MaPrimeRenov: the energy efficiency grant for French Residents

MaPrimeRenov is a grant made up of several parts - some funded by the government and managed by the organisation L’Anah, and some funded by fuel suppliers such as EDF - and it now replaces the Credit d’Impôts system for eco renovation reimbursement, which ended on 31 December 2020. It’s not actually a new thing; the government has simply opened the grant system (previously reserved for those with a very modest income) to everyone. They say it’s to boost the economy, improve the housing stock’s energy rating, and encourage the population to make changes to improve their energy consumption.

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What is RT2020 and how will it affect you?

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RT2020 is the latest update to a set of building regulations laid out by the French government to reduce carbon emissions. It builds on the concept of reducing energy waste, by incorporating new obligations to increase renewable energy production, too.

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The art of finding a tradesperson in France

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Everything you need to know about finding a tradesperson in France, who you can trust, from what documents they should be able to show you before starting any work, to the final invoice.

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What you need to know about CONSUEL

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What does ‘CONSUEL’ mean? CONSUEL is the acronym for Comité National pour la Sécurité des Usagers de l’Électricité (which, for anyone still learning French, translates as ‘National Committee for the…

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Everything you need to know about ‘affouage’

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With wood burning appliances becoming more and more efficient, the ancient French tradition of ‘affouage’ – which gives individuals the right to gather wood from a local forest - is…

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What is an Artisan?

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Say the word ‘artisan’ to someone in the UK and they’ll think you're about to try and sell them an expensive loaf of bread from a ‘boutique’ bakery. Come to…

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Artisan Guide: Financial Aid for Home Improvements

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Did you know that when your customers embark on home improvements and renovations, they can claim support for their project?  The information is sometimes difficult to procure and then there…

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