MiHaven Homes, a construction company based in Cairns, Queensland relies on Weathertex building materials for assured termite protection.
A construction company specialising in building cyclone rated high quality housing appropriate for tropical environments and remote locations, MiHaven also operates a construction training school that focuses on supporting disadvantaged indigenous people and communities.
Operating purely as a social enterprise, MiHaven Training School is equipped to train people in a basic level Certificate I in construction through to a career with apprenticeships in the construction and plumbing industry.
As an industry based training school, MiHaven combines classroom training with work experience on real live construction sites to give students the best exposure to the industry.
According to MiHaven Homes, termites are a massive problem in North Queensland, necessitating the use of termite proof building materials such as Weathertex architectural panels and cladding products.
The company recently finished six houses in the indigenous community of Napranum on time and on budget; all the houses featured Weathertex cladding.
According to MiHaven, Weathertex products are environment-friendly, help them achieve a good energy rating, and also provide the desired finish in their projects. In addition to its termite resistance, the cladding is also low-maintenance as it retains its good looks for years after the initial paint coat.
MiHaven also finds Weathertex incredibly easy to use, which is an important factor in the training of their apprentices. Additionally, Weathertex is a sturdy and strong material that can withstand knocks on construction sites.