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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 09
Real estate loan rates are starting to fall but buyers remain rare
Study / Review / Report
After two years of increases in the wake of central banks, mortgage rates have started to fall again in recent months in Europe and the United States, without applicants for loans flocking to the gate. Read more
After years of soaring, old real estate fell sharply in 2023 according to notaries and INSEE
Study / Review / Report
The fall has begun: due to significantly more difficult access to credit, prices of existing real estate have fallen by 4% in 2023 according to the benchmark index published Thursday February 29. A decline which should continue in the coming months. Read more
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Builders and real estate companies under high tension
Study / Review / Report
The construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical. Particularly sensitive to changes in the labor market, the price of raw materials, interest rates and the accessibility of credit, they are going through a period of strong tension, both on the residential and commercial levels. And things are not expected to improve in 2024. Read more
The number of building permits continues to fall over 12 months confirming the deep construction crisis
Study / Review / Report
The number of building permits continued to decrease in January with 369.300 new housing units authorized over one year, a drop over 12 months of 23,4%, according to provisional figures from the Ministry of Ecological Transition published Friday March 1. Read more
TPE: Current situation and outlook for 2024
Study / Review / Report
The Union of Independents and VSEs has carried out a survey on the status of small businesses 2023/2024. From more than 1.400 respondents, discover the main lessons concerning the state of mind of VSE managers, PGE reimbursement, access to credit, recruitment, remuneration, citizenship, ecological transition and electricity. Read more
In France, the 10% of wealthiest households own half of the assets according to the Banque de France
Study / Review / Report
The 10% of the wealthiest households living in France own 54% of total assets, a stable figure since 2019, the Bulletin of the Banque de France indicated on Thursday February 29. Read more
Metal construction, a dynamic supported by engineering structures, industrial and commercial buildings
Study / Review / Report
A first assessment of the 2023 activities of French metal construction (25.000 people) shows results higher than the 2022 financial year, with expected growth of + 3,5%. Read more
Real estate agent morale barometer: towards the end of the tunnel?
Study / Review / Report
After a few prosperous years, real estate agents showed great resistance during the difficult “Covid years” but… it was not over and 2023 marked a break for real estate professionals with a fall in sales caused in particular by a sharp rise in borrowing rates. Consequence: 887 agencies were placed in liquidation or receivership. Read more
The “evolutionary” building recycles housing over a lifetime
A three-room apartment which gains one when a baby arrives, a five-room apartment which loses two rooms when the children leave: in Tours, an "evolutionary" building ticks all the boxes on paper in the face of the housing crisis and to the objective of carbon neutrality. Read more
The European solar industry fears defeat in the face of Chinese competition
Renewable energy
The shutdown of one of Germany's main photovoltaic factories, announced on Friday February 23, is a bad sign for the entire solar industry in Europe, which says it is at stake for its survival in the face of the influx of panels. Cheap Chinese. Read more
Ten small nuclear reactor projects presented to ASN
Nuclear energy
The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) indicated on Thursday February 29 that it had received ten project leaders for mini-nuclear reactors (PRM) at various stages of maturity, one of which is already in the starting blocks to submit by the end March a first request for authorization. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': architects call for more clarity regarding the Government's change of direction
Organization News
The Government is considering giving priority to single-minded people in renovation aid. The National Council of the Order of Architects (CNOA) is surprised by this short-term position which involves significant public expenditure with questionable results and which does not provide the desired energy efficiency. Read more
Bouygues announces 2023 net profit up 6,9%, despite the real estate crisis
Company News by Bouygues Construction
