Termite resistant materials

Termite resistant materials include:

  • steel, aluminium or other metals
  • concrete
  • masonry
  • fibre-reinforced cement
  • naturally termite resistant timbers
  • treated termite resistant timbers.

The use of termite resistant materials must be backed up by regular inspections and a maintenance program. Therefore provision must be made during construction to allow space for inspection under the floor of the house. This will include the use of ant caps which aid in the detection of termites.

Picture of termite resistant material.