Contractor

A ‘PCA Contractor’ is a company providing services to the domestic and/or commercial market within the sectors represented by the PCA. Contractors are fully qualified and able to undertake surveys, diagnostic investigation services (backed by a written survey report) and provide a quotation for any associated remedial work as necessary.  All member contractors have signed up to a voluntary Code of Ethics and have been assessed by the PCA as being capable of undertaking repair and rectification work to the highest standards.

Independent/Freelance Surveyor & Consultants

PCA Surveyor Member

A PCA surveyor member is a qualified person who has demonstrated the necessary skill and knowledge to inspect, investigate and diagnose timber, damp or other related condition(s) in a building, prepare a specification for rectification and, if required, supervise the execution of the work. A PCA surveyor member must declare to the PCA any Commercial Link that they may have that falls within the scope of the PCA definition of a Commercial Link.

A ‘PCA Independent Surveyor’ is an individual who offers a specialist surveying service and has no Commercial Link or interest with any organisation or individual that derives profit or gain from the undertaking of building preservation work.

A ‘PCA Freelance Surveyor’ is an individual who offers a specialist surveying service but has a declared Commercial Link with one or more organisations or individuals that derive profit or gain from the undertaking of building preservation work.

PCA Consultant Member

A PCA consultant member is a qualified person who has demonstrated the necessary skill and knowledge to inspect a timber, damp or other related condition(s) in a building, record and collate relevant data and conduct laboratory procedures as required but will not provide estimates for rectification or undertake any repair works. Consultants are deemed to have the ability to act as an independent witness in litigation cases and are able to produce CPR 35 compliant reports in accordance with civil procedures.

Manufacturer

A Manufacturer/Distributor is a company manufacturing and/or distributing products used by contractors within the trade sectors represented by the Property Care Association.