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Pre Construction & Renovations

If you are planning to build a new home or add an extension to your existing home, termite protection is a priority and a necessary part for obtaining Council Approval.

Subterranean Termites travel in the top 6 -8 inches of soil and are looking for timber and moisture for survival. Long before our homes were built, this land was their territory. Unfortunately they can’t distinguish between your home and a tree, so any opportunity that presents where there is timber and moisture is fair game to them.

Current research by the CSIRO indicates that 1 in 3 homes will experience termite damage in their lifetime. With this in mind, it is imperative to consider termite protection when building a structure that is in contact with the ground.

There are a number of options available for termite protection in the construction phase of your home. Some of the options available are –

  • Installation of an under-slab Termiticide Soil Treatment

  • Installation of a Physical / Chemical Barrier system

  • Installation of a Chemical Reticulation System

HomeGuard

Simply the best termite protection on the market for Pre-Construction and Renovations. The range includes:-

HomeGuard TMB – Termite Moisuture Barrier

HomeGuard TMB is a  termite barrier and moisture barrier in the one installation.  It is produced in Austrlaia from a high impact 200 micron polymer sheeting and is manufactured to include Biflex Termiticide.

HomeGuard Blue

Manufactured in Australia, HomeGuard Blue is a 300 micron, UV stabilized blue polymer sheeting containing Biflex Termiticide which provides perimeter termite protection under a timber frame. This material is not rated to provide a moisture proof membrane.

HomeGuard DPC – Damp Proof  Coursse

HomeGuard DPC is a tough white 500 micron UV stabilized polymer sheeting containing Bifenthrin Termiticide that offers both a perimeter termite protection and damp proofing through one installation. This can be used to protect retaining walls.

HomeGuard GT

HomeGuard GT is manufactured in Australia from 95% recycled plastic that has been extruded to contain Biflex Termiticide. It is supplied as easy to pour light weight black polymer beads 3-4 mm in diameter. This product can be applied into the cavity as a full perimeter installation or itc an be used for situations where the installation of sheet materials is not practical.

HomeGuard Collars

HomeGuard Collars are a pre-formed method for protecting service penetrations through a concrete slab. They are manufactured in Australia from ridge moulded blue polymer which is extruded to contain Bifenthrin Termiticide.

Altis

Altis is a patented Reticulation System designed to effectively treat the area under concrete slabs, for protection against infestation by subterranean termites and around the external perimeter of structures to prevent termites from entering from the outside of a building.

The Altis System is unlike any other system, which uses pipes that have been perforated. The Altis system uses flexible unperforated pipes, which have emitters fabricated into the pipe. These emitters distribute chemical evenly at a measured rate to the entire system. In recognition of the Altis Technically advanced Anti Termite System association with Purple, a Trade Mark has been granted.

Our Drop Dead Pest Control Experts are accredited installers of the whole range of termite preventative options above.

Once we have reviewed your building plans, we can then advise of the most suitable termite protection options based on how your home will be constructed or added to. We will then be able to provide you with a quotation including brochures and information on the products selected, including the installation process and timing.

 If you are planning to build or renovate, contact your local Drop Dead Pest Control expert now for the best advice available.

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