Ryszard Florek, President and co-owner of FAKRO has been given the economic prize of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. He received this honourable distinction for an outstanding contribution to building durable and good neighbourly economic relations between Poland and Ukraine.
On June 8th, Wegierska Street in Nowy Sacz was filled with shiny motorcycles. Once again, more than 150 representatives of the construction industry from across Poland arrived on their motorcycles to the headquarters of FAKRO, a leading manufacturer of roof windows. MOTO FAKRO has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of FAKRO business partners. This year's “Motorcycle Meeting of the Builders of the Republic of Poland” took place on June 7-10.
FAKRO which is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide has been associated with the trade fair organized in Poznan since the company's inception. It is 27th time that FAKRO presented its products during the International Construction and Architecture Fair BUDMA held between 30.01 – 02.02.2018.
FAKRO the vice-leader in the global market of roof windows presents its innovative solutions in more than 20 trade shows annually. Recently FAKRO top products have been presented at Bauen & Energie in Vienna, the largest Austrian fair for the building, renovation and energy saving issues. The whole event lasted 4 days from 25 to 28 January 2018 with a focus on new construction trends, energy efficiency and smart home solutions.
Moscow is the capital of Russia and one of the largest European cities. A city whose architecture distinguished by splendour and diversified form makes it stand out from other places. In one of the attic spaces in the centre of Moscow there is situated a living room different than any other as it is multi-functional where everyone can find something to enjoy.
Modern construction promotes a clear division of the residential building into a day and night zone. While the day zone, usually located on the ground floor, is available to all residents and guests, the night zone allows to cut off from the rest of the house. The ideal place to arrange such an area is the attic which thanks to the application of suitable solutions will let you enjoy effective relaxation under the sky.
FAKRO's innovation has been recognized by eminent German architects involved in Heinze Architects' Darling Jury Award 2017. The global manufacturer of roof windows has won the bronze Architects' Darling Awards 2017 in the category “Best product-innovation in the category of building-shell” for the walkable DXW DW6 flat roof window.
This is an idea implemented by the owner of a single-family house who flooded the renovated loft space with natural light by installing FAKRO Galeria balcony window. “For us Italians a house is a great value, especially when our family lives here for many years. We mean a wooden house typical for pre-Alpine valleys, built in 1951 on the outskirts of Pinerolo (Turin) which is now used by the third generation of owners.”
The Polish Windows and Doors Association prepared a video promoting Polish building joinery industry abroad. This video presents modern production and logistic lines as well as exceptional products of the leading Polish manufacturers in the construction industry. Naturally, FAKRO has been shown among other major companies. The company is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world and its innovative products can be found in over 50 countries around the globe.
The ceremony of awarding prizes for the best Polish exporters to France took place on 26 September 2017 at the Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Paris. FAKRO, the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world is in the prestigious group of four winners.
Dark and forgotten attic spaces, full of useless items, thanks to present fashion for living under the roof became popular in interior design and architecture all over the world.
The enormous arrangement potential of interiors in the attic results from their unusual shape, which is dictated by the diversified construction of the roof structures. Benefits arising in connection with this fact can be achieved exclusively through an individual approach to each project.
FAKRO, the vice-leader in the global market of roof windows, cooperates closely with architects and companies, specialized in collaboration with architectural environment. The manufacturer finds architects as an important group. Designers use FAKRO innovative products in their projects. Moreover, the roof window manufacturer is able to create non-standard solutions according to architects’ vision. The company constantly creates tools and products in order to support them in their daily work.
FAKRO, a global vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows reached top 5 brand awareness and preference in Daylight solutions category, according to the European Architectural Barometer Report. FAKRO brand was chosen spontaneously by architects from five countries: Italy, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom and Netherlands.
We are delighted to announce that FAKRO, a global vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and loft ladders has become an Official Sponsor of the Men's European Volleyball Championship – LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017.
