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Pre-construction Termite Protection

Are you renovating, extending or building a brand new home?

The Building Regulations 2006 requires all new houses, including extensions to have some form of termite management solution against termite attack.

A new building must have its structural members protected against the concealed entry of subterranean termites in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 3660.1-2000

We can provide you with options to suit your needs and budget.

• Chemical soil barriers

• Physical barriers

• Slab penetration shields/collars

Ultimately the local council must qualify the property for a Certificate of Occupancy upon completion of its construction. Therefore it is very important you ensure the structure is protected during the construction phase with a sufficient termite barrier by arranging certified protection for the dwelling.

We recommend that you consider a physical barrier termite management solution or chemical termite treatment for your next building project, or a combination of both.

We have a proven record of providing outstanding, reliable and timely service. Our technicians are accredited and qualified to install both chemical termite soil barriers and physical barriers to protect newly constructed homes from subterranean termites.

We recommend & use the following:-

Physical barriers

HomeGuard is a Precision Termite Management System which works as a physical and chemical subterranean termite barrier in one. It is installed to the foundations of new buildings or extensions eg.Installed under/in slab and the perimeter wall cavity.

This leading pest control technology is a safe solution for your workers and home owners, designed to provide a continuous barrier, which prevents the concealed entry of subterranean termites to the building for at least 50 years.

HomeGuard is also Codemark Accredited and approved for building work Australia-wide, providing certification within the requirements of the Australian Standards AS3660.1-2000. For full information on the Homeguard system look at 

 

Chemical barriers

One traditional method is to apply a liquid termiticide to the soil under a concrete foundation and around the entire perimeter. There are various types of chemical termite barriers , some are designed to kill termites whilst others will act as deterrents to any future termite invasion. Which barrier is best for your project is something to be discussed with the highly experienced staff at Lighthouse Pest Control. We are well versed in the needs of the construction industry and can advise on the most suitable termite barrier for your project. We can implement a termite barrier onsite with minimal disruption to your builders

The product used in a termite pre-treatment of a new construction, as well as it’s concentration, are important factors when applying a termite barrier and Lighthouse Pest Control strictly follows the guidelines laid down by Standards Australia, as well as the recommendations put forward by the chemical manufacturer to provide a liquid termite barrier.