The Bouygues group, with a 2023 profit driven by construction and energy transition services, is entering this year with an increasing order book but still with the unknown of the real estate crisis. Read more
Eiffage passes the billion euro mark in net profit in 2023
Company News by Eiffage
The French construction and motorway concessions giant Eiffage passed the billion-euro mark in net profit in 2023 and at the end of December showed an order book for works up 40% compared to the end of 2022. Read more
Pro'RÉNO, new reference platform for energy renovation professionals
Online tools
PROFEEL provides all building professionals with a new unique platform of resources dedicated to energy renovation: Pro'RENO.fr. Now accessible free of charge on www.proreno.fr, this service offers simplified access to more than 800 tools, including best practices. Read more
More than 1 million euros financed in 50 minutes for Tony Parker's stud farm on Bricks.co
More than 2.800 individual investors responded on February 22, 2024 to the financing of Tony Parker's stud farm located at Domaine de Quétieville in Calvados, reaching €1.072.000 in less than 50 minutes, with no less than €700.000 raised in just 5 minutes. . Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Alkern cradle factory in Harnes is in turn switching to low-carbon construction
News Manufacturer by Alkern
Historic cradle of the Alkern Group (1000 employees, 256 million turnover in 2023), the Harnes industrial site, created in 1972 by Alain Hecquet, has just been equipped with a latest generation grinding machine for an amount of 1,5 million euros. Read more
Rehau partners with the new Campus Hors-Site construction school
News Manufacturer by REHAU Window
Constantly looking for collaborative and innovative projects, REHAU Window Solutions provides support to the OFF-SITE Campus. A new training player, this collaborative school, dedicated to off-site industrialized construction and renovation, offers all construction stakeholders (project owners, architects, engineers, craftsmen, etc.) the necessary answers. on the transformation of the Building sector towards the off-site construction method. Read more
Saint-Gobain launches its friendly offer for the Australian CSR for 2,7 billion euros
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain announced on Monday February 26 that it had concluded "a definitive agreement" with the Australian construction materials group CSR to buy it, offering its shareholders 2,7 billion euros in cash, without debt. Read more
The Liebot Group announces the appointment of Patrice Bondy as Deputy General Manager
On February 19, the LIEBOT Group (1st window and facade group in France) formalized the appointment of Patrice BONDY as Deputy General Manager. Currently Managing Director of the WIBAIE subsidiary in Cholet, he will take up his position on April 1st. Read more
Xavier Guesnu, new Managing Director of Lafarge France
Appointment by Lafarge
Xavier Guesnu is appointed Managing Director of Lafarge France as of February 27. He replaces François Petry who decided to pursue his career outside the Holcim group. Read more
Hoppe express installation: the advantages of this new technology
Video by France
With express installation technology, HOPPE sets new performance standards for the installation of interior door handles from the duranorm® collection. Read more
A+ paints: more polluting than the others?
Fipec has produced a series of educational videos "A good layer of confusion: The True / False of Fipec". These videos help clarify certain preconceived ideas that circulate about the chemicals that our federation represents. Read more
Inauguration Edma
Video by Edma
EDMA optimizes its production resources and installs all of its teams in a brand new 6.300 m² building, located in Puget-sur-Argens (Var). Read more
Foresight to anticipate possible and desirable futures
Video by Bouygues Construction
Anticipating changes in society, preparing possible, and above all desirable, futures... This is the role of the Bouygues Construction Prospective team. Read more
Viacon TuboFIRE Oyonnax
Video by Viacon
New achievement for External Fire Defense (DECI) with the TuboFIRE® solution. This beautiful 150 m3 tank (21 m long and 3 m in diameter) left the Viacon factory well escorted to reach an industrial company located in Oyonnax in Ain. Read more
The Rockwool moment: photovoltaic installations on roof terraces | Episode 2 | Fire risk
Video by Rockwool
The regulations regarding fire risk on roofs are built around two essential considerations: that of a fire emanating from inside the building but also that of a fire coming from outside the building. Read more
Interview with Ludovic, forklift driver at Sebico
Video by Sebico
