Paulussen Houthandel BV has been playing the card of innovation for many years. Due to this constant search for optimization, we occupy a leading position in the wood market in the Benelux.

In recent years, Paulussen Houthandel BV has been committed to fire safety, water permeability, ventilation, acoustics, etc. The lengthy test periods have already led to international breakthroughs.


Optimizing is innovating

Paulussen Houthandel BV not only supplies high-quality wood, we also listen sincerely to our customers. Architects and professionals who run into a problem time and again, you often come across them.

Paulussen Houthandel BV listens to the problems on the market and helps where possible.

Where there is no immediate good solution, we turn the problem into a challenge.

We use our own years of experience and combine this with external companies/professionals.

This usually results in wild and unachievable ideas, but sometimes we strike the right note and find a wonderful innovation that revolutionizes the wood market.

The Forestlines®, Fire reaction class B with untreated wood.

Until Forestlines® it was considered impossible to achieve fire class B with untreated wood, the scientific centers agreed on this.

However, a long period of trial-and-error started a revolution in the wood market.

By combining a few physical laws, Forestlines® did achieve the fire reaction class B, which was considered impossible.

This with an untreated type of wood that does not require any pre- or post-treatment.

Wooden roofing with BroofT1

Wooden roofing is a trend that is clearly visible, one beautiful project after another is on the streets.

A trend is usually something 'innovative' and unfortunately there is (too) little testing for this.

With its Forestlines® system, Paulussen Houthandel BV was the first to successfully complete the European BroofT1 fire test or the fly fire test with untreated wood.

Not all roofs have to meet this brand requirement, but the differences are huge.

A roof not only has to be in order from a fire point of view, it is also a special construction from a construction point of view.

The extremes of nature are much greater on a roof covering than on a cladding.

Just think of the heat, the rain load, etc.

Water permeability wooden roof.

Paulussen Houthandel will soon also test the water permeability of Forestlines® for wooden roofing.

One of the biggest problems with wooden roofing is water permeability.

Did you know that many roof coverings indicate a maximum percentage of rainwater and that if the percentage is too high, the warranty of the seals will lapse?

Paulussen now knows its products well and invests in official testing.

The FILIP® and FILIP® S profile has been developed to plan a tight block profile from a 'recovery size'.

When sawing a tree into beams and planks, the large sizes are always removed from the center and you are left with a large amount of recovery sizes.

We devise our profiles in order to be of top quality, but also as an answer to the 'throw-away society' and in this way to give an optimal return to the tree.

An ecological idea that ensures that every tree trunk is used optimally.

The Woodsman® is an ode to 'unknown labour'.

The Woodsman® is a frequently chosen solution in which the visible side is left rough.

We therefore choose not to apply artificial, mechanical processing, but to retain the raw, unique character of the plank. In this way the 'unknown, hard labour' of the earlier production process comes into the spotlight.

A woodcutter who has passed on his knowledge from generation to generation, the heavy, old tree saw that still makes tight cuts after many decades, etc.

The back and sides are planed with the Woodsman®. In this way you have all the advantages and convenience of new wood, while the unique, rough character is preserved.

In addition to these innovations, we are always looking for correction ideas.

Fire safety, acoustics, sustainability and ecology are always central to this quest.

Red Dot Award

The Forestlines® wins not once, but twice.

The Red Dot award is presented annually in Germany and is at the same time regarded as one of the highest innovation and design awards in Europe. Over the years, Forestlines® has emerged as the absolute top in facade cladding. The extreme optimization of the fire reaction of untreated wood was even considered impossible before this innovation. In addition, the ecological aspect was also taken into account, whereby wood can be used optimally as a raw material, etc.

The Forestlines® of Paulussen Houthandel BV was awarded for its innovation and design as 'The best of the best' in the category 'Materials and surfaces'. In addition, it also takes the winning in 'The best innovative product'.

While these awards are usually reserved for large multinationals, we as a family business are all the more proud of this achievement.

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