Termite Barrier for renovations and extensions on the Gold Coast are a MUST do, not just extensions and new homes, but pipe relocations are needed.
If you are cutting the existing slab to move pipes for new bathrooms, kitchens etc you need a new termite barrier (Physical System to protect the areas you have broken) this is a requirement not a might do. A Termite Management certificate of Installation AS3660.1-2014 and a form 16 is required to satisfy your building certifier, however more importantly is to ensure the property is protected.
Many builders and home owners often ask why do we need this if the rest of the home is not currently protected from Termites ? It is due to the unknown possibility that the home my have a soil barrier that you are unaware of, so when you disturb this area you may actually disturb the treated soil that will then allow termites to enter, besides this breaking a concrete slab will allow access for termites as the slab also acts as a barrier on some homes.
Avoid the Risk and call a Gold Coast Expert 07 55762602