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PCA Weekly News - 28th January 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Time for effective ventilation in all buildings
  • Missed the Webinar? Watch the replay...
  • Next Webinar - 23rd February 2023
  • Knotweed on-site contamination & cell burial workshop

Time for effective ventilation in all buildings

Many of you reading this will be aware of the multiple news articles that are being published on a daily basis highlighting extremely poor living conditions as a result of damp and mould. Whilst the PCA and many of our members understand that the photographs in these articles are not uncommon, have we reached the point where more people realise this isn’t acceptable? And is it time for greater accountability and effective ventilation in all buildings?

PCA's Head of Technical James Berry discusses this in his latest blog, which you can read by clicking on the button below.


Missed the Webinar? Watch the replay...

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's Mould & Damp ('back to basics') webinar. This broadcast attracted a great number of property, construction and surveying professionals from the and there was plenty of engagement and questions in the chat too.

For those that wish to view it or share it with your colleagues, you can now find the recording by simply clicking on the button below.

Watch the replay >>

Next Webinar - 23rd February 2023

Join us and PCA's Technical Manager Daniel Docking for our next live broadcast on Thursday 23rd February (9-10am), as he goes 'back to basics' on Japanese knotweed.

Similar to our recent January webinar on damp and mould, this will be ideal for non-invasive weed specialists as we take a look at what you really need to know when it comes to identifying knotweed and, how construction, gardening and landscaping professionals deal with the issue.

To find out more, click on the button below...

Find out more >>

Knotweed on-site contamination & cell burial workshop

For our invasive weed members and those in the sector, there are still spaces available on our 'Knotweed on-site contamination & cell burial' workshop in March.

Get your technicians up to speed on the theoretical and practical considerations, for the design and implementation of geosynthetics / geomembranes (on-site and in the ground).

  • Date: 9th March 2023
  • Location: PCA Head Office
  • Cost: £260 +VAT

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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