One of the most important events in the construction industry – BATIMAT 2017 began on 6 November in Paris. The biggest trade fair in Europe attracted more than 3000 exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Organized every two years, BATIMAT hosted some of the most popular manufacturers in the construction business who are well known in the global market. FAKRO which is the world's second largest company in the roof window and loft ladder market was among them to present innovative products. We can actually say that the company is a regular visitor in the arena of international events as it participates in over 20 trade fairs during a year. FAKRO has been showing its rich product range at BATIMAT continuously since 2001.
This year's exhibition stand spread over the area of 216 m2 where FAKRO surprised visitors with intriguing design, innovative products and performance of the acrobat on the DXW flat roof window.
The leading theme of the exhibition was the family of flat roof windows, especially type F models in Colourline version. These windows feature excellent thermal performance, while modern design and wide range of colours (over 200) ensure impeccable aesthetics when installed in the flat roof.
In addition, new FAKRO products under the INNOVIEW brand such as vertical windows, entrance and garage doors had their premiere on the French market. The great attention was caught by a spectacular HST lift and slide doors with a width of 5 metres. "Large glazed areas blend perfectly well with the latest trends in the architecture. What is more, they allow to get more quality and comfort of living on every day", commented Sławomir Gawlik, FAKRO Group Marketing Director.
FAKRO stand also demonstrated intelligent Smart Home solutions. Roof windows and internal accessories controlled via smartphone and solar awning blinds which do not require connection to the mains.
Furthermore, FAKRO presented products vital for all year long such as energy-efficient FTT U8 window which is the “warmest” roof window on the market with a single glazing unit and anti-smog awning blind with a filter membrane designed for vertical windows.
Guests visiting the stand could also learn about the advantages of innovative preSelect2 roof window which comes with two independent opening mechanisms as the sash can be opened outwards from the top and via centre pivot. The sash in the preSelect2 window is opened up to an angle of 45° which is nearly 30% when compared with the preceding model. This allows for better use of an additional space created in the attic and provides unrestricted view.
FAKRO stand at BATIMAT was a place for exceptional acrobatic performance aimed at showing durability of the DXW flat roof window. Its unique design featuring enhanced load capacity and a special non-slip coating ensure complete safety when walking across the window.
The trade fair turned out to be a success and the next one will take place in two years time.