New Construction Termite Barriers for New Homes and Extensions
A Termite Management System is installed during construction to prevent the concealed entry by Termites.
The Builder engages the Termite Barrier Installer to provide the best practical solution to protect the home long term and be cost-effective for the owner.
Termite Barrier Systems for new construction are installed during different building processes; this makes effective communication a critical part of the barrier installation.
The Pest Company Install Termite Barrier Systems to protect
- New Residential Homes
- Renovations, Extensions, Additions
- Commercial Properties
- Termite Management Physical and chemical reticulation systems for New Construction AS3660.1-2014
The Pre Construction Termite barrier industry provides a range of physical systems and barriers, your safest approach is using The Pest Company, because replacing Termite Damage timbers and eradicating termite infestations is costly
Our Termite Barrier installations cover
- Perimeter Installations
- Decking Pole Plate installations
- Engaged, Isolated piers, Pole Homes
- Under-slab physical barrier systems
- Retaining walls built under the ground, wall sheeting
- Pipe Penetrations & Re Locations using hard and soft collars
- Ant Capping for subfloors with bearers and Joist construction
- Cold Joints, Construction Cold Joints even if the Slab has been poured in some situations.
- Exposed 75mm Slab edge - Advice on using the slab edge as a 75mm visual barrier or exposed masonry walls
Termite Barrier installations include:
- Compliant Termite Barrier Installations by Licensed installers
- Efficient service
- Technical expertise with installers holding 42a Certificates, Install Physical Barriers.
- Certificate of installation AS3660.1-2014
- Form 43 (old 16) supplied in QLD
- Durable Labels in the Meter box.
More Technical information
Masonry Core Filled Blockwork
Termites will forage through masonry core filled block walls.
Masonry Core filled block walls must be protected and cannot be relied upon as a Termite Management method unless the entire wall is available for visual inspections, which is rarely ever achieved.
Where cost is an issue for builders and homeowners, there are options to minimise full wall treatments; however, only under the expert opinion of a Termite Management technician should any builder or owner attempt to build without the understanding of the requirements under the Australian Standards (AS3660.1:2014 Termite management, Part 1: New building work) and the National Construction Code.
The photos below detail compliant barriers installed to the masonry backfilled block walls. Need assistance call 1300 552 234.
Learn more here about Termite Management Systems - QBCC Advisory notes for Builders and Homeowners
Termite Management, Visual Inspection Zones 75mm Exposed Concrete Slab Edge
Termite Management AS3660.1- 2014 Visual exposed slab edge - This photo perfectly demonstrates an effective uninterrupted exposed slab edge that is 75mm above the ground that allows ongoing visual inspections.
A non-compliant 75mm Slab edge
The photo here demonstrates a non-compliant slab edge that has been covered. If you have an exposed 75mm concrete slab edge on your home or commercial building and wish to cover the slab edge with concrete, soil or any other material, you must contact the termite management installer to further advise on how this can be achieved. Additional products are available and must be installed by a licensed Termite Installer that will provide the certificate of Installation and a form 16 on completion.
Visual Termite Inspection Zones On Perimeter Physical Barrier Installations
The Physical Termite barrier installed within the building perimeter of most new homes and buildings requires a visual Inspection zone. The Inspection zone is normally where the barrier protrudes through the brickwork of the exterior wall.
In some cases where houses are rendered, and the inspection zone is covered, the renderer will install a V- Joint Cut at the same level as the barrier; this becomes the Visual Inspection Zone.
Be mindful of attachments. The Physical Termite barrier inspection zone must remain exposed at all times. Materials like gate posts, fences, paths, pavers and water tanks must be exposed off the wall by at least 25mm.
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TERMITE ENTRY POINT!
If we see a Termite lead on the external wall, then the physical barrier is successful. If we see no visual entry points and live termites inside the property, we are asking questions.
This photo provides evidence of a termite lead (Mud lead/termite track) on the exterior brick wall; it also shows the termite physical barrier inspection zone where Termites track over the barrier. In this situation, we can complete a full Termite Inspection on the building to ensure there are no live termites internally first, then provide a treatment plan to treat the live termites.
Remembering Physical Termite Barrier installations are designed to protect the concealed entry by termites. They will not stop termites tracking up the outside of the walls.
When an entry point is found - a) the physical barrier has been successful and prevented the concealed entry by termites b) The live termites can be treated by one of our licensed technicians c) If we are all lucky and the entry point is found early, the homeowner may avoid a large Termite damage repair bill.
It is crucial to advise homeowners of their obligations to ensure the visual Physical Barrier Inspection Zone is not covered by paths, Decks, Soil, Gardens, pebbles, rocks, Mulch and Fence posts, landscaping and Trees, to name a few.
Not all homes have physical barriers like Termseal, Termimesh, Home guard, Kordon, Trithor. If the home was built before 2002 in Queensland, it likely has a chemical barrier/treated zone, which is likely to be redundant, and a new Termite Chemical barrier is due.
Timber Posts Installed Above Ground On Steel Stirrups also comply as a Visual Termite Barrier AS3660.1-2014.
The gatehouse on this property is similar to any timber post installed on a decking, pergola, patio where the isolated timber post is installed directly onto a steel stirrup, allowing an uninterrupted clearance to inspect for termites.