Timber Testing Australia

The IVS Timber Preservation Testing Service has been developed to provide accurate and rapid test results for timber treatment providers. IVS is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 : 2017 International Standard providing a high quality testing service.

Operating in Australasia, IVS is a leading provider of certification, audit and verification services

The IVS Timber Preservation Testing Service has been developed to provide accurate and rapid test results for timber treatment providers throughout Australia.

The benefits of using IVS

The IVS timber preservation testing service delivers:

  1. Accurate test results, on time, every time
  2. No hidden prices - sample preparation, heartwood, sapwood and penetration spot tests are all inclusive.
  3. A maximum turnaround time of five to seven days on testing (from receipt of sample) minimises disruption to your process supply chain
  4. Online system to easily submit, track and view your timber test results and reports
  5. Quality Service - IVS Labs Ltd is an ISO/IEC 17025 : 2017 Accredited Laboratory, utilising state of the art equipment
  6. Compliance reports issued
  7. Advice and support is on hand from our team of timber experts
  8. Specialist knowledge of timber treatment standards and their interpretation.

Timber Testing. On time, every time

Prompt turnaround of tested timber samples, combined with accurate reporting are recognised as critical requirements for timber preservation treatment providers. Reports can be viewed in real time on IVS’ fully web-based system, so plant operators can accurately calibrate their preservative treatments to minimise chemical overuse and cost and ensure that their timber meets the hazard class chemical retention requirements. Timber preservation retention analysis testing allows the treatment plant operator to:

  1. Identify and address issues quickly,
  2. Avoid over-treatment of product, and
  3. Promptly remove under treated product from the supply chain...managing your risk and saving you time and money.

Retention Analysis Testing available

  1. CCA Borings / Plugs / Cross Sections
  2. Copper only
  3. Boron
  4. LOSP Azoles (tebuconazole, propiconazole, including permethrin)
  5. Permethrin only
  6. Bifenthrin (envelope and glueline)
  7. Copper Azole
  8. ACQ (Copper and DDAC / DDAX).
  9. Imidacloprid (envelope)
  10. Permethrin (envelope)

Analysis is available for the full spectrum of wood products covered by the AS/NZS1604 series. Density, moisture and penetration testing also available.

Timber sample courier service

To streamline the testing process and turnaround time, pre-paid courier packages are available from IVS for your timber sample submission. IVS has negotiated a dedicated timber sample courier service at excellent rates, to ensure your samples reach us promptly. This service is available to all regular users of our service.

How to log your timber samples online

Click here to access the IVS Timber Portal

Get in touch

To discuss your requirements in more detail and for further technical information about the Timber Preservation Testing Service, please get in touch:

Tim Evans - Business Development
P 0417 726 741 | tim.evans(at)ivsltd.com.au

New Zealand
Chris Berkers – Laboratory Operations Manager
P 021 440 510 | chris.berkers(at)ivs.co.nz

Christina Pegler – Technical Manager

Paul Norris - Forestry Manager
P 0800 021 169 | M 021441272 | paul.norris(at)ivs.co.nz

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