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PCA Weekly News - 18th March 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Sprayed Foam Inspection Protocol
  • Has the game really changed?
  • Next video release from #IIWC
  • Regional Meetings so far...
  • March webinar - Hidden dampness
  • HSE news

Sprayed Foam Insulation - Inspection Protocol

Many of our PCA members and other followers will have seen across our social channels and in a number of trade press and news publications, that our new 'Sprayed Foam Insulation Inspection Protocol' was released. 

As mentioned in previous emails and blogs, we hope this guidance is well received and that it helps surveyors and property professionals when inspecting roof spaces with sprayed foam insulation while also providing a course of action if further specialist investigation is required. Our thanks are extended to Alan Milstein, RPSA and Geoff Hunt.

To find out more and to access the new protocol, click on the button below: 

View the new guidance >>

Has the game really changed?

With incredible levels of enquiries relating to mould and condensation this winter and with continuous pressure, scrutinisation and accountability on those responsible for social housing...has the attitudes to dampness and mould changed? Has the game really changed for landlords & tenants?!? 

In his latest blog, PCA's CEO Steve Hodgson continues the debate and asks if the rules have really changed and will we finally see landlords taking the issue of mould and condensation seriously? To read more, click on the button below...


#IIWC2022 video presentation: Bio-control of alien invasive weeds

The next video to be released following the '2022 Invasive Weed Conference' is from Dr Dick Shaw, CABI, who discussed 'Bio-control of invasive alien weeds: an update'. 

In this presentation, Dick provides an update on CABI's bio-control projects that are in various phases, from post release to early research. To view the video, click on the button below.

View the video >>

PCA members only: Regional Meetings so far...

It was great to see many of our PCA members at the first of our 2023 regional meetings in Bristol and Coventry. Next week we are in Scotland (21st) and Bradford (22nd).

If you are a PCA member, why not come along and have your say on the future strategy of the Association before a new leadership team is in place, and to discuss matters that are important to you and your business?

Let your PCA Technical Manager James Berry know if you'll be attending on 01480 400000 / - we look forward to seeing you!

Find out more >>

March webinar - Hidden dampness

With just 2 weeks to go until our next live broadcast, why not join us and PCA Trainer Neil Marsden on 30th March (from 9-10am) as we explore hidden dampness and how the unsuspecting surveyor can be ‘caught out’!

Following on from our 'Damp: back to basics' webinar in January, this is ideal for the less experienced surveyor as we share knowledge and guidance on these hidden signs.

For more information and to register, click on the button below.

Find out more >>



Keith Thomas

Hi James, posted in similar vein on LinkedIn this morning. However, it must be said that much of the ‘race to the bottom’ is being fuelled by members from the manufacturing/ supplier contingent

Paul Green

Well said James The race to the bottom is an age old / not new phenomenon, (albeit maybe exasperated more recently ?), and with ref to the comments about utilising experts from inception stages I cannot concur more with you, and in my humble opinion, more emphasis needs to be placed on our members standing their ground where shoddy substrates / concrete needs to be a major consideration before even contemplating to propose or install any BS;8102 compliant waterproofing systems, or any combinations of them, and it would perhaps better serve both our members, and their clients, if our cohorts had a greater understanding of say, watertight concrete too, and if it helps, I for one would be happy to offer a member friendly CPD type presentation on type-B waterproofing to broaden the knowledge base of some of our younger members too ?

Andrew Young

I’m trying to find a company who is associated to your organisation that can remove our Icynene spray foam from our pitched roof. I have been unsuccessful at this time, could you advise me please

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