Without the shadow of a doubt, this year's International Construction and Architecture Fair BUDMA was record-breaking for FAKRO which is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide. FAKRO during BUDMA is not just a remarkable stand, but above all, numerous concurrent events with the participation of global company, continuously developing in the joinery industry.
Greenery (15-0343) is a vivid colouring of leaves and grass which puts us in a good mood, adds vitality and calms down. People associate it with close contact with nature, harmony, new beginning and passion. The colour of freedom, hope and ecology has been acknowledged by the Pantone Color Institute which announced it the colour of the year 2017. The character of FAKRO fits perfectly into the symbolism of Greenery as the qualities represented by a green colour shape the philosophy of the company since the beginning of its activities.
FAKRO, a second largest company in the roof window market focuses attention on the smallest details both in terms of design and functionality when creating products. The type F flat roof windows was given prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016 and in addition to their modern design, windows feature excellent resistance to noise caused by rain.
Four skylights flood the living space of a newly built villa as FAKRO once again delivers a personalised architectural solution.
Located in a panoramic position in the foothills of the Carnic and Julian Alps, the compact, single-family villa recently built in the hamlet of Qualso in Reana del Roiale (Udine) is an example of how the use of roof windows can radically transform the home.
In 2017, FAKRO product range will be expanded with Eurotop New Generation membranes. They feature higher strength parameters and improved performance. Eurotop membranes received quality certificates in many countries all over the world. Recently, their quality has been appreciated by markets in New Zealand and Australia where they received CodeMark certificate.
An Austrian heart surgeon fulfilled his long-awaited dream and rebuilt the attic in his Viennese Art Nouveau villa into a Sport & Chill paradise. The aim was to bring natural light into the rooms and at the same time to optimize the building energetically.
World Championship for Young Roofers which took place from 26 to 28 October in Warsaw is completed. The championship turned out to be a great success for two Polish teams in the category of metal and pitched roofs, and for the team of Switzerland in the flat roof category. FAKRO supported participants from the start of this year's competition.
No utility bill at the end of the year? In Groevenbeek Noord it’s possible! - a unique zero-energy quarter in Ermelo, the Netherlands. The homes are equipped with a series of energy efficient solutions, such as a thick building envelop, low energy devices and a roof consisting of solar panels.
FAKRO presented for the first time its products at the biggest trade show for the construction industry in Mexico – EXPO CIHAC 2016 Mexico City held between 11-15 October.
The first edition of the Archiproducts Design Award has recently finished. The prize is given by Archiproducts, one of the most important international web portals dedicated to the architectural sector. As part of this award - which enjoyed a great interest as 490 products were listed by 250 companies based in 15 different countries - FAKRO DXW walkable window for flat roofs has won the "Best of Category" prize, with regards to the category "Building Shell".
FAKRO, a global manufacturer of roof windows was once again the organizer of international design competition for architects FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions. The competition ofically ended on 3 October.
The German term 'Lichtblick' describes an exceptional experience. A former farm in the beautiful countryside of Lower Austria nearby Vienna, is one of those positive exceptions: The Lichtblickhof is a warm place for seriously ill children. FAKRO roof windows are responsible for providing beautiful daylight in all living rooms.
On July 9, 2016, FAKRO Netherlands and ROAd4energy competed against mitochondrial disease by raising as much money as possible during the first edition of the cycling event ‘FAKRO’s Gruwelijkste’. And with success! About 300 enthusiastic cyclists entered the event to cycle in the absolutely beautiful surroundings of Groesbeek. With the efforts of all participants, volunteers and donors the event raised a fantastic amount of €13.465,- for charity.
The Tour de Pologne riders arrived in Nowy Sącz on 14 July 2016. Cyclists left Zawiercie to cover the distance of 240km before reaching the finish line. The winner of the 3rd stage of the 73rd Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour was Niccolo Bonifazio representing Trek-Segafredo team. Everyone in FAKRO kept fingers crossed for cyclists. The company prepared a lot of surprises for athletes and fans.
An official awards ceremony Red Dot Design 2016 was held on 4 July in the Aalto Theater in Essen. It is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of design given every year to companies, which set new direction of development in the field of design. The international jury responsible for granting awards consists of outstanding individuals. FAKRO, which is famous for innovative, functional as well as characterized by impeccable aesthetics products has been given this prestigious award. A trophy which is known as 'Oscar of Design' was awarded to the DEF DU6 flat roof window.
Similarly to the previous year, FAKRO became a partner of the 73rd Tour de Pologne. The route of the cycling race will cover, among others, Nowy Sącz – the town where the second-largest manufacturer of roof windows in the world has its headquarters. FAKRO has long been involved not only in the promotion of the region, but also strongly supports a variety of sporting events.
