Our family business is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced wood of the highest quality, utilizing age-old traditional craftsmanship to refine the natural raw material of wood.
“Wood – each of our products is unique and unmistakable, just like every snowflake and every fingerprint.”
– Fabian von Saucken, founder
– Bernhard, Fabian and Alexander von Saucken
In 1984, our founder Fabian von Saucken established the foundation of the current family business. He began by felling trees in the Black Forest and transporting them with the help of working horses to sell to local sawmills. Today, the family business is focused on creating value from high-quality species of wood sourced from Western Europe. His sons, Alexander and Bernhard, created the Hiram Habitat brand, with the goal of bringing wood into people's everyday living spaces. Hiram Habitat offers an exclusive range of high-quality wood products:
- Plank Floors
- Wall Panels
- Terrace Decking
- Wood Siding
The raw material of wood
Trees spend anywhere from 80 to 200 years growing in the forest before they are selected and used to make wood products. Each tree carries its unique history within it, shaped by its natural environment. The growth characteristics, texture, and grain all tell its story. We understand the value of each tree and respect its characteristics by creating wood products of the highest quality that last for generations. We carefully select our wood, adhering to strict and binding criteria, and prioritize fine, narrow annual ring textures and high-quality and stable materials.
Our timber is sourced from sustainable forestry in southern Germany and eastern France, with a focus on short transport routes and gentle use of the forest. We plant more trees than we fell, a practice that has been in place for centuries. We also make sure to use the entire tree, so no valuable raw material is wasted. The majority of the round wood we use is FSC- or PEFC-certified, ensuring that it is sustainably sourced.
Incorporating wood into your living space brings a touch of nature into your home. This is the core of our mission. As one of the oldest building materials in human history, wood has numerous benefits for our well-being. Its natural properties, such as absorbing and releasing heat and moisture, improve the indoor climate and regulate temperature. Additionally, wood has a pleasant smell and aesthetic appeal with its unique colors and grains. It is also beneficial for allergy sufferers as it does not produce static like plastic, reducing the amount of dust it attracts.