Comprising a range of complementary products, the Novithor termite protection system guards against termite ingress without the use of termiticides.
The Novithor Pesticide-Free Termite Protection System from Ensystex holds a CodeMark Certificate of Conformity, CM20063, confirming compliance with the Building Code of Australia, Volume One BP1.1 & BP1.2, and Volume Two P2.1; including state addition QLD P2.1.1, which requires proof of fifty years protection to a building. CodeMark is administered by the Australian Building Codes Board, and provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market, with relevant legislation requiring building control authorities to accept CodeMark certified products.
“Codemark accreditation for Novithor provides a great opportunity for professional pest managers. It means that a building inspector must approve a building where Novithor has been correctly installed; and being free of any pesticides, it makes it an ideal solution for green buildings, the largest growth segment in the building industry,” said Steve Broadbent, Ensystex regional director.
“Novithor works by creating an impenetrable physical barrier that prevents the ingress of subterranean termites. Novithor consists of three pesticide-free elements, which ensures any construction type can be securely protected. The individual elements can also be used in association with other systems, even in post-construction dwellings.”
Novithor termite proof flexi-gel is a high performance neutral cure silicone sealant and adhesive, specifically formulated for termite proofing buildings during construction. It is suitable for use indoors, outdoors or in confined spaces. It is used for termite proofing construction joints and saw cuts in slabs; termite proofing control joints in brickwork or block work; termite proofing tilt slab panels and securing tilt panels; as well as filling construction and expansion joints or crevices in slabs.
Novithor termite proof resin is a liquid formulation containing a specially formulated blend of resins. The Novithor liquid carries the resins deep into the substrate to be protected, typically penetrating 20mm or deeper. The liquid then evaporates off leaving the resins invisibly embedded in the substrate where they solidify to form a granite-like, impenetrable barrier that termites simply cannot get past. It is applied to masonry mortar joints and rendered masonry surfaces as a low-pressure spray.
Novithor termite proof cementitious parge is a resinous cement mortar that fills cracks and crevices that termites may exploit to enter a property; protects masonry retaining walls (as shown in main picture above); repairs honeycombing and damage in concrete slabs; and protects pipe penetrations amongst many other uses. The key difference to ordinary cement mortars is that it contains the unique Novithor resins that solidify and turn it into a granite- like barrier that is impenetrable to termites.
Mr Broadbent continued, “Novithor has been fully tested in rigorous termite trials with both the CSIRO and Agrisearch. All three elements work together to create an impregnable barrier that termites cannot chew through or damage, and that is resistant to their secretions.
“Once applied, Novithor is not an eye sore on the completed structure, indeed the finished barrier is invisible to the naked eye. Ensystex are able to confirm its presence through analytical methods to ensure quality control at installations.
“Novithor comes complete with a manufacturer’s 50 year guarantee against termite penetration through a correctly applied barrier. It has been used in many residential and high profile sites including the T3 terminal at Sydney Airport and T2 at Changi Airport in Singapore.”
Installation licences for Novithor are still available from Ensystex and they should be contacted directly for more information.