Termite Resistant Timbers

Just the mere mention of termites is able to quickly spread fear into anyone who owns their own home. Termite infestations are currently on the rise, making the fear of these tiny little pests that can literally eat away your home very real. And it doesn’t take as long as you may think, making it necessary to take immediate action if any signs of termite infestation are found in your home.

The good news for homeowners is that there are some timbers that are proven to be resistant to termite infestations. These timbers can be used when building a home, or when adding onto the home, decreasing the probability of a termite infestation.

Termite Resistant Timbers

Although there are a few species of timber that are known to contain natural properties that can ward off termites, there simply aren’t any timbers that are completely resistant to the threat of termites. Nevertheless, it’s a really good idea to do everything in your power to deter these home-destroying pests, especially if you live in an area that has a lot of trees.

The native cypress trees is the type of timber that’s most commonly chosen, and is one of the species of timber that can really help make your home resistant to termites. The narrow-leaved red ironbark tree, the broad-leaved red ironbark, the turpentine and the satinay are all also considered to be timbers that will all naturally resist termites.


Since these types of timbers are becoming so popular now that people know that they can help deter termites, supplies are limited, making it necessary to take action soon if want to use these timbers for your own home.

The alternative is to have the timber pre-treated with a preservative, which must be in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1604 and the Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act of 1987 (QLD).