Product Testing Program





The IVS Quality Control Testing Program is based on independent sampling and product testing.

The program provides assurance that providers of preservative treated timber products have systems and controls to produce material that can be used with confidence and meet the expected levels of durability and product safety.

This Quality Control Product Testing program has been developed for small to medium size manufacturers with the intention that overtime the experience and benefits gained will lead treaters to consider the more comprehensive QA program, which involves independent site visits and audit of treatment records.

IVS is able to provide sampling and full compliance testing of samples according to the Timber Preservation standards AS1604.1 and AS/NZS 1604.2 to 1604.5 series.


Overview of the Quality Control Product Test Program:

  • Contact IVS who will determine an appropriate sampling and testing program for you and provide a quotation.
  • Depending on the volumes and hazard class of timber being treated, IVS will organize for samples to be taken up to 2 times per year and sent to the lab for testing.

A price estimate for the program including taking of samples but excluding testing costs:
-  Program fee of $1500 includes 1 site visit by IVS staff.
-  Program fee of $2500 includes 2 site visits.

  • Cost savings are achieved by plants taking the remaining samples as per the agreed sampling program and submitting these to IVS for testing
    Compliance reports will be issued within 5 days of receipt at the laboratory.
  • If a failure occurs further testing will be required according to an internal Failed Product Management Plan. Ongoing non- compliance and may lead to removal from the relevant treatment associations
  • An annual compliance certificate of recognition will be issued outlining the results of testing
  • Testing includes access to the on-line IVS Portal for sample registration and reporting. The Portal provides monitoring the status of the testing process.

Talk to us

This 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 : 2005 International Standard providing a high quality testing service. To discuss your requirements in more detail call:

Tim Evans, Business Development
P 0417 726 741 |

New Zealand
Paul Norris - Forestry Manager
P 1800 812 498 
M +64 21 441 272

Colin Malcolm - IVS Laboratory Manager
P 1800 812 498
M +64 27 478 6327

“Timber is our most sustainable raw material and its credentials are unparalleled.

Combined with the right treatment, correctly applied, with robust checks and measures to

ensure quality, and you have a product that will look good and last a lifetime.”

Peter Webb | Chief Executive, IVS