Frequently Asked T2 Blue Questions

Australia is home to over 350 termite species, which are estimated by the CSIRO to cause more damage than fire and storms combined. Yet home insurance in Australia doesn’t cover termite damage. T2 Blue provides you with a 25 year guarantee against structural damage as a result of termite attack. In fact, we’ve supplied Australia with enough T2 Blue to build over 350,000 free standing homes, with zero reported failures to date.
T2 Blue FAQ's

Is it safe?

  • Yes. Hyne Timber treated framing products are safe for all mammals, including humans. In fact, you’d most commonly find the active ingredient in agricultural crops, head lice shampoo and certain lines of clothing.


Why is it blue?

  • The blue colouring is just clothes dye, and applied for on-site identification purposes (during construction) only.


How long does it last?

  • T2 Blue is guaranteed to remain termite resistant for at least 25 years.


What maintenance is required?

  • No costly annual inspections or maintenance is required. T2 Blue is a set-and-forget approach to termite protection.


Do I need a barrier system as well?

  • The National Construction Code (NCC) provides two options for resisting termite attack:
  • Termite resistant materials (as primary building elements) OR Termite barrier systems.
  • T2 Blue is a termite resistant material and may be used solely or in conjunction with other termite resistant materials to satisfy the NCC performance requirements.


Where can it be used?

  • Indoors, above ground only as either an alternative or to complement termite barrier systems. Note that T2 Blue is only guaranteed for use south of the Tropic of Capricorn (Rockhampton, Qld). T2 Red is for up north.


How do I tell if it’s T2 blue?

  • Our products are marked at regular intervals with the Hyne Timber T2 Blue brand.


Can I cut it?


What should I do with off-cuts?

  • You should be able to dispose of offcuts through normal trade waste collection services. For large volumes check with your local waste service authority for disposal restrictions.


Will it corrode metal fittings / fasteners?

  • No. Normal steel nails and plates are suitable for use as fixings.


Is it environmentally friendly?

  • Yes. Our timber is sustainably sourced and greenhouse positive, plus our organic treatment is petrochemical-free.


Why is it CodeMark™ certified?

  • We audit all aspects of our products, even though the Australian Standards require no auditing of timber product treatments. Now, T2 Blue treatment is independently CodeMark™ certified, providing a new level of treatment quality, consistency and compliance assurance. Click here to learn more about CodeMark™.


Will certifiers and authorities question CodeMark™?

  • No. Many building products use CodeMark™ certification, so no onsite issues are expected.


Does it meet the National Construction Code requirements?

  • You bet.

What is 'Blue Stain'?

A common cause of timber discolouration is ‘Blue Stain’ which is a harmless microscopic organism that can stain the sapwood of a tree in a variety of colours.