Raising Standards in Waterproofing

Last week would have seen the latest incarnation of the PCA International Structural Waterproofing Conference. This event is the opportunity for the PCA and its members to showcase and share knowledge and best practice when it comes to keeping water out of underground structures, improve understanding of the principles and Read the full article…

When the world went mad one Wednesday afternoon

On Wednesday the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak promised to put £3000 000 000 into the hands of homeowners landlords and local authorities in the next twelve months, so 650000 of us can all make our homes more energy efficient. When you factor in the cash contribution for applicants Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 4th July 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Who knew Webinars had wings? Trustmark launches ‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ campaign National Occupational Standards CLC Site Operating Procedures Version 5 NHBC Standard for Conversion & Renovation Important to follow Govt Guidance on ‘2 metre rule’! A return to Monthly CPD Webinars Getting Read the full article…

Who Knew Webinars had Wings!

What a four months it has been! Who knew back in March that after a couple of months I would be writing a blog all about webinars – certainly not me! But what a roller coaster of a couple of months it has been, filled with unprecedented challenges and unexpected Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 27th June 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Setting the record straight on some misleading comments Does COVID-19 change our perception of ‘invasive species’? A return to monthly CPD webinars Residential Ventilation Training – Calling All Surveyors Missed our last weekly Webinar? View the Recording Setting the record straight on some Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 20th June 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Research to be Published in International Journal Proud to be Part of the PCA Knotweed Surveys & Artificial Intelligence Training – We are chuffed to be back up & running! Dealing with the Effects of Damp – Principals & Considerations Defects in Read the full article…

Proud to be part of the PCA

I think there are plenty of good things achieved here at the Property Care Association and maybe it’s modesty, but I don’t think we tend to blow our own trumpet enough. Perhaps it is not the done thing, but over the last few weeks I have seen a few negative Read the full article…

PCA weekly News – 13th June 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed Research Around the World New Ground Gas Design & Detail Course The Importance of our WDS Register Review of BS 8102 – Approved by BSI Up Next: Atmospheric Moisture & Compliant Ventilation Missed the Webinar? View the Recording Japanese knotweed Research Read the full article…

Japanese knotweed Research Around the World

We could be forgiven for thinking we are masters of our universe when it comes to managing Japanese knotweed. The Environment Agency’s and our own Code of Practice, based on text-book biology and years of collective practical experience, are referred to as ‘best practice’ guidance. The very term is prejorative; Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 6th June 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Holds First Ever Online Training Course PCA Unveils NEW Ground Gas Protection Sector Changes to SEISS & CJRS Schemes Management of knotweeds through Tarping Survey Up Next: Getting to Grips with Giant Hogweed Landmark Negligence Ruling Did the Deathwatch Beetle feature in Read the full article…

PCA unveils Ground Gas Protection Group

In response to a growing demand from within the Property Care Association (PCA), we are now delighted to announce the creation of a distinct section of membership for industry leading specialists who deliver ground gas protection solutions. With lessons learned from the hugely successful initiatives that have resulted in the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 30th May 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Back to the ‘New Normal’ from 1st June Can Air Quality Control COVID-19? Updated Ventilation Guidance Documents Helping you Work Safely During COVID-19 Members’ Success with CITB’s Skills & Training Fund Up Next: Building a Mentally Resilient Workforce Japanese knotweed Research Missed the Read the full article…

Can Air Quality Control COVID-19?

The importance of good indoor air quality has never been more significant than right now and it follows that the subject has never been discussed quite so regularly, and by mainstream media. The scientific evidence is becoming clear There is a growing weight of international scientific evidence that promotes effective Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd May 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Ground Gas Sector Launched CLC Releases Site Operating Procedures – Version 4 CITB’s COVID-19 Site Safety Checklists and Forms New Re-vegetation Guidance Note Up Next: The Insect Factor in Wood Decay Closed Offices and Legionnaires’ Disease Missed the Webinar? View the Recording Your Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 16th May 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Are we seeing, ‘perhaps the end of the beginning?’ Under the Radar: Buddleia & Bamboo Webinar Govt Publishes Environmental Audit Committee Response Missed the Webinar? View the Recording Can You Help – Old Time-Lapse Film Your weekly ‘Tune-In Tuesday’ Are we seeing, ‘perhaps Read the full article…