When considering termite protection for a new building project, one option may be using a physical termite barrier that will give long lasting protection for new constructions against termite attacks. Homeguard is the brand of physical barrier Perth Pest Control recommends. It is a physical and chemical termite barrier in one that is very popular in both residential and commercial constructions in Western Australia. Basically Homeguard is an extremely robust polymer sheet that is infused with Biflex termiticide and is installed in the foundation of a building to prevent concealed entry of termites. It can be installed either under or above slab or around the perimeter to give protection to the wall cavities or frame works.
The purpose designed polymer sheet will itself block a termite invasion however with its plastic matrix infused with the powerful Biflex termiticide, any approaching termites will be repelled or killed and this combination provides a powerful, long term barrier which, by the way, carries a 50 year warranty! It will not corrode, crack or delaminate and is a single installation product that fits seamlessly with the construction process.
In some cases, Homeguard sheeting serves a dual purpose both as a termite barrier and as a Building Code of Australia compliant moisture barrier (to Australian Standard AS2870-1996) thereby reducing overall costs.
Homeguard material is available in 3 different standards:
More information on both the Homeguard product and installation can be seen in the following video:
Kordon provides an alternative termite barrier for new homes. Made from a flexible laminate, Kordon is infused with Deltamethrin and can be installed either as a perimeter-protect or alternatively, a full under-slab termite protection system. Kordon termite barriers have been developed by Bayer which is one of the world’s largest life science and research and development companies and is responsible for trusted brands such as Aspirin and Berocca.
Kordon has been extensively tested by the CSIRO and has been evaluated to have a durability and design life in excess of fifty (50) years. This represents the life expectancy of a building as deemed by Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). As well, Kordon is environmentally friendly, is an allergy free product and is harmless to people and mammals. Tests by the Institute of Environmental Science, Division of Science and Engineering at Murdoch University, WA show Kordon is suitable for ‘low allergen’ design and has been used for primary schools and aged care buildings.
Essentially there are two types of Kordon Barriers:
Kordon Termite Barriers are a quality product which we are happy to recommend for termite protection in new constructions whether they be domestic or commercial. Contact us for more details and advice on which termite barrier may suit your purpose.