Mechanical and structural performance

Exova operates a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1762, providing independent timber testing for a range of timber and timber-based products to BS, EN and ISO standards. Our expertise incorporates bending testing to EN 408 for a wide range of structural timber products, as well as classification of performance to EN 384 for strength graded timber.

Our timber testing includes the performance of structural timber and other engineered wood products and systems, including:

  • Composite wood based products e.g. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL)
  • Finger-jointed structural timber
  • Glued laminated timber (glulam)
  • I-joists and engineered wood box-sections
  • Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL)
  • Metal web beams
  • Solid timber
  • Wood-based and other panel types

We can also undertake timber testing for a wide range of ancillary products, such as:

  • Biomass and wood waste
  • Board and panel products
  • Cladding and decking
  • Coatings and surface finishes
  • Fasteners, connectors and adhesives
  • Flooring and floor systems
  • Joist hangers
  • Plywood (e.g. plywood bond testing)
  • Screed compounds

Our facility at High Wycombe (UK) is a Notified Laboratory for testing the structural properties of dowel type fasteners, such as screws, nails and staples, and can therefore provide Initial Type Testing (ITT) services for fastener manufacturers seeking to CE mark their products.

Timber testing for performance

We provide a wide range of timber testing to determine whether a product demonstrates compliance with a particular standard or specification or to provide reassurance that the product will perform adequately in specific environments or end uses. Such timber testing for performance includes:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Density
  • Hardness
  • Long term exposure tests
  • Moisture content
  • Movement characteristics (for example, changes in dimensions with changes in moisture content)
  • Water vapour permeability
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Infrastructure testing facilities

2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

Contact: Jordan Church - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 905 822 4111

Fax: +1 905 823 1446

Email: americas@exova.com

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100 Business Center Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Bobby Archibald - Vice President
Tel: 412-788-1263

Fax: 412-788-1283

Email: americas@exova.com

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Street 46, Gate 16, Salwa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 23650,
Doha

Contact: Manohar Nayagar - Operations Manager
Tel: +974 4460 3202

Fax: +974 4460 3246

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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P.O. Box 31775, Street 133, Qasim Road, Dammam 2nd Industrial Area,
Al Khobar 31952

Contact: Younes Elkhdari - General Manager
Tel: +966 13 8127750

Fax: +966 13 8121837

Email: saudiarabia.lab@exova.com

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Bldg. 2507, Way 6033, Block 260, Al Omran Street Gala, PO Box. 869,
Muscat PC 130

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 24501870

Fax: +968 24595619

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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PO Box 28, Sohar Industrial Estate,
Sohar PC 327

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 26751891

Fax: +968 26751557

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Plot 25, Umm Al Naar (Sas Al Nakhl), P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: +971 (0)2 558 2345

Fax: +971 (0)2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Al Reem Island, P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi Al Reem Island

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: + 971 2 558 1031 / 32

Fax: +971 2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Dubai Investment Park – 2
Dubai

Contact: Manoj Kumar - Division Manager
Tel: +971 4 8868715

Fax: +971 4 8856795

Email: dubai.cladding@exova.com

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Plot 598-221, Dubai Investments Park 1, The Green Community, P.O. Box: 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Jason Dodds - Managing Director
Tel: +971 4 885 1001

Fax: +971 4 885 4004

Email: dubai.lab@exova.com

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15th Floor, Al Amiri Towers, TECOM Area, P.O. Box 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 4 439 5800

Fax: +971 4 439 3699

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Po Box 110633, Unit 101, Al Bateen Tower C5, Bainunah Street, Abu Dhabi,
Exova Warringtonfire Abu Dhabi

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 (0) 2 6431398

Fax: +971 (0) 2 667 8797

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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No. 18 Jalan Mega 1/5, Taman Prindustrian Nusa Cemerlang,
Johor Bahru 79200

Contact: Sherly Wijaya - Senior Lab Manager
Tel: +607 509 6822

Fax: +607-509 9835

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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150 Cecil Street #15-01,
Singapore 069543

Contact:
Tel: +65 6372 5600

Fax: +65 6863 3004

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, 58 Sungei Kadut Loop,
Singapore 729501

Contact: Jinping Lu - Managing Director
Tel: (65) 6362 9066

Fax: (65) 6362 2080

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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Limited Unit C, 18/F., Infotech Centre, 21 Hung to Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong Hong Kong

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Via Della Pierina,
Crema 26013

Contact: Luca Cantoni - Operations Manager
Tel: +39 037 389 721

Fax: +39 037 389 7200

Email: crema@exova.com

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Via Del Santo 211,
Padova Limena PD 35010

Contact: Giantonio Toldo - Lab Manager
Tel: + 39 049 610 400

Fax: +39 049 605 228

Email: padova@exova.com

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Unit 29, Blake Mill Business Park, Brue Avenue,
Bridgwater, UK TA6 5LT

Contact: Tom Werner - General Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1278 431143

Email: Europe@Exova.com

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

Contact: Matt Bell - European Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 655 116

Fax: +44 (0) 1925 655 419

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 3, Wednesbury One, Black Country New Road,
Wednesbury, WS10 7NZ

Contact: Ian Keeling - Operations Manager
Tel: Tel: +44 (0)121 506 7500

Email: europe@exova.com

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Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4ND

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 569750

Fax: F: +44 (0) 1494 564895

Email: enquiries@bmtrada.com

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Northpoint, Unit 29, Level 6, 231 North Quay,
Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact: - General Manager
Tel: +61 7 3238 1700

Fax: +61 7 3211 4833

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 2, 409-411 Hammond Road, Dandenong,
Melbourne VIC 3175

Contact: Patrick Motteram - General Manager
Tel: +61 (0)3 9767 1000

Fax: +61 (0)3 9767 1001

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Suite 2002a, Level 20, 44 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact:
Tel: +61 (0)2 8270 7600

Fax: +61 (0)2 9299 6076

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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