For those seeking to purchase a ski property in the French Alps this season, it would be wise to keep both Val d’Isere and Alpe d’Huez areas at the forefront of your thoughts. Val d’Isere At an altitude of 1850m,…
New Builds in France
Welcome to our comprehensive guide to New Builds in France. A complete online resource for information for those who are thinking about building a new house in France.
An increasing number of people wishing to own property in France either as their main home or holiday home are buying a New Build property, rather than redevelop or renovate an existing property. Here you will find all the information you need to guide you through the process whether buying from a developer or building your home yourself. You’ll find out the role of an Architect, Developer etc., planning laws and regulations and much more.
If you can’t find the information you are looking for in this section, please scroll down the page where you will find all of our articles on New Builds in France.
Different Types of New Builds in France
New Build options: from a traditional house to something a bit different.
Practicalities of buying a New Build Property in France
Everything you need to know when planning to build or buy a New Build in France
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It is a truth universally acknowledged (on the Hexagon anyway) that the French really do prefer to buy new properties. Across France, in cities, towns and tiny villages, new builds are being snapped up by buyers. However, they now…
Following on from Building in France: from grassy knoll to approved plans. Renovation expert Stephen Davies shares part two of his case study of a complete new-build in France. In this detailed step-by-step description, we follow the development of…
Certificat d’urbanisme Permis de Construire Permis modificatif (permis de construire ou d’aménager) Déclaration Préalable Certificat d’urbanisme – Outline planning permission ‘in principal’ The Certificate d’Urbanism is a document which gives details of the planning rules that apply…
In this detailed step-by-step description, we follow the development of a new-build from an empty plot to the approval of the building plans.
It is becoming increasingly popular to purchase a plot of land in order to build your own property. This article guides you through your options …
If you are renovating or converting an existing building, are you under obligation to conform to laws regarding accessibility? Or is it enough to apply common sense?
France has some truly outstanding modernist and contemporary architecture, not just public buildings but also private dwellings. Many represent excellent value for money as they provide large, light, airy living spaces plus the bonus of living in an extraordinary, unique environment and a piece of architectural history.
Where is the best place to buy a ski property in France? If you love skiing you already know that here you’ll find some of the best slopes in Europe.
Our growing awareness of the impact we have on our environment has led to a growing interest in eco-buildings as full-time residences. Wood is a sustainable resource and careful husbandry will allow these products to be available long after the plastic, fossil fuel created windows and doors become uneconomical.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced a “fiscal package” to reactivate the property sector in France, mostly aimed at the new build and buy-to-let sector.
Every home in France must be equipped with an independent smoke alarm (DAAF Détecteur avertisseur autonome de fumée) by March 8, 2015 at the latest. The DAAF has to comply with the norm NF EN14604 or CE EN14604 and can…
‘New build’ refers to property that is built by a developer, and which is then offered for sale. Other phrases such as ‘off-plan’ and ‘new developments’ mean essentially the same thing. Here is a true account about buying new build in France…
It’s a cliché, but like many clichés it contains an element of truth; the French in general really do prefer to buy new properties rather than older ones. Across France, in cities, towns and tiny villages, new homes are being…
The popularity of new residential developments around Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France has prompted the developer to draw up plans for several other new schemes close to what has been dubbed ‘the cleanest lake in Europe.’