FAKRO the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world actively participated in the 35th Construma International Building Trade Exhibition held in Budapest between 6 and 10 April 2016. The company presented their innovative solutions on the stand covering the area of nearly 100m2.
We are delighted to inform that prestigious Red Dot Design 2016 has been given to FAKRO for the DEF U6 flat roof window. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by Design Zentrum in Essen, Germany since 1955. By many experts considered to be one of the most valuable trophies in the field of industrial design.
FAKRO DEF flat roof window has been awarded in the TOP DESIGN 2016 contest. By awarding the prize in the category Interior Furnishings, the international jury appreciated its comfort of use, high technical and aesthetic values .
We start the next edition of the prestigious international design competition ”FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions” addressed to architects and for the first time to students of the architecture.
We are delighted to invite you to visit FAKRO stand at Batibouw – The Brussels Construction and Renovation Fair, which takes place from 25th February to 6th March at the Brussels Exhibition Centre. This event presents products from the construction industry on the exhibition space with the total area of over 20,000 m2.
It was the second time FAKRO actively participated in trade fairs Bauen & Energie, held in Vienna from 28th to 31st January 2016. This year’s edition of the trade fairs saw 550 exhibitors presenting their new products in three exhibition halls. Bauen & Energie is very popular among industry experts. The trade fairs were visited by over 45 thousand visitors.
FAKRO – the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world celebrates its 25-year presence in the market. The year of 2016 will provide an abundance of attractions dedicated to our partners. The culminating point of our celebrations will be the Conference and Jubilee Gala held in Jachranka near Warsaw between 22-24 January.
We know the winners of a photo competition “On your bike with FAKRO” organized by FAKRO, second-largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world.
FAKRO is a leading manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders known all over the world. FAKRO-branded products can be found in over 50 countries. “We offer innovative products of the highest quality and we are present wherever there is a demand for the company's products” – Rafał Rynduch working in FAKRO Export Department explains the global success of the company.
2 November 2015 – this date is very important for the entire construction industry around the world. This is the day when the largest European construction show begins - Batimat 2015. This event organized every two years attracts over 3,000 exhibitors and about 400,000 visitors from all over the world.
On 6 September 2015 seven-person FAKRO team composed of: Małgorzata Sroka, Grzegorz Witowski, Wojciech Sowa, Marek Tokarczyk, Piotr Zegarliński, Michał Kunicki and Kamil Nowak took part in an international cycling event Albintra-FAKRO Classic.
Sixth edition of the competition for the architects “FAKRO – Space for new Visions” is completed. Once again organized by FAKRO, a global manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders and by A10 Magazine for European Architecture, the contest began in February.
The largest trade show on the Czech market dedicated to roofs - Střechy Praha was held in Prague between 22-24 January. Such a prestigious event could not be missed by vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and leading producer of loft ladders – FAKRO Company.
It was already for the fifth time that Muszyna hosted participants of IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics. Guests from 11 countries took part in the jubilee edition of this event. The main organizer was leading manufacturer of roof windows in the world – the FAKRO Company. Honorary patron was IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade).
The FAKRO Company has been granted Brands for Poland award. The originator of the action is Brief magazine which to celebrate 25th anniversary of gaining freedom by Poland honoured brands shaping the image of modern, creative and economically strong Poland – in three categories: company's brand; people who are brand of Poland and places that are associated with Poland.
The American Institute of Architect rewarded the "Park Passive" house with skylights.
The 7th Polish Championships of the Construction Industry in Sailing started 6 September in Croatia. 24 crews, around 200 participiants went to regatta in Adriatic Sea.
Ever year, for a few days of September, Krynica Zdroj becomes the economic centre of the world. During the Economic Forum thousands of visitors talk about the most crucial problems of the global economy. The meeting attracts personalities from the world of business, science and politics. Coverage from meetings held in Krynica is reported by journalists from all over the world.
Batibouw show is the largest construction fair held annually in Belgium. During the show lasting eleven days visitors had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with new products related to construction and renovation. The event took place at the Belgian Square, in the heart of Brussels.
The first exhibitions of the latest products, technological innovations from the construction industry, conferences, discussions and contests were shared by exhibitors and visitors of 23rd Poznan International Construction and Architecture BUDMA Trade Show 2014 held in Poznan.
The DEF and DEC flat roof windows, VMZ and VMB awning blinds for vertical windows as well as AMZ Solar and AMZ Z-Wave awning blinds controlled via smartphone were the products presented by FAKRO at Dach und Holz International Trade Show 2014 held in February in Cologne.
In March 2014 starts new edition of the International Design FAKRO Competition "New Vision of the Loft 3".