A heart for wood
Carpentier has played an active part in the wood industry since 1958, when Willy Carpentier founded Willy Carpentier Houtindustrie. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who had been making wooden clothes pegs and washtubs for many years.
Today, this deep appreciation for wood and commitment to quality live on in the third generation of our family. Together with a team of wood experts, we work to develop consistently innovative products that represent sustainability, respect for the environment and pure craftsmanship.
Leading player in the hardwood market
Carpentier sells more than 20,000m³ of European hardwood every year. This wood is distributed around the world, including to the Benelux countries, Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, Poland, the Baltic states, Scandinavia and further afield.
Oak is a particular specialty for us. But we also focus on thermo ash and pine (known as HOTwood) and other sustainable wood varieties.
Over the years we have amassed a wealth of expertise in a range of sectors. Our customers include carpenters, timber merchants, interior design firms, patio designers, landscape gardeners, constructors of timber framed houses, contractors, renovators, kitchen manufacturers and more. We also have customers in the parquet, staircase and furniture industries.
From finishing processes to complete solutions
As a company committed to innovation, Carpentier aims to create products that will bring added value to every project. Using our extensive range of modern equipment, we carry out every step of the production process in our own workshops. We can cut, saw, dry, heat-treat, fine-saw, plane, rip cut and brush wood and perform CNC machining. We can also apply a wide variety of finishes in our own workshops, include charring, brushing, weathering, staining and oiling. Altogether, this enables us to offer a full range of finished products including cladding, ceilings, panelling, decking and roof boards.
Carpentier’s Livinlodge brand produces fully finished wooden outbuildings, wooden sun screens, wooden garden gates and fences in ready-made kits that include assembly instructions. We take particular care to ensure that each of our wood products is produced to the highest standards for our customers.
Sustainable and environmentally aware
As one of the first Belgian businesses with PEFC and FSC® certification, Carpentier gives top priority to sustainable business practices and respect for the environment.
We take stringent measures to ensure that all of our wood is sourced from responsible and legal foresting, which is one of the reasons that we use mainly European wood varieties. In contrast to most tropical wood varieties, European wood comes from forests that have been managed for generations using careful, environmentally friendly methods.
We apply our ecological principles to every part of our production process and to the development of all our wood products. The award of the Voka Charter Sustainable Business confirms this commitment.