Construction and Promotion of French Style Chalets

The concept aims at promoting a new style of building in Zambia which is “ecologically, economically, sustainable and environmentally friendly” by using natural and local building materials.

Degre Eco-Construction (DECPD) will put an emphasis on exchange of innovative building techniques between Zambia and the French region of Alps (Mont Blanc Valley).

The houses will be built on 3000 to 4000 m2 plots situated in Chifwema Road - Leopards Hill, Chilanga Estate and Palabana after State Lodge.

The French style chalets are also perfect for river and lake side habitation: Siavonga, Kariba and Zambezi.

DECPD intends to introduce a new concept on the Zambian market: a beautiful, quality, medium size executive house.


Interior Designs

Degre Eco-Construction proposes interior designs created by French Designer and Painter Fernand Payraud.

Made “a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” by the French Minister of Culture in 2006, he exhibits his work in art galleries in Paris, New York, Geneva and Monaco.

F. Payraud creates works that fill spaces with light in glowing and subtle colours, and therefore is the perfect artist for the Zambian sunlight and environment.

The company also markets interior designs from well known wildlife photographers. These designs are married with African art, pottery, decoration objects and door panelling from all over Africa.

Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Degre Eco-Construction has a qualified team of architects, builders, electricians, plumbers, tillers, and painters for renovation, maintenance works and service delivery.

Monitoring of construction sites

Building a home is a dream for every Zambian family; that is why DECPD proposes expert services and council to monitor construction sites. This service is perfect for clients unable to follow-up on their works, Zambians living abroad, or those looking for a new style.

Landscaping, Creation of Green spaces, Planting of lawn, Flowers and Plants

DECPD houses will be delivered “clés en main”, with a beautiful garden already planted. An ecologically and environmentally friendly garden will be proposed with Richmond grass which is drought resistant, as well as drought resistant trees like Moringas and Acacias.

The company offers landscaping services, it also supplies lawn, flowers and plants.

Supply and Distribution of Building Materials and Cement

DECPD imports and exports ecologic building materials and intends to represent in Zambia international companies producing building supplies that encourage ecologic, economic and environmental friendly type of building.

Training of Human Resources

DECPD trains manpower in construction and landscaping. The company is also a strong supporter of NGO’s and youth Organizations working with out-of-school and unqualified youth.

Board members

Mr Alexandre DEGRE, Managing Director and Board Chairman:

graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris ( Paris Graduate School of Management – ESCP ), has 15 years experience as Sales and Marketing Manager of the largest Cement Production Company in Abidjan ( Côte d’Ivoire ).

Mrs Lavender DEGRE, Deputy Director:

Graduated from University of Leicester and University of Zambia, has over 20 years experience with the United Nations and is also current Board Chairman and Executive Director of the international NGO, The Global Movement for the protection of Children and the Environment (MGEE).