AS (Incorporating Amendment No. 1). Termite management. Part 1: New building work. AS This is a free 8 page. Changes to AS relating to termite management for pre-construction from 1 May This article was provided by AEPMA. The AS From the 1st of May the above Standard replaces AS If you are doing Pre-construction work you should get a copy of AS if you .
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The AS suite of Standards were reviewed and updated in There has been a transition period from the previous Standards to the New Standards, which will end on 30 April What does this mean?
This means that as of 1 May you will be required to comply with the new version of AS This is now under Section 7 of AS Ensure your builder is quoting the relevant section of AS Questions have arisen around Section 7 of AS In practical terms, if an area cannot be easily re-treated, it is concealed a inaccessible.
AEPMA’s interpretation of Concealed and Inaccessible Areas Concealed and inaccessible areas are any section of a structure that are not accessible for visual inspection, or application of a termite management treatment, without the treatment being invasive.
Subfloor voids and undercroft areas that in general terms have a working height of mm or more, would be easy to enter to re-apply a protection system; so only if the working height is less than mm will an additional method of installation be required.
In relation to pavers on sand, these could be lifted and a treatment applied, however if they are on concrete, they would require a different approach.
In some parts of Australia, it is common practice not to tie the slab to the footings, therefore an entry point exists in the cavity as the slab is not classed as being monolithic.
In this instance, further protection would be required.
36660.1 If a concrete slab is used as a component of a system, it in itself will not provide a complete termite management system. Depending on the construction methods and site conditions, additional requirements will be necessary for service penetrations through the concrete slab. Each of these are “components” which, when integrated, will form a “full termite management system”.
AEPMA’s concern is not about broader building practises, and whether a builder will construct the building to the correct Code or Specification, or if a certifier will accept something less than the Australian Standard. New building work; which is a published document that provides a range of options for termite management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings and needs to 36660.1 followed.
Further information and clarification can be obtained from your termite management systems’ manufacturers or product resellers. Changes to AS