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What is Pre-Construction Termite Protection?

If you are building a new home or renovating an existing building, termite protection must be installed.  Australian Standards 3660.1 states that a physical barrier must be incorporated into all new building works.  As a general rule, all penetrations and the perimeter must be protected (however the exact minimum requirements for pre-construction termite protection can differ).

How much will the termite protection cost?

Unfortunately pre-construction termite protection cannot be quoted over the phone. Sandgate Pest Control are happy to supply an obligation free quote at no cost – either following a site consultation with yourself or your builder, or after examination of the architects building plans.

What sort of termite protection does Sandgate Pest Control use?

Sandgate Pest Control uses  HomeGuard, a physical barrier that is also impregnated with Biflex (a registered termiticide that kills termites on contact).

Sandgate Pest Control also uses Camilleri Reticulation Piping, a piping that is installed prior to construction, and them pumped with a registered termicide following completion of building works.

I’m only pouring a new concrete slab, do I need termite protection?

Depending on where the concrete slab is located you may not be required to install termite protection, however it is strongly recommended that you do.  By installing termite protection underneath the concrete slab – you avoid the need to drill and inject the slab in the future.

What is the best way to organise pre-construction termite protection?

To avoid any unexpected surprises it is best to obtain a quote for pre-construction termite protection before starting your building works.  This way you will know exactly what termite protection is required, and when it should be installed.  As your building work progresses you can then contact Sandgate Pest Control at each required stage and we can organise for a technician to come out and install the termite protection.

Often several visits are required – at times that cannot be predicted far in advance.  Through our experience, we have found that when clients have a quote and know what is required the process is usually fairly straight forward.  Your quotation will detail when each section of termite protection should be installed, so as the building works progress, you can contact us (usually a week or a few days in advance) to schedule each appointment.