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…

A Guide to Structural Repair and Maintenance

Unwanted movement in buildings can cause a good deal of distress and worry for homeowners. Subsidence, physical disturbance and a failure of building materials are just some of the factors that can impact on the structural integrity of a property. Fortunately, while there are many reasons why a building can Read the full article…

PCA Conference Raises Funds For Children’s Charity

Generous members raised £1,800 for the Sick Children’s Trust, during the charity raffle held at the Property Care Association’s (PCA) flagship conference and awards, which took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The fund-raising event topped the PCA’s most successful conference and awards to date, bringing together academics and Read the full article…

2014 Conference, AGM and Award’s Dinner!

The PCA team are delighted to announce the resounding success of the 2014 Conference, AGM and Award’s Dinner. Our annual events have gone from ‘strength to strength’ over the last few years, with this year’s event held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the most successful so far. Attendance across Read the full article…

PCA Awards 2011

As the event’s guest speaker, Graham shared recollections from more than 26 years in the game and 1544 matches – including high profile matches within the Premiership, UEFA Europa League and 2 FIFA World Cups. For many football fans he is remembered for issuing three yellow cards to the same Read the full article…

Bridging a Gap in Current Thinking

The Case for Introducing Preservation and Pest Control Measures In Buildings From The Outset It’s not a thought often considered by those working in the architectural and construction professions, but they can play a key role in keeping buildings free of damp, insect infestation and pests – with measures introduced Read the full article…

Flood Risk, Resilience and Resistance

When we initially considered this article, we were in the midst of a drought and flooding was probably far from the minds of most people. Fast forward just a few weeks and we have just experienced the wettest April on record and images and footage of towns and countryside under Read the full article…

Effective Restoration of Flood Damaged Buildings

Thousands of UK residents have suffered from the effects of flooding in the past few years. Hull and Gloucestershire in 2007 and Cumbria in late 2009 are two recent examples where whole communities have seen their homes and businesses devastated. These events have highlighted the need to seek advice from Read the full article…

The New Type A & Type B Best Practice Guidance Documents

We are pleased to announce the production of Best Practice Guidance for Type A and Type B, waterproofing. These publications have been developed by the PCA’s Structural Waterproofing Group to support and promote best practice in all aspects of Structural Waterproofing. The new Best Practice Guides complement the existing British Read the full article…

What the SWG has been up to 2014

The Property Care Association (PCA) has evolved to cover several sectors of membership. The PCA excel in bringing experts from industries together, to form working groups to help drive the whole sector forward. One of our longest running groups is the Structural Waterproofing Group. This year the group has been Read the full article…

London Basement Debate

In a presentation given by Rob Withers of ASUC plus at our Structural Waterproofing Industry Forum the issue of changes to planning policy at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) was discussed. RBKC have been out to consultation three times the final period being February 2014 when all interested Read the full article…

SWG New Technical Documents

The following guidance documents have been produced in a series of new publications by the Property Care Association. Some months ago the Association’s Structural Waterproofing Group identified a number of areas where it was felt further guidance and information would benefit not only members, but the wider waterproofing industry, helping Read the full article…

Specialist Register Supports Industry

Structural waterproofing is an essential consideration for below ground works and construction professionals need to access an expert to assist with this element of the project. In this article, we give an insight into the types of structural waterproofing and explain the reasoning behind the Property Care Association’s new specialist Read the full article…