IBZ is growing

In November the build of the extension to our company building began . A lot has happened since then and the house is slowly taking shape. The new building with 180 m² shall be place for our production and pilot tests. The planned completion is mid-May. So, we hope for a short winter and good building conditions! Updates of the progress will be posted here.

The Beginning

At the beginning of November 2020, the work at our extension building started. After taking a soil sample, the first construction work could begin: the soil work started.

A Container learns to fly

Since our hazardous materials container was on the construction site, it naturally had to be moved for construction. After it was completely emptied, it was put on the hook. The only problem: Everyone underestimated the weight and no one did expect that such a small container could weigh 2.7 tons. Additionally, four concrete slabs were used as the foundation for the container. However, no normal concrete slabs, but extra thick ones. Reinforcement was needed to move them safely. With the help of the crane, the panels could be moved quickly.

The Foundations

The excavation is done and the foundations can begin. After the relevant trenches had been dug, they were equipped with Lohr elements and then the probation was introduced. And of course the foundations were then poured.

The Floor Slab

After the foundations were ready, the floor slab naturally followed. First, everything was straightened and insulated and then the probation was applied. Finally, the floor slab was poured.

The Building is Growing

After the floor slab had hardened, it was possible to start the building of the walls. Since then the building has been growing continuously.

Winter is Coming

Over the New Year, winter has arrived in Freiberg and Halsbruecke. The construction site is currently covered in white snow. Actually, the ceiling should be pulled onto the shell in the 2nd week. Unfortunately, this has to be postponed ...

The snow is melting

Since only a few small piles of snow can be seen, our construction continues after the extended winter break. This week the ceiling was put in place, the cables for the ceiling lamps were laid and the pouring concrete was done. This time it was also documented from the air by our neighbour Christian Tempel. Thanks a lot!

The interior work begins

Despite various onset of winter, a lot has happened on our construction site in the last 1.5 months: the windows have moved in, there is an outside door, the roof is tight, the electrics and water pipes have been laid and the interior plaster is currently being applied . So things are moving quickly on our construction site. The screed should then be laid next week. Thanks to our neighbor Christian Tempel for the beautiful aerial photos!

With big steps...

...our construction is progressing. The last weeks were all about the floor. After this was leveled with sand, followed the insulation, underfloor heating and finally the screed. At the moment the latter is drying and we feel like we have a sauna. But also on the roof something has happened: the gravel flyed in and is now evenly distributed.

It becomes colorful

So much has happened in the last few weeks that it's hard to know where to start. But let's go one after the other. In the meantime, the screed is dry and the sauna has fortunately come to an end. Inside it also looks completely different now. The painters were busy and applied the first coat of paint. It's hard to believe what a little paint can do for the overall impression! In addition, today the first light burned in the annex. The lamps are installed and also the parapet channels are slowly filled. But also outside it went on. The facade is finished and the exterior work has started.

Final Spurt

After almost 8 months of construction, our building site is slowly but surely coming to an end. Since the last update, a lot has happened, especially in the outdoor area: our container could fly again and is now in its final location. In addition, the paving work has been completed and the steel construction is also almost finished. In any case, the bicycle parking lot was already inaugurated today! In addition, the exterior blinds have been installed. But there has also been a lot of work on the inside: the electrical system is almost completely in place, the paint is ready and we are now waiting for the screed to be ready for covering. The only major work still to be done is the flooring and the interior doors. That's a short to-do list! Thanks again to our neighbor Christian Tempel for the beautiful aerial photos!


After the somewhat longer construction phase, we could finally move into the annex! Slowly but surely, all rooms are furnished and an amazing amount of space has been created in the main building as well! So we can completely refurnish and use two labs here as well. However, a few lab tables and furniture are still missing and will be delivered in the next few weeks. All in all, we are pleased with the very nice result and would like to thank all the craftsmen involved and especially the Ostrauer Baugesellschaft for the very good cooperation!

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