Fensterbau + Frontale
The fensterbau/frontale in Nuremberg is one of the world’s leading trade fair for windows, doors and facades, their associated technologies, components and assemblies as well as associated equipment and services program. Together with the Holz-Handwerk exhibitors from many countries and numerous trade visitors are offering a unique industry platform.
In buildings, both residential and commercial, windows are a standard product with a well-established market. Traditionally a window comprised of a single piece of glass mounted in a timber frame. More recently multi-pane glazing has become common – double glazing throughout Europe and triple glazing in Nordic countries. Some central European countries such as Germany and Austria are soon to introduce standards that will encourage the adoption of triple glazed windows.
Double or triple glazing units are installed in new builds or as replacement glazing, due to the improved thermal characteristics. Multi-pane glazed units will be made from a variety of frame materials, will contain a range of cavity depths, and may have the cavity filled with an inert gas, all depending on the original specifications and the age of the windows. In general it can be expected that the more modern a window is the more likely it is to have a high standard of thermal efficiency.
In residential buildings it is typical that each room will have at least one window, quite often more. However when commercial buildings are considered, it is often the case that the proportion of the building envelope that is glazed is far higher, in some buildings entire walls are made of glass. It should also be noted that business premises are considered to be less occupied than residential ones, due to the length of the working day and weekends, so heating and cooling may not be necessary 24 hours a day.
Over the last few decades attention has focused on developing ‗green building methods‘, which often include measures to reduce energy use. To increase the efficiency of the building envelope, it is specified that high-efficiency windows as well as high levels of insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors be used. In addition passive solar building design can be implemented in low-energy homes. This involves the orientation of windows and walls and place awnings, porches, and trees such that the windows and roofs are shaded in the summer while allowing maximum solar gain in the winter. Effective window placement provides more natural light and lessens the need for electric lighting during the day. The glazing industry is responding to the requirements for more efficient glazing units, through improved standards and new technology.
At FENSTERBAU FRONTALE you will find exactly what you are looking for: new contacts, new products and fresh inspiration about the issues that are driving your industry. Taking center-stage at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE are innovations and cutting-edge technologies for industry, trade and automation, the dedicated Architects´ Area, the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM, numerous Special shows and other exciting features. If you want to showcase your products or get information about digitization, safety and quality, the industry platform FENSTERBAU FRONTALE is your must-do event. Your competitive advantage starts here.
The product range at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE reflects the worldwide innovations in windows, doors and facades. Every two years, architects, carpenters, window and facade manufacturers, and the specialist trade update on the latest profile systems, glass in architecture, fixing equipment, safety equipment, machines, installations and many more products.
Where it all started
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE originates from the post-war years, when glaziers and window makers could barely afford to buy material, machines and tools or they were difficult to obtain. The idea of a market for used machines and tools was born and the first Machine, Tool and Raw Material Show was organized as part of the association conference of the “Fachverband des Glaserhandwerks und verwandter Berufe des Landes Württemberg/Baden” (Württemberg/Baden Association of Glaziers and Related Trades) in 1949 by Friedrich Schlick, head of the Karlsruhe office.
The exhibition halls in Karlsruhe were soon too small for the rapidly growing numbers of visitors and exhibitors and in 1988 the decision was made to move to Nuremberg as the new location for the exhibition. The trade fair has been called FENSTERBAU FRONTALE since 2000 and today it is one of the most important and successful exhibitions of its kind.
“FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018 was like a fireworks show of innovation! We saw an extremely high number of new ideas from the exhibitors and had many intensive conversations, not only with experts from Germany, but also with more experts from the rest of Europe and Asia too.”
Jürgen Benitz-Wildenburg, ift Rosenheim.-
“In 2018, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE proved once again why it is the leading fair for our industry in Europe, if not worldwide. The exhibitor and visitor numbers speak for themselves. For us as an industry association, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE is an ideal platform for making contact with a large number of our members and also for winning new member companies. I would also like to mention the great mood at the event, which is no doubt partly attributable to the stable economic climate.”
Ulrich Tschorn, Verband Fenster + Fassade.-
What to expect
Energy efficiency and sustainability coupled with safety, design and comfort are the major requirements for product developments in windows, doors and facades. Nuremberg is a must for anyone wanting to present their innovations to the international market.
As world-leading exhibition for windows, doors and facades, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE is the sector’s innovation motor. More than 800 well-known companies from 42 countries present products and solutions for the trend themes of sustainability, comfort, automation and energy efficiency.
The exhibition duo of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK attracted around 111,000 decision-makers from all over the world in 2018. No other international trade fair offers more product information, more experts from architecture, industry, trade, craft trades and research, and more potential business leads in one place.
The product range at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE caters for every wish. Here the visitor gets comprehensive information about profile systems, glass in architecture, shading, sealing, fixing equipment, safety equipment, machines and installations for manufacturing and processing windows, doors and facades. 98% of the exhibitors reached their most important target groups during FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018, 95% made new business connections and 90% of the exhibitors expected noticeable follow-up business.
The fensterbau frontale takes place every four years, and therefore for the twentieth time previsibly in March 2022 in Nuremberg.
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