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Housing : March 2009
Termite Feature corrosion, and is compatible with most plaster board adhesives. It can be used in conjunction with other treated products such as termite-resistant particle board flooring and engineered wood products (LVL and glue laminated beams). Barrier systems The use of any termite treatment does not preclude regular vigilance for the early detection of termites. Regular pest inspections are a must no matter what treatment you choose. And when it comes to barrier systems, there are a number of options available. Alterm has been developing and improving its range of chemical-free termite barrier systems since 1997. The latest development has been the waterproof testing and approval by CSIRO of Termortar (for brickwork and rendering) and Termparge (a cement based paint on termite and waterproof coating) for retaining walls to meet AS/NZS 2904:1995 (damp-proof courses and flashings). Right: FMC’s HomeGuard GT granules fill voids of any size or shape. Waterproofing the cement based termite-proof systems allows two jobs to be done in one application. This means a saving in time and dollars for the builder. Alterm says all its products have CSIRO (TA316 and TA239) approvals. The company also has an extensive track record with around 60,000 installations in Australia and is currently being used in high rise developments in Singapore, Brunei and the Maldives. Another well-known barrier system, Termimesh, attributes its nation-wide success to the company’s stringent quality control standards. The company insists on only the highest quality of materials being used in all components of the Termimesh System and its on site installation process has been developed to world’s best practice standards. Termimesh has undergone extensive and independent testing by leading scientific authorities to confirm its effectiveness and durability. In keeping with its commitment to continually look at ways to improve the product and its installation, the Termimesh Training and Photo courtesy FMC