Termite protection for new-builds is now mandatory in all states as per Australian Standards 3660.1-2000 termite protection for new building work. This means renovations and additions to old buildings also need pre-construction termite protection.
Installation of termite protection comes in many forms and no two buildings are alike. Depending on the design of the house, lay of the land and locality can change the way we approach the job and all these factors are taken into consideration.
Dan Purkis Pest Control is an accredited installer of the Kordon, Termseal and Sentricon Termite protection systems. Combined, these products can be used in almost every situation that arises. See some of the pictures on this page on how we use it.
What is Kordon?
Kordon is a chemically impregnated blanket that’s installed anywhere a termite can squeeze its head through (they can get through a 1mm gap). The repellent used creates a physical barrier that termites just won’t go near. We fit it using the Kordon collars around pipe penetrations for new slabs to stop them sneaking into the interior of the house and the blanket is used under the frame before it goes up, retaining walls before or after they have been backfilled, step downs where the house has had a level change, under slab for full protection, on the wall behind the pole plate when adding a deck to the house and along cold joints when pouring abutting slabs so they cannot get between.
With 20 years of experience installing the Kordon system DPPC knows how to get the job done
Now, there comes a time when Kordon won’t be perfect. That’s where Termseal comes in.
What is Termseal?
Termseal is a chemically impressed paint so this fills the gap (pardon the pun) when the surface you are trying to protect is not level, clean or consistent. For example – when a plumber cuts the slab to chase pipes for renovators want the bathroom or kitchen re-arranged and parts of it need jack hammering out. Termseal applied here will get into all the nooks and crannies to give full protection of your new renovation.
Then lastly, “termite protection, I didn’t know this needed termite protection!” Bob
So, you’ve forgotten the process altogether. Things happen right. You were busy worrying about all the other steps and forgot all about termite protection. Well there is one saving grace and that is the Sentricon baiting system. In recent years the building code recognised that from time to time builders have forgotten to install a termite protection system at all and the only way to do so was to partially deconstruct the new work and install it at a great cost. The code decided that the Sentricon system was a good enough product to protect houses for Termite attack that they issue the system with a codemark certificate to be able to be used in this situation. So you don’t have to tear down the house to put termite protection in but you will have to install a Sentricon baiting and monitoring system.
What is Sentricon?
Sentricon always active is a Termite baiting system with a difference and that is in its name. Until recently all other termite baiting systems relied on attractants such as CO2 and Tasmanian oak timber shards to attract termites then bait was added when termites appeared to be present because the bait had a short shelf life and would go rotten after a few months. Now don’t get me wrong these are great systems but here is the difference.
Sentricon has solid rods of Termite bait that stays in the stations for up to 5 years (in ideal conditions). They still need to be checked from time to time but not as often.
The main thing for your situation is that all you need to know that this system will get a tick from the certifier and you can get your final approval.
All these systems comply with code and Dan Purkis Pest Control will issue a Form 16 in QLD or equivalent in NSW.
We understand that at time the fact that installation of termite protection gets forgotten and left to the last minute. We have your back. Last minute jobs – no problem, call us as soon as you realise and we’ll get someone out there ASAP.
We have installers on both sides of the border servicing Byron bay to Beenleigh. That’s the entire Gold Coast, Tweed shire and Byron Shire.
Call today on 0413116864 or fill out the contact us form on the page to your right.