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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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What if you could own a property in one of the most beautiful settings in the French Alps with views to die for, 5 star facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities all with top quality maintenance…
MGM, the leading alpine property developer, had a brilliant year. Not only did they launch numerous new developments, but they tripled their year-on-year UK sales figures, with Brits snapping up apartments in droves. Seven new developments are due to launch…
The team at FrenchEntrée have come to rely on MGM French Properties to send us truly drool-worthy properties, and their latest French property development is no exception. The leading Alpine property developer is launching an exclusive new development, Residence Manaka,…
New Build French Property Is Ideal for Overseas Buyers At Sunny French Property we are convinced that new build French property is ideal for buyers who are buying from far away. There is no supervision of works since it is…
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 have…
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 the…
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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.
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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.