HBS: wood as experience, emotion, evolution.


The history of HBS (Holzbau Sud) began over 30 years ago and it still continues today with the same unbreakable links to the most natural, the most renewable and the most exciting raw material in the construction scene: wood. 

Its solutions for large public structures and residential architecture are born from the encounter between modern technologies and the time-honoured Italian woodworking heritage. They give shape to excellence. They are able to meet the most diverse requirements in terms of quality and function for contemporary, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable living. 

Today, this experience and these well-rooted principles are combined together with the energies and the strategies of its new management and its new owners, drawing from their strong experience in the architectural wood industry as well. This is how the HBS brand was born, with a renewed look and a wider national and international. A brand capable of facing the challenges of the present and helping to build a better world.


Specialization and flexibility are the basic elements of all HBS solutions, starting with the design itself. HBS’s internal technical and sales offices provide wrap-around support to their customers from the initial consulting phase, to feasibility studies, to the drafting of executive drawings and structural calculations, to tests and inspections. 

Their know-how comes from decades of experience, countless projects carried out in Italy and abroad, as well as from the collaboration with the Engineering departments of a number of universities for the development of new construction systems and new applications for wood in architecture. 

Wood: manufacturing process

Starting from the raw material, the entire HBS production cycle takes place in the Calitri plant, in the hilly Irpinia region in the south of Italy. The plant was first opened in 1991 and expanded in 2007. It extends over 40,000 square meters, of which 11,000 square meters are buildings. 

From gluing the boards in an air-conditioned environment, to cutting, bending, and finishing, all the operations are carried out using precision machinery, carefully operated by specialised and experienced personnel. The result is a quality product, manufactured at the highest levels of industrial precision, which retains the sustainability, versatility and beauty of wood. 

A prime example of a sustainable and renewable raw material.

Wood and respect for the environment

When you choose HBS for your building, you are stating that you care for the environment, you care for the origin of the wood and the way it has been processed. All the wood used by HBS is sourced from sustainable plantations to protect the forests of our planet. 

When making glued laminated timber, also called glulam, HBS uses only adhesives that do not release substances harmful to the environment and people, both during manufacturing itself but also throughout the entire life cycle of the structures and buildings its glulam is used in. 


All HBS solutions strictly comply with European standards and guarantee the highest quality criteria: from the initial design to the finished product. In addition to quality certificates, HBS has been awarded a number of sustainability, ethics, and transparency certifications. These are fundamental values for the company and the people it works with.