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Two DIY Lifetime Awards



For the first time, the European DIY-Retail Association has made two simultaneous DIY-Lifetime-Awards in this, the eighth year of the Award’s history: the recipients are Karl-Heinz Knoke and Dr. Gerd Müller-van Ißem, recognised for their lifetime achievements. Previous winners included such retail personalities as Otmar Hornbach (Hornbach Baumärkte), Manfred Maus (Obi), Karlheinz Essl (Baumax) and Klaus Fischer (Fischerwerke). read more…

‘Green’ Rawl Plug



The UX green from fischer is described by its manufacturer fischer as the first universal rawl plug manufactured from renewable resources. It is made from  polyamide PA 6.10, which the fixtures manufacturing specialist declares as consisting of more than 50 percent renewable ingredients. The raw material consists sebaceous acid, primarily consisting of castor oil. read more…

The Rawl Plug King


It may have been small enough to hide in your pocket, but this tiny invention revolutionised wide swathes of the DIY and building industries. Now, the King of the rawl plugs business Klaus Fischer, is to receive the DIY-Lifetime Award at the BHB Home Improvement Retail Conference on 5 December. The Award is made jointly by the BHB Association of Building and Garden Product Retailers and publishers Dähne Verlag. read more…