Not only can it be unsightly, but it can also damage finishes and timber, cause mould and even be detrimental to your health. But what exactly causes condensation and what can you do to prevent it?
FAKRO are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for a selection of awards in this year’s East Staffordshire & South Derbyshire Business Awards. These nominations include: ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Young Apprentice of the Year’ and the ‘Rising Star Award’.
Finding the right roof window installer can be quite a daunting task. Several factors must be taken into consideration – these will help ensure the installer you choose has the qualities and experience to successfully integrate your new FAKRO roof windows into your home.
Winters in the UK are a little unpredictable. Winter 2019 was milder than average but UK cities still endured cooler temperatures, sharp frosts and snowfall. With adverse weather battering homes across the UK, due to climate change, homeowners have been challenged with carrying out more and more repairs on their homes. Here is where FAKRO GB may have a solution for you.
On Tuesday 5th March, FAKRO entered Swadlincote’s annual Pancake Race in aid of Comic Relief. In 2019, Swadlincote’s race saw 32 businesses and organisations across South Derbyshire compete against one another for the golden frying pan trophy.
This year FAKRO will be exhibiting on 28th – 31st March at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show held at the NEC, Birmingham. In previous years, the event has attracted over 40,000 visitors and offers a fantastic opportunity for FAKRO to meet current and potential customers.
With centuries of architecture visible in any UK town it’s clear that the spaces we live in have changed with the demands of each generation. The loft is a perfect example of a space which is now considered perfect to develop and expanding our available homes – and especially for storage. They’re no longer considered a wasted space, now they’re an opportunity to be utilised.
Working closely with the Loft Shop in Ilford, FAKRO are excited to announce they have been invited to participate in the grand reopening of their new store on Friday 19th October. The day will consist of live roof window demonstrations from FAKRO and a variety of loft ladder and roof window products on display throughout the store.
Although the hot summer feels like it’s long since departed one small portion of it was relived recently for Rembrand Timber of Dundee. Although Scotland had no representation in the tournament, there was one notable success for the roof window and loft ladder stockist because they were the winners of FAKRO GBs charity world cup competition.
After 6 years with the European Commission we still don’t know whether competition laws have been broken!
In its recent statements to UK construction titles and on social media Velux has made clear that it believes the European Commission has found in its favour against a ‘smear campaign by FAKRO’. Fakro believes that much of what has been said is untrue and highly misleading.
The FAKRO National preSelect Window Competition launched April 1st 2018 for all merchant partners. This year has seen some exciting new changes as one point will be awarded for every preSelect window sold. Windows from the preSelect range include FPP, FPW, FPU and PPP.
Plant pollens and spores are one of the most common factors that can cause allergy symptoms. Some allergens lead to painful reactions such as sneezing, a runny nose, red and watery eyes as well as coughs and breathing (asthmatic) problems. Allergies have a negative influence on our self-being and everyday life. Plant allergens are often within the air and are not just a summer problem, there are commonly found from mid-February to the end of October. Everybody is vulnerable to the occurrence of allergy symptoms due to the ever increasing air pollution.
Having a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle has become fashionable in newly designed residential buildings. Roof coverings made of natural materials are becoming more popular. People are no longer surprised by modern buildings covered with wooden shingle, slate or thatch. Is it possible to provide enough natural light within an attic space without harming the architectural qualities of all these coverings?
FAKRO organised an in-house Easter Egg collection for St Giles Hospice. Staff members, companies associated with FAKRO such as Spotless Cleaning and members of the public donated to the cause which saw a fantastic selection of 74 chocolate eggs.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.bimobject.com.
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.
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?
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”.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Commercial Director, Dave Robertson, has announced that the company will be expanding their Support Team to provide an even better experience for customers.
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.
This month will see members of Swadlincote-based company FAKRO join other local businesses to support the town’s annual Pancake Races.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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).