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2024 - Week 06
Guillaume Kasbarian, known for his “anti-squat” law, new Minister of Housing already criticized
Member of Emmanuel Macron's "fan club" and self-proclaimed liberal, Guillaume Kasbarian, appointed Thursday February 8 Minister Delegate for Housing, distinguished himself last year with his "anti-squat" law, which earned him wrath of the left and associations. Read more
Between anger and despair, the Building sounds the alarm one last time before possible actions
Organization News
During an interview given on BFM Business, Olivier Saleron, President of the French Building Federation (FFB) drew up a catastrophic observation of the sector. Between the absence of a Minister of Housing and a lack of Rénov' Supporters, professionals in the sector are sounding the alarm. Read more
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Fewer apartments for rent in France with a “stark drop” in Paris, according to the SeLoger website
Study / Review / Report
It is increasingly difficult to find an apartment to rent in France with, at the end of 2023, a drop in rental supply of 36% in two years, even greater in Paris, with 50% in one year, indicated SeLoger , site specializing in real estate transactions. Read more
Spring ahead of time for loan rates?
Study / Review / Report
While in January the downward movement was carried by only half of the banks, at the beginning of February Empruntis notes an acceleration. Indeed, 2/3 of the scales are decreasing, on average 20 basis points, but some are even announcing reductions of up to 40 basis points (banks having not increased or decreased their rates since November ). Read more
VSE managers approach 2024 between growing concerns for their activity and renewed confidence in the government
Study / Review / Report
The 74th wave of the VSE Barometer, a quarterly survey conducted by the IFOP for Fiducial among 1.005 VSE managers, paints a portrait of small bosses who are generally less confident about their own future, who are feeling the impacts of the economic situation more severely. Surveyed on their forecasts for 2024, managers demonstrate a form of wait-and-see attitude, almost mainly counting on stagnation in their activities. Read more
Conditions and outlook for the construction products industries: results of the AIMCC trends survey
Study / Review / Report
The AIMCC held a conference on January 31 to present the results of its annual trend survey. The presidents of all professional organizations, members of the AIMCC, manufacturers of structural products, finishing work and equipment were invited to respond online between December and January. Read more
Recruitment and compensation trends in the construction industry
Study / Review / Report
For more than 15 years, Hays has analyzed compensation for professions in many sectors. In this new study, Hays takes stock of recruitment and compensation trends in architecture and construction engineering. Read more
The French solar market reaches an unprecedented record by crossing the barrier of 3 GW connected over one year
Study / Review / Report
This 49th edition of the Observatory deals with the activity of photovoltaic installations in the 4th quarter of 2023 in France which was particularly dynamic. Read more
Faced with climate change, the economic model of French skiing is "running out of steam" according to the Court of Auditors
Faced with climate change, the "economic model of French skiing is running out of steam" and "adaptation policies remain below the challenges", estimates the Court of Auditors in a report made public on Tuesday February 6, a few days before the summer holidays. 'winter. Read more
Real estate credit: significant rate cuts in February, a window of opportunity is confirmed for buyers
At the start of the year, Pretto, an online brokerage specialist, noted a significant drop in mortgage rates, illustrating the banks' commitment to strengthening their attractiveness on the market. The drops recorded reach an average of 0,2 points. Read more
The Order of Expert Surveyors welcomes the overhaul of the DPE calculation method for small areas
The announcement of the simplification of the Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE), and in particular of the overhaul of the calculation for small areas, by the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion caused all stakeholders in the field to react. the real estate diagnosis sector. Read more
The energy diagnosis of homes, eternally imperfect
Accused of penalizing "small" areas, the energy performance diagnosis (DPE), which determines whether a home is a thermal sieve or not, will be corrected by the government. A choice that is not unanimous. Read more
Energy renovation: launch of “Bail Renov’” to provide free advice to landlords and tenants
A free assistance and advice system for landlords and tenants, "Bail Renov'", was launched on Monday February 5 at the initiative of the eponymous association and the State to accelerate the energy renovation of rental housing. Read more
