The honest experience we have at Conquer Termites Gold Coast is that newer houses are more often attacked then the old “Queenslanders”.
In fact, brick veneer homes are approximately 70% of homes that we need to protect from termites as most of them are:
1. Made of very susceptible pine which termites eat quickly and
2. Don’t have much exposed timber (just skirting boards, window and door frames) but lots of timber inside the walls and roof that home owners can’t see (termites regularly operate in a concealed manner).
Even new homes such as this one which has “pre-construction termite protection” get attacked regularly. Not because the product has failed, but because either the installation wasn’t perfect or another tradesman has tampered with the product after the installer has left the construction site.
Here the home owners found just bit of mould on the wall but unfotunately for them, the plot thickened.
but multiple floor boards of their new home (the joists of these boards are sitting on a new concrete slab so you can’t see from beneath).
My Thermal Camera reveled significant concerns which ended up being a termite nest (or sub-nest) beneath this area and unfortunately for the owner, ended up being a quite expensive and unexpected rectification.
At Conquer Termites Gold Coast, we take pride in not striking fear into people regardless of the findings but purely to inform on the facts and provide visual evidence on our reports.
We genuinely help people make professionally informed decisions and we provide practical solutions with quality and budget in mind. Oh, and if you like tradesman who are reliable, respectful and friendly, then we will all get along just fine 🙂
Just contact us on 0459 166 396 to arrange a full termite inspection or a quote for a termite treatment as your home is now built and ready to be post-construction protected. We look forward to giving you the right advice for your home soon 🙂