Visit us at the DACH+HOLZ in Stuttgart

FOS in hall 6 at booth 6.206

Friedrich Ossenberg-Schule GmbH + Co KG (FOS), manufacturer of clips for wind uplift protection on the pitched roof, is exhibiting at DACH+HOLZ in 2020. The major international exhibition for the roofing trade takes place from 28th to 31st January in Stuttgart. In hall 6 at booth 6.325, FOS will be presenting the installation accelerator FOS ClipHOLSTER®, the matching collated clips and the online tools to all interested installers and retailers.

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"DACH+HOLZ expo provides ideal opportunities to engage and converse with the installers of our products. That's why I'm looking forward to the lively exchange and feedback on our ClipHOLSTER," says Jan Kaemper, Managing Director of FOS. Michael Wecker, Sales Manager and authorized representative of the company, adds: "In addition to presenting our products, we want to introduce even more installers to our services at the exhibition in Stuttgart. With our online roofing programs, which can be used for free, we provide the roofer with assistance that save effort, time and money."

The installation accelerator FOS ClipHOLSTER®
The FOS ClipHOLSTER® is a flexible belt holder for collated FOS clips. It simplifies and accelerates the installing of the clips for storm damage protection. As a bonus it also reduces the risk of injury. The practical installation assistant is made of high-quality and durable polyoxymethylene and polyamid.

Reduction of installation time by up to 25%
On the roof, the new collated packaging simplifies the installation of the clips. The close and handy location of the holster accelerates the process significantly. In practical tests, a time saving of up to 25% was measured when installing collated clips together with the ClipHOLSTER. Replacing empty collated strips is also hassle free.

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Which clips are available collated suitable for the ClipHOLSTER?
The following collated clips can be fitted into the ClipHOLSTER: Sidelock clips 409®-2456®-2 and 499-2, the head-sidelock clips 453-2 and 492®-2, the head-foot clips 403®-2 and 403d®-2 as well as slate and tile hooks 404®-2460®-2 and 461®-2; depending on the clip type the ClipHOLSTER is used with or without the safety cover.

Online roofing tools
In order to ensure that the storm clips fulfil the requirements of local regulations and the Eurocode, it is necessary that the clamp fits perfectly on the tile and securely holds it in place. Various online tools are available at for planning and implementing wind uplift protection:

The FOS WindCHECK® calculation program selects suitable clips and also calculates important data such as the installation pattern, division of roof areas and the necessary clip quantity for the entire roof. Roof obstructions e.g. dormers and chimneys can be added and included into the calculation as well. The roof types available are mono and duo pitch, hip, half-hip, mansard and T-shape roof as well as angle and triple gable construction. The data files of your custom wind uplift calculation can be saved in the WindCHECK archive under My FOS.

The product finder FOS ClipCHECK® shows a list of suitable clips for each tile.

The FOS CombiCHECK® helps find the relevant tile for a specific clip. It shows a list of covering materials for each clip, sorted by manufacturer. We call this the reverse search.

Friedrich Ossenberg-Schule
In Europe, FOS is one of the leading manufacturers with over 100 years of experience on the market. Their focus is entirely on fastening and storm safety of small-format materials on roof and facade. A variety of clip types are all manufactured in Germany for the fastening of tile and slate on roof and facade, for the application on special roof areas like ridges and verges, and for installing unusual tile designs like flat roof tiles or custom tiles. The online roofing tools accelerate and simplify the requirements for storm safety on pitched roofs. Application videos and installation instructions are part of the extensive services on offer.