Participatory housing, a solidarity alternative to “control costs”
In these times of land crisis, participatory housing, prized first and foremost for its eco-friendly and supportive side, can also represent an economic alternative to access to property, especially when municipalities support the projects. Read more
Vinci’s results once again driven by its motorway concessions
Company News by VINCI
The French construction giant Vinci published on Wednesday February 7 a net profit of 4,7 billion euros earned in 2023, an increase of 10%, a result once again driven by its motorway concessions in France, which the government intends to tax more. . Read more
An entrepreneur claims 164 million euros from Monaco before the ECHR
One of the three main Monaco real estate construction companies, Caroli Immo, has taken the matter to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to demand that the Monaco government pay compensation of 164 million euros after the failure of a vast project. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Clareo Lighting completes a €35M funding round with NextStage AM, MI3, BNP Paribas Développement and Adelie
News Manufacturer by lightening
CLAREO Lighting, a new generation French designer and manufacturer of LED lighting products and solutions for professionals, announces a funding round of more than 35 million euros from NextStage AM, MI3, BNP Paribas Développement and Adelie. Read more
Polieco France invests 15 million euros to maintain jobs and develop in Valserhône
News Manufacturer by Polieco
With two production sites located in Ain, Polieco France is one of the leading companies in Europe in the manufacturing and sale of double-walled high-density polyethylene corrugated tubes. Read more
VitrA invests in AI, sustainable growth and equal opportunities at its flagship factory in Turkey
News Manufacturer by Vitra
VitrA, the flagship brand of Eczacıbaşı Building Products and Turkey's leading exporter of ceramic sanitary ware, accounting for half of the country's exports in this sector for decades, celebrated the opening of its latest facility. Read more
New governance for Würth France
Appointment by Wuerth France
The start of the year is marked, at Würth France, by major changes within the company's General Management. Indeed, Claude Kopff, Chairman of the Management Board, wanted to hand over the baton to Anouk Golly who has been appointed President of the Management Board. Read more
Jérôme Seurre appointed President of the SNBPE ​​Technical Commission
Jérôme Seurre becomes the new conductor of the Technical Commission of the National Ready-to-use Concrete Union (SNBPE). With 26 years of experience and expertise in the field of concrete, he succeeds Jean-Michel Laye whose investment within the Commission is praised by its members. Read more
How to properly use your 1000 single-sided pan
Video by Seguin
To facilitate your optimal use of your 1000 single-sided wood stove, SEGUIN has prepared a video presenting good and bad practices. Read more
Theft on construction sites, how to protect yourself?
Video by Do everything
You leave the site... and they only think about getting in! All our advice to avoid burglaries. “C’est du Pro” is a video program specially designed for craftsmen and the construction sector. Its aim is to give everyone the keys to staying informed about the latest innovations and being a source of suggestions for their customers! Read more
Nîmes: what impacts for the city of tomorrow? | The Keys to the City and Hellio
Video by hello
On July 3, the 10th edition of Clés de la ville took place in partnership with Radio Immo and Le Figaro Immobilier in which Julien Severe, Hellio marketing director, took part, in the presence of Julien Plantier, 1st deputy mayor responsible for town planning and advisor department of Gard, Lionel Seropian, deputy general director of residential real estate at Nexity, Mathieu Massot, general director of FDI Group and Me Paul Chabrolles, notary in Nîmes. Read more
Secure and connected bicycle parking
Video by France
Bikeep, the ultra-secure bicycle parking for a safer and more ecological city. Croso is the official distributor in France of this solution for the city of tomorrow. Read more
Viacon France TuboSTORM Saint Caradec
Video by Viacon
Viacon thanks LESSARD Entreprises for its trust and their partner Quéguiner Matériaux for this new achievement in the Côtes d'Armor in Saint Caradec. Read more
Low Carbon KP1: partnership with Master Builders Solutions
Video by KP1
KP1 collaborated with Master Builders Solutions on the development of a new low clinker concrete formula for double walls with MasterCO₂re™. The latter delivers the best results in terms of mechanical properties, implementation and productivity, while reducing CO₂ emissions from concrete by 50%. Read more
Cuttable Kinesurf - the elegant, natural shower tray
Video by Kinedo
Cuttable Kinesurf is a tray with a sleek design that adapts to all shower space configurations: cuttable and drillable on all 4 sides, over an area up to 25 cm wide (use a handsaw or grinder), square or rectangular shape, 80 to 180 cm long, 80 to 100 cm wide, installation with or without relief and reduced relief area (underneath the flat tray). Read more
