PCA Weekly News – 14th May 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Non Native Invasive Weeds – the ‘not so good’, the ‘really bad’ & the ‘ugly ones too’! Programme of events for Invasive Species Week Hodgson View: The Retrofit Express Next live CPD Webinar Buildings Regulations Webinar Wood Identification Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th May 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: New ‘Test Wall’ video BS 8102 at the conference Next LIVE CPD webinar BS 8102 Update course Mental Health Awareness Week Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings Pocket book that ‘packs a punch’! New ‘Test Wall’ video We introduced you to our new Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 30th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: New herbicide Regulations – A game changer? BS 8102:2022 Update course launched! Next LIVE webinar Missed the webinar? View the recording… Defects in Cavity Construction Welcome to our New Member NNSS website updates New herbicide Regulations – A game changer? Those in the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: Property Flood protection Works – so why don’t we buy it? Tips for Social Media ‘Test Wall’ – Phase 1 underway… Next LIVE webinar Safe use of Biocides for Professional Users Stress Awareness Month – Show your Support Hodgson View: Property Read the full article…

Tips for Social Media

Not everyone enjoys social media, many perceive it as a necessary evil. Whilst still relatively new there can be little dispute that it has fundamentally changed the world we live in. We might not all “get it”, but it is now pretty much embedded in the fabric of everyday life. Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 16th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: Skills Shortage… Is ‘The Ferret Stick’ the future? Japanese knotweed online training – next dates Next LIVE webinar BSI’s Blog: BS8102 Welcome to our new member Senior Advisor Position – The Environment Agency Hodgson View: Skills Shortage… We have shared many Read the full article…

Is the reign of the torch and mirror over?!

For as long as there has been a timber preservation industry, we have been poking around in subfloors to assess the condition of structural timbers. In voids with no physical access, the torch and mirror inspection has been the long reigning standard in conducting inspections. But in this ever evolving Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Review of Approved Document F Build Back Better Initiative NEW Online course launched! Next LIVE webinar Dampness & Condensation training Apprenticeships – earn while you learn! Welcome to our new member Changes to RIDDOR Review of Approved Document F For those in the Read the full article…

Approved Document F – the key changes

There are an estimated 25-27 million homes in the UK and new ones are built at the rate of approximately 180-200,000 per year. The vast majority of ventilation equipment goes into solving ventilation related problems in existing homes, yet most guidance in Approved Document F (means of ventilation) relates to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 2nd April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Update to BS8102 – finally published! Book your place at the Conference RICS Guidance – launched, now what? Waterproofing Survey – an update Next LIVE webinar Knotweed on-site contamination & cell burial Missed the webinar? View the recording… Structural Waterproofing Surveyors Training Update Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 26th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: What’s changed for the IWCG in 10 years? Building Envelope Research Network BS 40104: Standard on Assessment of Dwellings for Retrofit Imminent update to BS 8102 PR Update Next LIVE webinar Structural Waterproofing Surveyors Training First Aid in the workplace What’s changed for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed starts early…. or is this the ‘new normal?’ Astute Insurance acquired by JMG Group PCA presents at PestEx A survey of UK waterproofing specialists Flood Protection: Top Tips Next LIVE webinar Ground Gas Protection: Installation & Verification Updated Guidance from HSE Read the full article…