Collective housing

For contractors and developers, building collective housing requires quick and efficient jobsites, top level thermal insulation and environmental features, as well as specific high strength solutions and logistics for high-rise constructions. At Lafarge, we understand your challenges and we are capable of working with you to develop the most appropriate construction solutions and building systems using cement, concrete and aggregates adapted to meet your requirements, from thermal efficient concrete to precast products, high-performance concretes and Efficient Building Systems.


Building collective housing means business. Therefore, as a contractor, developer or architect, you have specific expectations when it comes to construction:

  • Selling flats faster and improving the profitability of your project, through more efficient work on jobsites.
  • Being compliant with local construction thermal regulations, with the help of state-of-the-art insulation performance.
  • Increasing the value of your project and attracting buyers and renters with green building accreditations and labels (LEED, BREEAM, HQE, etc.) and superior environmental features for water, waste and recycling.


For high-rise buildings, contractors, developers and architects also need to:

  • Maximize the space available for sale by reducing structural elements' floor area, thanks to high-strength structural solutions.
  • Ensure continuous delivery of large volumes of materials, even in crowded city centers that are difficult to reach.

You can rely on Lafarge for all the challenges of your mid- to high-rise collective housing projects


We can speed up your jobsites

  • Enjoy easy on-site assembly with optimized manpower, with our wide portfolio of precast concrete solutions.
  • Build upper floors quicker with our rapid strength concrete Chronolia®, which reaches its maximal strength level faster.
  • Use thinner structural columns with superior strength thanks to our high performance concretes. You can maximize available space and increase the profitability of your project.

We contribute to the thermal performance of your collective housing construction

  • Reduce energy consumption with our advanced Thermedia® thermal-efficient concrete range, which also cuts down heating and cooling costs for your building and your clients.
  • Get compliant with most local construction thermal regulations, thanks to our complete range of high thermal performance concrete blocks.
  • Create energy-efficient construction elements (walls, floors, roofs, etc.) with our selection of Efficient Building Systems™, combining our cement, aggregates and concrete solutions with other insulating components. For example, our insulated concrete formwork for walls and lightweight insulated façades using our UHPC Ductal®.

We help you receive the most demanding and attractive green building labels (LEED, BREEAM, HQE, etc)

  • Improve water management and reduce risk of floods, with our new generation pervious concrete Hydromedia™ and our green roof solutions.
  • Make the most of our demolition waste recycling expertise, which extends materials' lifecycle. We also supply recycled materials for your building, such as our recycled aggregates Aggneo™, for a parking lot sub-base for instance.
  • Our consultants work with you to design the right material combinations to attain green building accreditations.