SAS or SARL: which is the best option?
Video by legal start
Between SAS and SARL, the choice is crucial and far from obvious. This video explores the advantages and pitfalls of each status: the management flexibility of an SAS, the security of an SARL, the social regime for directors and the impact of choices on contributions. Read more
Products and Materials
Hydro'Way, Eco'Urba, StabiWay and Baltazar... permeable floor covering solutions from JDM Expert
Advertising-editorial by JDM Expert
After more than 15 years of building solid experience in the coating market, the JDM EXPERT teams have developed four solutions. Hydro'Way is the floor that combines permeability and robustness, Eco'Urba essential for smooth roads, StabiWay economical and stable, Baltazar for a more natural look. Read more
With E-Massif, Alkern supports the development of charging station installations up to 22 KW
New product by Alkern
In a context of environmental transition where the electricity system is a real issue, Alkern is positioning itself more than ever as a strategic player on the subject of sustainable development. With its E-Massif concept, an anchoring mass optimized for charging stations up to 22 KW, Alkern supports professionals in the massification of charging station installations intended for electric vehicles. Read more
Bjelin unveils its CONTRAST collection
New range by Bjelin
Carefully crafted, the Contrast collection honors the distinct characteristics of the famous Slavic oak. This new densified wood range was created thanks to the fusion of technology and timeless artisanal know-how; it is suitable for both residential spaces and high-traffic commercial environments. Read more
New Murray series 414 aluminum cladding: aesthetic, durable and easy-to-maintain facades or interior walls
Range evolution by profiles Systems
Specializing for more than 35 years in French-made aluminum joinery, Profils Systèmes offers its decorative and technical expertise in interior and exterior design. Read more
WATTS enriches its range of products dedicated to the implementation of air/water heat pumps in new builds and renovations
Range evolution by Watts Industries
While the air/water heat pump market is falling slightly (-4,7%), after a year of strong growth* in 2022, the government's announcements aiming to increase the MaPrimeRénov' scales from €1.000 to €2.000 in 2024 for the installation of a carbon-free heating system should revive it. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Paris, Hidalgo relaunches the battle of Trocadéro
Pushing the Olympic advantage: PS mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo relaunched Tuesday February 6, in a modified form, the contested project to transform the Trocadéro-Eiffel Tower prospect, where she intends to take advantage of the developments in view of the Games (July 26 - August 11) to finally convince the prefecture. Read more
Olympic Games-2026: green light for the bobsleigh track, the IOC sees red
The bobsleigh saga at the 2026 Olympics is still not over, even if the contract for the construction of a track in Cortina, wanted by the Italian government, was signed on Friday: the IOC reiterated its opposition to this project and called on the organizers to prepare a plan B. Read more
A winter by the fire in a Kebony wooden chalet
Realization by Kebony
In Denmark, Norway, near the Arctic Circle or in more southern mountains, Kebony wood clads many chalets and refuges. Its resistance to climatic hazards, its ability to blend into natural environments and its elegant silver patina make it the preferred choice of many architects. Read more
The Verrecchia Group inaugurates Villa Firenze in Eze, its first residential program on the Côte d'Azur
Verrecchia announces the delivery of its high-end residence, Villa Firenze in Eze (Alpes-Maritimes). Perfectly inserted in the mineral and green environment of Cap Estel, the first real estate program of the Verrecchia Méditerranée agency in the south of France includes 16 exceptional apartments. Read more
Renovation of 1.600 m² of multi-surface interior floors in a warehouse
Realization by watco
A warehouse, faced with the need for a complete renovation of its floors, called on the expertise of WATCO. With 1600 m² of interior floors coated in resin, bitumen and concrete, the challenge lay in the need for repairs, deep cleaning and adequate protection. Read more
Products of the week

Eco-responsible and natural flooring

Thermal breakers

Ventilated facade in dynamic and creative natural slate

Used modular building for office use

JDM Expert


Cupa Pizarras


Soundproofing system under plate tiles

A la carte certified oak parquet

Frame for flush hinged door

Automatically generate the quantities reorganized according to the framework of the “13 batches” certified RE 2020


Margaritelli France

Eclisse France


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