PCA Weekly News – 18th April 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Glyphosate in the Spotlight! Meet the PCA Greenhouse 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference Changes to HSE Processes Step into Spring with Some Training Glyphosate in the spotlight! The herbicide Glyphosate is often quoted as being the biggest selling chemical active ingredient in the plant protection Read the full article…

Glyphosate in the Spotlight!

The herbicide Glyphosate has been with us for about 50 years and is often quoted as being the biggest selling chemical active ingredient in the plant protection market. For us it forms the basis of the majority of invasive weed control protocols, because: It is very effective Risk assessments usually Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th April 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Call for Papers – Deadline 18 April! Amazon now Offering Extractor Fan Installation! Free Money for Training? Yes Please! Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship – 1st cohort PCA Apprentice Wins Master Builder Regional Award! Step into Spring with Some Training Call for Papers – Deadline Read the full article…

Amazon now offering ventilation installation!

Just before Christmas one of our members pointed out that whilst they were researching ventilation systems online, they discovered that Amazon are offering an extractor fan installation service. Given that you can now buy everything else on Amazon, this should not be any great surprise! Are Amazon adhering to ventilation Read the full article…

Free Money for Training? Yes please!

Who wouldn’t want some free money for training? It might sound like a silly question but you might be surprised at the number of businesses that simply walk by an offer thinking it might be too good to be true, or it was not worth the time to put in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th April 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Submits Paper for Journal Ahead of Conference Call for Papers – Be a Part of the Conversation PCA Presents at UCL Open Day Event Residential Ventilation Group Meeting Step into Spring with some training LABC Shares Ideas for Amazing Basements PCA Submits 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…

PCA Weekly News Round Up – 22nd March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: Social Media Cacophony Calling All Surveyors! NEW COURSE for 2019 – Invasive Plant ID Midlands Regional Meeting **Members Only** Warm Welcome to our Cohort 7 Apprentices PCA presenting at UCL Event Training & Development Hodgson View: Social Media cacophony Like it Read the full article…

Should we fight to be heard in social media?

Love it or hate it, social media has become a pervasive fact of life for many companies and professional people, delivering instant gratification as we see the number of views and ‘likes’ grow from the bitesize morsels of information we post. These snippets of life feed our insatiable curiosity for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News Round Up – 15th March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Conference 2019 – Save the Dates! PCA Hosts CABE Webinar Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeships Dates PCA presenting at UCL Event BS 8102 – Will we see an Update Soon? South West Regional Meeting 2019 Regional Meetings are Underway **Members Only** IWCG Open Meeting Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News Round Up – 8th March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Hodgson View: Is CITB Delivering a Valuable Service? Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar Make Apprenticeships Work for You 2019 Regional Meetings are Underway Get Trained in the Safe Use of Biocides Better Homes for Hastings – Exhibit for Free! Get ahead Read the full article…

Stay in control of damp in the home this winter

At this time of year properties are more likely to be impacted by excess moisture. Condensation, damp and even mould can occur if buildings are not carefully managed throughout the winter season. Modern living contributing to rise in dampness National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) says many of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News Round Up – 1st March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: BS 8102: Is BSi Dragging their heels? Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar Final Week for our Apprentices Regional Meetings Start Next Week! Property Resilience Round Table Update Calling all Technicians Get ahead and kickstart your training BS 8102: Is BSi Dragging their Read the full article…

Update from Property Flood Roundtable

On Friday last week, PCA attended the regular committee meeting drawn up to deliver on the 2016 Peter Bonfield report into flood resilience. Bringing ideas together for better flood defence The meeting, hosted by DEFRA and held at the offices of Historic England in London, provided the individual workgroups with Read the full article…