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Known for years as the specialist in high-quality wood

Since 1984

We combine innovation with ecology and sustainability.

Although the market is changing rapidly, our mission remains the same.

Paulussen Houthandel travels around the world through its sister company (Belgian Timber Trade) and checks the wood for legality, quality and sustainability.

We always try to keep a huge stock in all kinds of wood types and sizes. This way we can optimally deliver small and large projects.

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Paulussen Houthandel was founded in 1984 by Paulussen Eric. He started with woods such as azobé as a starting product, but soon expanded the range with padouk/padouk, afrormosia, Afzelia Doussié, okan, etc.

Since 2014, the second generation, Steven Paulussen, has taken over the company. Since this takeover, a new wind has been blowing, one of thorough ecology. An intentional decision was therefore made to invest heavily in research into Lesser Known Timber Species and a diversification of wood species. This diversification has a positive impact on ecology, but also on a financial level.

While Paulussen Houthandel is certainly a family business, it is above all a family business where colleagues are treated with respect and friendship.

In 2020, the land of Houtbedrijf Van Den Broeck in Retie (BE) was purchased. This was an upscaling from +- 3800m² to 25,000m². From February 2021, Retie became the head office of Paulussen Houthandel BV.

Today, Paulussen Houthandel is one of the most innovative timber merchants/wood industries in Western Europe. She invests large budgets in research and development, which resulted in one international breakthrough after another.

The Forestlines® breaks scientific boundaries by being the very first facade profile to achieve European fire reaction class B s1 d0 with untreated (!) wood. In addition, she is also the first to pass the European BroofT1 test or fly fire test with untreated wood.

In recent years, one award after another has been won.

These were national and international awards with an emphasis on innovation, ecology and design.

Paulussen was awarded the main prize of the Red Dot Awards, among other things.

our customers

What our customers say about us

Ronnie VG

“ Friendly quality and fast. Highly recommended ”

Yinan Ma

“ Niels helped me very well. Great service! ”


“ Bought a beautiful padouk at a good price. Very pleased with the after-service they give you. Always willing to give you good explanations. A satisfied customer here. ”

Roel Saes

“ Received good and expert advice in the showroom. They take all the time for you. Price-quality is perfectly fine!The delivery of the Padouk wood was very neat and within the indicated time window. ”

Stijn Gabriëls

“ Only praise for this company. Good and specialized advice tailored to the customer, very accessible and fair prices. We will definitely come back for our next project. ”

Ken Verheyen

“ I was very well helped by the people of Houthandel Paulussen. Communication was always smooth and honest. All this with the necessary expertise and professional knowledge!Thank you ”

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Excellent quality

The number of specialized timber traders in Belgium is very small, so you can certainly view us as a specialist in high-quality timber.

Innovation first

Paulussen Houthandel BV is characterized as one of the most innovative timber merchants/woodworkers in innovation with solid wood.

The best professionals

Our people are all trained to have extremely good wood knowledge, so we are happy to share this to optimize your project.

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