New invasive weeds on the radar

A national trade body is urging landowners to be alert to a growing number of invasive weeds now being controlled by EU regulations. The European Commission has recently added a further nine plant species to the current list of 14 species covered. Included in the list is Giant hogweed – Read the full article…

Trade body warning on dangers of Giant Hogweed

[July 2017] National trade body The Property Care Association is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold this summer.   The plant’s sap is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight, making it a danger to public health. And experts from the PCA say if anyone comes Read the full article…

Waterproofing conference agenda designed for cross-industry appeal

[May 2017] Content of appeal to a broad range of professions and industries has been developed for the second dedicated international structural waterproofing conference. Developed for an audience including house building, construction, civils and architectural professionals, the event – organised by national trade body The Property Care Association – takes Read the full article…

PCA Best Practice Awards 2017 – Winners

[May 2017] The 10th annual Property Care Association’s awards showcased the best of the specialist structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries. Held at The Slate, University of Warwick, the ceremony represented another record breaking year for entries Read the full article…

Issues with retrofit insulation taking hold

[January 2017] HOUSEHOLDERS affected by issues with damp are being urged to consider failed or compromised insulation as a possible cause. The retrofit insulation industry grew rapidly on the back of government subsidies and property experts say some contractors have allowed standards to slip in the chase for grant funding. Read the full article…

Be vigilant for wet and dry rot

A national trade body is urging householders to be vigilant to the issue of wet and dry rot. Wet and dry rot thrives in damp and humid conditions and this year’s weather pattern – comprising of a short winter, a deluge of rain in spring and a warm summer – Read the full article…

Tips for Condensation Season for Homeowners

As the nights draw on and temperatures drop, some householders across the country will start to enter condensation season, where windows turn steamy and excess water forms in droplets across their homes. For those affected by the problem, help is at hand with a free online guide from national trade Read the full article…

Joined up approach key to future of flood protection

Central government, insurers and local authorities must continue to work together to ensure properties at risk of flooding are better protected in future, according to a national trade body. The Property Care Association (PCA) today questioned reports of any tension surrounding the responsibility for flood protection. Instead, it revealed there Read the full article…

Century milestone for Japanese knotweed qualification

A national trade body has reached a significant milestone after awarding a key professional qualification for the 100th time. The Property Care Association (PCA) developed the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK) to provide a recognised standard for the invasive weed control sector. Consultant ecologist Peter Watson has become the Read the full article…

Document archive of building preservation material

Decades of research material documenting the preservation of buildings has been uploaded into a free to view digital document archive. National trade body The Property Care Association (PCA) has created the facility, and already received a range of enquiries from the UK and Europe, reflecting the importance and significance of Read the full article…