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Behind the scenes: Developing the fischer products of the future

fischer achieved a breakthrough on the fixings market with the grey S-plug, which was patented in 1958. The classic expansion plug has proven to be successful in its field to this day. But modern fastening technology has since gone much further, and fischer provides a fitting solution for any user, construction material or requirement. And […]

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Safely installing indoor swings

A swing within your own four walls No problem! Indoor swings provide plenty of action and allow children to reach new heights at home. Secure fastenings and the right installation are particularly important.

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The advantages of BIM put into practice – whether in a factory hall or tunnel

A massive wood and steel construction spans 50 metres across an enormous factory hall without a single support at the centre of the room makes an impressive sight! And also a challenge when it comes to installing ventilation and cable systems. “It’s almost impossible without a BIM model”, says Jan Popma, Technical Manager for the […]

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fischer Professional App – A Product Based on Customer Feedback

A world without smartphones in unimaginable in this day and age. According to an estimate by the Statista Digital Market Outlook, there were 65 million smartphone users in Germany alone in early 2019. This figure is expected to rise to more than 69 million by 2023. In comparison, there are expected to be as many […]

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Safely install flower boxes and climbing trellises

29. April 2020 Do-It-Yourselfer

Many of us are currently wondering how to effectively use our time at home. Why not let your balcony or terrace blossom? Flowers, herbs and climbers make for a fresh and green atmosphere, but attaching flower boxes and trellises safely is important. Read on to find out how to safely install flower boxes and climbing […]

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How to build a terrace roof in six steps

Stefan new terrace roof.

Anyone can install a modern, stable and high-quality terrace roof, but it does require a bit of preparation. Stefan, a master carpenter and fischer’s Technical Trainer, gives a step-by-step guide on how to build a high-quality roof and what to be aware of.

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Double beams: Comparing the performance

26. February 2020 Craftsmen
Two men screw

Ceiling loads can increase when buildings are converted, for instance when a dance studio is installed above an apartment. The existing ceiling beams should be preserved and reinforced using the most effective solution while also being as non-invasive as possible. The installation height should also be kept as low as possible so as not to […]

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A bivouac in Nepal: Like something from another planet

Emergency shelter at an altitude of 5080 metres: The David Lama bivouac offers shelter to locals and climbers in Nepal’s Rolwaling region. Copyright: Stefan Voitl

Like a spaceship that just happened to land here, in the midst of nowhere – that’s how surreal the sight of the David Lama bivouac is. And it is surreal, in a way. Built by people who came to Nepal from another world in 2019 in order to set up the first emergency bivouac in […]

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No such thing as impossible: fischer technology’s most extreme areas of application

The water is ice cold with zero visibility. When the research diver Markus Brand places fixings he is usually located up to ten metres below the sea surface. 36 tetrapods (concrete blocks weighing six tonnes) were sank in the North Sea off the coast of Heligoland, for instance. Various high-sensitivity sensors and metal sample receptacles […]

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The specialists for concrete screws

20. December 2019 Craftsmen

Technical jobs in the workshop or on the construction site require the right tools. An impact wrench is a must-have and belongs in every well-stocked tool kit. What should a good impact wrench be capable of doing? We took a look.

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Applications in water-filled drill holes

17. December 2019 Craftsmen

Fixings under water or in water-filled drill holes are part of everyday life on the construction site. Rain might fill the building pit with water or specialist work might need to be carried out on a dam. These types of applications can become a challenge, and not all products are suitable. What needs to be […]

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Big screen viewing in the home cinema with secure fixings

10. December 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

Is there anything cosier than watching films on the big screen in your own home cinema during the cold season? We tend to spend more time at home during winter, seeking out a cosy and homely atmosphere. Having your own cinema at home can be a great idea. Home cinema systems provide you with your […]

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“Sustainability is a real competitive advantage for us”

Are we capable of reducing our dependency on finite, oil-based raw materials? Can screws be manufactured using fewer materials while maintaining the same functions? And what do employees require in order to develop product innovations? Christian Ziegler deals with questions such as these on a daily basis. He works in the International Production Network for […]

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Wall lining installation made simple

18. October 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

When the family gets bigger there’s a sudden need for additional space. Living and housing involves change. Wall lining is a popular solution that saves time and effort. But how is wall lining installed? We show you what to bear in mind when creating new rooms or remodelling old ones.

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Finding the right fixing all around the world with fischer FIXPERIENCE!

A construction engineer does calculations with the fischer FIXPERIENCE design software.

One large-scale construction project is underway in Beijing, another has started in Dubai. Both projects require a steel construction to be connected to a concrete foundation. The civil engineer knows which cutting force to expect and must now calculate the right anchoring. The structural analysis programme won’t get them far, however. fischer offers its complimentary […]

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Safe support at the edge of the abyss: When everything hangs from an anchor

An international team of speleologists is on the right track in Upper Austria: the deepest cave in Europe. Again and again they go into the depths of the Dachstein mountains. Especially here, where the trail leads vertically down and can be extremely cold, clammy, slippery and wet, secure rope fixings are vital.

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Resin capsule or cartridge?

24. September 2019 Craftsmen

Installing heavy loads is part of everyday life on the construction site, during which safety plays an important role. Resin capsules are a popular option. They are the tried and tested solution in various concrete applications for transferring high loads into concrete free of expansion. Or might a cartridge be the better solution? Stefan knows […]

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How fischer installed the world’s longest sea crossing

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge spans a 55-kilometre river delta.

35 kilometres above water, 6.7 kilometres in a tunnel underwater and 13.3 kilometres over artificial islands and mainland: The new Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an engineering masterpiece. The world’s longest sea crossing caused a sensation in China and across the globe, which fills Yafeng Zhang with pride for having been involved in this mega project. […]

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Gluing is the new drilling | Avoid drill holes with fischer

20. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

fischer’s NO TOOLS, JUST HANDS products protect walls and ceilings while saving time, effort and storage space. The 320 KILO GRAB with a final strength of 320 kilogrammes per 10 square centimetres helps make the home aesthetic and functional without drilling – just by gluing.

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In the green around the home: attaching hanging planters

19. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

The temperature sinks in autumn; the days are shorter and umbrellas take up a regular spot in your bag. Time to bring nature indoors. But who would willingly give up floor space or dodge around plant pots? Hanging planters are the solution for anyone with a green thumb. A secure installation is crucial to ensuring […]

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