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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All members working in termite management at construction should have a copy of this Standard. What does this mean? The AS suite of Standards were reviewed and updated in AEPMA’s interpretation 3660.11 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.

It provides a range of options for termite management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings. 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.

Both revised documents are part of a series on termite management: There has been a transition period from the previous Standards to the New Standards, which will end on 30 April Few members will need a copy of this Standard.


The Committee will now turn its attention to AS Please input your email: Depending on the construction methods and site conditions, additional requirements will be necessary for service penetrations through the concrete slab. 3660. 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 practical terms, if an area cannot be easily re-treated, it is concealed and inaccessible. Representatives of government, industry, professional and consumer organisations constituted the Standards Australia technical committee BD Termites. The two documents have been developed for use in the National Construction Code and as a tool to assist builders, designers, regulators, manufacturers, installers, and assessors to provide constructions with managed termite risk across Australia.

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. New Building Work replaces the edition from Assessment criteria for termite management systems. Further information and clarification can be obtained from your termite management systems’ manufacturers or product resellers.

Changes to AS relating to termite management for pre-construction from 1 May

Subscribe to our mailing list to a the updates to your email inbox. This means that as of 1 May you will be required to comply with the new version of AS Questions have arisen around Section 7 of AS If a concrete slab is used as a component of a system, it in itself will not provide a complete termite management system.


We would like to thank all AEPMA members who participated in the Standards development including making representations. Ax to AS Ensure your builder is quoting the relevant section of AS This is now under Section 7 of AS In this instance, further protection would be required.

REMINDER: AS Termite Management Part 1: New Building Work

It provides a clear path for compliance with AS Assessment criteria for termite management systems 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 be followed. AEPMA’s ws is not about broader building practises, and whether a ass will construct the building to the correct Code or Specification, or if a certifier will accept something less than the Australian Standard.

Each of these are “components” which, when integrated, will form a “full termite management system”.