Bureau de la SNTC

Founded in 1964, SNTC is a leader in building expertise and public works. As a family run business, it is able to unite experience and resourcefulness, as well as a profound knowledge of the local region. For fifty years now, SNTC has been counted amongst one of the Var’s ‘Building and Public Works Enterprises’. This longevity not only demonstrates SNTC’s professional approach, but has also enabled it to build an enviable reputation in the Salernes region of Provence. SNTC customers, albeit private or public, have greatly appreciated its know-how, experience and ability to carry out projects on any scale, within the required time limits and estimated budgets.

As its founder, Michel CASTILLON, rightly explains,

« Our reputation is our greatest asset, and our customers are our only representatives. »

Besides numerous achievements in the fields of construction, civil engineering, general groundwork and various distribution systems, SNTC (already a holder of the 2181 qualification since 1995), has recently obtained the 2183 qualification for ‘Restoration stone cutting, and heritage masonry’ This qualification allows it to work on sensitive sites requiring an excellent knowledge of ancient techniques: cutting and placing the stone, masonry skills, and the selection and implementation of traditional and regional materials. Our customers can similarly benefit from our local contacts: architects and contractors, who can help them through the various administrative steps necessary to obtain authorisations and building permits.

Masonry and Renovation:

Masonry is the building of structures through the assembly of basic materials held together by mortar. By definition it’s ‘mason art’. In France, traditional masonry is called ‘Limousinerie’. Also included under the umbrella term ‘masonry’ are renovation works (paintwork, tiles etc.), which, as well as improving the aesthetic aspect of a building, also serve to protect it from the elements (damp, frost etc.) Acrylic stucco is a material which demonstrates this function, in the sense that it replaces traditional stucco made from lime. Renovation denotes the steps taken to improve the condition of a building or outbuilding, by replacing its damaged parts with new, modern materials.

Civil Engineering:

Civil engineering combines all the elements of civil construction. Civil engineers, or structural engineers, deal with the conception, planning, execution and renovation of construction and infrastructure work. They are able to manage important projects, whilst also ensuring the safety of the public and the protection of the environment. Greatly variable, their work covers five principal operational fields: structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, transport and the environment. In France, the term ‘Civil Engineering’ is used to denote general construction.

Conservation and Restoration Heritage:

Heritage restoration focuses on buildings which are not historical monuments, but are situated in conservation areas (no-build zones), or close to listed buildings, where the work must be carried out under the surveillance of the heritage and conservation services.