See how owners use cladding to coverup termite damaged walls.
Buyers can be unsuspectingly conned with covered up termite damaged walls. QBIS.
Be aware that cladding was often fitted to cover rotten or termite damaged timber, both external and internal.
Cladding over termite damaged walls, misleading buyers.
Often buyers are misled by sellers or agents into believing they can merely remove cladding to expose original linings behind cladding. This is not always the case!
No one can determine condition or existence of linings behind, without removing the cladding.
Termite damaged walls can be costly to have removed and replaced.
What you need to know about cladding and some reasons for its use
- Asthetics and a different look
- Not wanting to repaint timber boards.
- Sometimes used to cover rotting, termite or borer damaged timber.
- Covering Asbestos material.
Be aware that some types of cladding are manufactured with fire hazardous materials.
Termite damaged walls covered up, related material that may be of use.
QBCC Booklet on Termite management systems
Qld Gov: Termite Publications