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Small rooms, big style

26. September 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Small rooms, big style

A square metre costs 17.50 euro in Munich, and 12.30 euro in Stuttgart: This is the average basic rent as calculated by popular comparison portals. Many city dwellers live in confined spaces due to high rent prices. Smart furnishing tricks help to make living spaces appear bigger. Inhabitants can make the most out of every single square metre by attaching furniture and home accessories to the wall.

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How can I identify a high-quality anchor?

26. September 2018 Company, Craftsmen, Do-It-Yourselfer
How can I identify a high-quality anchor?

Hidden heroes: anchors. While these components can be small they are a crucial safety element when it comes to installations. But how can I identify whether I am holding a high-quality anchor or one that is of lesser quality? In this video Stefan will explain how you can test this at home.

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It’s time to pull your sleeves up and get to work: 10 DIY tips

18. September 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
It’s time to pull your sleeves up and get to work: 10 DIY tips

After summer before autumn knocks at your door: The perfect time to get the finishing touches done on your home and garden before the “fall”. Whether you are painting the living room or hanging your holiday photos: These ten tips will help you get it done.

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“Communication is the be-all and end-all”

05. September 2018 Company
“Communication is the be-all and end-all”

Daniel Kaiser is a Product Manager for fischer. In this interview he reveals why every working day is unique, which skills are indispensable, and which product he is particularly proud of.

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Revamping old walls

30. August 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Revamping old walls

Old buildings have history and character, which also makes them complicated. Especially when it comes to attaching furniture and home accessories to the walls. Keeping in a mind a few tips will ensure the wall cupboard doesn’t collapse on top of you after installing it.

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Innovation on wheels: welcome to the fischer TourTruck

03. August 2018 Company
Innovation on wheels: welcome to the fischer TourTruck

The red and white TourTruck is making its way through Europe – and is stopping off in a town near you! Get to know the entire world of fischer fixing technology and expand your knowhow. Would you like a glimpse of things to come? Then step aboard!

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“The emotions only started to come during the descent”

18. July 2018 Company
“The emotions only started to come during the descent”

Our colleague Simon Essig dared to undertake a challenge which few people dare to do: the alpinist summited the Island Peak – one of the six-thousanders of the Himalayas. Determination, endurance and prudence helped Simon reach the peak. These are qualities that are also indispensable to him at fischer.

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Hanging a hammock – how to

12. July 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Hanging a hammock –  how to

Summertime equals garden time. A hammock is a must-have for relaxing on the terrace in the balmy hours of the evening. The only issue is that hanging a hammock can be quite complex in some circumstances and can cause problems, which is why we are showing you the optimal way to mount a hammock. After all, your own safety is the highest priority.  

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Safety not only depends on the anchor

05. July 2018 Craftsmen
Safety not only depends on the anchor

In many cases it is the substrate that fails and is unable to carry the transferred load; or the anchor was installed incorrectly. As a trainer at the fischer Academy, the experienced former construction manager Wolfgang Schultz explains in an interview how he gives DIYers and traders an understanding of selecting the right anchor and compliant installation.

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Tips for your personal World Cup party

21. June 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Tips for your personal World Cup party

The football World Cup is the defining theme of this summer. You can cheer on the national team in the private environment of your home cinema or during an open-air screening on your terrace. An XXL television with a sound bar or a projector with a screen turn your private viewing session into a special occasion. The right fixing plays an important role.

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Fixings in your bathroom

29. May 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Fixings in your bathroom

The bathroom – your spa at home. A rain shower and whirlpool bath turn this room into a personal oasis of wellbeing where you enjoy spending time. What could be more disruptive than a towel rail that has broken out of its anchoring? Or a mirror cabinet that threatens to come off? We’ve gathered a few tips on how to safely install your applications in the bathroom to make sure it remains a place of wellbeing.

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The aktivhaus: the future of living

The aktivhaus: the future of living

Anyone who has built something before knows that it can be a long and rocky road to owning your own home. Almost every home builder will be familiar with four problems. First of all: it takes much longer than expected. Secondly, and in connection: construction becomes significantly more expensive. Thirdly: the finished house has some defects. And in the fourth place: the finished home looks different to how you imagined. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid all these defects from the start – and never have to pay another electricity bill again?

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Putting a stop to drilling dust

27. April 2018 Craftsmen
Putting a stop to drilling dust

You know the drill. The bit is mounted onto the drilling machine. Your target is marked with pencil and clearly in front of your eyes. Ready, steady, go. A feeling of satisfaction many a handyman knows too well. However, taking a deep breath after drilling is perhaps not what you should do on a construction site.

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Safely installing a TV wall bracket – but how?

13. April 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Safely installing a TV wall bracket – but how?

Who doesn’t dream of a larger television? A few inches wider, an even better picture and a gigantic film experience as a result. But not every room has enough space to accommodate this, which is why flat screen devices often have to be anchored to the wall. This is an easy replacement for bulky TV units that take up a lot of space.

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From the real world to the digital world- eSports

13. April 2018 Company
From the real world to the digital world- eSports

fischer is the first of its industry to become involved with eSports. Why? Voker Amann, responsable for the fischer sponsorship activities, gives an insight.

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Why do I need drill hole cleaning for Chemical fixings?

13. April 2018 Craftsmen
Why do I need drill hole cleaning for Chemical fixings?

Everyday construction life. A multitude of applications are waiting to be finished. Drill the hole, inject the resin, screw in the rod anchor and on to the next job. Just a moment: hasn’t something been forgotten? Shouldn’t the drill hole be cleaned? Some say it definitely should, otherwise the load-bearing capacity is reduced according to the approval. Others say it will still hold and saves time. What’s the real truth? We put it to the test for you.

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Q&A: An interview with our expert

11. April 2018 Craftsmen
Q&A: An interview with our expert

Our expert Stefan Huber is a trainer at the fischer Academy and a master carpenter. He has decades of experience in construction and can therefore provide practical tips and tricks for craftsmen. In the Q&A series he answers the most important questions on the topic of “fixing technology for craftsmen”.

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Stop the waste!

Stop the waste!

Plentiful…like sand on the seashore. Anyone trying to illustrate the sheer endless availability of a material might have to rethink this comparison. Indeed, the stuff that tourists’ dreams are made of is, in fact, running out. Sandy beaches are getting narrower; on some coasts, they are completely gone. All that remains are the desolate skeletons of stone.

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The art of construction: the Louvre Abu Dhabi

28. March 2018 Company
The art of construction:  the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is itself a work of art, never mind the groundbreaking collection of 600 pieces showcased inside. Find out more about this extraordinary architectural structure and discover how fischer helped to secure the foundations.

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Passing on expertise in the mountains

27. March 2018 Company
Passing on expertise in the mountains

With an elevation of 2106m, the Gotthard Pass in Switzerland is one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the Alps. Traversing granite rock faces, high plateaus and an epic gorge, the road is a masterpiece of civil engineering. fischer has been on hand to help keep it safe.

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