Building terms in Dutch

Feb 26, 2019

Undertaking a building project in the Netherlands inevitably means dealing with a lot of construction terms and phrases in Dutch. In this list you can find some basic terms you will encounter during the various stages of the process. Feel free to print it out and keep at hand. Or, if you want to go paper-less, bookmark this page in your browser. Eventually you might even learn a word or two!   

Most common building terms in Dutch

aanbesteder

tenderer

aanbesteding submission, tender
aanbiedingsprijs offered price
aanneemsom building sum, contracted price, contract sum
aannemen to contract
aannemer contractor (building)
aannemingsovereenkomst building contract
afwerking finishing
architect architect
asbest asbestos
baksteen brick
balkonhek balcony fence
baluster baluster
balustrade balustrade, railing
bebouwingsvoorschriften building regulations
begroting estimate
bepleisteren to plaster
bestemmingsplan zoning plan
beton concrete
bouwen to build
bouwopschrift building inscription
bouwrecht building law
bouwtekening plan, floorplan, drawing(s)
bouwvergunning building permit
bouwvocht moisture
dakkapel dormer-(window)

gipskartonplaat, gipsplaat

plasterboard

glas

glass

goot

gutter

maaiveld

ground-level

metselwerk (baksteen)

brickwork

plafond

ceiling

plattegrond

ground-plan

plint (langs de muur)

skirting board, plinth

raam

frame

raamkozijn

window-frame

stucwerk

stuccowork

trede

step, tread

tussenmuur, -wand

partition wall

verf

paint

vloertegel

floortile

woningbouw

house-building

zandsteen

sandstone

zonne-energie

solar energy

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