The German Association for Construction Materials and Components for Ventilated Rainscreens (FVHF) is a body representing the interests of the manufacturers of claddings, support structures, thermal insulation materials as well as anchoring, joining and fixing elements for ventilated rainscreens (VHF) with a registered office in Berlin.
The association aims to promote the structurally and architecturally challenging implementation and design of facades of new buildings and renovations, taking account of all ecological aspects.
One of the main tasks of the FVHF is to provide information on the benefits and characteristics of ventilated rainscreens to affect public opinion as well as the opinion of planners, associations and decision makers by means of a proactive information policy.
The FVHF supports a uniform approval system for the construction of ventilated rainscreens and the standardisation of this construction method and its components. In order to promote the technical and economic progress of facade construction, the association supports applied research and draws up recommendations as well as standards. Moreover, the FVHF also participates in the development and introduction of national and international regulations.