The prefabricated house company Hanse Haus: the exciting journey from the Hanseatic city of Lübeck-Travemünde to Oberleichtersbach in the Bavarian Rhön
When master carpenter Hermann Wandke founded his small carpentry business in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck-Travemünde in 1929, he surely didn’t think that people would still be writing about him 90 years later.
Because he couldn't know that by establishing the company “Hanse-Fertighaus-Bau”, he had laid the foundations for one of today’s leading prefabricated house companies in Germany.
Of course, a lot has changed since then, but one thing has stayed the same: the passion for the natural material that is wood and our Nordic name “Hanse Haus”, which even today seems exotic in the middle of the Bavarian Rhön.
Company founding in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck
In Lübeck-Travemünde, the small carpentry business “Hanse-Fertighaus-Bau” is founded.
Unterleichtersbach as the head office location
On a trip to the south, company founder Hermann Wandke discovers Unterleichtersbach in Lower Franconia in the Bavarian Rhön.
He establishes a subsidiary factory of Hanse Haus here a few years later.
Relocation of the main prefabricated house factory to Bavaria
The factory in Unterleichtersbach is modernised, making the location in Bavaria the main production site for Hanse Haus prefabricated houses.
Hanse Haus moves to the Rhön area in Bavaria for good.
The Colani Haus on the occasion of our 75th anniversary
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Hanse Haus presents an architectural study on living in the future together with design icon Luigi Colani. The result is a “rotor” house of only 36 square metres in size which can be visited at our Show Home Park in Oberleichtersbach.
A Hanse Haus passive house in just eight hours
Hanse Haus builds a passive house in just eight hours before numerous spectators on the occasion of the company’s 80th anniversary. Once again, it demonstrates its qualities as a competent manufacturer of prefabricated houses.
Show home in Bad Vilbel according to KfW Efficiency House 40 standard
Hanse Haus opens the first show home built according to KfW Efficiency House 40 standards – even before KfW officially introduced this new subsidy level for new buildings.
Awarded for being the fairest prefabricated house manufacturer
Focus Money asks how fairly prefabricated house manufacturers deal with their customers. Hanse Haus receives the highest marks in all categories.
Show home according to plus-energy standards
With its plus-energy concept, Hanse Haus in Wuppertal presents a show home that generates more energy than it consumes.
Still more show homes & awards
Award for sustainability
The German Sustainable Building Council (GSBC) awards the Gold Sustainability Certificate for the first house in Germany heated by a gas fuel cell – Hanse Haus’s show house in Oberleichtersbach.
Now the fairest prefabricated house manufacturer for the fourth time
Hanse Haus once again receives top marks from Focus Money and is honoured for the fourth time in a row as the fairest prefabricated house company.
Prizewinner at the Grand Prix for Medium-Sized Enterprises
Hanse Haus is a prizewinner at the Grand Prix for Medium-Sized Enterprises The prefabricated house manufacturer Hanse Haus is one of the most exemplary and best medium-sized companies in Bavaria.
Construction of two show homes according to the Efficiency House 40 Plus standard
The construction of new show homes according to the subsidy-eligible Efficiency House 40 Plus standard at the Mülheim-Kärlich Show Home Centre and at the Günzburg Prefabricated House World.
Hanse Haus for 90 years
Awarded "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises
Hanse Haus is honoured as "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises. It is the highest award at federal level.
Award as a “Blossoming Company”
Hanse Haus is awarded a “Blossoming Company” by the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment.
Fairest prefabricated house manufacturer
Once again test winner in the Focus Money customer survey "fairest prefabricated house manufacturer"
In the Focus Money customer survey on the subject of "Fairness among German prefabricated house manufacturerer", Hanse Haus has received best marks in all six categories for the 8th time in a row.
The company is growing
The company Hanse Haus defies the Corona pandemic. After the opening of the third plant, a third shift is also taken up in production. At the end of the year, the company had more employees than ever before: around 850 people now work at Hanse Haus.
Hanse Haus is "Price Champion"
Once again awarded as “Price Champion”
For the third time in a row, Hanse Haus is awarded as “Price Champion” by ServiceValue and DIE WELT. In a customer survey on pricing, Hanse Haus ranks first in the category of prefabricated houses.
New show homes in Chemnitz and Langenhagen
Two new show homes are opened: a Bungalow 127 in the Unger-Park in Chemnitz and a Villa 166 in the FertighausWelt Hannover in Langenhagen.
CrefoZert: for the fifth time in a row
Hanse Haus also received the CrefoZert certificate in 2021. The award proves that builders can rely on our economic strength in the long term.