Today, the hanseBAU & Bremer Altbautage open – and are eagerly awaited by the audience and exhibitors after a two-year forced break. On the one hand, this is certainly due to the current energy crisis, to which many exhibitors refer directly and offer solutions (keywords heating and insulation technology), but on the other hand also because many people now like to roll up their sleeves and tackle things. The 350 exhibitors offer a wide range of products and services over three days. In addition, around 120 lectures and construction practice demonstrations provide an overview.
“Together with the Bremen old building days, hanseBAU is one of the first construction fairs of the year in Germany,” says Kerstin Renken, Head of Public Fairs at MESSE BREMEN. “Here you can take the New Year’s swing with you right away and tackle planned projects directly. In order for everything to work out well, our visitors receive an all-round carefree package of lectures and demonstrations, personal advice and, of course, numerous products and services.”
Interesting special shows
Six special shows are dedicated to individual topics in particular detail. One of these main topics is “Tiny Living” – i.e. living on a few square meters. Five different mini-sembles can be visited at hanseBAU. One of them comes from master carpenter Stephan Wöhltjen. It is operating in Achim and has been manufacturing special furniture, doors, windows and interior furnishings since 2007. A few years ago, he built his first Tiny House, which was actually only intended as a trade fair eye-catcher. Since then, the little houses have not let him go. He has already delivered some and has also dealt intensively with the legal requirements. “I can very well imagine moving into one of my Tiny Houses myself after the family phase,” says Wöhltjen.
to live more beautifully
Furnishing and design fans will also get their money’s worth with the trade fair duo. In addition to extraordinary furniture and accessories, innovative wall decorations and floor coverings are also presented at the special exhibition “WohnDesign”. Master painter Daniel Reich from Loxstedt will also exhibit. He not only masters the standard repertoire of his guild, but can also inspire himself and his customers for the original and innovative. In Hall 6, he presents three unusual design ideas, including the wallPen®, a high-tech printer for walls. “When I first saw the device, I knew immediately: I have to have it! We can use it to print almost everything indoors and outdoors. From the glass surface to metals and wood, even virgin wool is possible,” Reich raves.
Focus on energy saving
One of the top topics of this fair is taken up by the Bremen old building days in Hall 7 with the special show “Heating technology with a future”. Numerous experts are on site to advise interested parties intensively and to inform them about the various technical possibilities. “At our special show, local partners and exhibitors present, for example, heat pumps or pellet stoves and advise individually on personal heating needs,” says Martin Grocholl, Managing Director of the non-profit climate protection agency energiekonsens. There is no need for previous technical knowledge. Whether you are still at the very beginning of your renovation project or already have a precise plan – at the Bremen Old Building Days in Hall 7 you will find independent entry-level advice, in-depth information materials, exchange with experts and local companies for your implementation.
Trainee initiative on trade fair Friday
Many craft businesses complain about a shortage of young talent. Many young people are looking for a fulfilling task. Unfortunately, what sounds like a “perfect match” is not yet one.
The trade fair duo is now bringing together what belongs together. On Friday, 20. January, pupils, young people as well as their parents and teachers have the opportunity to inform themselves about the advantages of craft training from around 30 different exhibitors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – and this with free admission for the potential young craftsmen.
“Young people can look forward to interesting and very informal conversations on an equal footing with trainers and trainees. They can gain first impressions of the respective professions and companies and in many cases certainly arrange an internship. By the way, this is often the first step towards training,” says Oliver Kriebel, Deputy Managing Director of the Bremen Chamber of Crafts.
The hanseBAU & Bremer Altbautage open from Friday to Sunday, 20th to 22nd. January 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More information: www.hansebau-bremen.de
hanseBAU & Bremen old building days at a glance:
Date: Friday to Sunday, 20th to 22nd January 2023
Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: FAIR BREMEN, Halls 5, 6 and 7
Prices online: 10 Euro (reduced 8.50 Euro), after-work ticket (from 3 p.m.): 6 Euro
On site, the tickets cost 2 euros more.
More information: www.hansebau-bremen.de; www.bremer-altbautage.de