Tag Archives: TÜV


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German brands in Spain

Looking at a name like “TÜV Rheinland”, you’d have thought they’d be mad to launch in Spain with the same name as they use in Germany. The “German technical inspectorate” is well known in Germany – what they test, has to be good. A bit like the MOT in England testing cars. But to Spanish ears TÜV must look like … Continue reading


Setting the standards in the UK and placing their stamp of approval on builders

Quality housing

On German TV you see regular reports and documentaries about people who built their own home, or got a builder in to build their home – and all the awful things that go wrong. A friend of mine who is about to move into a new flat had a draught test done (the door is pasted over and air is … Continue reading