Building and Housing

Our activities aim at promoting building in wood for a sustainable society by developing products, processes, designs, methods, regulations and standards that enhance the advantages of using wood in building and housing regarding technology, environment and economy.

It is strategically important for greater use of wood in construction that the various skills and areas of expertise should be recognised and applied during the early stages of the construction process. Construction processes, greater industrialisation and extensive use of modularisation and prefabrication are becoming increasingly important, as are products and technologies for flexible design of interiors and exteriors of buildings.

SP Wood Technology's involvement in two centres of excellence, Träcentrum Norr (TCN), in Skellefteå-Luleå, and the Centre for Wood in Building and Housing (CBBT), in Växjö, is an important instrument in supporting and following development in wood-based construction. Both these organisations carry out R&D in conjunction with industry and public organisations. SP Wood Technology is represented on the management panels of both TCN and CBBT.


Quality and Testing

Well-equipped laboratories at SP Wood Technology for both routine-type testing and custom-made testing. Read more...

Materials and Products

SP research and try materal and products in wood technique and wooden building to promote the development of so called eco efficient wood and wood-based products.Read more...

Processing and Processes

Technologies and methods to produce and refine products in a cost effective manner.Read more...


SP Wood technology´s modern laboratory for furniture testing is situated in Borås and perform accredited tests according to a number of European, international and national standards.Read more...

Timber bridges

SP Wood Technology may participate in all parts of the process in the case of timber bridges, during inspections, final inspections and the training of inspectors, the long-term measurements, testing of designs, calculations and consultations in the case of timber bridges. Read more...

Fire safe use of wood in buildings

SP Wood Technology works with the development of methods for promoting the use of wood as the calculation considerably and secure building materials at home and in export markets.Read more...

Related Information


Fire safe use of wood in buildingsMoisture in wooden structuresTimber bridges

Technical Areas

Energy TechnologyFire Research

Knowledge Centres

Platform Trämetri (Wood metric)

Contact Persons

Karin Sandberg

Phone: +46 10 516 62 41

Birgit Östman

Phone: +46 10 516 62 24

Per-Erik Eriksson

Phone: +46 10 516 62 66

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, SE-501 15 Borås Phone +46 10-516 50 00, E-mail