An update on the Knowledge Transfer Project

The Knowledge Transfer Project finished in July 2019 with more than 50 properties environmentally monitored, thanks to our members and PCA staff. Another 50 properties have been monitored since then, supporting the work of some of our members together with a local housing association. This has a mutual benefit for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: CITB’s Response to Levy Payment Suspension UK government unveils aid for self-employed Continued Help & Advice for Members VAT Payment Deferrals Updated Safe Site Advice from CABE 2020 Conferences, Awards & AGM cancelled ** MEMBERS ONLY ** NEW Virtual Regional Meetings! PCA webinars Read the full article…

PCA Mid-Week News – 25th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: COVID-19: Update from your CEO CITB Levy Payments Letter to Secretary of State New Virtual Regional Meetings Safe Site Advice from CABE Still time to Register for tomorrow’s webinar! COVID-19: Update from your CEO After a very challenging week for all and many Read the full article…

COVID-19: Update Your CEO

The Property Care Association is now in a position to start informing members of the actions that we are taking in the face of the unfolding situation. NEW Weekly PCA Briefing to help you The PCA is currently working to facilitate a “live” on-line weekly members briefing. The first of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 20th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA remains highly focused on working for members Where can members go for help and advice Dedicated Tax helpline Insurance Covers Spring Regional Meetings cancelled Japanese knotweed webinar – 1 week to go!! Review of BS 8102 PCA remains highly focused on working Read the full article…

COVID-19: Uncertain times for now

If Brexit took us into “uncharted territory”, COVID-19 has taken us into another world. The welfare and safety of our loved ones and co-workers is the principal reason for the decisions being imposed on every citizen and business in Europe today by governments. The business and financial consequences of the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Coronavirus – Advice for Members! ‘Paula’s Papers’ – The Second in the Series Conferences & Awards 2020 – Bookings are Open! Regional Meetings off to a Flying Start! Helpful advice from Stallard Kane Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship – Cohort 2 Japanese knotweed Webinar – Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed webinar – 3 weeks to go! PCA to be guest editor on ‘Buildings’ journal Regional meetings to start next week Annual General Meeting 2020 Complete the online self-assessment to avoid a fine! Structural Waterproofing Group meeting Successful Invasive Weed Control Group Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 29th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: ‘Paula’s Papers’ – Types & Sources of Salts Floods: Damaging to life, property – and the environment? Trustmark’s Finance Option for Registered Businesses Ground Gas Protection Course Update A Review of ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience’ Taking our training ‘Countrywide’ Acting on the changes Read the full article…

PCA Weely News – 22nd February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed Webinar – Register Now! Marketing Support to Members Understanding Cavity Walls Missed the 1st Webinar – Link now available Housing Association Magazine Topics on the Agenda for IWCG meeting Convenient & Flexible Training – Get in Touch! World Aspergillosis Day – Read the full article…

Understanding Cavity Walls

Cavity wall construction has delivered a form of building that has been incredibly reliable and robust. The way we are using them and adapting them to the needs of the 21st century means we must start to understand the mechanisms that make them fail! Cavity wall construction & retrofit insulation Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 15th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Off to a Flying Start with our First Ever Webinar! Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice Launched An Introduction to ‘Paula’s Papers’ Best of Luck to our Cohort 7 Apprentices Evolution of Damp Control Japanese knotweed Management – The Challenge Topics on the Read the full article…

An Introduction to ‘Paula’s Papers’

Over the next few weeks, PCA’s Dr Paula Lopez-Arce will be releasing a set of short papers focussing on salts in porous construction and building materials. This information will serve to clarify and simplify some of the queries arising from such a complex topic that involves different salt crystallisation processes Read the full article…

Japanese knotweed management – The challenge

Put simply, Japanese knotweed knotweed is very difficult to get rid of! The PCA Invasive Weed Group was formed for exactly this reason, to give confidence to homeowners and lenders that when they use a qualified, professional surveyor/contractor they can have confidence that this pernicious weed will not return! But Read the full article…

Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience

The long awaited Code of Practice has been delivered. This document purports to be the collective thoughts and best practices as laid out by the great and the good of the property level flood protection world. In essence this is a relatively small band of people with diverse backgrounds who Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 8th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Just 1 Week until PCA’s First Ever Webinar! CITB Funding – Have you claimed your FREE MONEY? National Apprenticeship Week 2020 PCA Supports New Amenity Standard EHCA Inspections on Hazardous Chemicals PCA Training – Calling Invasive Weed Technicians Managing the Risks of Musculoskeletal Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 1st February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: NEW Ground Gas Protection Group PCA Supports New Amenity Standard Consultation Deadline on Approved Document F Register for PCA’s First Ever Webinar! Become a Mental Health First Aider for your Company Consultation Launched for Building Regulations Beat the Winter Blues with PCA Training Read the full article…