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Ten Reasons to Choose Fakro Roof Windows

Everybody likes a top-ten, they’re everywhere from nostalgic TV 80’s throwbacks to YouTube videos running through the top ten of anything you can think of. Our top ten below is an unashamed top ten reasons why you should choose Fakro Roof Windows for your next project. To be frank this could have been a top 20 or 30 – that’s how proud we are of our award winning products!

So here we go, in no particular order, the top ten reasons to choose Fakro products…


FAKRO to exhibit at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

FAKRO will be exhibiting on 22nd-25th March at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show held at the NEC with two brand NEW exciting products. The event is expected to attract over 40,000 unique visitors and offers a great opportunity for FAKRO to meet current and potential customers.


FAKRO Large Span Windows and Doors Set New Design Standard

FAKRO has maximised the functionality of timber and aluminium to produce the Innoview range of windows and doors in which frame widths of up to 12 metres and heights up to 2.8 metres can be manufactured.


FAKRO Support Swadlincote Pancake Races for a Second Year

FAKRO took part in Swadlincote’s annual Pancake Race in aid of Sport Relief. More than 40 businesses, organisations and groups of friends across South Derbyshire competed against one another to win the golden frying pan trophy.


FAKRO secures solus Taylor Wimpey roof windows deal

FAKRO GB is delighted to announce a NEW solus supply contract with Taylor Wimpey to supply Fakro Premium PVC Roof Windows in their new dwellings across the UK over the next three years.

Thumbs Up in 2018 For New Charity Campaign

Fakro GB are aiming high in 2018 and will be making a splash with a new charity campaign ‘Thumbs Up For Fakro’.

Mobilising their army of customers across the UK the roof window manufacturer’s campaign will be a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for two charities – Teenage Cancer Trust and Rainy Day Trust.


Fakro PVC Roof Windows For Unsurpassed Moisture-Resistance

As with all FAKRO roof windows, the company’s extensive range of PVC designs were tested by the company’s research and development team for more than 12 months before their launch.

DXW window awarded by German architects

FAKRO's innovation has been recognised by eminent German architects involved in Heinze Architects' Darling Jury Award 2017. The global manufacturer of roof windows has won the bronze Architects' Darling Awards 2017 in the category “Best product-innovation in the category of building-shell” for the walkable DXW DW6 flat roof window.

LIV: an unique living experience centre

Last November an unique living experience centre opened in Nijmegen, The Netherlands: LIV. LIV is the first experience centre in The Netherlands that makes a new-built house come to life, even before the build. A ready-to-use house that already has some FAKRO products in the attic. This innovative concept is an initiative of the Dutch companies Eigenhuis Groep, Trebbe Wonen en Van der Sluis Technical companies.


Winners of the Jewson preSelect League

This year FAKRO and Jewson working as partners launched a National preSelect window competition across the entire branch network.

FAKRO donate to St Giles Hospice

As the end of the year approaches, the Christmas period is one of the hardest for those suffering with a terminal illness and those that have lost loved ones. This year FAKRO GB contacted a local charity called St Giles Hospice in Lichfield about donating £5,000 at the end of year presentation.



One of the most important events in the construction industry – BATIMAT - opened on 6th November in Paris. The biggest trade fair in Europe attracted more than 3000 exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world.


Anti-Smog cleanAir Products

As the autumn and winter seasons close in bringing with them shorter days, cooler mornings and evenings, we brace ourselves for another period of heating our homes and places of work to retain an accepted level of comfort. The excessive use of heating systems in our homes and the workplace presents a major problem as it brings with it additional air pollution and even smog to our towns and cities.

Winners of the National preSelect League

The inaugural FAKRO national preSelect window competition 2017 for all Merchant partners has now finished and has delivered some exceptional sales performance results from our customers. One point was awarded for every window sold and claimed by the branch individuals.


Vienna’s bright house of the future

In the heart of Vienna five luxury loft apartments were constructed based on an innovative daylight concept. FAKRO Austria set up a unique and customised solution in close cooperation with planners.


