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…

Call in the experts for underground waterproofing projects

Freeing up underground space – either through new build projects or refurbishment works – can transform homes, creating flexible living opportunities which make the most of the land available underfoot. However, such works can be particularly sensitive to failures due to poor workmanship or the inappropriate use of materials or Read the full article…

Be prepared for flood risk

Be prepared for flood risk, says national trade body HOMEOWNERS at risk of flooding are being pointed to a library of information that will help them best protect their properties this winter. National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) says preparation is the key to minimising the threat of 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…

Concerns over flood assurance standard

Trade body concerns over flood assurance standard A NATIONAL trade body has raised concerns householders could be misled over the capability of flood protection products being fitted to their properties. People whose homes and businesses were flooded between 1 December and 31 March can apply for a government grant of Read the full article…

Updated Code of Practice for Remedial Timber Treatment

Updated guidance incorporates current thinking on remedial treatment of timber PROPERTY professionals specialising in wood preservation and protection are being pointed to a valuable resource delivering expert technical guidance. National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has revised its Code of Practice on the remedial treatment of timber. The Read the full article…

Indoor mould – Trade body to host special seminar

National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has secured internationally renowned industrial hygienist Caoimhin Connell for a specialist seminar on indoor mould. ‘Indoor Fungi – An Industrial Hygiene Perspective’ is a one-day programme delivered by Caoimhin, which is relevant to professionals working in environmental health, local authorities and social Read the full article…

BSI Kitemark Installation of Flood Protection

On 15th April 2016 the Property Care Association sent the following open letter to Rory Stewart MP with regard to concerns over the award of the BSI Kitemark to a scheme that accredits the installation of flood protection products.   Open letter sent 15th April 2016: Rory Stewart MP House of Read the full article…

Moisture in buildings is focus of PCA conference

MOISTURE in buildings will be the major focus at a key event for property professionals next month. National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) stages its annual International Conference at the Møller Centre – within the University of Cambridge – on May 12. The event is renowned among industry Read the full article…