It is our ambition to serve our customers as quickly as possible and therefore keep a wide range of raw wood in stock in the requested quality.
We have the following types of timber:
European & Russian softwood
Pine, like deal, is one of the most commonly used softwoods that comes in many different grades. Depending on the required quality, Lemahieu Timber Import will select this pine timber from sawmills in the far north (Northern Europe and Russia). The colder the climate, the more stable and dimensionally stable the timber.
We attach great importance to sustainable and responsible forest management. Therefore, pine from Lemahieu Timber Import always has FSC® or PEFC® certification.
Deal is one of the most commonly used softwoods that comes in many different grades. Lemahieu Timber Import imports this spruce timber from sawmills in the far north (Northern Europe and Russia).
The colder the climate, the more stable and dimensionally stable the timber. We attach great importance to sustainable and responsible forest management. Therefore, Lemahieu Timber Import’s deal always has FSC® or PEFC® certification.
Douglas is one of the hardest softwood species and very suitable for indoor as well as outdoor applications. Our suppliers of Douglas in France ensure a sustainable balance and responsible forest management.
Our CE-marking means that we guarantee the best quality. To protect Douglas against, for example, wood rot and wood-destroying fungi, we can give it preventive preservation treatment by means of immersion or impregnation.
We work with our regular, reliable partners in Siberia for the import of larch (100% traceable timber!) We strive to always purchase the best possible quality.
A straighter fibre run increases the timber’s density and ensures a more stable product. A dimensionally stable board is much more hard-wearing and easier to machine.
North American & Canadian softwood
Western Red Cedar
Our Timber Import department purchases Western Red cedar from our regular partners in Canada, always PEFC®-certified. We select the quality based on the customer’s requirements and the desired application.
Cedar shingles are also part of our range.
Douglas Fir grows in North America; we also call it Oregon Pine. It is one of the most versatile types of timber on the market and can be used for numerous indoor and outdoor applications.
To protect Oregon Pine against, for example, wood rot and wood-destroying fungi, we can give it preventive preservation treatment by means of immersion or impregnation.
The Southern Yellow Pine that Lemahieu Timber Import buys comes from vast Canadian forests that are not only economically important; sustainable forest management also has a very high environmental value.
Each batch of timber will undergo a visual inspection. SAPS (top quality) and PRIME are shipped by boat to our warehouses in Ghent.
The Western Hemlock we import from North America and Canada is 100% sourced from sustainably managed forests and is PEFC®-certified.
As this timber is not very hard-wearing but highly moisture-resistant, Hemlock is used mainly for interior finishing and saunas.
Afrormosia is very hard-wearing and suitable for indoor as well as outdoor applications. Its beautiful golden-brown colour can be a real eye-catcher in your home.
The Afrormosia that you purchase from us conforms to EUTR legislation.
There are five botanical Afzelia species on the market. We import the ‘Doussié’, which is the most hard-wearing species (Durability Class I).
This very hard-wearing and stable species can be used for indoor as well as outdoor applications.
The Afzelia that you purchase from us conforms to EUTR legislation.
This timber’s beautiful coral red to purple-brown colour and very hard-wearing and stable properties make it particularly suitable for high-grade façade cladding and decking profiles.
The padauk that you purchase from us conforms to EUTR legislation.
South American hardwood
Ipé is one of the best-known types of timber from South America (Brazil) and is imported mainly from Brazil. Its Durability Class I and high stability make it extremely suitable for outdoor constructions, façade cladding, decking (around swimming pools), and outdoor joinery.
The Ipé that you purchase from us conforms to EUTR legislation.
Walaba is one of the strongest hardwoods (Durability Class I), with a lifespan of around 40 years. This Surinam timber contains a lot of oil and resin, which makes it very stable, and is frequently used for duckboards, architraves, fences, etc.
The Walaba that you purchase from us conforms to EUTR legislation.
This hard-wearing timber (Durability Class I) is yellow-brown to reddish-brown with a dark grain. Cumaru is sometimes offered as an alternative to Ipé and is used mainly for black constructions, acoustic screens, sheet piling, outdoor joinery, and decking.
We only purchase Cumaru from Brazil from suppliers who can demonstrate the legal origins of the timber, in accordance with EUTR legislation.
This popular timber from South America (Brazil) is very hard-wearing (Durability Class I) and easy to machine. It is particularly suitable for heavy load-bearing structures, industrial floors, outdoor joinery, and hydraulic engineering works.
We only purchase Massaranduba from Brazil from suppliers who can demonstrate the legal origins of the timber, in accordance with EUTR legislation.
Itauba, a tropical hardwood species, is very hard-wearing, strong, and stable (Durability Class I). Its colours range from beige-yellow to (dark) brown, and it is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor applications such as decking, construction, hydraulic engineering, façade cladding, etc.
We only purchase Itauba from South America (Brazil) from suppliers who can demonstrate the legal origins of the timber, in accordance with EUTR legislation.
South-East Asian hardwood
Dark Red Meranti (DRM)
Dark Red Meranti is a collective name for many different species that are imported mainly from Malaysia.
The Dark Red Meranti that Lemahieu Timber Import purchases, ‘Select & Better,’ guarantees the better quality (qualities defined in accordance with the Malaysian Grading Rules) and is also PEFC®-certified and conforms to EUTR legislation.
Dark Red Meranti is very suitable for indoor as well as outdoor joinery.
Towards 100% sustainable timber> Purchasing
As part of our sustainable purchasing policy, we always give priority to timber with FSC® or PEFC® certification and timber that comes from sustainably managed forests. Our support for this sustainable form of production helps to guarantee a flourishing future for timber.
Transparency concerning our timber's origins is essential for Lemahieu Timber Import. The tropical hardwood we buy from Africa, South America, and Asia conforms to EUTR legislation. This conformity demonstrates the legal origins of the timber.
We work directly with the sawmills and pay fair prices for honest products. Through our partnerships, we have ensured that we are a privileged partner for our suppliers in times of scarcity.
Over the years, we have built up a strong team that purchases timber with excellent market and product knowledge.
Quality and tailored advice
We can guarantee the highest quality and tailored advice based on our know-how and product knowledge. We create tailored solutions for the specialised timber trade with precision and passion. Our extensive range of machinery can also be made available for your own timber machining.
Our team is at your service.