MBS producing one ready-made holiday home a day for Terhills

It is all systems go at the Terhills holiday park, where Machiels Building Solutions (MBS) is currently delivering the shell of one holiday villa every single working day. "After the summer break, we plan to step up the rate even further, delivering seven to eight homes a week," anticipates CEO Filip Vercauteren. Despite the fast pace, safety remains paramount for Genk-based MBS, which recently signed the Belgian Construction Confederation's 'Safety My Priority' charter.


Production of the holiday villas is in full swing, with around 20 bungalows completed before the construction sector's summer break. Filip continues: "We built a number of demo cottages in May before starting construction and are now using that experience as the foundation for the subsequent rollout."

Safety first

A key part of that foundation is safety. "That is why we sent our assembly project manager, Aimé Van Gompel, to the Belgian Construction Confederation," says Filip. "While there, he signed the 'Safety My Priority' charter, which commits MBS to making safe working the number-one priority in all our activities on all our sites." (Also see the video below - Ed.)

Specialist in timber-frame construction and holiday cottages

Terhills will be a green and sustainable holiday park. "It should come as no surprise then that the villas are also made of sustainable materials. Furthermore, the timber-frame construction's design ensures that the cottages blend seamlessly into the landscape and the surrounding water," Filip explains.

In all, five types of holiday home are being built, each accommodating between two and 12 people. MBS is responsible for manufacturing and assembling the shells. "This project gives us another opportunity to showcase our work as a timber-frame construction specialist for holiday cottages." Our partner Willemen Contractors is taking care of the finishing work.

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