Diversified roof structures make rooms in the attic feature huge arrangement potential. Benefits arising in connection with this fact can be achieved exclusively through an individual approach to each project. However, the most important element of this puzzle is light. In addition to visual aspect, it has a tremendous impact on the mood in the building.
FAKRO, the vice-leader in the global market of roof windows and loft ladders once again took up the role of the Headline sponsor of the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) All-Industry Conference 2017. The event took place in Budapest, on 15th to 18th June 2017. For the first time since 2003, the conference returned to a city location, and was held at the five star Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest.
Attic adaptations have dominated the traditional construction market, becoming a trend in the interior design. Creating a cosy corner under the roof requires the influx of natural light, which in many cases is only possible by applying roof windows. FAKRO also offers products intended for installation in rooms with elevated humidity levels such as bathrooms and kitchens. Appropriate planning in the roof opens up new functional and arrangement possibilities.
Enchant children's world with delightful FAKRO blinds that will completely change the décor and character of the interior. Even today, the room of your kids can host the heroes of top animated movies by DreamWorks studio: "Penguins of Madagascar", "How to Train Your Dragon", "Kung Fu Panda" or "Trolls".
Spring has set in. It is a perfect time to rebuild a room in the house. Underneath the roof tiles there is often an abundance of space, a good excuse to take the opportunity and do something with that available space. The Dutch company Hagendoorn Bouwprojecten helped the owners of this family home with there wish of creating more livable space in their attic.
Cosy and bright with a magnificent panoramic view of the old church and beautiful garden. This is a living room situated in the attic of this summer house in Friedrichstadt near Husum, which becomes increasingly attractive thanks to three balcony windows arranged next to each other.
FAKRO Netherlands celebrated a special anniversary in March 2017. The roof window manufacturer opened the doors to a brand new training centre five years ago on March 23rd 2012. A place where processors and resellers can learn more about the product. In the meantime FAKRO looks back on a successful program, more than 800 building professionals already took part in it and a part of that group comes back every year to learn more. That is how a group of FAKRO Specialists was created.
Last month saw the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show take place at the NEC Birmingham, and FAKRO generated great interest amongst visitors and exhibitors across the four days.
Construma Trade Exhibition is the largest event in the construction industry held in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The surface of 20 000 m2 area gathered over 700 exhibitors, who presented their latest solutions. This edition attracted more than 60 000 visitors and reached again the previous visitor record.
FAKRO, the second largest company in the roof window and loft ladder industry not only pays attention to the smallest details when developing its innovative solutions, but also puts strong emphasis on such important issue as ecology. The company focuses primarily on conscious actions to protect the environment. Both FAKRO products and their production process are energy-saving and eco-friendly.
29th March 2017 in the European Parliament MEP Ryszard Legutko organized a press conference on the bias of the European Commission and its unwillingness to hear complaints from countries in the Central and Eastern Europe.
FAKRO which is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide presented its innovative products during MADE Expo 2017. The most popular international architecture and building construction show in Italy was held from 8 to 11 March at Milano Rho Fiera.
FAKRO is strong on every field! It was the company's catchword during the construction, renovation and home improvement trade fair Batibouw. This one of the biggest trade shows held in Belgium and Luxembourg took place between 16-26 February at the Brussels Exhibition Centre.
A very intense building season has begun. It’s for the third time that FAKRO attended Bauen & Energie in Vienna, the largest Austrian fair for the building, renovation and energy saving issues. The whole event lasted 4 days from 16 to 19 February 2017 with a focus on environmental and climate protection innovations.
During the Dutch Building Fair ‘BouwBeurs’ edition 2017, from 6 till 10th February, FAKRO Netherlands showcased the strength of cooperation. Innovative products were shown on the FAKRO stand during the fair and a special event was organized which celebrated working together.
Modern design and exceptional solutions provided by FAKRO have been acknowledged at the largest industry event on the Czech market – Střechy Praha 2017. For its stand presented in 2016, FAKRO received prestigious award “The most interesting exhibition stand” of the fair.
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".