The EFV is the federation of national premanufactured building associations in Europe. Today the federation consists of the eight national members Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland. Together these eight associations stand for a total number of more than 3 million buildings or approx. 20.000 premanufactured buildings per year – mainly one and two family homes. The organisations driving principle is the promotion of the competitiveness of premanufactured construction in timber. In addition EFV looks after innovative research projects and further developments of the premanufactured building industry on the European level. The organisation also aims to establish rules for fair competition considering the interests of the consumers. Towards the public, the press, and the political decision makers EFV wants to underline the advantages of premanufactured construction and the building material wood/timber.