trade fair – Bauen & Energie Wien

Martin, Ray and I went to the fair! In Viennas trade fair center we visited the biggest of them all .. a must for folks like us who are renovating or building a new home from scratch. You can find almost everything there – from interiors like floors and doors to windows, get advice, or find the right constructor, get informed about new engergy efficient technologies or buy some stairs – like we did! (can’t belive it either but in a few weeks we’re going to have beautiful new steel stairs infront of our house! YEAH!)

We started the day early (9 am) and the first thing we did at the fair center: we had breakfast! Ha, all three of us had a lack of sleep the night before (due to some partying) …but I was really proud we made it there anyway. Breakfast was excellent and we were ready to go and get our brains packed with information! overkill here we come!
Martin and I had been on the hunt for the perfect floor-heating system in our attic. Without any workable solution so far.
One good reason for us to visit the fair, we wanted to find the right underfloor-heating-thing in one of the exhibition halls.
The requirements are simple: easy to install but most of all we need a system that is lightweight so that our wooden ceiling will support it. We saw different types but I think we will go with this one. (not only because its so fancy! all polished metal!)
There has been a whole exhibition hall full of interior basics like floors, doors, windows and whirlpools!

And I had the opportunity to finally meet some of the lovely contractors and people from companies I’m emailing back and forth with questions and cost estimates. Like Sandra Graller of Beton Ciré. I was thrilled to finally meet her and chatting about her Atelier, while Ray was fascinated by the material and got information about the workshops they offer. (We thought about attending a workshop where you learn how to work with the material beton ciré. Ray is thinking of using it in his bathroom redo. Looking forward to that!)
I absolutely fall for the Corporate Design of Sandras company! Really classy and trés chic!
I’m glad we finally bought a stair! It’s a stairway-assembly-kit so still some work left for us.. I’ll show you the whole thing in a few weeks while we install it (with a little help of our friends of course!).

We’ve been at the fair the whole day and when our tummies rumbled for the second time that day we decided to treat ourselves with some great mexican food in a delicious place right next to the fair center!
What a beautiful, funny and interesting sunday it was! Thanks Martin and Ray for taking me to the fair and thanks to the team of Bauen&Energie Wien for the warm welcome!


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