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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 13
Real estate: hope is reborn with spring
Study / Review / Report
At the dawn of real estate spring, the broker Empruntis takes stock of the impact of the good news that has occurred on the financing side for several weeks already. Are there more project leaders? How do they see their project? Who are those who have launched since January 1, 2024? Read more
Gloomy start to the year for the construction materials sector
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The main triggers of the real estate crisis, namely the inflationary surge and the sharp rise in interest rates, are now behind us. The level of rates still remains high compared to the past but their expected trend is more downward than upward, while, on the price side, their deceleration is well underway. Read more
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Buying a detached house or real estate, a dream that is less and less accessible for the French
Study / Review / Report
If the attraction for the individual house remains undeniably strong among our fellow citizens (this study underlines for the third consecutive year the strong attraction of the French to live in an individual house since it is still at 80%), it is now accompanied by a feeling of resignation. Too many French people feel excluded from the possibility of becoming owners, seen as an unattainable dream rather than an achievable ambition. Read more
Real estate: borrowers have gained up to 9m² of purchasing capacity over the last 6 months
Study / Review / Report
Pretto, leader in 100% digital real estate loan brokerage, publishes the results of its study on the borrowing capacity of individuals, 6 months after its first edition. Concrete illustration of a real estate market which is relaxing, borrowers have gained 3,65 m² on average in the 20 cities studied. Read more
Positive balance of 57 new factories in France in 2023 after 49 in 2022, according to Lescure
Study / Review / Report
In 2023, the balance sheet of openings and closures of industrial sites in France shows a positive net balance of 57 additional new factories compared to 49 in 2022, announced Wednesday March 27 the Minister Delegate in charge of Industry and Energy, Roland Lescure . Read more
Housing, the first budgetary item for the French
Secondary for the post-war French, the household housing budget exploded to become, by far, their main item of expenditure today. Read more
The number of building permits still falling in February, the sector remains in deep crisis
The number of building permits continued to decrease in February with 364.800 new housing units authorized over one year, a drop of 21,8% over 12 months, according to monthly data published Thursday March 28 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
Housing crisis: the government wants to reclassify 800 municipalities into “tense zones”
The government proposed on Friday March 22 the reclassification of more than 800 municipalities into "tense zones" in order to "respond to the housing crisis", an administrative modification which should in particular facilitate access to zero-interest loans for new construction. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': a simplification confirmed, but deadlines to be reworked according to the FFB
News Organization by FFB
The texts required for the announced simplification of MaPrimeRénov' were published on March 21. They appear to be largely in compliance with the demands of the FFB, which constitutes a first victory for the federation. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': the Interprofessional Real Estate Diagnostic Union calls for a return to the initial provisions from 2025
Organization News
In the context of the blocking of renovation projects, SIDIANE understands the temporary relaxation of the criteria for awarding Ma Prime Rénov' decided by the Government. This may be a breath of fresh air for those involved in renovation but for SIDIANE these relaxations must be temporary. Read more
The decarbonization of gas takes longer than for electricity, estimates the boss of Engie
Sustainable development by Engie
“The renewable energy train is moving”, but the decarbonization of gas will take more time than for electricity, estimated Friday March 22, the general director of Engie Catherine MacGregor during an exchange with the press. Read more
Thermal strainers: “the climate law is starting to do its job”, says SeLoger
The number of sales and rentals of thermal strainers has decreased since the implementation of the climate law, according to a SeLoger survey on the impacts of this text on the real estate market unveiled on Wednesday March 27. Read more
80.000 new jobs to be filled by 2030 in engineering
According to two studies - the France Ingénierie 2030 training diagnosis and the OPIIEC study on the evolution of construction and development engineering professions - [1] revealed by Syntec-Ingénierie, companies in the profession should create 80.000 new jobs by 2030: 20.000 in the construction sector and 60.000 in industry. Read more
Ten years of Anne Hidalgo as mayor of Paris: a catastrophic outcome?
In ten years, Anne Hidalgo won battles, notably against the car, which allowed her to be re-elected mayor of Paris. But his stubbornness has earned him today certain unpopularity, and political isolation which makes his future unclear. Read more
Publication of the design and implementation guide “Ventilation – 2nd edition”
Delivered by CSTB Editions
This guide provides the answers to design, implement and maintain a VMC or double-flow ventilation installation in residential areas. It takes into account the latest recommendations of NF DTU 68.3, the requirements of RT2012 and RE2020. Read more
Putting the National Building Repository (RNB) online: a new geocommon to meet the challenges of building renovation
Digital Tools
The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, the National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information (IGN), the Ecological Transition Agency (ADEME) and the Scientific and Technical Building Center (CSTB) announce the putting online of the National Building Reference (RNB), formerly Bat-ID. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Villeroy & Boch completes takeover of Ideal Standard and becomes one of the largest manufacturers of bathroom products in Europe
News Manufacturer by Villeroy & Boch
Villeroy & Boch has successfully completed the acquisition of all the operating companies of the Ideal Standard Group. Having obtained all necessary authorizations from the competition authorities, Ideal Standard will now be integrated into the Villeroy & Boch Group as an independent component. Read more
Rheinzink will be present at the Nordbat trade fair
News Manufacturer by RHEINZINK
The world's leading manufacturer and expert in zinc-titanium, RHEINZINK is participating in the NORDBAT exhibition from April 10 to 12, 2024 at Lille Grand Palais. A major event in the field of construction and architecture, the NORDBAT show highlights the latest trends, innovations and technologies in the building sector. Read more
The Perin Group reveals its new identity
News Manufacturer by Perin Group
The Perin Group, a major player in the construction industry, announced a significant transformation a few days ago with the launch of its new identity. Faced with the energy, digital and environmental challenges that are redefining the building sector, Perin is reinventing itself to better meet current and future needs. Read more
Stable 2023 results for the paints, stains, coatings and varnishes sector despite drops in volume
Study / Review / Report
Fipec confirms a total turnover of €5 billion for its sector. These 150 member companies employ twenty-thousand people throughout the country and represent 95% of the paint, glue, ink, art color and resin manufacturers present in France. Read more
Energy renovation of buildings: training to interpret thermograms in a relevant manner
Training by Text
In the current context where the energy renovation of buildings is essential to promote energy savings, infrared thermography takes on its full meaning. Read more
Archisobre: ​​words to architects
Video by Bouygues Construction
Last March, Bouygues Construction presented its Archisobre approach, which divides the carbon impact of an office building under construction by three. Read more
How to tile your bathroom or powder room in 4 steps?
