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handholzwerk

HandHolzWerk, situated on the island of Usedom, is a classic carpentry focused on traditional craftsmanship. We are a modern timber construction company, specialized on sustainable and ecological wooden frames, restoration and carbonized wood.

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HandHolzWerk embodies a passion for craftsmanship. Committed to traditional carpentry while using modern, ecological, and low-emission materials, we bring your wishes to life. HandHolzWerk represents working with heart, hand, and mind, ensuring high-quality individual solutions. We prioritize honest and human contact with customers and their needs. At HandHolzWerk, we prioritize renewable resources, utilizing native woods, ecological insulation, and collaborating with regional suppliers and local construction service providers.

WHO IS

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 Zimmerermeister Thomas Rauch.     

After graduation in 2003 at the Maxim Gorki School Heringsdorf I started my carpentry training in the carpentry Matthias Hartig in Christinenhof and acquired in 2007 in front of the Chamber of Crafts Neubrandenburg my carpentry apprenticeship diploma with distinction. In this carpentry, which is located nearby Waren/Müritz in Mecklenburg I was able to learn my crafts specially in heritage conservation and renovation of churches, castles and antique houses. My experience has been marked by highly precise work, traditional wood connections, handling century-old woods, and close collaboration with experienced carpenters, restorers, conservators, and architects. These experiences have shaped me profoundly.

MY HEART ON A JOURNEY 

In 2007, I decided to join the Association of "Rechtschaffene Zimmer und Schieferdeckergesellen" in Löcknitz, which is under the supervision of Altgeselle and r.frd. Tischlermeister Stefan Orschinack. From there, I embarked on a nearly four-year traditional journey around the world.

The virtues of rectitude and honor, the boundless freedom of travel, and the ongoing exploration became integral parts of my journey, allowing me to educate myself on craftsmanship and human skills. A barn renovation in Bavaria, the construction of a historical boat and restoration of a windmill head in Denmark, the conversion of a mountain cabin at 2000 meters altitude in Northern Italy, ecological timber frame constructions in Switzerland, a beach house with a palm roof on the Pacific coast of Mexico, a tropical exotic wood lounge in Thailand... These and many other projects continued to drive me and my wanderlust to other extraordinary places and introduced me to even more extraordinary people.

After many years of being away from my home, family, and friends, I returned to my hometown, Seebad Heringsdorf, on the Island of Usedom, with a joyful and warm-hearted feeling on June 11th, 2011. Influenced by the experiences of my journey and my memories of independence while traveling, I realized that only self-employment could fulfill my professional needs. Shortly after my return, I decided to attend the Master Carpentry Course at the Leistungszentrum Lüneburg. In July 2012, I obtained my title as Master of Carpentry in front of the Chamber of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Stade and then began to establish my dream:

The carpentry HandHolzWerk Insel Usedom.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL JOURNEY:

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FACHWERK

Traditional handmade wood-framing with specific connections. 

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roofs

Whether modern tie rafters or roof trusses handmade, style and shape according to customer requirements, saddle, hipped, mansard, tent roofs, dormers, roof openings, rooflights, roof windows, roof extensions.

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restauration

Renovation of existing constructions, reconstruction according to historical designs, restoration of - Fachwerk - joists or rafters with old wood, wood and building protection, stabilization of old buildings.

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timber framing

We specialize in sustainable, ecological, holistic, and modern timber frame construction with a high degree of prefabrication, including house additions, wood fiber insulation, prefab standards, and fast construction. We deliver walls, ceilings, and roof elements to the construction site and set them up using a mobile crane.

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terraces

We provide intelligent and durable solutions for terraces using native woods such as oak and larch, or certified tropical wood. This includes landing stages, platforms, and piers.

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carports

Create a safe and protective space for your cars, complete with storerooms, workshops, or garages. Our Fachwerk-style carports can feature large roof overhangs.

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fine furniture and custom made 

We fabricate custom design furniture: tables, benches, installations, lamps, interior design, Interior and exterior staircases, real wood floors, children's playground equipment, fences, garden gates and art.

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