Laserframe® Terminator Red

Laserframe Terminator Red is structural pine framing treated to hazard level H2 for protection against termite attack and damage in all areas of Australia, including high risk termite areas such as north of the Tropic of Capricorn where the larger, more destructive mastotermes darwiniensis termite species is active.

Repelling termites so that they are unlikely to use the frame and truss as a ‘highway’ to reach other parts of the building, Laserframe Terminator Red is also resistant to European House Borer.

Coloured using a red dye for ease of identification, lengths are also branded by way of an end tag or an inkjet stamp along the face or edge of the board.

Laserframe Terminator Red is a full sapwood treatment to ensure total protection. It is treated with Light Organic Solvent Preservative (LOSP) containing Permethrin, which is safe for humans and mammals. LOSP treated timber may have an initial solvent odour which fades as the solvent evaporates, usually dissipating by the commencement stage of building.

Laserframe treatments do not affect material properties of the timber, allowing upgrade to Laserframe Terminator without the cost and hassle of re-submitting plans. Unlike some termite management systems, Laserframe Terminator doesn’t require ongoing application of top up chemicals or completion of an annual inspection to maintain warranty. Additionally, the upfront cost of Laserframe Terminator is only a fraction of the price home owners are likely to pay for rectification work if termite attack occurs.

Features & Benefits

  • Termite Resistant – Laserframe Terminator Red is treated to Hazard Level H2 for use in internal, above ground framing applications Australia wide, including areas north of The Tropic of Capricorn
  • Favourable strength to weight ratio - kiln dried for improved stability
  • Quality Assured – lengths individually graded and tested for structural assurance
  • Compliant with Australian Standards
  • Renewable - produced in Australia from sustainably grown Australian plantation pine. Available as PEFC® certified upon request
  • Complies as a termite resistant timber as specified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
  • Low Maintenance – Little to no maintenance required after installation unlike other termite-resistant barrier systems
  • This product comes with a guarantee from Koppers. Conditions apply. See www.kopperspc.com.au for details.

Compliance

Laserframe Terminator Red Structurally Graded timber is compliant with the following Australian Standards:

  • AS 1684: Residential Timber Framed construction
  • AS 1720.1: Timber Structures Code, Part 1
  • AS 1604.1: Specification for Preservative Treatment – Part 1
  • AS 1748: Timber – Solid - stress-graded for structural purpose

Laserframe Terminator Blue is deemed termite resistant under the:

  • Building Code of Australia (BCA)
  • AS 3660.1: Termite Management - New Building Work

Carter Holt Harvey has stringent quality control processes within all manufacturing facilities for Laserframe structural products.

Range

Length range increments of 0.3m.  MGP15 availability is limited.

Industry Information

Resealing – PROTIM Solignum Timber Care

This his technical data sheet provides information on Koppers Performance Chemicals Protim Solignum Timber Care products and other important topics.

Termites – management and control (Timber service life design - design guide for durability)

This Wood Solutions guide gives building and construction industry professionals confidence in determining the service life of timber in a wide range of applications, including high termite risk zones.

Building with timber in bushfire prone areas

This guide from Wood Solutions provides information to help architects, designers, builders and owners understand the Construction of Building in Bushfire Prone Areas Standard AS 3959 and in particular the construction requirements for using traditional timber building methods for each Bushfire Attack Level (BAL).

Impact and assessment of moisture-affected, timber-framed construction

Wood Solutions technical guides assists the building industry and owners to understand the key issues to be considered when assessing moisture-affected timber construction and some guidance on how to address them

EWPAA Plantation Timber Certification Scheme (PTCS)

To provide additional quality assurance we are independently audited against the requirements of the EWPAA Plantation Timber Certification Scheme (PTCS)

Technical Notes

Intended Use

Treated to hazard level H2, Laserframe Terminator Red products are suitable for use in residential and commercial construction applications and are resistant to termites in all regions of Australia including areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn.  Internal, above-ground applications only.

Identification

All Laserframe products have identification marks by way of an end tag or inkjet stamp along the face or edge of the board.

These marking include:

  • Structural grade
  • Time and date of production
  • Sawmill identification number
  • Australian Standard

For treated timber products these markings also include:

  • Registered treatment plant number
  • Preservative number
  • Hazard Class number

Laserframe Terminator Red is coloured using a red dye.

Reseal Requirements

The recommendation of AS 1604.1 for all treated products in the hazard classes including H2 and H2-F is that good building practice is to reseal with a suitable timber preservative, such as Protim Solignum XJ Clear Timber Protective or Tanalised Enseal Clear. To meet the conditions of the chemical guarantee, minimum reseal requirements apply as follows:

Resealing Required

Laserframe Terminator Red

Planed Studs

Yes

Notches or rebates

Yes

Damaged timber members

Yes

Rip sawn or re-dressed

Yes

Cuts for speed bracing

No

Trenches

No*

Enclosed cut end

No*

Exposed cut end

Yes

Bore holes

No

Service holes

No

*Resealing not required if tightly joined to treated timber which has been treated to the same or a higher Hazard Class and if there is no exposed untreated timber.

For full details on re-seal requirements please visit www.kopperspc.com.au

Fixings & Fasteners

Laserframe Terminator Red treatments are non-corrosive and do not affect nail or plate holding, making normal bright steel nails and fixing plates suitable in application. While the termite treatment should not affect adhesives, including plasterboard adhesives, we recommend checking with plasterboard and adhesive suppliers regarding their specific recommendations.

Safety

Gloves, dust masks and glasses should be worn at all times when working with timber.  Please refer to above Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for full details. Laserframe Teminator Red can be handled with the same safety precautions as untreated timber.

Waste Disposal

Off-cuts are not classed as hazardous material and can be disposed of as normal landfill waste. Do not burn treated timbers.  Please refer to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) below for full details.

Terminator Red