PCA Events – 2020 and Beyond

Yesterday would have seen our 6th International Invasive Weed Conference taking place, once again at The Slate in Coventry. Unfortunately, it has been quite a year so far and who would have foreseen a crippling pandemic head our way to put everything on hold? Our conferences have always been part Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Possibly, the Mouldiest Christmas on Record! Scottish Level 4 COVID Restrictions Now Started PCA presents at fully Online Surveyors Conference PCA Awards Update Paula Presents – View her Presentation 1 Week to Go – Controlling Ground Gases & Water Online Training: We need Read the full article…

PCA present at fully Online Surveyors Conference

It was a great pleasure to be asked by Michelle at ‘Professional Conferencing’ to present a one hour long session to over 400 building surveyors this week. The conference event titled ‘Current Residential Property Issues 2020‘ was fully online and extremely well organised and choreographed. By every measure, a great Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Perfect Storm for Mould Growth Paula Presents the NEW BMI Tool! Presenting at Professional Conferences 2020 Online Training: We need YOUR help! Next Webinar – Controlling Ground Gases & Water No Training in November Advice from HSE to Protect Home Workers Test Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Future Challenges for Japanese knotweed Management Furlough Scheme Extended Until March 2021 CEO’s First Podcast with The Surveyors Hub New Online Training: UKCMB Course EPPO Publishes Giant Hogweed Guidance Biodeterioration of Wooden Cultural Heritage Missed the Webinar? Watch the Replay Future Challenges for Read the full article…

Japanese Knotweed – Future Challenges

After a short break we are back to complete our trilogy of commentaries on the long-awaited report Japanese Knotweed Management Overseas. Commissioned by Defra and conducted by independent consultants Risk Policy Analysts (and others), this report adds to our understanding of Japanese knotweed management outside the UK and has delivered Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31st October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: What’s the PCA Team been up to? Coming Soon…Surveyors Hub Podcast Invitation to Submit Abstract for ICMB21 Are your Technicians NVQ Qualified in Damp & Timber? Amenity Forum’s Conference – Key Message! Are you ready for an HSE Safety Spot Check? Alternative Repair Read the full article…

What the PCA Team has been up to!

Its been a while since we last published an overview post and with so much happening so quickly over 2020, we thought it was time to update you on what has been, and will be going on within the Property Care Association. A small recap… There is no denying that Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Addressing the Needs of a Property New Defra Report – Tackling the Questions Site Operating Procedures – Version 6 Job Support Scheme (JSS) – Helpful Factsheet Webinar: Green Homes Grant and “Shallow” Retrofit Technicians Training: Japanese knotweed New Members Addressing the needs of Read the full article…

Addressing the Needs of a Property

We have talked about the Green Homes Grant Scheme A LOT recently…but for good reason! Now that homeowners are beginning to take steps towards home improvements with this grant, it is vital to keep reminding them to be cautious. The timeframe to access the grant and complete the works, highlights Read the full article…

Managing Japanese knotweed – Can we do even better?

We reported last week in our blog ‘Japanese knotweed Management Overseas – Defra Report’ on Defra’s independently commissioned report “Management of Japanese knotweed Overseas”. The clear message was that the UK’s approach to knotweed was essentially justified (it really is a uniquely difficult and environmentally damaging weed) and proportionate. However, Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 17th October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed Management Overseas – Defra Report New Online Course – Moisture Risks in Buildings Kickstart Scheme – Places still Remaining! Review of BS 8102 – First Formal Meeting to Take Place Green Homes Grant Scheme Article in PBC Today BMI Diagnostic Tool: Read the full article…

Japanese knotweed Management Overseas – Defra Report

The long awaited report, snappily titled “International Approaches to Japanese Knotweed in the Context of Property Sales”, hit my desk last weekend and will have been seen and read by many of our members already. It was commissioned by Defra in response to the Commons Select Committee Report “Japanese knotweed Read the full article…

NEW Online Course – Moisture Risks in Buildings

Research indicates that 80% of building failure is related to moisture. It therefore goes without saying that any building professional should have a basic understanding of the impact that moisture can have on the built environment, and how it can be controlled. There can be many sources of moisture in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 10th October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: More Info on our Moisture Diagnostic Tool Our Online Training Offering: 2021 & Beyond! Pre-Treated Wood – How much do you really know? Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund Webinar: Green Homes Grant and “Shallow” Retrofit Property Flood Resilience 2020 Update Handy Covid-19 Flowchart Read the full article…

Pre-treated Wood

Another week and another blog from PCA trainer & honorary member Gervais Sawyer which this time, is on the matter of pre-treated wood. How much do you really know about pre-treated wood? How long can you expect it to last and is it up to standard? Well, read on for more Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 3rd October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Ground-breaking Moisture Diagnostic Tool Now LIVE! Green Homes Grant Scheme is Launched Qualifications to be Proud of! PCA Apprenticeship & CITB Funding Webinar: Green Homes Grant and “Shallow” Retrofit HSE’s Construction Health Inspection Initiative Updated Guidance on Face Coverings Training: Safe Use of Read the full article…

Qualifications to be proud of

The qualifications we as a Trade Association offer have evolved a huge amount, especially over the last few years. It is over two years ago since we relaunched our preservation qualification, now known as the Certificated Surveyor in Timber and Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB). This is now the qualification that Read the full article…