Strong in wood for four generations

Hout – Bois van Steenberge is well established within the wood industry. We are known for our on-time deliveries of softwood, panels and finished wood products to civil engineering, the packaging industry and the larger timber dealers.

A family company with a rich history

Hout – Bois van Steenberge was founded back in 1903 by Joseph van Steenberge after he took over a lumber yard in the centre of Zottegem. It was a lumber yard characteristic for day, with the local populace being served by horse and cart. His son Paul van Steenberge joined the company in 1939 and expands the company on national scale in the 50s and 60s. This family firm soon evolved into trendsetting specialist for wood and panels, leading to the firm relocating in 1963 to its current 5-hecatre site in Zottegem-Elene. After the sudden passing of Paul van Steenberge in 1969, his two sons Marc and Luc, who had already been involved in the family business for several years, picked up the mantle. Under the third generation’s leadership, the company saw continued growth, including modern machine park. The brothers opted to diversify within the construction sector by establishing and acquiring various other firms, In the end, they decided to go their separate ways and break up the various branches of the business.

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A strong vision for the future with international ambitions

At the end of 2020, Véronique van Steenberge and her husband Benoît Clarysse took over the reins from her father Marc van Steenberge. The fourth generation wants to expand the business on an international scale:

Professionalism, innovation and sustainability are the keywords for building the family business’s strong vision for the future.


Deep-rooted experience in wood and panels

We combine our decade-long experience and knowhow with an innovative mindset. This allows us to anticipate the ever-evolving needs of our customers with a solution-oriented approach. We do this together with our team of wood specialists who follow the newest trends and techniques regarding soft wood and panels closely.

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State-of-the-art machinery for made-to-measure wood

Hout – Bois van Steenberge stands for absolute flexibility and customisation. Thanks to our modern machinery and comprehensive customer service, we can offer our customers made-to-measure wood and panels. Furthermore, we have a large supply of wood that allows us to respond quickly. Whether it is wood planning or certified drenching: you name it, we do it.

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Sustainable wood is the way to go

At Hout – Bois van Steenberge, we firmly believe in an ecological way of life. That is why we are fully committed to sustainable alternatives to traditional construction materials and continue to invest in new technologies and materials that are crucial for sustainable construction. We are therefore proud of our status as an FSC® certified and PEFC certified company, the crowning achievement of our work with exclusively responsible wood.

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