BMF Honorary Achievement Award for FAKRO MD

FAKRO GB Managing Director Noel Shanahan has been given an Honorary Achievement Award by the Builders Merchant Federation.

FAKRO finalists in Burton Mail Business Awards

FAKRO has been shortlisted for ‘Employee of the Year’ and ‘Young Employee of the Year’ in this year’s Burton Mail Business Awards which will be hosted on Thursday 19th October at Pirelli Stadium.

Introducing the new Business Development Manager for East Anglia

FAKRO are adapting to changes within the trading market and new exciting opportunities to allow us to strategically grow the company support network across mainland UK. Due to these changes, Martyn Hewkin has since taken on the role of Regional Specification Manager for both East Anglia and London. This will enhance the FAKRO brand awareness and substantial product portfolio within the sector.


FAKRO shortlisted in Build-It Awards

FAKRO GB has been shortlisted for ‘Best Roofing Product’ in this year’s Build-It Awards which will be hosted on Friday 22nd September by celebrated comedian, Marcus Brigstocke at London’s Hilton Bankside hotel.

FAKRO to be an official sponsor of Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017

We are delighted to announce that FAKRO, a global player in the manufacture of roof windows and loft ladders has become an Official Sponsor of the Men's European Volleyball Championship – LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017.


Roof Windows 4 You develops Helpdesk

Within the last month there has been an exciting development with the Helpdesk. Visitors are now able to use and navigate through the Helpdesk by selecting the category that they wish to view.



FAKRO, a global manufacturer of roof windows offer models of its products in a BIM system (Building Information Modeling) and has for many years. It can be used by architects in their projects. Recently, FAKRO has started cooperation with the international portal


FAKRO Thermo roof windows for Rocking Horse Nursery

BMJ Architects’ ground-breaking design of the University of Aberdeen’s £2million Rocking Horse Nursery has set standards from a number of perspectives. In terms of Passivhaus credentials, it was Scotland’s first fully certified commercial building and the first building in Scotland to achieve a combination of Passivhaus accreditation and a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. 


FAKRO roof windows for Aberdeenshire Passivhaus self-build

Built on the footprint of a draughty and impractical dwelling on a site in Comers near Banchory, Carsluchie Croft was constructed to the Passivhaus standard.

FAKRO Offer Customers Semi-Automatic Ventilation

Choosing a roof window with a good quality ventilation system is essential to protecting your home from condensation, heat loss and higher energy bills. Sounds straightforward enough - but how do you tell the difference if you’re not a roof window expert?


FAKRO FPP top-hung and pivot windows used for beach house retrofit

The design of the West Wittering Beach House by architects 50 Degrees North has seen FAKRO roof windows installed in a standing seam zinc roof. Non-vented, FPP top-hung and centre pivot windows were supplied with side profiles and a special head section manufactured to the designer’s specification.

Headline sponsor heaps praise on BMF Conference

Such has been the success of recent BMF Conferences that former Headline Sponsor FAKRO GB again took up the commitment for 2017.

FAKRO fairy tale internal blackout blinds

Enchant a child’s world with delightful FAKRO blinds that will completely change the décor and char­acter of the interior. Even today, your child’s room can host the heroes of top animated movies by DreamWorks studio: “Penguins of Madagascar”‚ “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Kung Fu Panda” or “Trolls”.


Homeowners could save money by investing in the best roof windows

When it comes to designing a new loft space or installing a roof window in your home, cutting corners can end up costing you more than you might save. FAKRO have designed their roof windows to become investments that last, which can save money over the medium to long term when compared to the short term gain of low-value, budget alternatives.


FAKRO Invest for a Greener Future

When it comes to choosing a new roof window for your home you will probably have researched the product and learnt a bit about its capabilities and its price, but will you be aware of the ecological impact the manufacturing processes may have had on the environment?


Could your roof window save you money?

