European Carpenters Championships

Every two years, carpenters from all over Europe come together for the European Carpenters Championship to determine the best carpentry nation and Europe's best carpenter. During the three-day competition, which is organised by the European Association of Timber Construction (EATC), young carpentry apprentices from at least eight European countries build demanding roof models and demonstrate the proper handling of timber as a building material. These are assessed by an expert jury for individual and national evaluation. 

Timber-Construction European Championship 2022 in Cologne

On February 15-18, 2022, the Timber Construction European Championship will be held along with the DACH+HOLZ International 2022 trade exhibition in Cologne. The organiser of what is now the fourteenth professional competition is the European umbrella organisation Timber Construction Europe. The European Timber Construction Championship is organised and will be hosted by Holzbau Deutschland – Bund Deutscher Zimmermeister im Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes (Association of German Master Carpenters in the German Construction Confederation).

The Timber Construction European Championship planned for the beginning of September 2020 in Klagenfurt, Austria, was unable to take place as scheduled. Due to the corona pandemic and the resulting unforeseeable developments, the organisers cancelled the professional competition in coordination with the host organisation, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

European Carpenters Championships 2018 in Luxemburg

At the 2018 European Championships in Luxembourg, 24 participants from ten nations competed for the coveted medals. The national carpentry team from Holzbau Deutschland excelled as the best team in Europe. France took second place, and Switzerland came in third. In the individual competition Alexander Bruns, journeyman carpenter at the time, won the day for the Holzbau Deutschland team with gold. The silver medal was won by Rafael Bieler from Switzerland, while Lukas Nafz from Germany received the bronze medal.

Impressions from the 2018 European Championships.

European Carpenters Championship 2016 in Basel

The European Carpenters Championships 2016 take place in Basel from the 11th to 15th of October and are hosted by "Holzbau Schweiz" (The Timber Association Switzerland). The Championships run parallel to the Swiss trade fair "Holz" ("Timber") in Basel.

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European Carpenters Championships 2014 in Grenoble/France

During the 2014 European Carpenters Championships in Grenoble two winners were announced. The champions are Simon Rehm from Germany and Tharreau Quentin from France who scored equally. The silver medal was not awarded whereas the bronze medal was won by Kevin Weidner from Germany.

In the team competition Germany and France shared the gold medal. The bronze medal was awarded to Switzerland.

Impressions 2014 European Carpenters Championship

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