Why use Specialist Termite Control to protect your home?
At Specialist Termite Control, we have a team of dedicated pre-construction experts, so we know what you need and how to do it. We offer both physical and chemical pre-construction termite barriers and can cater a plan to suit your style of construction, be it a large commercial job or a local unit.
We are the industry specialists when it comes to pre-construction termite control in Melbourne, using products that are safe for use onsite while your building team is getting on with the job. There is no smell and no need to drop tools while we are working because we use only the best quality membranes and water-based insecticides in our termite barriers for builders.
We provide a comprehensive range of termite prevention services to the building industry, including pre-construction termite treatment and termite barriers for builders.
Termite protection for new buildings
In designing a termite protection system for a building it is necessary to select appropriate products to integrate with the construction features of the building thus, creating an integrated termite barrier system that prevents concealed termite entry into the building
Termite protection products can broadly be classed as physical termite barriers or chemical termite barriers. In many situations a combination of physical and chemical products may be used.
However, with recent changes to the Building Codes and Australia Standards, you can rely on the expertise of TermiBuild to ensure we design and install a highly efficient and compliant system, ensuring the building is protected and approvals are granted without issue.
Physical termite barriers
The original physical termite barrier product is metal strip shielding (or “ant” capping). Although these are still available today, there are now a range of different physical termite barrier products that provide great flexibility to allow protection of a wide range of construction types and construction elements. Learn more…
- Termite membranes
- Termite collars
- Termite foam and sealants
- Metal strip shielding (“ant” capping)
- Granite aggregate
- Stainless steel mesh
Chemical termite treatments
Application of liquid termiticide to soil under the house and around the perimeter of the building can provide a very effective chemical barrier for termites. Learn more…
Although these chemicals last for many years, they don’t last forever! As such, it is important to install a termiticide reticulation system at the time of initial treatment, which allows the termiticide in the soil to be “topped up” when required. Learn more…
- Liquid termiticide soil treatments
- Reticulation systems
Do you really need termite protection?
Termites can be found throughout Melbourne and Victoria and are capable of causing significant damage in as little as 6 months!
Unfortunately, unless a suburb has been designated termite “declared” by the local council, there is no regulatory requirement for buildings to have termite protection incorporated during the building process.
However, termites continue to attack buildings in the “undeclared” suburbs and so wherever you are, incorporating appropriate termite protection during construction is the smart decision to protect the structure, your reputation and your client’s investment.
Whether you are building a new property, carrying out renovations and extensions or even carrying out landscaping, getting advice on protecting your property before starting construction is a key first step.
Termite “undeclared” suburbs:
Whitlesea, Melton, Brimbank, Moonee Valley, Maribrynong, Melbourne, Yarra, Boroondara, Hobsons Bay (part), Stonnington, Bayside, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Darebin
(P.S Termites can’t read – they are everywhere in Melbourne!)