New Builds in France

NewbuildWelcome 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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Building in France – Planning Application

  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

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Log cabins, chalets and eco-friendly property in France

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.

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Buying a new build in France, a real story

‘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…

Lake Annecy

MGM’s new lakeside homes

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.’