30 years ago, Karl Staelens, cabinet-maker, started in Ypres the Gallery Louis XV. He restored old furniture and sold them. After a while, he got a lot of questions to recover old doors and Karl moved with this company to the Industrial Zone in Ypres. In 1993 the company Antiekbouw was born. He collected an enormous stock of old doors, ancient construction materials en started to integrate those materials in housing projects. Son Pieter Staelens, also cabinet-maker, decided since 2006 to execute whole interior projects, using (some) of the ancient construction materials; kitchens, bathrooms, floorings,… The workplace expanded over the years, just like our team of motivated co-workers. The family succession is guaranteed and we’re looking forward to a success story for the next 30 years.