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…

Document archive of building preservation material

Decades of research material documenting the preservation of buildings has been uploaded into a free to view digital document archive. National trade body The Property Care Association (PCA) has created the facility, and already received a range of enquiries from the UK and Europe, reflecting the importance and significance of Read the full article…

A review of moulds and health issues

What are “moulds”? Moulds are fungi. They are a group of plants that are unable to produce their own food. Moulds grow and develop by breaking down dead or decaying organic (carbon-containing) materials. What you see on typical mouldy walls or mouldy food are fungal spores, and other parts of Read the full article…