EPC TRAVAUX

House builder Marseille

Building a house is a major investment that requires careful preparation. To this end, before launching the building project, it's important to have a thorough knowledge of the various phases and rules governing the construction of a home in the chosen city. But what steps should you take before starting to build a house in Marseille?

Steps involved in building in Marseille

There are several stages to a construction project in Marseille. First of all, you need to define the construction budget, buy the building plot, complete the administrative formalities and then start work on the project. In fact, before the land is purchased, a study of the soil composition must be carried out by a professional. Next, a customized construction plan must be drawn up in collaboration with an architect or construction company. 

The next step is to go to the Marseille town hall to apply for a building permit. A building permit is a prerequisite for building a house in Marseille. The final step is to obtain "dommage ouvrage" insurance. This insurance covers repairs and reimbursement in the event of any problems arising from faulty workmanship during the course of the project. You should also ensure that the work is carried out by a company offering a ten-year guarantee.

Where to build a single-family home in Marseille?

In the city of Marseille, it is strictly forbidden to build in certain zones: flood zones and classified zones. In fact, land in red or black zones cannot be used for construction projects, as they represent high-risk environments. Similarly, it is forbidden to build near a historic building within a 500-meter perimeter. To find out whether a plot of land is located in a blue, yellow or white zone, go to the Marseille town hall.

What are the steps involved in building a house in Marseille?

Drawing up a budget is an essential part of any home-building project. It must take into account the cost of purchasing the building plot, building materials and labor. In addition, to build better in Marseille, you need to :

Find a competent builder

When it comes to building your home, you can opt for either self-build or a general contractor. With self-build, you're the only one who coordinates all the workers on the site. The second option is to entrust supervision of the work to a construction professional or architect. However, it's important to find out about the latter's reputation, experience and customer satisfaction before requesting his or her services.

Drawing up a plan of the villa to be built

In order to provide their customers with a starting point, some builders offer a home catalog. This allows customers to easily personalize their project once they've opted for an architecture and floor plan. Other professionals offer a customized plan, starting from a blank sheet of paper to create the project. In both cases, it is advisable to take into account the pre-established budget when making your choice. However, it's important to strike a balance between building configurations, the subsoil of the plot, regulatory constraints, the assertion of personal taste, current market trends, the quality of materials and your budget.

Financing the project

The financing of a construction project can be carried out using your own funds or with a global loan. In the latter case, the bank you contact releases the funds earmarked for the purchase of the land and finances the house. To approve your loan application, the bank will take into account your debt capacity, your expenses, your living expenses, your professional situation and your account balance.

Regular site visits during the construction phase

To avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the work, it's important to keep a close eye on progress. This can be done by instant messaging, or by visiting the site when scheduled or authorized by the site manager. The title of owner does not give you the right to enter the site freely. You also need to call site meetings with the builder's agreement, to discuss progress with the craftsmen.

How to buy land in Marseille and at what price?

Before buying a building plot in Marseille, you need to make sure that it meets all the conditions required to accommodate a house. In fact, legal criteria stipulate that the subsoil, soil and environment of the plot must be able to withstand the weight of the house to be built. In addition, access to the site by road or path must be possible. It must also be possible to connect the site to the electricity, drinking water and sewage networks.

In addition, the plot of land must be legally authorized for construction. To do this, you need to go to the Marseille town hall to consult the town planning documents, so as to be convinced of the possibility of building on the plot. Don't forget to take a look at the land's certificat d'urbanisme (urban planning certificate), which lists any taxes applied to the land, any limitations on property rights, any town planning regulations and any existing connections.

The surface area and boundaries of the plot must be checked before the deed of sale is signed. Once the buyer and seller have reached a verbal agreement, they sign the compromis de vente and the acte authentique in the presence of a notary. However, the seller and buyer must first agree on the price and any payment terms. In addition, it should be noted that the purchase price varies according to the surface area, location, geographical situation, configuration and environment of the land.

General masonry

EPC Travaux carries out all your general masonry work, from small-scale masonry to structural work.

Facade renovation

EPC Travaux can help you with all aspects of your facade, adapting to your needs in terms of deadlines and budget.

Structural work

Are you planning to build, extend or raise the height of your property? Our skilled workers, specialized in structural work, will take your project in hand!

Renovations

We support you from A to Z to renovate the interior or exterior of your home.

Finishing work

EPC Travaux works on a wide range of projects: electrical, plumbing, insulation, painting, heating...

Swimming pool

Planning to build a swimming pool? EPC Travaux is also a specialist in the construction of your swimming pool.

The company

Are you planning to build or renovate a property? Are you looking for a reliable company to carry out the work? Then you've come to the right place!

Established in the Bouches-du-Rhône region since 2007, EPC Travaux is a company specializing in the construction of single-family homes, as well as the renovation of houses and apartments. We work throughout the Bouches-du-Rhône and neighboring departments: Var, Alpes-Maritimes, Gard, Alpes de Haute Provence, etc.

Thanks to our young, dynamic team, we're committed to providing you with the best solutions, and we follow through every project step by step. Our company takes pride in the quality of its work and customer satisfaction.

Our services are aimed at individuals, professionals and investors who wish to benefit from professional expertise.

How do I apply for a building permit in Marseille?

The mayor's office is the only body responsible for issuing building permits to anyone who applies for one. The first step in applying for a permit is to fill in an application form. This contains all the important information about the applicant and the construction project. In Marseille, building permit applications are made by submitting four complete files to the town hall.

In addition to the above-mentioned documents, the Marseille town hall requires a descriptive notice of the project, a plan of the facades and roofs, and a 3D graphic document. The notice is an overall presentation of the project, the configuration of the building plot, and the materials and colors to be used during construction.

The facade and roof plans enable the external appearance and heights of the construction to be assessed. As for the graphic document, this is a 3D model that gives the authorities a clear view of the project in its environment from the public space.

In addition, two photographs, one showing the site in the immediate environment and the other in the distant environment, were requested by the Marseille city council. The first photograph shows the buildings in the immediate vicinity, while the second shows the project's surroundings, in particular the neighbouring streets and buildings.

Finally, to build a house on a housing estate in Marseille, you will need to present a certificate stating the building area allocated to the plot. A certificate attesting to the completion of the installations serving the lot is also required when applying for a building permit.

In addition to the above-mentioned documents, the Marseille town hall requires a descriptive notice of the project, a plan of the facades and roofs, and a 3D graphic document. The notice is an overall presentation of the project, the configuration of the building plot, and the materials and colors to be used during construction.

The facade and roof plans enable the external appearance and heights of the construction to be assessed. As for the graphic document, this is a 3D model that gives the authorities a clear view of the project in its environment from the public space.

In addition, two photographs, one showing the site in the immediate environment and the other in the distant environment, were requested by the Marseille city council. The first photograph shows the buildings in the immediate vicinity, while the second shows the project's surroundings, in particular the neighbouring streets and buildings.

Finally, to build a house on a housing estate in Marseille, you will need to present a certificate stating the building area allocated to the plot. A certificate attesting to the completion of the installations serving the lot is also required when applying for a building permit.

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