EPC TRAVAUX

SECOND WORK

At EPC Travaux, you'll find all the building trades involved in completing, fitting out and embellishing your property.

MAKE YOUR PROJECTS LIVABLE

Once you've finished building your project, you'll need to make it habitable and aesthetically pleasing, so that it reflects your tastes and satisfies you.

EPC Travaux offers you its expertise in finishing work in the Bouches-du-Rhône and neighboring departments.

The fields covered by the finishing work :

  • Insulating your property,
  • Laying different types of exterior cladding (facades, stone, wood, etc.)
  • Installation of various interior coverings (partitions, floors, tiles, etc.)
  • Installation of various equipment (heating, plumbing, doors, etc.)

Our finishing services

At EPC Travaux, we have a team dedicated to plumbing.

Our plumbers install pipes, bring water systems up to standard, connect sanitary fittings and drains...

Because a good place to live is a warm place to be. Our team of heating and smoke specialists takes care of everything from heating and air conditioning systems to chimney flues...
EPC Travaux guarantees the reliability of your electrical network upgrades. Our electricians work on the electrical connections to your property and the power supply to your various equipment.
We take care of the interior and exterior finishing of your property. This is where our tilers and floorers come in, as they specialize in laying floor and wall coverings.
At EPC Travaux, we are qualified to rethink your layout. That's the job of our plasterers, who install partitions and associated sound and heat insulation.

For a property that reflects a clean, healthy image, we take care of all your painting needs.

Our painters add the finishing touches to your interiors, making them clean and attractive and maximizing the room's assets (light, layout...).

What's second work?

Finishing work refers to all the work carried out after the shell phase in the construction of a building. The aim is to make the building habitable, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Here's a more detailed definition and the main categories of finishing work:

 

Definition of finishing :

Finishing work includes work that does not affect the building's load-bearing structure, but is essential for its comfort, use and aesthetic appeal. This work takes place after completion of the shell, which includes the foundations, load-bearing walls, framework and roof.

 

Main categories of finishing work :

Finishing work covers a range of tasks essential to the finish and habitability of a building. Among the main categories are partitions and linings, which divide interior spaces and improve thermal and acoustic insulation. Thermal and acoustic insulation uses materials such as glass wool or polystyrene to guarantee optimum comfort. Plumbing and sanitaryware cover the installation of water networks and equipment such as washbasins and showers. Electrical work includes the creation of circuits and the installation of sockets, switches and lighting. Heating and ventilation includes the installation of radiators, underfloor heating and ventilation systems. Interior joinery work includes the installation of doors, cupboards, staircases and parquet flooring. Floor and wall coverings, such as tiles, carpets, paint and wallpaper, provide the final aesthetic touch. Locksmithing and metalwork involve the installation of metal elements such as railings. Finally, home automation integrates automated systems to manage lighting, heating and security, contributing to a modern, comfortable home.

 

The importance of finishing

The finishing touches are crucial, transforming the rough structure into a functional living space. It directly influences the comfort, energy efficiency and aesthetics of the building. Finishing work requires precise coordination between different trades to ensure that all systems and finishes are installed correctly and function harmoniously.

A finishing company is one that specializes in carrying out finishing and interior work on a building, after the shell phase (construction of the building's main structure). These companies intervene to make the building habitable, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Their work covers a wide range of specialties and trades. Finishing companies can offer one or more of these specialties, and they play a crucial role in completing buildings, whether they are new constructions, renovations or refurbishments. Their expertise ensures that interior spaces meet customers' desired standards of comfort, functionality and aesthetics.

The finishing trades encompass several specialties, each playing an essential role in the finish and functionality of a building. Here are the main building trades:

  • Plasterer: Makes plasterboard partitions, ceilings and linings. He also plasters and finishes interior surfaces.

  • Electrician: Installs electrical networks, distribution boards, sockets, switches and lighting systems. Ensures compliance and safety of installations.

  • Plumber-heater: Takes care of plumbing installations (water supply, drainage) and heating systems (boilers, radiators, underfloor heating). He also installs sanitary equipment.

  • Joiner: Manufactures and installs interior joinery (doors, cupboards, staircases), parquet flooring and custom furniture.

  • Tiler: Installs tiled floor and wall coverings (tiles, earthenware), often in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas requiring an easy-to-clean surface.

  • Painter-decorator: Prepares surfaces and applies coatings (paint, wallpaper, decorative plaster) to walls and ceilings.

  • Solier-moquettiste: Installs resilient floor coverings such as carpet, linoleum, vinyl and laminate.

  • HVAC installer: Installs and maintains ventilation, air conditioning and sometimes heating systems to ensure optimum thermal comfort.

  • Metalworker: Makes and installs metal components such as railings, banisters, and sometimes metal structures for partitions and other decorative elements.

  • Insulation technician: Installs insulating materials to improve a building's thermal and acoustic performance.

  • Home automation technician: Installs automated management systems for building equipment (lighting, heating, security, etc.) to optimize comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Flexible floor covering installer: Specialized in laying PVC, linoleum and other flexible materials.

These trades often work closely together to ensure the consistency and quality of the building's finishes. Their specialized skills are essential to transform a rough structure into a functional, habitable space.

To know whether a job falls under the heading of structural work or finishing work, it's essential to understand the distinctions between these two construction phases. Here are a few key points to help you differentiate between them:

Structural work

Structural work is the work that ensures the solidity and stability of the building. It generally includes :

  • Earthworks: Site preparation, excavation and backfilling.
  • Foundations: Building foundations (surface foundations, deep foundations).
  • Load-bearing structure: Construction of load-bearing walls, columns, beams and floors.
  • Framing: Installation of the structure that supports the roof.
  • Roofing: Installation of roofing (tiles, slates, etc.) and waterproofing.
  • Sanitation: Installation of drainage and wastewater management systems.

Finishing

Finishing work is what makes a building habitable and functional. It includes :

  • Interior partitions: Installation of non-load-bearing partitions to divide interior spaces.
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation: Installation of insulating materials to improve thermal and acoustic comfort.
  • Plumbing: Installation of water systems and sanitary equipment (sinks, toilets, showers).
  • Electricity: Installation of electrical circuits, sockets, switches and lighting.
  • Heating and ventilation: Installation of heating systems (radiators, boilers) and ventilation systems (VMC).
  • Floor coverings: Laying tiles, parquet, carpets, etc.
  • Wall and ceiling coverings: Application of paint, wallpaper, plaster and other wall finishes.
  • Interior joinery: Installation of interior doors, cupboards, staircases and other wooden elements.
  • Locksmithing: Installation of metal elements such as railings and banisters.
  • Home automation: Installation of automated building equipment management systems.

How to identify?

Look at the purpose of the job: if the job is to ensure the stability and structure of the building, it's probably structural work. If the aim is to make the building habitable, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, it's secondary work.

Consider the stage of the project: The first stages, such as foundations and framing, are part of the shell. The final stages, such as cladding and interior fittings, are part of the finishing work.

Nature of materials and work: Use of concrete, steel and bricks for foundations, load-bearing walls and framework (structural work). Use of plasterboard, tiles, paint and sanitary fittings (finishing work).

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.

Renovations

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

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!

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.

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