Steel frame homes require Termite Protection in Brisbane, QLD.
The never ending question arises every few weeks and most times it’s builders looking for a form 16 on a “completed” home or extension.
“Do Steel Steel frame homes require Termite Protection in QLD” ?
So I thought I’d provide some insight on the subject to avoid some pain.
Steel frames homes in Queensland require a termite management system in accordance with AS3660.1-2014. Remembering not only to reference the BCA but also the National Construction Code (NCC) that notes: Primary and Secondary timbers require protection.
IMPORTANT NOTE: “The Building Code references primary timbers, however the NCC has an Qld amendment” So call an expert Termite Barrier installer to get an expert opinion.
Besides the compliance requirements in all states, protection to the home is an important step, so when building a home remember protecting the homeowners investment is a duty of care.
The disruption to a homeowners life when termites enter a building is hard enough. Even if Termites just eat the wall lining and the leave the rest, Termites must be treated and ongoing Termite management systems installed.
To avoid Termite problems during and after New Construction use treated timbers and steel frames, ensure you engage a licensed Termite Management installer to guide you through the Termite Barrier Installation.
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