Builders Link – Termite Barriers

 

THE TRUTH – What’s important to you as a Builder?imageimage

  1. Product – Physical or Chemical
  2. Price
  3. Installation of the system
  4. Warranty
  5. Company strength
  6. Trust – “Reliable, Trusted, Experienced”
  7. Compliance with a Certificate of Installation AS3660.1-2014 and Form 16 and a meter box label.

The Pest Company Brisbane have been in operation since 2000, and you’ll need to be sure that the company you employ to take on your termite barrier work will be around long enough to ensure you as a builder are protected. The Pest Company Brisbane will be at your side if any issues occur. We offer your clients (Home Owners) after sales services , with regular reminders for termite inspections in accordance with the Standard to ensure they meet their Home Owner Obligations of the product warranties of the system. The Pest Company Brisbane ensure we have your business backed. We will ensure you and your client enjoy a Termite Free property.

Here is a good one – There are now plenty of options for Physical and Chemical Systems available.

So how do we choose?

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1. TERMSEAL TERMITE BARRIER – Has

  • Chemical impregnated blanket – Term-Seal Urafen Shield
  • Termseal Sealant and Termseal Multipurpose paint on Protection for cold joints, perimeter and retaining walls
  • Combined system that complies with AS3660.1-2014

 

Pipe Relocation / Cold Joints and Pipe Penetrations Pipe Relocation / Cold Joints and Pipe Penetrations

 

image Multi purpose Termseal Perimeter protection perim-veneer-term-seal Perimeter Termseal Multi purpose protection

 

image Termseal Urafen Shield 50m x 300mm roll

 

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image Termite Barrier AS3660.1

 

2. ALTIS TERMITE RETICULATION SYSTEM – Altis has been around for 50 years, works extremely well, we also provide chemical injection to the Altis system using a Non Repellent chemical to ensure protection of the areas we treat.

altis reticulation system

 

3. Chemical Barriers by means of chemical soil treatments require a reticulation System as a combined system if using Chemicals in Queensland for new construction. Houses can be protected by chemical soil barriers as a sole stand alone treatment in QLD, but not during new construction AS3660.1-2014. Combing the Altis Reticulation system and a registered chemical will provide adequate protection as per AS3660.1-2014 in certain situations.

Life Expectancy of the chemical – All reticulation systems are recommended to be refilled within three years of installation, however The Pest Company will at all times use a chemical that has a life expectancy of 5 years as indicated on the chemical label.

FORM 16 – All Barriers installed by The Pest Company in Queensland come with a Certificate of Installation in accordance with AS3660.1-2014, plus 2 x Durable Labels and a Form 16.  This is the paper work you really must keep hold of – “Certificate of Installation” that shows what system was installed, the date, a diagram showing where it was installed, the systems maintenance requirements and the home owners obligations and the warranties obtained with the product.

INSPECTION ZONES ON – Perimeter Barriers

The Physical barrier Inspection zone must be free at all times for regular inspections, ( Rendered Houses) Must have a strike line /  V- Joint in the render. This becomes the Inspection Zone, Keep it clear. See more info here on the inspection zone

Be careful of attachments that may cover the inspection zone  “gate posts”. “Pool Fencing” ‘Hot Water system”  “Water Tanks” Built in BBQ”  just to name a few – basically any material that covers the inspection zone against exterior walls may provide Termites with undetected termite entry and may open some liability we all don’t want.

TERMITE ENTRY POINT NO ONES FAULT !!!

If we see a Termite lead on the External wall of a house, we all have a good day. If we see no visual entry point and Damage inside the property, we are asking Questions and so are the home owners.

The Photo shows the termite lead on the exterior brick work clearly showing the Physical barrier inspection zone also. There is simply no home owners warranty where Termites are visible. Hence, regular inspections are essential. This is a good sign as the entry point is located, but be careful as other entry points may also be around but not visible.

It is very important to advise home owners of their obligations to ensure the visual Physical Barrier inspection zone is not covered by paths, Decks, Soil, Gardens, Mulch and Fence posts just to name a few.

Not all homes have physical barriers like Termseal, Termimesh, Homegaurd, Kordon just to name a few.  If the home was built prior to 2002 it likely has a chemical barrier which is unlikely to be effective today. Stating this, it is possible the home is not protected.

Keep the Inspection zones 75mm well above ground level to ensure the visual inspection zone is clear at all times. Real Estate Agents can look out for these signs and point these out to the owner, this will help build credibility and also alerting the homeowner on things that can be done prior to placing the house on the market, more importantly the builder can advise the owner on what their home owner obligations are to maintain the barrier and warranty. Over and above this, a Pre-sale inspection is an ideal way to prepare the home for sale. Why wait and hope that the home doesn’t have termites, get the property inspected today.

CALL US – 1300 552 234 or 0402028043

If the average Pre-Construction Termite Barrier warranty (Product Warranty) is 10 years and the system is required to last 50 years ( “Life Time of the Building”) be ensure you use The Pest Company as we will be around to help.

Termite Barriers for Pre-Construction Termite Management. We have many options available at The Pest Company Brisbane to protect any New home and Extension. Termite Barriers and Termite Inspections in Brisbane areas are an essential requirement for the protection of all new properties.

Start the Termite Free build and call The Pest Company – Ph: 1300 55 22 34

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