Timber experts

GD Holz. With knowledge and expertise

WORKING GROUP TIMBER EXPERTS GOOD ADVICE ON CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

GD Holz holds a treasure trove of knowledge under its umbrella of “The Working Group Timber Experts”. This open pooling of bundled industry expertise is unparalleled. The benefits of this working group and the experts participating in it for trade, industry, tradespeople and consumers are described below.

WG Timber Experts at the company Vandecasteele Houtimport in Aalbeke (Belgium) in April 2018

Holz-Sachverständige besuchen den 46. Branchentag Holz in Köln – hier: Bei der Firma Weltholz wurden neue Materialien für Terrasse und Fassade begutachtet.
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE EXPERTS

The primary activity of the experts is the preparation of assessments for clients, both private parties and courts. Less well known and appreciated is the work of experts in pre- and out-of-court dispute resolution. Wood is a naturally grown building and general material whose wide range of natural properties is not always apparent to the average consumer.

EN – Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft hat zusammen mit dem GD Holz im Juli 2020 eine überarbeitete Neuauflage der GD Holz Terrassendielen-Broschüre herausgegeben.

Timber sorting at the company Vandecasteele Houtimport in Aalbeke (Belgium) in April 2018

WHAT DISTINGUISHES EXPERTS?

The timber experts at GD Holz stand out for these characteristics:

  • They have special expertise and specialist knowledge within their purview and can present verification of their qualifications.
  • Trustworthiness. Reliability and integrity are comprehensively checked before they are appointed.
  • Objectivity. Their assessments must be unbiased and impartial. They are required to perform their duties personally and conscientiously, without regard for instructions.
  • An obligation to prepare assessments. Engagements may be refused solely for special reasons.
  • Obligation to confidentiality. Personal and business secrets must be protected.
  • Compulsory advanced training. They must continue their training on a regular basis and share their experience with colleagues and institutions.
Attendance at BAM, Berlin (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) in April 2016. Picture: Dr Rüdiger Plarre, BAM

Visit to the company Vandecasteele Houtimport in Aalbeke (Belgium) in April 2018
WHEN CAN WHO ENGAGE THEM?
  • Whenever there is a need for independent, professional counsel.
  • Whenever there is an out-of-court/in-court settlement/proceedings/dispute.

Click on the following link for a list of the timber experts organised in GD Holz, including their location and purview — do not hesitate to contact them.

Address list of the Working Group of Timber Experts in GD Holz (Feb. 2021) [PDF]

Visit to the company Vandecasteele Houtimport in Aalbeke (Belgium) in April 201