Invasive Weed Blog: ‘…not all about knotweed’

[October 2018] The PCA represents many important specialist Property Care industries but if column inches in the newspapers this year is a guide, then Japanese Knotweed Control is surely one of the most topical! But neither we, nor our members, are just ‘all about knotweed’ and this is demonstrated by Read the full article…

Six more Apprentices gain their Level 2 NVQ’s 

[June 2018] This month we were delighted to issue six more Level 2 NVQ certificates in Insulation and Building Treatments (Wood Preserving & Damp-proofing) to candidates that have now completed their PCA Apprenticeship programme. This brings the total number of NVQ’s issued under the PCA Damp & Timber Apprenticeship (SAP) Read the full article…

Trade body support for new research into Japanese Knotweed

[April 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has welcomed new research into the treatment options for Japanese knotweed. Researchers from Swansea University have recently revealed their findings on how best to tackle the invasive, non-native plant. The research involves what is believed to be the world’s largest Read the full article…

Comprehensive Training Programme for 2018 from PCA

[February 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of professional development training for 2018. The PCA has invested significant resources into developing a comprehensive portfolio of courses throughout the year in areas including condensation, damp and timber preservation, residential ventilation, structural waterproofing, invasive Read the full article…

Call to broaden ventilation debate from UK trade body

National trade body the Property Care Association is calling for research and academic papers to present at an international event focused on a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings. The PCA’s 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference takes place on the 14th Read the full article…

New invasive weeds on the radar

A national trade body is urging landowners to be alert to a growing number of invasive weeds now being controlled by EU regulations. The European Commission has recently added a further nine plant species to the current list of 14 species covered. Included in the list is Giant hogweed – Read the full article…

Trade body warning on dangers of Giant Hogweed

[July 2017] National trade body The Property Care Association is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold this summer.   The plant’s sap is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight, making it a danger to public health. And experts from the PCA say if anyone comes Read the full article…

Waterproofing conference agenda designed for cross-industry appeal

[May 2017] Content of appeal to a broad range of professions and industries has been developed for the second dedicated international structural waterproofing conference. Developed for an audience including house building, construction, civils and architectural professionals, the event – organised by national trade body The Property Care Association – takes Read the full article…

PCA Best Practice Awards 2017 – Winners

[May 2017] The 10th annual Property Care Association’s awards showcased the best of the specialist structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries. Held at The Slate, University of Warwick, the ceremony represented another record breaking year for entries Read the full article…