Many of our customers or their products are carriers of the Austria quality label or a RAL quality label. We check the compliance with the criteria that led to the awarding or authorization for the use of different quality labels. The basis for the award are product guidelines and/or standards as well as the basic criteria of the awarder of the label. Traditional industries are the furniture, prefabricated house, planing, or also the window and door industries.
Many of the services performed by HFA are provided in the so-called regulated area. This means that it is mandatory to be in compliance with certain requirements due to legal requirements for the respective product.
However, this obligation does not exist for many products. That is the unregulated area.
How can I now highlight my high-quality product in the market? This often happens through quality organizations, associations or the like, which work out rules together. If standards already exist for this product, they are mostly used as a basis, but are often supplemented with higher, more stringent requirements.
Independent conformity assessment
Independent third parties, such as Holzforschung Austria, are used to check and monitor compliance with these criteria.
The reports created are made available to the guideline provider and/or a body appointed by it, who then decides on the awarding of the corresponding quality labels. This body then acts in a way that's very similarly to a certification body.
Holzforschung Austria is recognized by a wide variety of guideline providers in this capacity, mostly via the detour of accreditation.
Austria quality label, RAL quality label, Österreichisches Umweltzeichen, to name just a few of these quality labels.
GR for windows
Quality regulations for wooden windows and wood-aluminium windows
GR pressure treated wood
Quality regulations for pressure treated wood
Quality regulations for furniture
Quality assurance of wood raw element production – quality and test regulations
Quality assurance for timber house construction – quality and test regulations
General Terms and Conditions (formerly "REGULATIV") of the ÖQA "Austrian consortium for the promotion of quality" for the granting the right to use the AUSTRIA GÜTEZEICHEN quality label
GL BS HOLZ (CTT)
Provisions for issuing the glued laminated timber surveillance marking (BS-Holz) of the Studiengemeinschaft Holzleimbau e.V. (CTT Council of Timber Technology)
GL window scantlings
Guideline – Solid, finger-jointed and laminated profiles for wooden windows – Requirements and testing
GL Prefabricated houses
Quality guideline for prefabricated houses in timber construction
GL Weight measurement of industrial round timber
Guideline for weight measurement of industrial round timber
GL Planed goods
Quality guidelines for planed goods
Timber takeover guidelines – Papierholz Austria
GL Measurement of sawmill by-products
FHP – Guideline on the measurement of sawmill by-products
Guideline for the monitoring of wall, ceiling and roof panels for wooden houses in panel construction according to DIN 1052 Teil 1-3
ÜG solid construction timber
Implementation regulations of the Überwachungsgemeinschaft Konstruktionsvollholz e.V.
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for lacquers, glazes and wood sealing lacquers
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for wooden furniture
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for wood, wood-based materials and wooden floor coverings
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for weatherproof wood products
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for office work chairs and office chairs
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for fuels from biomass
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for low-emission upholstered furniture
Österreichisches Umweltzeichen for bed mattresses
Quality guidelines Verband der europäischen Hobelwerke