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NCC Termite Compliance

NCC Termite Compliance

There are two options for resisting termite action as per AS1720, AS1684 and AS3660:

  1. Resistant materials as 'primary building elements'
  2. Barrier systems
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T2 Blue vs T2 Red Framing

T2 Blue vs T2 Red Framing

Both T2 Blue and T2 Red treated timber framing come with a 25 year guarantee against structural damage as a result of termite attack. However, T2 Blue framing is designed for protection against termites found in areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn, while T2 Red is designed for protection against termites found north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Tropic of Capricorn is the circle marking the latitude 23.5 degrees south, where the sun is directly overhead at noon on December 21, the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. In Queensland, the Tropic of Capricorn runs through the Rockhampton city area.

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West Indian Drywood Termite

West Indian Drywood Termite

The worlds most destructive drywood termite is being closely monitored after attacking homes in coastal Queensland. The West Indian Drywood Termite (Cryptotermes primus) has been declared a Notifiable Disease under the Diseases in Timber Act 1975 and any damage suspected of being caused by this species must be reported to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. According to the Department, 10 - 20 homes are fumigated in Queensland each year in an effort to control the West Indian Drywood Termite's presence.
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Working With Weather Exposed Timber

Working With Weather Exposed Timber

Whether you are the designer, builder, or owner of an above ground, outdoor, weather exposed structure, following these simple do’s and don’ts will lead to the durability and successful performance of your timber.

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