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…

Early sightings of Japanese knotweed reported

February, 2016 Japanese knotweed is growing months ahead of normal in parts of the UK according to a national trade body. Mild winter weather has prompted unusually early sightings of the invasive plant, according to the Property Care Association (PCA). Japanese knotweed, which originated in the Far East, has thrived Read the full article…

Problems with Cavity Wall Insulation

As the lid slowly comes off the ill-conceived but well intentioned Green Deal and Eco schemes, we should try and consider the fallout and potential problems. What does this really mean for those who have been sold the benefit of subsidised cavity wall insulation? Watch our video on this topic: The Background: Read the full article…

TrustMark launch new consumer protection payment service

A new consumer protection service to help homeowners and tradespeople enter into an agreed contractual arrangement when paying for home improvement, repair or maintenance work has been announced today by TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home. The Escrow service is a low cost, Read the full article…

Trade body advice for ‘Condensation Season’

Householders troubled by steamy windows during the ‘condensation season’ are being urged to check-out a free guide from national trade body the Property Care Association. Condensation is a common problem during the autumn and winter months when homes are affected by fogged glass and droplets of water on cold wall Read the full article…

Seek expert advice as flood risk looms

Homeowners and businesses threatened by flooding are being urged to seek advice from experts. The recent bout of heavy rain and gale force winds signals the UK weather is turning – with the possibility of increased flooding to properties all over the country. National trade body the Property Care Association Read the full article…

Trade body reaches landmark milestone

The Property Care Association (PCA) is the only provider of Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) status – a vital standard for surveyors within the remedial property industry. The PCA is proud that it has reached a significant milestone by awarding this key professional qualification for the 1,000th time. The body, which Read the full article…

New website gives homeowners insight into rot issues

Home owners can get the inside track on property issues, including timber preservation, with a new website from national trade body the Property Care Association. Offering insight into the causes and effects of wet and dry rot, the guidance at www.property-care.org/homeowners/timber-treatment comes at a key time in the year, as reported Read the full article…

National trade body The Property Care Association has joined forces with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to deliver an industry first in training delivery.

A one-day course ‘Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Repair,’ will bring together heritage experts from SPAB with delegates from the preservation sector to look at strategies for working on traditional buildings. The event takes place on Thursday 18 June 2015, at the PCA’s new practical training facility in Huntingdon. Steve Read the full article…