Adding a new roof window to your home is a great way to boost natural light and create the illusion of more space. But did you know that choosing the wrong roof window can lead to condensation, heat loss and higher energy bills? 


Why choose one when you can have both?

Looking to install a roof window that combines innovative design, unrestricted views and safe, easy operation? With FAKRO’s preSelect roof window, you can have it all. It’s the only roof window on the market to offer a unique 2 for 1 opening function, meaning you can change from top-hung to centre-pivot with the flick of a switch.



Attic conversions have dominated the traditional construction market, and are becoming a big trend in interior design as well. Creating a cosy corner under the roof requires plenty of natural light, which in many cases, is only possible by having roof windows. Appropriate planning in the roof opens up new functional and arrangement possibilities, as well as new space you didn’t have before.

Perfect roof harmony in “Alter Westen” district

People visiting Berlin often come across new districts and environments which have not yet been explored. Careful planning and renovation is taken, aimed at breathing new life into the old without harming historical features, which can be quite a challenge.People visiting Berlin often come across new districts and environments which have not yet been explored. Careful planning and renovation is taken, aimed at breathing new life into the old without harming historical features, which can be quite a challenge.


More light in your home

Cosy and bright with a magnificent panoramic view of the old church and beautiful garden. This describes a living room situated in the attic of a summer house in Friedrichstadt near Husum, which becomes increasingly attractive thanks to three balcony windows arranged next to each other.


Once again FAKRO are Headline Sponsors for the third BMF All-Industry Conference

For the third BMF All-Industry conference in the series, FAKRO are headline sponsors. This year’s conference is being held in the Five Star Intercontinental hotel in Budapest 15th – 18th June and FAKRO are proud to be playing a leading role in the event once again.


Five years of sharing knowledge at the FAKRO training centre

FAKRO Netherlands celebrated a special anniversary on 22nd March 2017, 5 years on from opening their brand-new training centre back in 2012, providing a place where processors and resellers can learn more about the product.


Installation made easy, with FAKRO LWZ Plus loft ladder

Installing a new loft ladder in your home can be a painful and time consuming process, which is why we’re giving you a helping hand.


FAKRO Introduces Newly Designed LWK Komfort Loft Ladder with Non-Standard Sizes

Finding a loft ladder that perfectly fits your space can be stressful and daunting, which is why FAKRO now offers made to measure size options, with a painless installation process.


FAKRO at 36. Construma 2017 Building Trade Exhibition

Construma Trade Exhibition is the largest event in the construction industry, held in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The surface of 20,000 m2 area gathered over 700 exhibitors, who presented their latest solutions. This edition attracted more than 60,000 visitors and exceeded the previous record of visitors.


FAKRO celebrate amazing success at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Last month saw the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show take place at the NEC Birmingham, and FAKRO generated great interest amongst visitors and exhibitors across the four days.

Climb higher, with FAKRO’s PassivHaus certified LWT Loft Ladder

When installing a new loft ladder in your home, it’s important to be sure that the product you choose is safe, secure and energy efficient.  


FAKRO continues to grow despite market threats

Despite the uncertainty around the current market, and the recent trigger of Article 50 in the UK, FAKRO continues to thrive as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of roof windows and loft ladders.


Lorry Accident

FAKRO would like to take the opportunity to express its concern about the accident involving a delivery vehicle

Delivering better all-round support for FAKRO’s customers

FAKRO Commercial Director, Dave Robertson, has announced that the company will be expanding their Support Team to provide an even better experience for customers.


Increase your natural lighting, instantly improve your mood

Did you know that increased exposure to sunlight directly effects your mood? FAKRO offers innovative roof window solutions designed to provide even more natural lighting than our competitors, helping improve your quality of life and mood.


A Viennese Art Nouveau villa

An Austrian heart surgeon fulfilled his long-awaited dream and rebuilt the attic in his Viennese Art Nouveau villa into a Sport & Chill paradise. The aim was to bring natural light into the rooms and at the same time to optimize the building energetically.

