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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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 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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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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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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