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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 21
France needs 400.000 additional homes per year, according to a study
Study / Review / Report
France needs nearly 400.000 additional homes per year by 2030, mainly because of the "loosening of households", due in particular to divorce and aging, according to a study presented on Tuesday May 21 in Paris. Read more
The real estate crisis is taking hold in construction materials
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The real estate crisis, which is reflected in the plunge in construction and promotion, is spreading to all sectors of activity, upstream and downstream, including materials. Thus, the shock in rates and credit has mainly led to an adjustment of the market by quantities rather than by prices, the levels of which are falling relatively little, especially when it comes to new goods. Read more
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The fall in property prices continues on the French coast
Study / Review / Report
Every year, as the summer season approaches, the specialized portal Find-un-logement-neuf.com, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, unveils its barometer of the prices of new apartments in popular tourist destinations on the French coast. Read more
Apprenticeship in construction, what are the findings in 2024?
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
The results of the latest edition of the Apprentice Life Barometers (BVA) and Business Life Barometers (BVE) designed in partnership with CAPEB and CCCA-BTP, confirm the commitment of building craftsmen in terms of skills transmission and training of young people generations. Read more
SRU law: the will of mayors “determining” in achieving objectives, according to a study
Study / Review / Report
Compliance with the social housing quotas imposed by the Solidarity and Urban Renewal (SRU) law on certain municipalities depends first of all on the political will of mayors, according to a study unveiled Thursday May 23 by the Abbé Pierre Foundation (FAP). Read more
Land take down only slightly, report says
Study / Review / Report
Consumption of natural, agricultural and forestry spaces is down slightly in 2022, a trend to be taken with caution, according to a report from the Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Development (Cerema). Read more
Financializing agricultural land is “dangerous”, according to the president of a regulatory body
“Creating a financial product from agricultural land”, as the government proposes, “in a country like ours, it is dangerous and it is not suitable”, declared Wednesday May 22 the president of Safer , a land regulation body. Read more
Macron promises better growth and wants to continue reforms
Emmanuel Macron predicted a clear improvement in French growth in the second half of 2024 and defended his supply-side policy, saying he wanted to maintain the course of reforms in order to restore public finances, in an interview published Wednesday May 22 by L'Express. Read more
Impact job offers fell by 5% in the first quarter of the year compared to a decline of 1% for all offers
While the number of job offers shows an overall decline of 10% in the first quarter of 2024 (vs. Q1 2023), recruitment opportunities for impact jobs are holding up better. Indeed, 390.000 available job offers were identified between the months of January and March 2024, or 14% of the total job offers offered on the labor market. Read more
European elections: building craftsmen send their proposals to candidates
News Organization by CAPEB
In a context of unprecedented tensions for the sector, with in particular an activity which is experiencing an unprecedented decline in the new construction market, as well as in renovation maintenance for the first time in 3 years, and an increasing complexity of regulations, the European elections on June 9 are very important for craft construction companies because part of the responses to these issues are European. Read more
Dominique Zaccagnino is elected President of the Greater Paris Building Office
Appointment by FFB Greater Paris
The Office du Bâtiment Grand Paris (OBGP) was created in 2018 by the Fédération Française du Bâtiment Grand Paris Ile-de-France and the National Union of French Unions of Architects, with the aim of facilitating exchanges between entrepreneurs in the Building and architects. Dominique Zaccagnino, administrator at the FFB Grand Paris IDF, was elected President of the OBGP on May 16, 2024 for 3 years and thus succeeds François Pelegrin, architect. Read more
The Senate expands a simplification text for the transformation of offices into housing
