Renovation in marseille

Renovation work requires a substantial budget and raises many questions. This is only to be expected, since the subject covers such a vast area.

Renovation can involve a complete overhaul of your home, or a reworking of the interior design. In any case, such a project requires the expertise of a professional. If you don't get the results you want, you risk losing money and being condemned to live in a house you don't like.

How to successfully renovate your home? Which craftsman to choose in Marseille? How to prepare your budget? Find the answers in this article.

Feasibility and budget study

Whether it's modernizing a bathroom, adding an extension to a house or creating a veranda, interior and exterior renovation is a priority for the majority of French people. The latest statistics show that 60% consider energy renovation essential. Over 80,000 verandas are installed in France every year.

Are you one of these people? First of all, you need to draw up a set of specifications and clearly define your project. Do you just want to change the windows? Install a fireplace to save energy? Change the flooring? Whatever the nature of your project, it needs to be thought through over the long term.

You need to know the regulations in force in your area before you go ahead with your project. To do this, you need to consult the local urban development plan. If you're planning to build an extension or veranda of less than 40 m², you'll need a prior declaration. If the surface area is larger, you'll need planning permission.

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 Marseille 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.

There are many reasons to renovate. You've just bought an old property where renovation is necessary. If this is the case, you need to know the various characteristics of your property in order to make an inventory of the work required.


In an old home, an energy audit is often the first priority, to assess the quality of materials, insulation and equipment. If you include this energy dimension in your renovation project, you may even be eligible for certain government grants.


Carrying out an energy audit is a job for building professionals. However, it's best to entrust the task to a craftsman with RGE certification in Marseille. He will then give your home an energy rating.


Once the assessment has been carried out, you'll need to take stock of your home. What year was it built? Is the property in a protected zone? What kind of work are you planning? Do the plumbing and electrical systems meet current standards? The answers to these questions will determine the nature and scope of the work to be carried out.

The price of a house renovation in Marseille can quickly soar, depending on the ambition of your project. Other parameters, such as the choice of materials and professionals, also affect your budget. For a complete renovation, you should expect to pay an average of 1,000 euros/square meter.


The estimate allows you to better anticipate the price. However, it's best to leave a 10% margin to cover any unforeseen circumstances. What if the budget isn't enough? In this case, you need to prioritize your operations. This allows you to put priority work at the top of your list, such as bringing your electrical installation up to standard, or insulation work.


Now that you've made an inventory of the work to be done, you have a list of the work to be carried out. To keep your renovation costs under control, you can distinguish between work you can do yourself.


You now have a list of priority jobs. It enables you to establish a precise budget based on professional estimates. You can include financial aid in your calculation.

Faced with the cost of a complete renovation, it's tempting to take matters into your own hands and do it all yourself. However, in certain situations, professional intervention is necessary. It guarantees work that complies with current standards.


What's more, the work is covered by the biennial and decennial warranties. Hiring an RGE-certified craftsman is also a condition of eligibility for financial aid.


If you're planning to take on a few jobs, it's best to opt for interior decoration work such as painting and wallpapering. These jobs are safe for your health and your home.

You've set a budget for your renovation project. You want to work with a professional. Except that in Marseille, there are many craftsmen in the field. Finding the right contact is no easy task. The choice of expert depends on the scope of the work.


Renovation is said to be "heavy" when it involves the creation of an extension, structural and roofing work, or alterations to the facade. In such cases, you need the expert advice of an architect. Hiring this expert is even a must if you're planning to extend your living space by more than 150 square meters. He or she will supervise the project for you. In the absence of an architect, it's best to entrust the work to a specialist construction company in Marseille.


Renovation is called "light" or "second work" when it involves painting, replacing floor coverings, bringing electrical installations up to standard, improving thermal insulation or renewing the heating system. In this case, you don't need to go through an architect or a general building contractor. You can hire a craftsman directly, such as a plumber/heating engineer, electrician or painter.


However, you have to coordinate the work yourself. This requires good communication with the professionals. You also need to check that the work is in order. It's not always easy to manage the plumber, electrician and painter all at once. That's why it's best to work with a specialized company in Marseille.


Finally, the last category of renovation work includes interior fittings and refreshments. These involve fewer constraints. What's more, you can take charge of some of the work yourself. Nevertheless, you should always bear in mind that such work, despite its simplicity, requires patience and a choice of suitable materials and products. That's why the experience of a professional is always necessary. When it comes to painting, a craftsman painter delivers better, longer-lasting results. For interior design, the expertise of an interior architect or decorator makes all the difference.

On average, materials account for 40% of a renovation budget. If you choose a high-end material, your budget is likely to increase. Noble, durable materials such as wood are generally the most expensive. If you opt for low-end materials, you risk losing out in the long run.


With a professional, you're covered by the biennial or decennial warranty. What's more, you'll pay less for materials, since craftsmen benefit from a 10% VAT rate. When you choose a specialized company in Marseille, you're choosing a partner with an address book full of partners. Indeed, a specialized company already works with a supplier of tiling, kitchen and plumbing materials.


Finally, even if you entrust the job to a professional, make time for yourself to monitor the work. The longer you're on site, the sooner any imperfections will be identified and corrected by the professionals.

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