Second life for Dutch greenhouse (14 ha) abroad

Debets Schalke is undertaking a large greenhouse demolition project of 14 ha in Someren, the Netherlands. The greenhouse is one of the greenhouses that were damaged severely due to a hail storm in June. It's being demolished right now and comes available for export.

Unique project
The greenhouse glass was damaged severily in last June's hail storm. "Collaborating with the insurance company, we decided to demolish the full greenhouse and replace it with a new one," the grower says. More growers opt for this: it's an opportunity to modernise their complex.

"The aluminum and steel construction of this greenhouse is still perfect to go for a second round," Dylan Schalke, owner of Debets Schalke, adds. "The relatively modern greenhouse is very suitable for growing vegetables on hanging gutters." The demolition project includes lighting, gutters, heating and screening. "Such large-scale demolition projects are rare, even in the Netherlands."

A repurposed greenhouse in Hungary

Growing demand
The demand for greenhouses has increased significant in the last few years. "The high demand makes the difference in investment between a new and used greenhouse a lot bigger. Not only the orders of new greenhouse projects have increased, but also the order portfolio of used greenhouses has grown explosively", Dylan says. "This project increases our stock of used greenhouses. We can now offer a large area of second hand vegetable greenhouses. Foreign investors often look at the ROI in a short-time period. These investors can now beneficially start growing vegetables in a Dutch greenhouse."

For more information:
Debets Schalke
Havenstraat 49
2681 LC Monster
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)174 245 321
F +31 (0)174 248 661

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