FAKRO Thermally efficient roof windows win race for PASSIVE modular construction

FAKRO supplies roof windows for the eco-project The Green Unit® 

Invite the Light Inside

Fakro’s Galeria balcony windows give attics an outdoor space.

Pre-Select: Design Innovation in Action

How FAKRO created the first 2for1 preSelect window


Setting a new direction for roof window design

Ever wondered why we think our roof windows are Better by Design? Read on to learn more about our continual development and innovation for the Roof Window.


FAKRO Boost Sales Support with Merchant Portal

FAKRO Stockists will find it easier than ever before to access the right roof windows sales support, with the launch of the company’s new Merchant Portal.


FAKRO Support Swadlincote Pancake Races in aid of Comic Relief

This month will see members of Swadlincote-based company FAKRO join other local businesses to support the town’s annual Pancake Races.


FAKRO Lead the Way in PVC Roof Window Innovation

The FAKRO PVC windows are the answer to maintaining a constant airflow in bathrooms and kitchens, so that you can breathe easy.

Discover more about how PVC windows from FAKRO can improve the air quality in your home or next building project.


BUDMA 2017 - record breaking for FAKRO

This year's International Construction and Architecture Fair BUDMA was record-breaking for FAKRO - the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide.

FAKRO live at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017

FAKRO are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in this year’s flagship Homebuilding and Renovating Show, 23rd – 26th March 2017 at Birmingham NEC.


Optimising Natural Day Light Without Compromising Strength

Did you know that FAKRO roof windows are designed to provide you with access to more natural day light? Read on to find out more.


Investing in even stronger merchant relationships

FAKRO appoints new Marketing Manager to support merchant-focused strategy


Listening to stockists drives growth for FAKRO

Founded in Poland in 1991, FAKRO has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of roof windows and loft ladders. FAKRO GB’s Commercial Director, Dave Robertson reveals how placing stockists at the heart of what they do has been key to their success.



Creating the right Atmosphere for your Customers


FAKRO V40P Semi-Automatic Air Ventilation Creates A Healthy Microclimate and Year-Round Energy Savings


A partnership in customer care

How FAKROs new website is driving sales to its Merchant Partners online




FAKRO roof windows for ‘Building the Dream’ SIPS home

Allan Corfield Architects’ design of a SIPS eco-house in Biggar sought to create a traditional looking brick building with a contemporary twist. The project, featured on More 4’s ‘Building the Dream’, involved FAKRO providing technical support for installation of its FTU-V U5 triple-glazed, white, PU-coated roof windows.


FAKRO design competition opened to architectural students for the first time

This year’s FAKRO International Design Competition - ‘Space for New Visions,’ will be open to architectural students for the first time.

FAKRO roof windows at the London Ideal Home Show

A show home at the 2016 London Ideal Home Exhibition featured 22 FAKRO FTP non-vented roof windows. The Arc, by The Green Unit, demonstrated modular, eco construction which can be used for residential, commercial, education, leisure and a host of other purposes.

Red Dot Award 2016 for FAKRO

We are delighted to inform that prestigious Red Dot Design 2016 has been given to FAKRO for the DEF U6 flat roof window. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by Design Zentrum in Essen, Germany since 1955. By many experts considered to be one of the most valuable trophies in the field of industrial design.

FAKRO roof windows for stunning bungalow conversion

There can be no better recommendation for a roof window that one from your builder and this was the case with Tan Jeraj when choosing products for the conversion of his bungalow in Mitcham.

FAKRO launches RAL colours for flat roof windows

 ‘ColourLine’, an option with FAKRO DEF flat roof windows, enables outer cladding to be specified in any RAL colour from the Classic Palette.

25 Years of FAKRO Innovation

FAKRO – the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world celebrates its 25-year presence in the market. The year of 2016 will provide an abundance of attractions dedicated to our partners. The culminating point of our celebrations will be the Conference and Jubilee Gala held in Jachranka near Warsaw between 22-24 January.


