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…

PCA Release Speaker Programme for 2015 Conference

PCA Release Speaker Programme for 2015 Conference 23 June 2015, The Møller Centre, Cambridge This year the PCA is taking its 85th annual event to Cambridge, with the Conference taking place at The Møller Centre. We are starting the day with a packed Conference, followed by the PCA and GPT AGM Read the full article…

PCA Annual Conference & Best Practice Awards 2015

Conference Our annual Conference is taking place on 23 June at the Moller Centre in Cambridge and we have, what we believe, is an interesting speaker programme.  PCA Members get one FREE place per company and additional attendees are just £25+VAT per person!  The cost for non-members will be £60+VAT Read the full article…

Important Changes to Guarantees and Insurance

The damp proofing and timber preservation industry was, in many respects, at the forefront of consumer protection and can be credited for being among the first groups of specialists within the construction sector to introduce long term guarantees protected by insurance. In fact it was a group of far-sighted preservation Read the full article…

Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 due to be implemented

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Payments) Regulation 2013 is due to be implemented on the 13 June 2014. The update rules require traders that sell goods, services or digital content to include certain terms into their consumer contracts and make provision for new pre-contract information. Some of the information Read the full article…