The association particularly takes over the following tasks:
General promotion of the idea of prefabricated building to European institutions, science, politics as well as media and public.
All associations or subordinated associations of each country in Europe, who acknowledge the articles of association and constitute a representative agency of the manufacturer of prefabricated houses, can become members of EFV.
The board is responsible for the representation of the association in public; it constitutes the basic guidelines and organises the political activities of the association.
Download the statute of the EFV.
AIMCH: How Digital And Offsite Construction Can Transform Housebuilding
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) is a pioneering project that puts collaboration, digital working and large-scale offsite manufacturing at the heart of tackling the housing crisis. Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Syste ...Continue reading
Government urged by MPs to ‘act fast’ with offsite construction
A panel of MPs has urged ministers to 'act fast' to create the conditions for a new style of prefabricated housebuilding if they want to stand any chance of meeting its ambitious targets. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee said modern methods of construction (MMC) were c ...Continue reading
Climate protection capacity from the forestWhy prefabricated wooden houses are good for the environment
Heat records. "Fridays for Future”. Cities calling for climate emergency. Political election and survey results that underline: The topic of climate protection has never been more present in the public. Products and solutions that can reduce CO2 emissions have never been more in demand - not even ...Continue reading
Discover and experience modern prefabricated houses:"Day of the Sample Houses" on September 21 and 22, 2019
This year, the "Day of the Sample Houses" will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019. For an entire weekend, the Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (BDF - Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction) offers therewith all house building interested people the oppo ...Continue reading
Prefabricated building industry demands fair property tax for owner-occupiersBenefit home ownership and mobilising building land
Around 100,000 single-family homes are built in Germany each year and are mostly occupied by the owners themselves. The Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction – BDF) demands a fair land tax in the interest of these building families, which prov ...Continue reading
Six reasons why timber frame is surging in the UK
In the mid-1980s, negative press about quality control for timber frame housing caused a healthy market to slump from around 40% to less than 10% in a single year. It was slow to rebuild but recent years have seen a marked resurgence in the use of timber frame in the UK. Södra Wood Ltd MD Simon H ...Continue reading
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Wooden premanufactured houses are energy-saving homes
More and more house builders decide for a wooden premanufactured house. There are various reasons, supporting such a decision, since modern premanufactured houses have several advantages compared to conventional house building. Its industrial prefabrication makes it easier to plan and carry out the building project: A fact, that guarantees high quality, shortens the construction time and saves money.
Your dream house can be planned individually - thanks to modern computer- and construction-technologies. As a result of their construction method and the construction material "wood", premanufactured houses above all have an exceptionally high energy-saving potential. Due to long term rising oil- and gas-prices, operating costs of houses gain more and more importance. Under these circumstances an excellent, a whole life long working heat insulation turns out to be the best long-term investment.