The below companies and individuals are purporting to be members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), by either falsely using the PCA or BWPDA logos or falsely claiming to be full members of the PCA and/or BWPDA.
Here at the PCA we take such abuse very seriously. Each case is investigated and the perpetrator contacted. If we receive no response or find that they have made no attempt to remove the logo or wording from their website, vans, reports, etc. then their details are passed on to Trading Standards. In appropriate cases legal action will be taken to restrain by injunction the improper use of the PCA/BWPDA names/logos. In the last such case the High Court upheld the PCA/BWPDA’s legal rights and granted an injunction against Defendants who were also ordered to pay a substantial sum in legal costs.
To become a member of the PCA strict criteria must be met and adhered to throughout membership. Only full PCA members are eligible to display our logo. Our members get to exclusively use the coveted PCA logo, as an indicator to consumers that they are trusted members of a longstanding Association.
If you believe someone to be falsely claiming membership of the PCA or BWPDA please email any evidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 375 4301 and our logo abuse team will investigate.
The following are not certified members of the PCA/BWPDA but have been found to be displaying the logos:
|Company Name||Region||Misdemeanor||Action Taken|
|JJ Metcalfe Ltd||Lancashire||Past members who are still using PCA logos on company vehicles||Written to insist van stickers are removed so as not to mislead public.|
|Japanese Knotweed Services||Stoke on Trent||Claiming membership on reports and to members of public||Written requesting removal of text from quotations/paperwork. Will contact Trading Standards.|
|VDM Damp Proofing and Surveying Ltd||Cardiff||Claiming membership (using logo) and CSRT certification on website and other advertising sites||Written requesting removal of logo and for verification of qualification. Will contact Trading Standards.|
|LBW uk Ltd||Dewsbury||PCA and BWPDA logos displayed on company vehicles||Written requesting removal of logos. Will contact Trading Standards.|
|Elan Dampcoursing Ltd||Liverpool||Using PCA logo on paperwork.||Have written asking them to remove logo.|
|UCS Damp-proofing & Timber Preservation Services||London||Using PCA logo on reports.||Have written to asking them to remove.|
|Higginbottom and Lascelles Property Maintenance Ltd||Sheffield||Using PCA logo on website.||Have written to asking them to remove. Will report to Trading Standards if not removed.|
|Japanese Knotweed Removal Devon||South West||Displaying PCA video/linking to PCA website which may infer membership of the Association.||Written to company.|
|The Damp Team Ltd||Stockton-On-Tees||Implying award of PCA surveyor qualification.||Written to company requesting verification.|
|Wood and Damp N.I.||Belfast||Misleading text on website.||Written to company.|
|Damp and Timber Surveyors||Manchester||Misleading text on website.||Written to company.|
|Manchester Damp Proofing||Manchester||Using PCA logo on website and paperwork.||Have written to asking them to remove. Will report to Trading Standards if not removed.|