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PCA Weekly News - 16th September 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Government recommends PCA qualified members
  • New report highlights £400 billion cost of invasive species
  • APPG produces new Healthy Homes Manifesto
  • Panel debate #IPCC23

Government recommends PCA qualified members

The government has released guidance on 'Understanding and addressing the health risks of damp and mould in the home'. This guidance is a direct response to the Coroner's report. It makes sure that social and private sector landlords have a thorough understanding of their legal responsibilities, and of the serious health risks that damp and mould pose.

This is essential reading for anyone in the damp sector! We are elated that it recognised the high standards set by your Association and its members, by emphasising the necessity for engaging suitable competent and qualified tradesperson such as Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) and Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB). This is an achievement that all members of the Association should be proud of and promote.

If you would like to read the guidance in full or share it with your customers and clients, you can simply click on the button below.

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New report highlights £400 billion cost of invasive species

A fresh study released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been released, which highlights the economic and environmental impacts of invasive non-native species globally. Put bluntly, it has been noted that the cost of non-native species worldwide is a staggering £400 billion with the cost to the UK at £4 billion. 

Technical Manager Daniel Docking shares his thoughts on this immense cost within his latest blog, summarising the IPBES and CABI study released in July, but also what these two reports could mean for those in the invasive weeds industry. 

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All Party Parliamentary Group produces new Healthy Homes Manifesto

Over the last few years the PCA has contributed and been involved in the work around the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) looking at Healthy Homes and buildings. 

The group has produced a manifesto which was recently launched in conjunction with the BRE report considering 'The Cost of Ignoring Poor Housing'. The report gives an indication to the extent of the issues of dampness, but also an indication that there is cross party consensus that more must be done to address the issue. 

PCA's Deputy CEO James Berry discusses the reports and why the the role of the Residential Ventilation Group is more important than ever. To read in full, click on the button below.

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Panel Debate #IPCC23

With only 6 days to go before the Property Care Conference, this years' panel debate is set to be a thought provoking one. The question posed to the panel is: 'How do we get ventilation and thermal efficiency working in harmony?'

The panel comprises of a diverse array of experts. Their combined expertise will be sure to spark a really great debate on the day.

For anyone wanting to find out more and to be part of the conversation, click on the button below to book your space...

Conference programme >>


Webinar - 2 weeks to go!

Why are we seeing an increase in new properties suffering with dampness, condensation and mould problems? 

Tony Isbell from Acres Building Consultants will be looking into what exactly is happening, the reason why dampness is occurring and what needs to be considered when investigating the issue.

Join us on 28th September (9-10am) as we discuss the increase of damp problems in new build homes. To find out more simply click on the button below.

Register here >>

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