Presentation of one of the jobs at Sebico through an interview with forklift driver Ludovic. Read more
Tarare Bois – The concept of the Simple Box
Video by VINCI
A simple and practical solution for your reservation boxes, here is the Simple Box! The Simple Box was designed by Tarare Bois, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, which also manufactures all types of standard and specific formwork in wood, polystyrene and aluminum. Read more
Products and Materials
New “Les Modénatures” range with “Pour de Vrai” plates and “Reverso” bricks
New range by Rairies Montrieux
In a resolutely contemporary approach, Rairies Montrieux unveils a collection of authentically innovative products. Inspired by the latest trends in contemporary architecture, the new “Les Modénatures” range from Rairies Montrieux combines elegance and modernity. Read more
Polyrey launches Galerie, its new inspiring, simple and responsible Interior Design offer
New range by Polyrey
A specialist for 60 years in high-quality, French-made decorative laminate, Polyrey has established its reputation in the world of design, architecture and layout. Its ranges of panels for Interior Design (HPL Laminate, Compact HPL and Melamine Panel) compete in creativity, without deviating from confirmed technical performance. Read more
Zehnder RapidLock, new connection system that is quick to install, easy to maintain, safe and waterproof
New product by Zehnder
Combined with a dual-flow VMC central unit, Zehnder's air distribution networks guarantee a healthy indoor environment for occupants by providing fresh air to all rooms and eliminating humid and stale air. Read more
Watts launches the EDP CA2096, an all-in-one solution for anti-pollution protection of water networks
New product by Watts Industries
To meet the challenges of saving water, projects using non-potable water are increasingly developing in buildings. However, during return pollution phenomena, these can be the cause of a deterioration in the quality of water intended for human consumption, or even the cause of poisoning. Read more
The Knauf Danoline plaster ceiling offer: diverse news
Range evolution by Knauf Danoline
Leader in the market for removable plaster ceilings with the Knauf Danoline range, recognized for its aesthetics and acoustic performance, Knauf announces a multitude of news. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Seine-Saint-Denis, the transformation of the emblematic Pleyel Tower for the 2024 Olympics
Construction site
Hundreds of workers are busy in its depths, the panoramic swimming pool on the 40th floor is not yet filled with water, but the opening is fast approaching: emblematic building of Seine-Saint-Denis, the Pleyel Tower completes its transformation just in time for the 2024 Olympics. Read more
Gérard Pariche establishments choose Dény Security to improve the management of human flows and access authorizations
Realization by Deny Security
Specializing in the frosting and lacquering of bottles for more than 40 years, the Gérard Pariche establishments are located in Bouillancourt-en-Séry in the Bresle valley, the world's leading center for luxury bottles. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: Macron inaugurates the Olympic Village and salutes “the adventure of a century”
“The adventure of a century”: Emmanuel Macron welcomed the creation “in record time” of the Olympic Village for the Paris Games, inaugurated Thursday February 29 in Saint-Denis and capable of accommodating more than 14.000 athletes, as well as its “social and environmental exemplarity”. Read more
Housing, museum, prison: the metamorphoses of the Olympic villages
The Olympic villages, often intended to become housing, like that of Paris-2024 inaugurated Thursday February 29, have also undergone other conversions, from the Berlin museum to the Munich memorial via the Lake Placid prison. Read more
Distech Controls automates public lighting in 550 municipalities in Aisne
Realization by Distech Controls
Distech Controls, an expert in the field of connected solutions for building management, is diversifying its portfolio of references with the USEDAROC project. This is an application developed by USEDA (Union of Energy Sectors of the Aisne Department), which allows mayors to remotely manage public lighting in their municipality. Read more
Products of the week

Rainwater management solutions

Cladding plate in colored enamel terracotta

Lacquered aluminum water box

Projection-rotation roof window


Rairies Montrieux



Kompakt HOPPE window handle – minimalist design, without base


Geometric parquet floor in Linden associated with surprising colors

Optimal monitoring of your fleet of vehicles and machines


Millet Group

Margaritelli France


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