PCA Weekly News – 20th February 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Dracula & Japanese knotweed – spot the Difference! “Invasive Bamboos”: The Review is in! Online Surveyors Damp Course – More Dates Released!! Just 1 Week to go until our next Webinar! Coronavirus Actions Cards Dracula & Japanese knotweed – spot the Difference! Another Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 13th February 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Now things have got ridiculous! Improving Home Energy Performance through Lenders New Online Training – Excellent Feedback so far… Flooding seems to be a ‘Hot Topic’ Next Webinar National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Bounce Back Loan – Repayment Update New Members Now things have Read the full article…

Improving Home Energy Performance through Lenders

I was asked to look at yet another Government Consultation document out of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by a respected colleague. Though I did put the job off, we finally got around to it earlier in the week. Reading through ‘Improving Home Energy Performance through Read the full article…

Now things have got ridiculous!

A couple of weeks ago we informed you that a revised version of Approved Document F had been released for consultation. This release included a new section on existing buildings which we had been patiently waiting for almost a year. My initial reaction to the document was positive, but then Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 6th February 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Hodgson View: Holding back the Flood Bamboo: Why should Japanese knotweed get all the publicity? New Guidance: Making your Property Flood Resilient Updated Guidance: Type C Waterproofing Systems More Dates Secured for joint UKCMB Online Course CITB Virtual Employer Conventions New Members Read the full article…

Bamboo – Why should knotweed get all the publicity?

There’s more than one plant capable of causing damage to buildings and Bamboo is certainly one that is emerging from the shadows of Japanese knotweed. So why then does Japanese knotweed get all the publicity? Do you remember ‘Bamm-Bamm’, the destructive yet super-cute baby boy in the Flintstones? Apple of Read the full article…

Holding Back the Flood

The threat of flooding is very real for millions of people in the UK this winter. The constant fear of water inundating your home or business has been with many communities since Christmas. With more rain forecast this anxious situation seems set to continue for most of February. Thankfully, we Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 30th January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Consultation on Ventilation in Existing Buildings Learning the Lessons of the Past Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship this Spring New Homeowner Guidance from Flood Re No Self Assessment Late Filing Penalty Free Training Opportunity Missed the Webinar? View the Recording! Coronavirus Support: VAT Read the full article…

Learning the Lessons of the Past

Our new online surveyors training , which commenced last week, sees a blend of both new and historical information coming together. In fact our online Convention Records Archives  hosts a great deal of information which is just as relevant today, as pointed out by PCA Trainer Gervais Sawyer in this Read the full article…

Consultation on Ventilation in Existing Buildings

Last week the Government finally published its long-awaited response to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations Consultation, which closed in February 2020. For those who want to read the full response, you can access it via the button below: Some notable Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Evolution of Learning The Verdict in the case of Hart v Large New BMI Tool – A ‘Game Changer’ Amenity Forum Update TBIC Meeting Helpful Advice for the Construction Sector/li> Wall Tie Evolution & Corrosion Webinar The Evolution of Learning As our Read the full article…

The Evolution of Learning

Everyone at the PCA is buzzing this week as we launch our NEW online training initiative which has been conceived and delivered in an incredibly short time frame, spanning not one but two National lockdowns! This important course sold-out within a few days of being launched and is now being Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 16th January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: New Dates for Online Training Released Continuing to raise standards with online training Good News: Court backs Firms over Covid Claims CLC Message to the Construction Industry PCA Submits Abstract to ICMB21 Changes to the Requirements for Sub-Contracting to GHGS Our First Webinar Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Supporting our Members during the national lockdown PCA Guidance for Working Safely Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience Help and Advice for your Customers on Flood Protection Systems CLC’s Site Operating Procedures Version 7 Our First Webinar for 2021 Managing Moisture in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th December 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas Meet our 2020 Award Winners! We understand damp, don’t we? Green Homes Grant Scheme – Make sure you’re up to date Securing our Apprenticeship until 2022! Online Training – Grab the last space in January! Read the full article…

Reflections on the year that was….2020!

This is just a personal reflection on an extraordinary year; a year in which almost everything that unfolded was a new experience, a new challenge. Not just to us as individuals, but to businesses and to our legislature – the civil servants and politicians who have tried to patch together Read the full article…

We understand damp, don’t we?

The basic principles of building physics as they relate to moisture are pretty well understood. The action of water in the air, ground and building materials have been studied and documented for centuries. The trouble is, applying theory and scientific truths to the infinite range of building styles, materials and Read the full article…