UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved

We are delighted to be able to report that the working groups attached to the UKCMB are now beginning to start work again. The slow start of this organisation and its associated projects was in part the result the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Neil May late last Read the full article…

The End of KTP & New Beginning for Our Paula

Last Sunday saw the official end to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with University College London. The project set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately and reliably give professional surveyors unambiguous information on the causes of mould in any building. Based Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 29th March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Homes Act 2018 – Is Dampness Back in the Spotlight? Glyphosate ‘on trial’ in the US Call for Papers – Be a part of the Conversation Regional Meetings – Thanks to all who Attended! **Members Only** PCA attends RICS Leaders Forum Environment Agency Read the full article…

Call to broaden ventilation debate from UK trade body

National trade body the Property Care Association is calling for research and academic papers to present at an international event focused on a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings. The PCA’s 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference takes place on the 14th Read the full article…

Issues with retrofit insulation taking hold

[January 2017] HOUSEHOLDERS affected by issues with damp are being urged to consider failed or compromised insulation as a possible cause. The retrofit insulation industry grew rapidly on the back of government subsidies and property experts say some contractors have allowed standards to slip in the chase for grant funding. Read the full article…

Tips for Condensation Season for Homeowners

  As the nights draw on and temperatures drop, some householders across the country will start to enter condensation season, where windows turn steamy and excess water forms in droplets across their homes. For those affected by the problem, help is at hand with a free online guide from national Read the full article…

Problems with Cavity Wall Insulation

As the lid slowly comes off the ill-conceived but well intentioned Green Deal and Eco schemes, we should try and consider the fallout and potential problems. What does this really mean for those who have been sold the benefit of subsidised cavity wall insulation? Watch our video on this topic: The Background: Read the full article…