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Building elevation


In most Swiss regions, building land is becoming increasingly scarce and therefore more expensive. Building elevation has therefore become a construction method that is increasingly used in Switzerland because it does not increase the living space but consists of adding an extra floor to a house. In addition, the elevation increases the value of the property concerned.

Are you planning to raise your building? At Louis Genève S.A., our experienced architects will be able to tell you if this is possible. If it is, they will then be able to advise you on the most appropriate options. 

We specialise in the elevation of buildings with a particular construction method. In fact, we are moving away from the old metal or concrete structure models in favour of wooden structures (or timber frame).


You will find below the two main advantages of a wooden elevation:

  • Favorable on the static level (balance) thanks to a total mass that is significantly lower than metal or concrete structures 

  • The prefabrication of the structure with installation plans strongly reduces the implementation time


The above points result in a fast and custom-made gain of living space. The low mass of the added structure also has the advantage of preserving the statics of the building. Contact us to evaluate the feasibility of raising your property. A member of our team will be able to advise you and accompany you until the compeletion of your project.

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