FAKRO is strong on every field – Batibouw 2017

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. FAKRO, the second-largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world demonstrated its products during 11 days of the trade show on its 240m² stand. This year's edition of the event was visited by over 300, 000 people.

FAKRO is strong on every field! This slogan perfectly illustrates that FAKRO provides a wide spectrum of solutions for the construction industry not only in Belgium, but also all around the world. This year’s stand was eye-catching thanks to the design which is a showcase of FAKRO: abundance of light, spacious and lightweight construction. All visitors could easily find something for themselves. The company's stand also attracted attention thanks to the presentation of innovative FAKRO solutions. Starting from roof windows and their accessories through loft ladders and solutions for flat roofs.

Moreover, the trade fair was very important for FAKRO as it witnessed a premiere of a new wooden and aluminium vertical windows on the Belgian market known under the INNOVIEW brand. Additionally, vertical windows were fitted with the VMZ Solar awning blind for vertical windows, which offers up to 8 times more effective protection than internal blinds and can reduce the internal temperature by as much as 10°C.

One of the top themes on FAKRO stand was the company’s large range of flat roof windows. Visitors were enthusiastic about the DEF electric flat roof window featuring modern design which has received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016. Additionally, flat roof windows type F feature excellent resistance to sound* caused by rain. FAKRO also presented the type C flat roof windows (DEC-M) with a mat dome and DXW walkable flat roof window ensuring a safe walk across its entire surface. FAKRO is a pioneer in solutions for flat roofs since 2013. The design of its flat roof windows provides up to 16% greater glazed area when compared to solutions offered by other manufacturers.

FAKRO puts all efforts to satisfy the changing needs of the market by creating easily controlled products. It presented a wide range of roof windows such as the FTP-V Z-Wave, FTU-V KNX Ready and FTW-V Bluetooth. Visitors were very interested in Smart Home solutions which showed that FAKRO Z-Wave protocol is also suitable to connect with other home automation systems.

Finally, FAKRO stand showed other innovative solutions such as the FGH-V Galeria Balcony roof window, FTT U6 energy-efficient roof window (recommended for passive buildings) and FTT/U R3 roof window which significantly reduces noise penetration into the room. Last but not least, FAKRO demonstrated its new FWP insulated access roof light and FSR smoke ventilation windows.

*sound intensity level inside the room during rain for the flat roof window type F (with DU6 glazing unit and AMZ/F Solar awning blind) is LIA= 34.7 [dB] as per ISO 10140-1/A2:2014