Specifying your home's termite barrier is one of the most important decisions you will make when building your dream home.
Why is termite control important?
Termites are active in most areas in mainland Australia. Independent surveys show 34,000 homes will be attacked by termites each year. Unfortunately the average cost of damage is $10,000.
Is termite damage covered by insurance?
No. Check your home and contents insurance policy and you find damage by vermin (termites are classed are vermin) excluded. Insurance companies don't cover termite damage as the risk and cost is so high.
Do new homes have to be protected from termites?
Yes. Your builder is required to provide an approved form of termite protection as part of the building contract. The objective of an effective termite barrier is to deter concealed termite access from the ground. Check your contract and ask your builder what form of termite protection is included.
Do I have a choice in the type of protection provided?
Yes. Like all products in your home you can select the type of termite protection. A lot of builders do not discuss termite protection but it's your home and you only get one chance to choose an advanced termite barrier that offers ongoing protection.
How do I have Termimesh included in my building contract?
Ask your builder what type of termite control is included in your contract. If it isn't Termimesh tell them you want it included instead of the existing method. Ensure your builder gets a quote from us and includes the price in your contract. Your builder should also give you a rebate on the standard method that is not being used.
Alternatively, contact your Local Centre direct and they can deal direct with your builder on your behalf.
Why Termimesh protection?
The future integrity of your home can depend on the level of termite protection you select prior to construction and the Termimesh System provides a no-compromise solution that is protecting over 400,000 Australian homes right now.
The Termimesh System is highly effective, technically advanced and poison free. To have the Termimesh System installed in your new home or added to your renovation, contact your Local Centre.
Note: The Termimesh System is a termite management system as defined in Australian Standard 3660.1 2014 Section 5. The purpose of a termite management system in new construction is to deter concealed entry from the soil into the building. Australian Standards also recommend regular termite inspections.