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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.  As an independent testing laboratory to the Timber Industry, IVS Labs aim to provide clients with easy to read information and Compliance Certificates aligned to the current Australian/New Zealand Timber standards.  

The benefits of using IVS:

The IVS timber preservation testing service delivers:

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

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Timber Testing. We deliver for you

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’ online Timber Portal, 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:

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

Retention Analysis Testing available

  • CCA Borings / Plugs / Cross Sections
  • Copper only
  • Boron
  • LOSP Azoles (tebuconazole, propiconazole, including permethrin)
  • Permethrin only
  • Bifenthrin (envelope and glueline)
  • Copper Azole
  • ACQ (Copper and DDAC / DDAX).
  • Imidacloprid (envelope)
  • 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.


IVS Labs Timber Portal

For regular treatment plants who follow an In-House Quality Assurance Programme, IVS Labs provides a secure Online Timber Portal for registration of samples requiring testing. The IVS Labs Timber Portal is designed to allow users to keep track of where the sample is in the testing process. It lets users know when the samples are received, when they were sent for testing and when they are reported.

Our automated email system lets users know when the Compliance Report is available for viewing. A unique feature of the IVS Timber Portal is the upload of documents; for every job registered and reported using our portal, users will be able to view the heartwood/sapwood photos, the penetration photos, the laboratory analytical report and the Compliance Report at any time.

Click here to access the IVS Timber Portal


How to log your timber samples online

A short video below shows how easy it is to use our Portal for your Quality Assurance Programmes and to keep up to date with your testing.

Get in touch

Want to combine a Quality Assurance Programme with Preservative Testing in a one-stop service? Contact us today.

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

New Zealand
Chris Berkers - Laboratory Operations Manager
M 021 440 510 | chris.berkers(at)

Christina Pegler - Technical Manager

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