This is what a termite nest looks like inside your walls in this case in a floor void between the bearers. The size of this nest was 500mm L x 400mm D x 900mm W and we also find one slightly smaller. There was enough termite nesting material to fill a household green bin.
I had to give the bad news to a pensioner couple who was devastated to hear this news. Their first question when I had told them was How much damage is there. The builder will need to answer those questions but the interesting point about this story is that there would have been a lot more damage had the house been made out of Pine as most of it was made out of steel.
Moral of this story: Home owners don’t forget to have your regular Termite Inspection.