Video by Sika
Discover the key steps for successful bathroom tiling. Water protection, bonding of tiles, making of joints and installation of special sanitary silicone for finishing. Read more
Wood meetings #1: When well-being at work rhymes with Wood
Video by CNDB
For 34 years, the National Committee for the Development of Wood (CNDB) has supported and promoted projects, initiatives and innovations carried out thanks to the formidable advantages of the wood material. Read more
What salary should you pay in EURL with €8.000 monthly turnover?
Video by legal start
Do you earn €8.000 in turnover per month and want to know how much you can earn with peace of mind as manager of your EURL? Turnover, expenses, salary, social charges and taxes, Legalstart explains everything to you in video! Read more
Live #QuestionsRéno - Renovation of condominiums and Climate law
Video by hello
Energy renovation is a vast and complex subject, whether for individuals or building professionals. Hellio has collected your questions on this subject. Read more
Treatment of Rector pre-slab joints
Video by Rector
Today, we are taking you to the “Bienvenue” construction site located in Bezannes, near Reims, to show you how to treat your pre-slab joints with expertise, and with complete ease! Read more
[Reference project] Veracyte Laboratory, Marseille
Video by France Air
Discover France Air’s new benchmark site. The Veracyte laboratory located in Marseille. The objective of this project was to be able to control a large volume of air for the building (nearly 100.000 m³/h) while reducing energy consumption as much as possible. Read more
Toulouse, a metropolis with the Engaged Ecological Transition Territory label
Video by ADEME
Toulouse Métropole received the 3-star label from the Engaged Territory Ecological Transition program, Circular Economy component in 2023; the community already held 3 stars in the Climate Air Energy component. An elected official demonstrates his community's commitment to the ecological transition thanks to the program. Read more
Products and Materials
Bio-sourced painting with eggshell powder
New product by Durieu
Innovation is at the heart of the Durieu Group's DNA, as is the quality and performance of each product manufactured in its factories. Always seeking to improve whenever possible, the group has notably chosen for 2024 to offer the first bio-sourced technical paint, incorporating fillers from eggshell powder. Read more
R&D PRB range: R3 R&D repair mortar
New product by PRB
Aware of the environmental impact of the construction industry, where almost half of Europe's raw materials are used and a third of waste is generated, PRB affirms its commitment to sustainability. Read more
Renovate without drilling with Poly Max High Tack Express
New product by Griffon France
Renovation is a strong trend in the building market and professionals need innovative, quality solutions to transform, enhance and bring new life to spaces. Read more
Creative Matters presents the new Vanguard collection
New collection
The VANGUARD COLLECTION is inspired by major modern artistic movements reinterpreted through luxurious hand-knotted rugs, with attractive designs... like paintings. Read more
Schöck Stacon type LD / F-LD Studs for treating expansion joints are evolving
Range evolution by Schoeck
When he took up his position as Managing Director of Schöck France, Brice Saint-Loup highlighted his desire to “deploy a growth strategy, based on innovation and diversification”. Indeed, beyond recognized expertise in thermal bridge breakers, Schöck offers a wide range of technical solutions, such as Schöck Stacon studs intended for the treatment of expansion joints. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Deadlines will be met for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris
Construction site
Less than nine months before the planned reopening of Notre-Dame de Paris, ravaged by a fire in 2019, the “deadlines and budget” of the titanic reconstruction project are met, assured Wednesday March 27 Philippe Jost, at the head of the public establishment which is responsible for it. Read more
Launch of work on the second Brest tram line
Construction site
Work on the second tram line in the Brest conurbation will begin at the beginning of April for work expected to end at the beginning of 2026, the metropolis announced Thursday March 21. Read more
The start-up Lockall invests 18 million euros to buy and transform the 22.000 m2 of a building in the City of Paris
Construction site
Lockall, the start-up specializing in supporting artisans, VSEs and SMEs and developing new storage solutions for individuals, has acquired a 22.000 m2 building in the 13th arrondissement from the city of Paris. The opening of this second storage center in Paris is planned for 2025. Read more
On the road to the Games: line 14 changes automatic piloting
An emblematic achievement of the transport plan for the Paris Olympic Games, the extension of metro line 14 to the north and south of the capital is accompanied by a total renewal of its automatic piloting, the new version of which was installed in February . Read more
The new swimming pools of Seine-Saint-Denis: an Olympic legacy to be built upon
At the Olympics, it will be used for water polo training. In front of the water lines of the new Courneuve swimming pool in Seine-Saint-Denis, elected official Oumarou Doucouré makes a wish: that it “benefits our kids”. Read more
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