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Importance of Weep Holes

Importance of Weep Holes

WHAT ARE WEEPHOLES?Weepholes are the gaps left between some bricks in external walls. Australian Standards require them because they serve two important purposes:1. Ventilation of the internal wall cavity - Without... Read More

Bushfire Compliance in Detail

Bushfire Compliance in Detail

The Australian Building Code NCC:2019 and Australian Standards AS3959:2018 and AS1530.8.1:2018 are concerned with improving the quality of Australian buildings and the health and safety of their occupants.  In the... Read More

Ember Attack in Major Bushfires

Ember Attack in Major Bushfires

Major bushfires such as the Canberra firestorm and Black Saturday fires have focused public attention on the protection of homes and lives during future bushfires. Research into the cause of building... Read More

Bushfire Compliance at a Glance

Bushfire Compliance at a Glance

Weepa has a range of products to help you comply with the relevant Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) referenced in NCC:2019 Australian Building Code and published as AS3959:2018. Protecting weep holes is critical to... Read More

Cavity Airflow Research

Cavity Airflow Research

2013 Weep Hole Airflow ResearchWeepa commissioned new airflow research in 2013 to test a wider range of products and some new prototypes. Results showed that all bar one of the... Read More

Leaky Building Syndrome

Leaky Building Syndrome

'Leaky Building Syndrome' describes when water penetrates the building envelope and is held between the interior and exterior skins. Fungal growth then literally eats away the wall materials. The building types... Read More

Plastic Products and Bushfires

Plastic Products and Bushfires

In recent years several plastic weep hole products without metal mesh have achieved compliance with AS39659:2007 via testing in accordance with in AS1530.8.1(2007).  Here at Weepa we have some serious... Read More

Water Blowing through Weepholes?

Water Blowing through Weepholes?

Here at Weepa we receive many calls from home owners who are either worried about, or have been told that, the damp and moisture problems in their homes are caused... Read More

Rising Damp or Leaky Building Syndrome?

Rising Damp or Leaky Building Syndrome?

Mould, blistering paint and damp and cracking plaster. What is the cause, rising damp or Leaky building Syndrome?While rising damp was a big issue in older inner city houses it’s... Read More

Faulty Guttering Timebomb

Faulty Guttering Timebomb

Most high front guttering installed with spring clip systems in Australia does not comply with Australian building codes and Australian Standards. This roll formed guttering pushes water back into the... Read More

CSIRO Bushfire Testing

CSIRO Bushfire Testing

The design of the High Performance Bushfire Weepa was the result of extensive testing undertaken at CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology, Ryde. The simulated bushfire exposure consisted of radiant heat and ember... Read More

HACCP Endorsement

HACCP Endorsement

Extract from Food and Safety Endorsement Statement PE-490-WP-07b "HACCP Australia Pty Ltd endorses the installation of Weepa Products' weephole protectors as effective and food safe devices for the prevention of rodent... Read More

BAL Levels and Weephole Requirements

BAL Levels and Weephole Requirements

Bushfire Attack Levels in AS3959:2018BAL - Low There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements.BAL - 12.5 Ember attack and radiant heat up to 12.5kW/m2.BAL - 19 Increasing levels of ember attack... Read More

How to spot termite activity around your home (our top 6 signs)

How to spot termite activity (our top 6 signs)

Termites cause up to $1 billion of damage to property in Australia each year! CSIRO estimate that 1 in 5 properties have a history of termite attack and this is... Read More

How to stop wasps and bees nesting in walls

How to stop wasps and bees nesting in walls

Having a bee or wasp nest in the walls of your home is surprisingly common. After all, the wall cavities of your home are dry, warm and protected from predators,... Read More

Why do spiders like weep holes (and how can you stop them accessing your home)?

Why do spiders like weep holes?

You don’t have to be an arachnophobe to not want spiders around the home ­– redbacks, white-tails and black house spiders have nasty bites and to many, huntsman are downright... Read More

How to stop mice and pests getting into your home?

How to stop mice and pests getting into your home?

Everyone wants a pest free home. There are a 3 key actions you can take to achieve this goal:1. Make conditions around the home less attractive to pests by:Removing potential... Read More

How are homes protected from termites

How are homes protected from termites

Termites are everywhere in Australia. CSIRO estimate that 80% of all homes are within 25 m of a termite nest. So, it’s important to have a termite management plan in... Read More

Termite Prevention – Stop termites entering weep holes

Termite Prevention – Stop termites entering weep holes

It’s been estimated that termites cause around $1 billion dollars of damage in Australia each year! With termite damage not covered by standard home insurance policies, it’s important that homeowners... Read More

How to create a termite smart garden

How to create a termite smart garden

Termites are pretty much everywhere in Australia – it has been estimated that 80% of all homes are within 25 m of a termite nest! So, whether you're aware of... Read More

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The Weepa range is subject to Intellectual Property Rights. Aust Pat Nos 713335, 762230, 2007237177, 2007215369, 2008271915, 2013211506. Aust Pat Aps 2018902177, 2019900971. International PCT AU2007/000004, PCT AU2014/000123, PCT AU2019/050629. NZ Pat No 567674. NZ Pat Ap 716834. Sth African Pat No 2008/03841. US Pat Nos 8171677, 14/908620. Canadian Pat Nos 2629033,2916320.UK Pat No1984580.Des Reg137021,150609,156915.Aust TM 775282,NZ TM 961710,US TM 1145302.