Building in the Var

Who doesn't dream of owning a home in a region where the cicadas sing all day long and the sun caresses the blue sea as far as the eye can see? But building a home can be a daunting prospect when you're not sure what to expect. Let's take a look at what you need to know to give you the impetus you need to realize your building project in the Var region.

Building your home in the Var

Before you can enjoy the joys of homeownership in the sunny Var region, you'll need to take a number of steps. To make things as straightforward as possible, we've divided the process into two parts: the organizational phase - before construction - and the more concrete phase, which begins when work starts.


You've always dreamed of owning your own home, and now you're about to take the plunge. Here are the items on your new to-do list:


  • define the budget for your home project, taking market prices into account,
  • find a building plot that meets your expectations in terms of environment and nearby infrastructure,
  • choose your builder and type of construction,
  • sign the construction contract,
  • receive its building permit,
  • find financing for your project.


The administrative formalities have been successfully completed, and work can begin. From now on, your construction project becomes more concrete, and its materialization will gradually evolve before your very eyes. Onwards and upwards :

Structural work

What will be done by the craftsmen:


  • groundwork and earthworks,
  • basement and foundation work,
  • pouring the slab and erecting the walls,
  • roofing and waterproofing.

Finishing touches

This involves work that takes place at a later stage, such as :


  • home insulation,
  • partitioning and cladding,
  • plumbing, electrical connections and heating installation,
  • tiles and paints.

Fitting out after handover

This is where the owners themselves usually get in on the action. This phase can be thought of as the finishing touches:


  • wall decoration,
  • installation of furniture in the rooms of the dwelling,
  • exterior landscaping (balconies or gardens).

During the construction phase, which is generally entrusted to craftsmen, you'll need to monitor progress through regular site visits. Once you've moved in, all you need to do is take out comprehensive home insurance.

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!


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 Var 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 Var and neighboring departments: Bouches-du-Rhône, 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.

You seem to think life is better in a house than in an apartment, but you have no idea of the construction costs and advantages of building your own home rather than investing in an old one? Let's find out:

New home prices in the Var

According to the real estate website Le Partenaire, which has created an Observatoire du Marché de l'Immobilier to monitor price trends, the average price for building a house in the Var is €329,122, excluding the cost of the land. A 4-room house costs around €316,000, and a 5-room house €357,752. The price per m2 of new real estate in the Var is €3,604.

The advantages of new-build

Cheaper than the old one

Old is more expensive than new. It's better to build if you want to save some money. According to data from the Observatoire du Marché de l'Immobilier, the average price of an old house in the Var is €602,249, almost double that of a new house. You should also be aware that the cost of energy-efficient renovations (insulation, thermal renovations, etc.) is not negligible.

A home built just for you

The home you see before you will be the one you choose with the help of your builder. And you'll be the first to occupy it.

Manufacturer warranties and tax benefits

The builder is obliged to protect you for several years against any incidents arising from the work carried out. Depending on the commune you choose, you may be exempt from property tax for two years.

For you, a house means too much upkeep. You can't see yourself mowing the lawn all summer long, and feeling isolated from your neighbors makes you feel bored. The choice of building your own apartment in the Var region is right up your alley.

The price of a new apartment

On average, it costs €316,000 to buy a new apartment in the Var region. Prices naturally vary according to the size of the apartment. From around €170,000 for a new studio to almost €800,000 for a 5-room apartment. The price per m2 is around €5,000.

Choose new rather than old

New properties sell better than old ones. You'll pay less for an existing apartment than for a brand-new one. The price per m2 in an old property is around €4,000. However, investing in a new property is a guarantee of compliance with the latest insulation standards. Under certain conditions, you can also benefit from a zero-rate loan and reduced notary fees. You'll also benefit from a multi-year manufacturer's warranty. Last but not least, if you're investing in a rental property, new-builds rent better than old-builds.

How do you go about buying a new apartment?

Unless you're planning to build an entire building with several apartments for rental use, the purchase of a new apartment is based on a catalog defined by the property developer. The developer buys the building plots and calls on a builder to design the project. All the end customer has to do is find out about the areas on sale and choose the apartment that suits their needs. Once purchased, they can follow the progress of the work and fit out their home as they wish.

The Var wouldn't be the Var without the villas nestled along its coastline. Do you love luxury and dream of having your own villa in a heavenly spot? Here's some information for you!


The difference between house and villa

The difference lies not in the number of rooms, but rather in the overall size of the interior and exterior spaces. The villa is more spacious, often surrounded by large green grounds and a swimming pool, and is often the custom creation of an architect. A villa is a pleasure home located on a holiday resort.


Building your own villa

The villa market is in a class of its own. It is aimed at a more affluent clientele than the average, and the land for sale on which to build a villa is not the same as that for a traditional house. In general, customers will be looking for large, wooded plots of land close to the sea and in highly sought-after neighborhoods. They'll also be looking for a professional with the skills to build them a swimming pool. Prices for a new villa vary according to the location of the plot and the project itself.

Whether it's an apartment, house or villa, building in the Var is generally the Holy Grail for many households. If building here is more expensive than elsewhere in France, it's easy to see why, when you stroll along its miles of sunny beaches. When you call on a builder for your project in the Var, you can be sure that your home will meet your requirements, both aesthetically and in terms of the quality of the work. EPC Travaux is here to help you build the home of your dreams.

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