Maintenance and Air Quality

[November 2018] Facilities managers/landlords/property managers/building managers/social housing professionals urged to put air quality in order as temperatures drop As winter approaches, a national trade body is issuing a timely reminder to facilities managers/landlords/property managers/building managers/social housing professionals to ensure air quality management is on their radar. With the arrival of Read the full article…

Top Tips for Winter Maintenance

[November 2018] Householders urged to get their homes prepared for the winter ahead With the arrival of dark nights and dropping temperatures, a national trade body is urging householders to put in place some simple measures to help protect their properties from the seasonal weather conditions. According to the Property Read the full article…

A Thought on Stress Awareness Week

[November 2018] Stress at work is a fact of life for almost everyone. From the technicians dealing with rush-hour traffic, problematic or difficult customers and the unexpected and unplanned challenges of dynamic work sites, to the pressures of finding, servicing and directing work experienced by surveyors and supervisors, to the Read the full article…

Surge in dry rot cases reported in UK homes

[October 2018] A national trade body has reported a significant number of dry rot cases in homes. Reports of the fungal timber decay taking hold in properties from members of the Property Care Association have risen – and the trade body says a number of factors could be behind the Read the full article…

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…