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Eco Chalets Save €48,000 Per Year On Energy Bills

With energy bills skyrocketing it’s now more important than ever to keep useage low to minimise impact on your wallet as well as the environment. So the news that ECSUS Design’s SIP eco chalets saved clients €48,000 on annual heating bills in 2023, while using just a third of the energy consumed by the average…


June 13th, 2024

Building A SIP House With ECSUS Design – Our Experience

“…building a SIP house was quicker and easier than we could ever have imagined” “…absolutely recommend… added value and experience” “…runs incredibly smoothly” ECSUS Design client Robin Kellett-Navellou describes his family’s experience engaging and building a SIP house with us, in a guest blog. My wife Maayan and I like a challenge. In the first…

February 8th, 2024

French Property News Magazine Features ECSUS Design Eco Chalets

We are pleased to be featured in French Property News magazine this month, with an article describing how we create eco chalets that work in harmony with the environment instead of fighting against it. Pick up a copy of the magazine or order online. If you haven’t got a copy to hand, we’ve copied the text…

July 16th, 2021

Luxury Eco Chalet Constructed Under-Budget By ECSUS Design

ECSUS Design’s project management has been praised after a €1m+ luxury eco chalet build came in under budget. The 380m2 property in Combloux sets a new standard for luxury construction cost as well as eco credentials, after receiving the highest AA energy ratings. Built to the highest spec and passive house standards, the total construction…

May 4th, 2021

ECSUS Design Supports ‘Montagne Verte’ Eco Change Plans

Eco constructors ECSUS Design are using their specialist knowledge to support environmental association Montagne Verte in their work to make Morzine and surrounding areas more eco friendly. Construction project management company ECSUS Design are proud to be a Montagne Verte Foundation Member, one of the top tier supporters of positive environmental change in the area….

November 4th, 2019

How To Build A Chalet To A Budget

All our full and part managed projects come in on time and on budget – usually under €2,500sqm to high spec finish. That’s already a huge saving when you consider that the average build cost in the area is €3,000 to €3,500sqm. So how do we save money for clients and bring our chalet builds…

August 14th, 2019

The Cost Of Building A Chalet In The Alps

There are so many things to consider when making the decision to build a chalet in the French Alps. Design, style, views, proximity to ski lifts, and finding the right piece of land are all high on the priority list – but budget is usually right at the top. You can already imagine sitting in…

August 6th, 2019

SIPS Vs Kit House Construction

Making the decision to build your own chalet in the Alps is a big step. Often people start by looking into ‘kit houses’ in France, which are known as the ‘affordable’ or ‘budget’ option. However there are pitfalls and hidden costs with kit builds that often lead people to enquire with us about a bespoke…

June 14th, 2019

ECSUS Design Chalets Set New Eco Standards

Two neighbouring chalets built by ECSUS Design using SIPs have received top energy ratings, setting new eco standards in the French Alps. Mountain properties traditionally suffer from poor energy performance due to the extreme climate. But Chalet Cote and Chalet du Cret in Essert Romand, near Morzine, have bucked the trend by achieving the top…

September 24th, 2017

Luxury Ski Chalet Build, Saint Gervais: Aerial Footage, Day 2

Construction of our luxury ski chalet in Saint Gervais, French Alps, is underway. Aerial footage of Day 2 of the build shows the ground floor of the 480sqm property almost complete. The total build time is expected to be 3 weeks. The chalet will be entirely constructed in SIP panels for the walls, supporting concrete…

March 28th, 2017

Tips On Buying Land For A Chalet Build In The Alps

We love making the Alpine chalet dream come true for our clients – and it all starts with finding the right plot of land to build on. Our SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) construction system allows for easy, quick construction even on difficult mountain terrain. But if you’re starting your search for constructible land it’s worth…

March 22nd, 2017

ECSUS Design Commissioned To Build Large Chalet In St Gervais, Alps, France

ECSUS Design is pleased to have been commissioned to build a large chalet, using SIPs, in Saint Gervais ski resort this summer. The stunning site, pictured below, with views of Mont Blanc, will house a 480sqm chalet (including terraces and garage) – the largest chalet we’ve built so far in the Alps. Saint Gervais is…

December 1st, 2016

Alps Ski Magazine Features ECSUS Design

Ski resort magazine Edge has featured ECSUS Design and our ‘revolutionary’ SIPs building system in this winter’s Tignes – Val d’Isere and Paradiski editions. The magazines will be available to pick up free in resorts all season. Their article begins: “Building ski chalets in the Alps is often considered challenging, time-consuming and expensive due to…

September 15th, 2016

ECSUS Build A ‘Major Step Forward’ Says Connexion France Newspaper

Connexion France newspaper has featured ECSUS Design’s record-breaking 5-day ski chalet build. The article describes our SIPs construction system as ‘a major step forward’ for building in the Alps. Reporter Ken Seaton writes: “Alpine ski resorts have a ‘window’ for building of just a few months when there is no snow and ice and when…

July 24th, 2016

French Property News features ECSUS Design’s Record Chalet Build

Our record-breaking 5-day ski chalet build has grabbed the attention of the press. French Property News featured ECSUS Design and our build in Saint Jean de Sixt in their August issue. The article describes our chalet as ‘one of the fastest ever built in the Alps’. The 120msq, 3-bedroom chalet was constructed by our expert…