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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„Ich lerne jedes Mal wieder etwas Neues“

11. March 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

Wir erreichen Franky Gissinger kurz nach 14 Uhr. Der Küchenchef wirkt entspannt – und das obwohl der große Ansturm im fischer Betriebsrestaurant seit gerade mal 30 Minuten vorbei ist. „Es hat alles geklappt und den Mitarbeitern hat’s geschmeckt“, sagt der 48-Jährige zufrieden. Jetzt geht’s für Gissinger und sein 15-köpfiges Team darum, den folgenden Tag vorzubereiten.

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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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Safe support at the edge of the abyss: When everything hangs from an anchor

An international team of speleologists is on the right track in Upper Austria: the deepest cave in Europe. Again and again they go into the depths of the Dachstein mountains. Especially here, where the trail leads vertically down and can be extremely cold, clammy, slippery and wet, secure rope fixings are vital.

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How fischer installed the world’s longest sea crossing

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge spans a 55-kilometre river delta.

35 kilometres above water, 6.7 kilometres in a tunnel underwater and 13.3 kilometres over artificial islands and mainland: The new Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an engineering masterpiece. The world’s longest sea crossing caused a sensation in China and across the globe, which fills Yafeng Zhang with pride for having been involved in this mega project. […]

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Gluing is the new drilling | Avoid drill holes with fischer

20. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

fischer’s NO TOOLS, JUST HANDS products protect walls and ceilings while saving time, effort and storage space. The 320 KILO GRAB with a final strength of 320 kilogrammes per 10 square centimetres helps make the home aesthetic and functional without drilling – just by gluing.

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In the green around the home: attaching hanging planters

19. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

The temperature sinks in autumn; the days are shorter and umbrellas take up a regular spot in your bag. Time to bring nature indoors. But who would willingly give up floor space or dodge around plant pots? Hanging planters are the solution for anyone with a green thumb. A secure installation is crucial to ensuring […]

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