What types of termite protection are available when building your home?
The three main ways are:
Physical Termite Barriers are either:
Chemical Termite Barriers are:
Chemical termite barriers begin to lose their effectiveness the moment they are installed due to climatic, environmental conditions and disturbance
You must re-treat your home from time to time. This means respraying, or filling up the reticulation system
The blankets or plastic sheeting are impregnated with chemicals and are reliant on the chemical to repel termites.
You can build with steel or treated timber frames which are termite resistant however this does not mean your home is fully protected against termites.
There many items termites can still attack such as cupboards, carpets, timber door frames even electrical cable.
For whole of home termite protection it is critical that an approved form of termite barrier is also installed at the time of construction. All termite barriers are designed to deter concealed access by termites. Termites can bridge barriers and regular inspections are highly recommended.