We are specialized in the constructive design and realization of stacked construction in solid wood.

With CLT or glulam as a proven basis.

Hamlet completely unburdens;  from feasibility and structural design to realization.



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  • Feasibility & Advice

    There is an idea, a project, with an ambition. So the question arises: Is the project technically and economically feasible in wood? A good time to bring in Hamlet.

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  • Structural & Technical design

    If you want to build cost-effectively with wood, there is one important rule: design the structural shell first. Designing from the inside out; taking into account the possibilities and limitations of the material.

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  • Production & Logistics

    Hamlet works with various CLT and Glulam producers. This guarantees healthy pricing. We are familiar with everyone's production facilities and their capabilities and limitations. We already take this into account during the design process.

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  • Realization

    Knowledge, experience and an eye for detail are important for the smooth assembly of a wooden building. The details are sometimes about precision down to the millimeter and that requires a construction team which understands this.

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The largest wooden housing project in Europe, with a total floor area of 18,700 m2. The required wood comes from sustainably managed forests in Austria.

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What's in a name?

Hamlet - Sustainable design and build with CLT wood

Sometimes we are asked where the name Hamlet comes from. A logical thought is that the inspiration lies with the famous play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. William Shakespeare wrote this between 1600 and 1602. In this play there is a very famous monologue in which the main character (Hamlet) utters the words “To be or not to be”.


We actually like the fact that Hamlet is a name of a person. As a company, we are also personal, both to our employees and to customers and suppliers. After all, we're working together and a personal approach, where everyone is equal but with different responsibilities, is a good thing. After all, construction projects involve intensive collaboration over a longer period of time, so it's better to have a little fun with each other. So yes, the fact that Hamlet sounds like a person's name is also a reason we chose this name, but the real reason is not the famous Shakespeare play.

It's also nice that people who meet us for the first time sometimes think that the founder's name is Hamlet. That would be nice, but that's not the case either (his name is Hans Lormans).


Hamlet designs and builds wooden buildings; mainly of cross laminated timber. How about that name?

Our company name stems from the philosophy underlying the start of the company. The name Hamlet comes from English and means 'small village'. Villages traditionally have a horizontal structure with a clear center. That center was often formed by the market square or a well. A place where people meet and social contacts are formed and maintained. So to say, the chat at the village pump or in modern office terms; the chat at the coffee machine. Still very important in our modern times. Humans are social animals after all and regular contact with others is an essential factor for most people to be happy.

By the way, people have been living in wooden houses for a long time. Especially when most people still lived in a village. Wood is a trusted building material for housing, theatres, churches and temples. For many centuries. The Globe Theater in London is also made of wood, where Shakespeare's plays were first performed in the sixteenth century. And it still stands proudly and is still actively used as a theatre. Wooden buildings are durable and have a long life.


Vertical cities of wood

In the urban environment (and 80% of the world population now lives in cities) the orientation is still horizontal, but the city is growing vertically. Residential towers and office buildings are skyrocketing everywhere and we also have to find our social contacts within these vertical structures. A well-designed building facilitates interactions between people. Moreover, less and less nature can be found in cities and the sustainability of the living environment is often under pressure. Hamlet builds completely sustainably and circularly with CLT or cross laminated timber as the main building material. Timber construction is fast, sustainable and circular and contributes to the well-being of people. Wood in plain sight in a residential building or office tower contributes to people's health. People look at a natural product and that gives residents a good feeling. The indoor climate of a wooden building is also much more pleasant than a concrete house. Timber construction is the future and will become the new normal.


Timber construction specialists and timber constructors

Hamlet is specialized in the design and realization of wooden buildings, in particular CLT high-rise buildings. In order to be able to do this properly, we employ highly experienced and specialized wood construction constructors or timber construction engineers. People with international experience who are called structural timber engineers. Designing a wooden construction requires a completely different approach than a concrete variant. Our timber construction engineers know exactly how to approach this and also know the importance of designing the most ideal connections needed to make a building, made of CLT or glulam or other laminated wood types, into a strong and stable structure. Building with wood seems simple, but is in fact much more complex than a concrete constructive shell. Our CLT elements have very exact dimensions and therefore a small tolerance. Our wood constructors and engineers and wood construction specialists know exactly how to deal with this during the design process, the CLT and glulam production and other laminated wood types and during the assembly of the CLT 2D flatpack or wooden 3D modules on the construction site. Knowledge of the entire wood construction process; of structural shell design, timber construction architecture, structural design, CLT production, assembly and timber construction and supply chain management are therefore crucial to achieve a successful and cost-efficient timber construction project.

Social housing in wood, but also luxury apartments and office buildings
Hamlet works for both project developers and housing associations. We guarantee a trouble-free timber construction project. It doesn't matter whether it concerns wooden luxury apartments, wooden ground-floor homes or a wooden CLT residential building intended for social rent. A wooden office building or a hotel made of wood is also quite possible. And wooden theaters of course. It is not for nothing that we say: Hamlet unburdens; from feasibility and structural design to realisation. Building with wood is the new normal.