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  • | 6 Jun 2013

    Termite Management Systems

    In 2000, a new Standard was adopted for termite risk management. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires a barrier to be installed where the primary building elements may be subject to subterranean termite attack. A primary building element is a member of a building that takes part of the building loads and includes roof, […]

  • | 6 Jun 2013

    Termites and Regulatory Requirements

    The Building Code of Australia (BCA ’96) states that all buildings must have an effective termite control system installed to minimise the risk of attack by termites. The BCA requires “protection” only to structural or primary building elements. These provisions may be found in: Volume 1. Clause B1.4(i) Volume 2. (Housing Provisions), part 3.1.3. Both […]

  • | 6 Jun 2013

    Termite Protection for Your Home

    Termites or “white ants” as they are commonly referred to, cause millions of dollars in damages to buildings and structures in Australia every year. To the majority of the general public, termites are either not thought of, or not seriously considered when building a new home, carrying out an extension or renovating an existing home. […]

  • | 6 Jun 2013

    Termites – About

    Termites have existed for approximately 100 million years. There are about 350 species in Australia, of which approximately 30 species are known to cause significant damage to timber and buildings. Most damage is caused by subterranean termites (those that form nests in the ground). These nests may be formed in the soil near ground level, […]

  • | 6 Jun 2013

    Termites and Building a New Home

    Termites and building a new home Before construction commences it is advisable that discussion takes place between the builder and the owner. The selection of a termite barrier system should not be based merely on price. Other considerations such as the topography of the site, known risk factors of the area and construction techniques must […]

  • | 6 Jun 2013

    European House Borer

    As of September 2009, the presence of the pest, the European House Borer (EHB), has been detected in 152 finds across 52 suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area – mainly in the Mundaring, Ellenbrook, Gnangara Pine Plantation and Southern River areas. There has also been one discovery in the State’s south, in Albany.  The beetle […]