New building

On December 7 2020 the construction of our new building on the industrial area De Munt in Emmeloord started!

The current building of DICTATOR Productie B.V. dates from 1965 and has been expanded and modernised several times over the years, but due to the growth of the number of machines, it had reached its limits. The new building, which is being built on a plot of almost 13,000 m², will be ready for the future.

The spacious hall will be divided into a machine hall for production and a hall for the assembly and storage of semi-manufactured products.

The employees will also be comfortable in a spacious, modern office. Next to that, there will be rooms for product training and, of course, a showroom.

The new building will also meet the latest standards in the field of sustainability.

On this page, we would like to offer you the opportunity to stay informed about the progress of this exciting project. Below the map you will therefore find a short summary and a number of photos of what has been achieved in each week.

Updates per week

Week 26

This week, the walls in the operations office were plastered and the tiles laid. The corridor in the office area has also been tiled, although this is less visible on the photos because a protective mat has been laid on top of it. The walls of the toilets have also been tiled.

In the technical room on the top floor of the office area, all the pipework (electrical and mechanical) is already coming together nicely.

Furthermore, the finishing floors in the attic were poured after the fences were installed and a start was made on the paving outside.

Week 25

The scaffolding along the outer walls has been removed, so that the brick walls are clearly visible. Now that the bricklaying is finished, the windows in the office area can also be placed.

Next to that, the air treatment system, which was installed in the assembly hall last week, has now also been placed in the machine hall.

Week 24

This week, work was undertaken to install the piping for the underfloor heating system. In addition, the air treatment system was installed in the assembly hall.

Window frames are also being installed and a start has been made on laying tiles in the office area.

Week 23

The outer walls are now completely bricked up. It is now time to place the first doors and windows.

In addition, since all internal walls have been placed, the plastering has begun.

Week 22

The pouring and levelling of the concrete floors has been completed. The first overhead door of the factory hall was also installed this week.

Furthermore, the last sections of the outer wall of the office were bricked.

Week 21

This week it was time to pour the concrete floor in the machine hall. In total 375 m3 concrete was poured. Afterwards, the floor was levelled off.

Week 20

After preparations for pouring the concrete floor have been made since week 17, the time has finally come: 475 m3 of concrete was poured in the assembly hall this week.

After that, a start was made on levelling the concrete floor using quite extraordinary machines. Furthermore, work has also been done on the installation of the ventilation system.

Week 19

This week work continued from week 17 and 18: placement of the internal wall construction, preparation for pouring the concrete floor and placement of the ventilation system, and progress was made again with the bricklaying of the external walls.

Week 18

The work of week 17 continued this week (placing the construction of the inner walls of the office; preparation for pouring the concrete floor; bricklaying of the outer walls of the office).

Next to that, preparations for the installation of the ventilation system were started.

Week 17

This week, placement of the construction of the inner walls of the office started. In addition, the preparation for pouring the concrete floor in both halls and the bricklaying of the outer walls of the office has begun.

Week 16

The inner façade of the office is now completely finished. A start has been made on bricklaying the outer wall of the office.

In addition, all the insulation for under the concrete floor has now been installed in the halls. The concrete mats and reinforcement are currently being placed.

The installation of the inner walls of the upper floor is in full swing. In the office, the installer is also busy with the installation of the sanitary facilities.

Finally, the window frames from the offices to the hall are currently being sawn out.

Week 15

This week the installation of the inner walls in the office on the top floor started.

In addition, the finishing floor of the office on the ground floor is being put in place.

Meanwhile, the sand in the halls is being levelled. This is necessary in order to be able to apply the insulation evenly. All pipelines running under the concrete floor have been placed and are now properly concealed. The floor insulation in the halls is also being installed.

Finally, the roofers have been busy finishing off the roof.

Week 14

On 9 April, the concrete stairs leading from the hall to the canteen were placed (see photo). In addition, the material for the inner walls of the upper floor was brought in and the walls for the office were set out on the concrete floor.

All drillings for the wells have now been completed and work continues on connecting the pipes. The installation of the underfloor heating, grids and piping in the ground floor office has also been completed.

Week 13

In week 13, the drilling of the wells for the heat pump started next to the right side of the building. In total, 13 boreholes were drilled, each 120 m deep.

In addition, the pipes for the underfloor heating in the office on the ground floor have been placed.

Week 11

The time of major visible changes (from the outside) is coming to an end as the exterior of the building is being gradually completed. However, although it is not immediately visible, progress has been made. For example, further work has been done on the roofing and the floors.

Week 10

The focus in the past week has been on installing the inner walls and the pipework. Thanks to the placement of the prefab inner walls in the office, the area is now separated from the factory halls. In addition, a start was made on pouring the concrete floors.

Furthermore, work has been done on the roofing. The installation of the roofing was temporarily halted due to the stormy weather, but fortunately the work could be resumed quickly (and nothing has been blown away).

Week 9

The exterior of the building is now largely completed. In the time to come, there will be more focus on the inside, such as installations, placing the inner walls, etc.

Week 8

The steel framework is now complete, and pallets full of insulation material are being tucked away behind the plating. This lays the foundations for keeping warm in the future – and keeping the heat out in summer.

Underfloor heating is used throughout the building, including in the halls. This ensures a constant temperature and the system can also be used to cool the spaces in summer.

Week 7

What a temperature difference compared to last week! More progress was made this week on the steel structure, the plating of the outer walls and the roof.

Week 6

Despite the freezing cold and snow this week, work on the steel structure of the building continued.

In addition, the plating of the outer walls was started and a beginning was made with the construction of the roof.

Week 5

The steel framework for the factory halls is placed.

Week 4

The steel framework of the offices is placed.

Week 3

The hollow-core slabs are installed in the office area.

Week 2

The holidays are over and it is time to get back to work. This week, the pipework for the offices is being installed.

Week 52

The floor of the office part of the building is being concreted.

Week 51

Progress has been made with the placing of the piles and the formwork.

Week 50

Construction has officially begun! On 7 December 2020, the construction started with the placing of the first pile – of the in total 755.