WOOD RESEARCH AUSTRIA

Holzforschung Austria - Austrian Society for Wood Research is the largest research and testing institute for wood in Austria with about 100 employees.

Wood as a raw material

Building and living with wood

Ecological aspects

Energetic use

The fastest way to the certificate

We are accredited in the field of conformity assessment (testing, inspection, and certification) by the Federal Ministry for Digitalisation and Economic Location (BMDW) for all relevant procedures. Our reports and certificates are internationally recognized.

Since 2006 Holzforschung Austria has been authorised by the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV) as a calibration laboratory for round timber measuring systems. Our experts prepare expert opinions and are active in national and international standardisation committees.

HFA-approved

The reports we issue are an important means for our customers for the acceptance of their products on the various markets and the quality of their production process. With our specially created "HFA-tested" mark, customers can show this tested and verified quality of their products to the outside world in a striking manner.

Recognition value

Our HFA test marks have a very high recognition value and immediately establish the desired connection with the HFA. This has been achieved with a design that adopts essential elements of the HFA logo in a round sign. Above all, the concise hook and the inscription "HOLZFORSCHUNG AUSTRIA GEPRÜFT" give the mark and the product associated with it the desired character.

Via an individual test number, potential customers and interested parties can obtain information about the product marked with the test mark. You can find the current test mark holders in the List of test marks.

Those customers are entitled to use the test mark who have concluded a contract with HFA on this subject, which includes the following components:

the guideline drawn up for this purpose
an initial test has been carried out
the test mark approved by the HFA with an individual test number
The right to use the certification mark also requires that
the HFA issues a test report on the initial test with a positive assessment for the tested product.
the conditions laid down in a transitional contract are complied with
the inspections and tests carried out in the framework of the surveillance confirm the results of the initial verification
the annual protection fee of currently € 100,- was retained.

Using wood as a material - e.g. as a building material - and not burning it immediately increases the added value that can be achieved with the domestic raw material. 300,000 people in Austria live from forests and wood. The forestry and timber industry is one of the largest employers in the country and creates jobs, especially in rural regions.

Use

Labelling is allowed for those products that have been designated for it in the contract.

The approval mark may be used in particular

on the product itself

on the packaging of the product

in technical documents accompanying the product

in promotional materials for the product

on the website of the entitled person, but only in direct and clear connection with the product.

We are convinced that with the HFA test mark we have created a good marketing tool for our customers to positively differentiate themselves from the competition.

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All houses that are produced and built by us, adapt to the owners individually! Not the customer to the house as it is so common with others! Therefore, the characteristics of our houses are difficult to put into words and ultimately remain a customer secret!

We let our customers speak for us.

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DETACHED HOUSE

All houses that are produced and built by us, adapt to the owners individually! Not the customer to the house as it is so common with others! Therefore, the characteristics of our houses are difficult to put into words and ultimately remain a customer secret!

We let our customers speak for us.

MARIO STEINBÖCK

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND OWNER

Individual like my life" is our Philosophy. Your individual wishes can be quickly and easily incorporated into the house construction process when it comes to realising your personal ideas for your home. What sustainable building material is better suited for this than wood - the ideal basis for economical construction and our passion for making your personal dream of home ownership come true." 

- Mario Steinböck

This is where decades of experience and a passion for houses made of wood come together.

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