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Achieving increased load-bearing capacity in wooden beams in one minute

11. April 2019 Craftsmen
Achieving increased load-bearing capacity in wooden beams in one minute

A wooden beam is a thing of beauty. It’s a natural product that can be used almost anywhere. But this construction material can also cause issues. In wood construction, components subjected to transverse compression, transverse load and shear load, such as in a coped girder support, represent critical points in the construction. We therefore provide the solution and show you how to achieve a higher load-bearing capacity with your wooden beam within one minute.

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“As you can see, you can’t see anything!”

“As you can see, you can’t see anything!”

We check back again and again. But nothing has happened for over 40 years. We measure, examine and test, but there haven’t been any changes. The anchor simply hasn’t budged during our long-term test at our headquarters in Waldachtal. Read on to find out why a standstill isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Everything you need to know before installing a hanging chair

02. April 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer
Everything you need to know before installing a hanging chair

Vivid colours, brighter light, fresh air: springtime makes you want to try out something new and make a change. It’s time to bring out the garden furniture. Hammock chairs are especially popular. Gently swaying back and forth while enjoying the fresh spring air – the piece of furniture was made for this. Hanging chairs are also ideal for indoor use and offer a place to just lean back and relax. But the right fixing plays a crucial role. We show you what to keep in mind.

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Tinkerers for the products of the future

28. March 2019 Company
Tinkerers for the products of the future

A developer who spends day and night quietly tinkering away on new products. Is this how the products of the future are developed? We asked Tobias Hirschle. As a Product Developer working with steel, he provided us with insights into his day to day work, his favourite product, and whether he comes into contact with his job during his spare time.

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“I learn something new every time”

15. March 2019 Company
“I learn something new every time”

We meet Franky Gissinger just after 2 pm. The Head Chef seems relaxed - despite the fact that the big lunch rush in the fischer staff canteen only ended 30 minutes ago. “Everything went well, and the employees enjoyed the food”, the 48-year-old says with satisfaction.

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Room for something new: fixings in gypsum plasterboard

28. February 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer
Room for something new: fixings in gypsum plasterboard

If there are new additions to the family or the older ones are moving out, this often means there are changes in store. After all, living and lodging signifies changes. Partitions can create new rooms or redesign spaces that have been freed up. Choosing the right anchor is crucial for ensuring that furniture and living accessories are securely attached to gypsum plasterboard.

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The hollow drill: making drilling cleaner and more efficient

01. February 2019 Craftsmen
The hollow drill: making drilling cleaner and more efficient

There are grants for dust protection through hollow drills with integrated vacuum holes, and for good reason: protecting health and saving time.

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Tradespeople app: finding fixing materials on the go

07. December 2018 Craftsmen
Tradespeople app: finding fixing materials on the go

fischer Professional, the product finder with suitable offers from retailers. Always have the right fixings, screws, anchors, nails. Free assembly information.

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En route to solutions for the future

05. December 2018 Company
En route to solutions for the future

Sustainability is a trending topic: be it in the world of travel, shopping or cooking, the topic of sustainability is everywhere. According to a survey by the GfK market research institute, 88 per cent of those surveyed had heard of sustainability. An island in the North Sea and a company in the Black Forest demonstrate how the topic can be put into practice.

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Home gyms: the right fixings

23. November 2018 Do-It-Yourselfer
Home gyms: the right fixings

Falling temperatures are often accompanied by a fall in motivation to drive to the gym or to train outdoors. A home gym is just the thing in these conditions. Just a few pieces of equipment are enough to enable you to train at home just as effectively as you would at the gym. However, anyone wishing to attach pull-up bars and a punch bag inside their own four walls should ensure that the fixing can withhold the weight and action.

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A day in the working life of a construction diver

15. November 2018 Craftsmen, Do-It-Yourselfer
A day in the working life of a construction diver

Have you ever tried to install something with your eyes closed? No? For construction divers, “blind” installations or working in zero visibility is part of their everyday work. Read on to find out how this works, what the daily work of a construction diver involves and what challenges they face.

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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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