The Senate adopted on Wednesday May 22 a text aimed at facilitating the transformation of offices into housing by extending it to other constructions such as garages or educational buildings. Read more
The regulation of furnished tourist accommodation: once again, the text from the Senate misses its target
As discussions begin on May 21 in the Senate on the transpartisan bill aimed at strengthening the regulatory tools for furnished tourist accommodation at the local level, the UNPI expresses the greatest concerns about poorly targeted and discouraging measures for hundreds of thousands of small owners without this text providing solutions to the housing crisis. Read more
Mayors will be able to “set quotas” concerning furnished tourist accommodation, welcomes Kasbarian
Mayors will be able to "set quotas" on new authorizations for the rental of furnished tourist accommodation throughout the year, the Minister Delegate for Housing Guillaume Kasbarian welcomed Wednesday, May 22, the day after the adoption of a proposal for law in the Senate. Read more
Road safety at work: CAPEB raises awareness among artisans of the risks of accidents
Prevention / Security by CAPEB
In 2022, 485 people in France died on a work-related journey (home-work journey or professional journey), or 15% of road deaths. Road accidents remain one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. Faced with this risk, CAPEB and IRIS-ST are mobilizing to raise awareness among building tradespeople. Read more
Unedic assesses the possible impacts of the future unemployment insurance reform
The expected reform of Unemployment Insurance could affect up to a third of beneficiaries, according to evaluations of some of the measures envisaged by the government to review the rules for compensating job seekers, according to an internal Unedic document . Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Rehau inaugurates its cutting-edge training center for technological buildings
News Manufacturer by REHAU Tube
Leader in polymer solutions for the plumbing and heating sector, REHAU is proud to announce the opening of its brand new REHAU BT Training Center in Limonest. This state-of-the-art training center is designed to provide an immersive, quality learning experience for industry professionals. Read more
New FDES sheets: by focusing on recycled materials, Myral becomes the least carbon-intensive clothing system on the market
News Manufacturer by Myral
This is a first step and a first outcome for Myral and its Neutral.ITE 2025 approach. The two new Environmental and Health Declaration Sheets (FDES): Myral ECO 1 and Myral ECO 2, recently published on the INIES database, place Myral in the top 5 of the most carbon-free systems out of all Exterior Thermal Insulation (ITE) solutions, and even allow it to become the least carbon-free cladding system on the market, according to a comparative study. Read more
European Bosch Pro Tour to discover Bosch Professional tools and services live
News Manufacturer by Bosch Australia
Since April, the new Bosch Pro Tour demonstration truck has been hitting the road to tour Europe, after traveling through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This second presentation tour will offer professionals from all trades the opportunity to discover Bosch Professional power tools, measuring instruments and accessories in more than 50 different locations. Read more
fischer France, the brand of fixing systems best known to DIY enthusiasts in France
Zoom Manufacturer by fisherman
At the end of 2023, fischer France, world leader in fastening systems meeting the needs of professionals and DIY enthusiasts, commissioned a reputation and image study from EDinstitut, an independent marketing research institute, to take stock of its reputation to individuals, occasional and regular DIYers. Read more
Discover the ATE “SANCOL” range of tubes and fittings
Video by ATE
Discover in this video the ATE “SANCOL” range of tubes and fittings for sanitation and its many advantages: resistance, guaranteed tightness, easy to install... and much more! Find “SANCOL” products on mypum.fr or in a PUM agency: https://www.mypum.fr/search?s=%22SANCOL%22 Read more
Testimonial from Mickael, MDLEC company, user of the Obat building estimate and invoice software
Video by Drug
Testimony from Mickael, manager of MDLEC, specialist in electrical work in Châtillon-en-Vendelais (35), highlighting the positive impact of Obat, the building management, quoting and invoicing software, designed specifically for professional building craftsmen. Read more
Renovation of a private mansion in Paris 16th century
Video by Toupret
We are proud to have been able to support the Hamelin company during its intervention in a private hotel in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Read more