Christmas and New Year Opening 2015 / 2016

We would like to inform you of the following important dates for the Christmas and New Year period.


FAKRO roof windows for bespoke SIPS house design

FPP-V U3 top hung and pivot and FTP-V U3 centre pivot roof windows have been used in Heb Homes  design of a SIPS home in Abernethy, Perthshire.

Low roofline installation from FAKRO proves the perfect window option

Dualchas Architects’ design of Taigh Learaige in Stanley, Perthshire shows the benefit of being able to install FAKRO roof windows at varying depths.

FAKRO Z-wave roof windows down in price

Following incorporation of Z-wave technology as a standard feature into its popular FTP-V natural pine and FTU-V white PU-coated pine centre pivot roof windows FAKRO has reduced prices of all affected products.

FAKRO roof windows with bespoke flashings for new community church

Westhill Community Church in Aberdeenshire was a new, green field project. Its highly contemporary style was designed for maximum functionality and to encourage use by the wider community.

FAKRO loft ladders

New designs of FAKRO’s popular LWK Komfort and LWS Smart pine loft ladders incorporate a number of subtle improvements. In addition to even smoother working of the spring-assisted hinge, the mechanism provides added rigidity to the hatch frame.

Triple-glazed roof windows for Passive House in North Berwick

Another highly insulated, airtight home to use FAKRO roof windows is a self-build for Michelle Sutherland and Neil Thompson in fashionable North Berwick. 14 FAKRO FTT triple-glazed roof windows were specified for the home by Certified European Passivhaus Designer Julie Wilson of Dunbar-based Brennan and Wilson Architects.

FAKRO’s 10 tips on how to select a roof window

With the gap between manufacturers increasing in terms of product quality, FAKRO’s new brochure ‘10 tips on how to select a roof window’ helps builders and roofers choose which designs are likely to suit interior styles and budgets.

FAKRO at MADE Expo Trade Show 2015 in Milan

The greatest Italian trade show in the construction industry was held between 18-21 March in Milan. FAKRO, world's vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and loft ladders could not miss such an prestigious event.



FAKRO at next Trade Show - Střechy Praha 2015

The largest trade show on the Czech market dedicated to roofs - Střechy Praha was held in Prague between 22-24 January. Such a prestigious event could not be missed by vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and leading producer of loft ladders – FAKRO Company.


FAKRO Inspires

 FAKRO Inspires – the motto of the training conference held between 4-7 March 2015 for participants of the architectural competition New Vision of the Loft 3 organized by FAKRO and A10 Magazine for European Architecture.



Homebuilding & Renovating Show

FAKRO would like to invite you to visit its stand at the upcoming Homebuilding & Renovating Show which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, 26th - 29th March.

5th edition of IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics is already behind us!

It was already for the fifth time that Muszyna hosted participants of IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics. Guests from 11 countries took part in the jubilee edition of this event. The main organizer was leading manufacturer of roof windows in the world – the FAKRO Company. Honorary patron was IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade).


FAKRO at BAU Trade Show

Nearly 2000 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their products and services during trade show held in Munich. FAKRO, world's potentate in the roof window manufacture could not miss BAU trade show which is very prestigious event.



FAKRO inspires - space for new visions!

New edition of International Design Competition “FAKRO inspires space for new vision” begins soon. FAKRO and A10 magazine would like to invite architcts from around the world to participate in the competition.


Bespoke FAKRO conservation roof windows for flagship Edinburgh development

Bespoke FAKRO conservation roof windows have been used in the multi-award winning Advocate’s Close project in Edinburgh. Winner of the Andrew Doolan Prize 2014 for ‘Best building in Scotland’, the restoration involved redevelopment of 16th and 18th century listed buildings in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This was formerly occupied by the City of Edinburgh Council and encompasses 9 listed buildings between the High St, Cockburn St and Market St. FAKRO windows were specified for the new 208 room hotel – ‘Motel One Edinburgh Royal’ in Market Street, the UK’s first Motel One.