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…

The Reality of a Post Covid World

As we emerge, one stage at a time from the constrictions applied to us, should we take a moment to think about the brave new world that awaits? Amongst the prophetic speculation, it seems we have two conflicting schools of thought that are both likely to be inaccurate. The first Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 6th March 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Covid-Safe Training is Back! Member Search Referral Success Cotoneasters – Friend or Foe? Join our next Webinar! Future Buildings Standard Consultation – Have your Say! Build UK shares Guide to Workplace Testing HSE Increases Site Inspections Covid-Safe Training is Back! We were so 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 – 21st November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Possibly, the Mouldiest Christmas on Record! Scottish Level 4 COVID Restrictions Now Started PCA presents at fully Online Surveyors Conference PCA Awards Update Paula Presents – View her Presentation 1 Week to Go – Controlling Ground Gases & Water Online Training: We need Read the full article…

PCA present at fully Online Surveyors Conference

It was a great pleasure to be asked by Michelle at ‘Professional Conferencing’ to present a one hour long session to over 400 building surveyors this week. The conference event titled ‘Current Residential Property Issues 2020‘ was fully online and extremely well organised and choreographed. By every measure, a great Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Addressing the Needs of a Property New Defra Report – Tackling the Questions Site Operating Procedures – Version 6 Job Support Scheme (JSS) – Helpful Factsheet Webinar: Green Homes Grant and “Shallow” Retrofit Technicians Training: Japanese knotweed New Members Addressing the needs of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th September 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: GHG: An Appeal & Some Help It’s all Greek (and Latin) to me! Next Webinar – Risks of being an Expert Witness Updated Damp Technical Library Paula’s Research takes another step Autumn Regional Meeting Dates New Guidance from Defra for Invasive Plants HSE: Read the full article…

Green Homes Grant – An appeal & some help

The scheme that will see billions of pounds of government and private money feed into measures that aim to create jobs and improve the energy efficiency of homes is just a few weeks away from its proposed launch date. It’s my understanding that homeowners in England will be able to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News 1st Aug 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Recent Letter to the Chancellor – Voucher Scheme The Reach of our Webinars Continues to Grow Updated Doc: Hygroscopic Salts & Dampness BS 5250 – Open for YOUR Consultation HSE Guidance – Social Distancing in the workplace 2021 Training Dates Our NEXT CPD 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…

PCA Weekly News – 28th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: CITB’s Response to Levy Payment Suspension UK government unveils aid for self-employed Continued Help & Advice for Members VAT Payment Deferrals Updated Safe Site Advice from CABE 2020 Conferences, Awards & AGM cancelled ** MEMBERS ONLY ** NEW Virtual Regional Meetings! PCA webinars Read the full article…

COVID-19: Update Your CEO

The Property Care Association is now in a position to start informing members of the actions that we are taking in the face of the unfolding situation. NEW Weekly PCA Briefing to help you The PCA is currently working to facilitate a “live” on-line weekly members briefing. The first of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 11th January 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Wishing you all a Prosperous 2020 Amenity Forum launch New Standard PCA Represents Members at LABC Conference UK expertise applied to Japanese Knotweed in Netherlands Mental Health First Aid Training Course Spam Email Alert Claiming to be PCA National Minimum Wage Increase A Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st December 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 2019 a Challenging Year – Roll on 2020 – View from our CEO Highlights from the 2019 PCA Awards A Great Second Week for Cohort 1! New Invasive Weed Technical Documents Available Save the Dates: Spring Regional Meetings 2020 Beat the Winter Blues Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th December 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Another ‘weedy’ great conference! Structural Waterproofing Technical Documents Best Practice Awards – The Winners! Conference Presentations Now Live! Work Continues to Get Knotweed Guidance Updated Paper Submitted for Peer Review 2020 Subscription, Enhanced Listings & CPD Invoices Beat those Winter Blues with PCA Read the full article…