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November 29. 2022

Participation in the fair DENKMAL in Leipzig from 24-26.11.2022

The UHB can look back on a successful and very well frequented trade fair appearance. Many valuable discussions could be held.
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September 12. 2022

Historische Baustoffe Ostalb to be seen on TV

Our member Martin Häberle can be seen with his company Historische Baustoffe Ostalb on Wednesday, 21.9.2022 at 18.15 in the SWR. For the series made in Südwest the SWR accompanied him with a camera…
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September 1. 2022

A royal court comes into being - The travel station of Karls IV: One of the largest medieval display sites in Europe

On a 20-year show site, directly on the Golden Road, about halfway between the imperial cities of Nuremberg and Prague, the association Via Carolina - Goldene Straße e. V., is recreating a travel station of Emperor Karls IV from the 14th century, using historical techniques and tools.
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May 19. 2022

Member Jürgen Zmelty at SWR "made in Südwest

SWR visited our member Jürgen Zmelty and produced a 30-minute report on the sustainability of historic building materials.
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May 18. 2022

May 13.-15: Annual general meeting in Breisgau

The annual general meeting took place this year in Breisgau. The anniversary was the occasion for our three members Florian Langenbeck, Sebastian Juhnke and Hubert Rupp to put together an ambitious program.
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October 27. 2021

Treasure instead of debris

In painstaking handwork, Mr. and Mrs. Prenzel from the company "Historische Baustoffe Prenzel" together with their team remove old buildings. Of the salvaged building materials, almost 60% can be reused. Whether historic plain tiles, windows, beams, doors or clinker bricks - they give all these building materials a second life through salvage and resale. It is important to Prenzels that builders as well as architects should generally consider recycling more. Only in this way can new buildings be designed more ecologically in the future.
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October 27. 2021

08.10-10.10.21: Annual general meeting in Rethem (Aller)

After a Corona break of almost 2 years, the members met for the annual general meeting in Rethem (Aller). Sabine and Alexander Prenzel were the organizers and hosts of the meeting this year. Of course we had many important topics on the meeting program after such a long time. But there was also time for a nice excursion to the historical Celle and of course for our legendary UHB auction at the host company.
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October 5. 2021

Specialist recycles antique building materials

Building materials dealer Gerd Bose and his son Nico take care of the dismantling of old buildings. In the process, they collect building materials, some of which are several hundred years old. You have to live with small defects or "quirks". But that is simply part of the old material. Especially now, in times of raw material scarcity, it is worth thinking about reuse. Moreover, reuse also saves CO2, because bricks, for example, do not have to be re-fired.
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September 28. 2021

Sustainability: The building material hunters

Sabine & Alexander Prenzel have their large building materials warehouse in 27336 Rethem, about 30 km from the Lüneburger Heide. As building material hunters, they search for, collect and sell historical materials such as wall stones, half-timbered beams, beaver tails, iron windows, doors, etc. together in elaborate manual work. In the NDR documentary bay Nora Stoewer, they organise the dismantling of an old three-storey farmhouse.
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February 3. 2021

Modernize old house

It is a small but convinced fan community: renovators and builders who use historic building materials in their projects. A certain fascination emanates from building materials and building elements that have already been used once. The motive is often to preserve history. Specialized dealers sell the corresponding goods.
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