirit of optimization (2 in 1), this storm buffer basin with leak flow regulation also offers the possibility of confining possible fire extinguishing water (D9A) thanks to an integrated automatic valve. Read more
Products and Materials
Cleaning exterior wood: dedicated Owatrol solutions
Advertising-editorial by Durieu
In 2024 “sober up eco-responsibly” with Owatrol! New year, new start for exterior wood: sobering, de-oiling or stripping, what action, for what situation? Read more
Wooden windows are durable, renovable and resolutely easy to live with
Product zoom
Aesthetic and customizable, insulating and ecological, wooden windows have many advantages. However, false ideas persist: they are difficult to maintain and their lifespan is limited. Read more
Knauf optimizes its range of polyplac lining complexes to always better serve the market
Range evolution by Knauf Danoline
Double good news at the start of the year! Knauf announces the optimization of its range of Knauf Polyplac dubbing complexes and the evolution of its Polyplac Phonik thermo-acoustic panel offering. Polyplac lining complexes consist of a plasterboard and expanded polystyrene (PSE) or polyurethane (PU) insulation. Read more
Ecocem France publishes all of its Environmental Product Declarations
Test / Trial / Certification by Ecocem
The leader in low-carbon cement technology is now offering Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for all of its products in accordance with the new amendment to European directives, the EN 15804 standard in its new A2 format. Read more
Technal and Wicona achieve an even lower carbon footprint for their Hydro Circal 75R aluminum profiles
Test / Trial / Certification by Technal
The joinery and facades ranges TECHNAL and WICONA are continuing their commitments to decarbonization and are taking a new step with their post-consumer recycled aluminum Hydro CIRCAL® 75R. This now displays a reduced carbon footprint of 1,9 kg of CO2e/kg of aluminum, compared to 2,3 kg previously, or 70% less than the European average. Read more
Projects and Achievements
New cost and schedule slippages for EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C power station in England
Construction site
New setbacks for the EPR, EDF's French nuclear flagship: the construction of the first new generation reactor at the Hinkley Point C power plant in England is expected to be between 2 and 4 years behind schedule and an almost doubling of the initial invoice. Read more
H4 Hotel Wyndham Paris Pleyel, the new destination in Greater Paris
The H4 Hotel Wyndham Paris Pleyel is preparing to open its doors. After three years of transformation, this emblem of greater Paris is writing a new page in its history. This modern and designer 4-star destination combining art, culture and the city's industrial past, will be ready for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It will welcome its first customers in the spring. Read more
The Palaiseau CRI gets in tune with Wicona
Realization by Wicona
Since September 2022, the thousand students of the Palaiseau Intercommunal Conservatory (CRI) have been enjoying learning 53 disciplines around music and dance in brand new equipment. Read more
Rheinzink participates in the renovation of the National Veterinary School in Maisons-Alfort
Realization by RHEINZINK
Founded more than 250 years ago, the Maisons-Alfort National Veterinary School recently benefited from a vast modernization project. For this transformation, aimed at making the building a cutting-edge teaching and research establishment, the choice fell on biosourced materials, particularly the use of RHEINZINK zinc. Read more
“Be proud of your achievements”: the winners of the 3rd edition of the photo competition organized by Soprofen
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Soprofen
In order to highlight the most beautiful construction sites equipped with its roller shutters, garage doors and solar protection, Soprofen organizes each year a major photo campaign for all of its customers. Read more
Products of the week

Regular natural slate in thickness and flatness for a perfect roof

Lime mortar for sealing roofing elements

Flexible tubing for deviated duct in renovation

Profiling machine with aluminum coping in 1mm thickness

Cupa Pizarras




eHandsFree door handle: opening the front door without a key

Bathroom furniture delivered assembled

Design gas fireplace in wall or central version

2 in 1 stair lift


Creazur France

JC Bordelet

ABC Lift

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