Hinkley Point C EPR Bouygues Construction
Video by Bouygues Construction
An unprecedented construction project and a formidable human adventure. This is how we can describe the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, near Bristol. Read more
Hellio decarbonizes agriculture: 20% energy savings for the Orchards of Sennevières
Video by hello
Making agriculture more responsible, thanks to Energy Savings Certificates (EEC), is possible. Proof by example in Chèvreville in Oise, where Hellio's support has enabled Vergers de Sennevières to make significant energy savings. Read more
Episode 4 - What is an industrialist committed to sustainable development?
Video by bio'bric
What's new for this 4th episode "Sustainable development strategy, it's a broad subject"? Answer: The production of green electricity Via the installation of photovoltaic panels on the ground on old clay deposits, on shade sheds in parks & on the roofs of factories. Read more
Clareo Project: Lille Forum
Video by lightening
Supporting their clients on all their technical projects, the Clareo team recently collaborated with the companies Ramery and Eiffage Énergie, for the lighting of the Lille Forum. Read more
Viacon France TuboSTORE in Villars les Dombes
Video by Viacon
Viacon France recovers rainwater with its TuboSTORE® buried storage tank solution. A good example with this 60 m3 tank which will supply the watering network of the nursery of the GAMM VERT store in Villars les Dombes. Read more
Products and Materials
Variance P: Glass cladding system
Advertising-editorial by SADEV
SADEV innovates with an invisible fixing system developed especially for glass facade cladding: Variance P. Through its patented system, VARIANCE P makes it possible to clad all types of facades with the greatest ease, with the most careful rendering. Read more
Acoustic Syntesis Line, the latest in Eclisse sliding doors
New product by Eclisse France
The SYNTESIS range is enriched with a new model. SYNTESIS LINE ACOUSTIC is a creation that meets the needs for invisibility, tranquility and silence favorable to concentration, teleworking, well-being and living well together. Read more
Validation of the performance of the new “filtering air inlet” technology installed in the Athletes’ Village
Test / Trial / Certification
As a major sporting event approaches, TEQOYA, designer and manufacturer of air purifiers, CETIAT and the Aldes group, specialist in ventilation and thermal comfort solutions, have worked closely to validate a new technology “L “filtering air inlet” which will be installed in the Athletes’ village. Read more
ID4 98-62 S partition from SPP, the first solution on the market with increased acoustic performance and fire resistance
Product zoom
French specialists in construction systems for interior design, the SPP|PAI brands have a 360° offering for general and specialized trading. SPP|PAI offers professionals frames and accessories, finishing profiles, plasterboards, joint strips, fixing systems, metal cassettes, tilting and self-supporting trays and inspection hatches. Read more
Projects and Achievements
PSG plans its future stadium at the Saint-Cloud racecourse
Decided from the Parc des Princes, Paris SG plans to build its future stadium at the Saint-Cloud racecourse (Hauts-de-Seine), a source close to management told AFP on Saturday, May 18, confirming information from the newspaper L'Equipe. Read more
AirvaultGOCO2: Heidelberg Materials launches a CCUS project in France
Project by Heidelberg Materials
Heidelberg Materials will carry out a carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) project at its Airvault cement plant in Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Read more
The Paris Council asks to reduce the height of the Triangle Tower
Construction site
The elected Parisian environmentalists, rebellious allies of Anne Hidalgo, and the oppositions from the right and the center have once again put the PS mayor in the minority on the contested project of the Triangle tower under construction, via a text requesting a reduction in its height. Read more
Inauguration in Seine-Saint-Denis of a key bridge to alleviate urban divides
A 300 m long pedestrian bridge spanning the Gare du Nord railway line was inaugurated on Thursday May 16 in Saint-Denis, a symbolic work of the urban metamorphoses currently experiencing Seine-Saint-Denis. Read more
Products of the week

Heat pump and air conditioning cover

Flat window for flat roof accessible to pedestrians

Fiber cement facade panel

Lacquered aluminum soffit / paneling





Macau line handles, a unique shape in brass

Collection with door, drawer and open niche

Densified wood flooring

2 in 1 stair lift




ABC Lift

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