PCA Weekly News – 31st July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Training Hits NEW International Borders Maple R&D Website Now Launched Giant Hogweed Hits the Headlines AGAIN! Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings Amenity Forum Conference New Dates Released – Timber & Dampness Training Good Ventilation to Reduce Covid Risk Last Chance to Book Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA 2021 AGM & Board Meeting Can you Force YOUR Team to get Vaccinated? IWCG Open meeting – View on the RICS Doc NEW TBIC Waterproofing & Ground Gas Guide An Interesting Find – 1952 Woodworm Report Missed the Latest Webinar – Watch Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 17th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Key considerations for successful basement conversions 2021 Conferences and Awards Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021 Roadmap Waterproofing Apprenticeship: 1 space left on Cohort 4 Join us NEXT WEEK for our next Webinar Understanding Traditional Building Construction Welcome to our New Members Key considerations for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 10th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Moisture in Buildings Conference Review Government Publishes the Building Safety Bill BS 85500: Flood Resistant & Resilient Construction LABC Warranty updates Technical Manual GB Non-Native Species Secretariat Review Next Webinar: Building Regs for Basement Conversions Defects in Cavity Construction HSE Update – Covid Read the full article…

LABC Warranty updates Technical Manual

Last month LABC Warranty released an updated version of their Technical Manual. Now in its tenth incarnation, this version sees some amendments to the basement section that may impact waterproofing designers. What are these changes? Changes to the basement section within the Technical Manual, includes: Requirements for basement waterproofing designers Read the full article…

Property Flood Resilience is still a priority

The Association is currently involved in the creation of training material for a project funded by the Government. This work relates to the development of courses that enables the delivery of services in accordance with the CIRIA Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience. This work, coordinated by The Chartered Read the full article…

Housing Associations are in the spotlight again!

Last week ITN News released a story regarding an increase in the number of complaints (to the housing ombudsman) about Housing Associations, which have risen by 35% in the last three years – from 5,409 in 2018/2019, to 7,316 in 2020/21. Unfortunately news stories like this aren’t uncommon, but currently Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 26th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: RICS launch Public Consultation Document Damp scams raise their ugly head again Urging householders to be vigilant to woodworm Next Webinar: Building Regs for Basement Conversions Missed the Webinar? View the Recording! Ground Gas Protection: Installation & Verification GPI/Kinnell Group sold RICS launch Read the full article…

Doorstep traders & damp scams

A few months back I wrote about my experience when a ‘door to door’ salesman came knocking to let me know I was applicable for a grant to install cavity wall insulation in my home. As much as the above was more ‘pushy door-to-door sales‘, this week a scam has been Read the full article…

Urging householders to be alert to woodworm

As this is the time of the year where woodworm larvae start to bore through timber, here at the PCA, we wanted to issue a timely message to homeowners to be vigilant to the possible presence of a woodworm infestation. What exactly is woodworm? For homeowners a bit unsure as Read the full article…

Weekly News – 19th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Waterproofing Treatments and Cavity Wall Insulation Network Rail wrongly claiming PCA approval CITB Levy Rates Consensus EU Glyphosate Review Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi PR Programme Update Contracting & Client Relationship Workshop Support for Members Waterproofing Treatments and Cavity Wall Insulation A report Read the full article…

Waterproofing treatments & cavity wall insulation

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published an interesting report into the prospect of using waterproofing products to allow cavity wall insulation to be installed in properties in areas exposed to wind driven rain. The report is based on a study by Building Research Establishment (BRE) Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Ventilation – has the penny dropped yet? Hodgson View: Spray Foam Insulation may save energy, but at what cost? Flood Protection for Properties Apprenticeship Success Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi Technician Training – Structural Waterproofing Ventilation – has the penny dropped yet Following Read the full article…

Advice on protecting properties from flooding

For those that have sadly experienced it and have gone through the pain to bring their properties back to a liveable state, the potential risk of flooding never really subsides and is always at the back of your mind…even when we do have lovely weather, which we are all experiencing Read the full article…