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Behind the scenes: Visiting the developers at fischer Italia

Developers observing a fastening solution simulation on a screen.

In the first part of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series we had a look behind the scenes of fischerwerke with Rainer Fischer, Head of the Plastics Business Unit. But in order to develop innovative fastening solutions, we don’t just tinker, design and test in Germany. Michele Martini and his team at fischer Italia create innovative […]

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Earthquake-resistant construction

Our expert answers your questions submitted during the OnlineSeminar

Earthquakes can have disastrous effects on natural and built surroundings, which is why buildings must be made earthquake resistant. The formation and design of fastenings under seismic load is regulated by EN 1992-4, among others. Prof. Dr. Eng. Jan Hofmann talks about earthquake-resistant construction and outlines the effects on fastenings in our OnlineSeminar. Here we […]

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The 5 most common fixings mistakes

08. October 2020 Do-It-Yourselfer

DIY (do it yourself) is on trend. Crafting your own decorations, revamping the garden with a homemade lounger or making stylish industrial-style lamps is becoming increasingly popular. But be careful when it comes to safety-relevant fixings. We list the most common application mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Power-Fast II: No loose screws – guaranteed

21. September 2020 Craftsmen
Carpenters screwing together chipboard

A faster bite, improved packaging, even higher maximum loads: fischer has launched its all-round upgraded chipboard screw that offers numerous advantages to tradespeople with the Power-Fast II. During our interview, Ralf Bäuerle from fischer’s international product management spoke about the screw’s advantages, the customer feedback that was incorporated into its development and why it required […]

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Masonry: Questions from our OnlineSeminar

Our academy trainer talks about fixings in masonry.

Versatile, flexible and the perfect counterpart to structural concrete. Masonry is without a doubt one of the structural all-rounders. But planning, designing and implementing anchors in masonry occasionally creates its own challenges. We addressed this construction material in our OnlineSeminar series and provide answers to participants’ questions below.

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The fascinating world of wood – a sustainable construction material with many advantages

10. September 2020 Craftsmen

Wood is a fascinating natural resource. It can be used for homes, furniture, paper, as a heat source and for many more purposes. Because trees regrow naturally and merely require solar energy, wood is highly sustainable. These advantages and the fact that trees emit oxygen during their growth phase while absorbing the harmful carbon dioxide […]

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“To me, forestry isn’t a career – it’s my calling”

04. September 2020 Company Craftsmen
The forester Ferdinand Schorpp in his territory – the Waldachtal forest.

Forests have always been immensely important to humans, animals and plants. They provide a habitat and a place for relaxation; they influence the climate and are also important to the economy. These alone are reasons enough to make forest protection a high priority. Ferdinand Schorpp nurtures and maintains the forest surrounding Waldachtal, not far from […]

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Privacy fences and sun shields: Tips for a garden staycation

25. August 2020 Do-It-Yourselfer

Lots of people will be spending the summer at home after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to their original holiday plans. But green spots around the home can also provide space for relaxation. All you need is some protection against the elements, noise, and inquisitive glances, in which case fences, sun sails or marquees […]

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Masonry – fascinating from the coping to the sole plate

30. July 2020 Craftsmen
A tradesman preparing to install heavy loads on a masonry subsurface using injection mortar.

Versatile, flexible and the perfect counterpart to structural concrete. Masonry is without a doubt one of the structural all-rounders. The solid construction material gives planners and tradespeople plenty of leeway in terms of design and aesthetics in addition to the physical construction properties. These properties have not gone unnoticed by potential builders. Unlike in the […]

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EN 1992-4: What does the new standard mean for Construction Engineers?

The new 1992-4 standard makes the everyday work of structural engineers, planners and construction engineers significantly easier. You can find all of the key changes here!

The new EN 1992-4 standard saves structural designers and constructors time during the design process and provides added transparency and safety for construction projects. “Because the design of various fixings systems and action categories is compiled in one main document, it makes the everyday work of structural engineers and engineers significantly easier”, Dr. Thilo Pregartner […]

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Setting up a workspace at home: Tips for the home office

17. July 2020 Do-It-Yourselfer

A better balance between work and private life, no commuting – there are many advantages to working remotely in your home office. The topic has become increasingly relevant due to the coronavirus pandemic. Time to set up a long-term workspace at home that provides room for a break.

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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

29. May 2020 Do-It-Yourselfer

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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