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2023 International Property Care Conference

Welcome to #IPCC2023

The annual '2023 International Property Care Conference' (#IPCC23) is fast approaching, and as always, has a packed programme of knowledge, guidance, and insight.

With dampness and mould still receiving high levels of media attention, there is no doubt that there has been a seismic shift in people's attitudes towards damp in homes. This year's conference draws attention to these issues, from looking at whether we have a crisis to "what's coming ahead."

With an established line-up of renowned speakers, this year's event looks set to impact and shed light on many issues and is one that all surveying, local authority/social housing providers, construction specialists, and all property professionals will benefit from.

We hope you will be part of the conversation and join us on 21st September 2023. Simply click on the button below to book or keep scrolling down to view the conference programme,

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Conference programme

Our speaker programme for the International Property Care Conference 2023 features a wide array of knowledge and insights from industry professionals. So how is the day shaping up and what can you expect...

08.45: Registration  09.15: Welcome to the conference. 


  • 09.20: Introduction from Session Chair - James Berry, PCA
  • 09.25: The Housing Ombudsman Report: Property Care, is Knowledge and Information management the silver bullet? - Alan Park, The Housing Ombudsman: The last 12 months will unquestionably have been some of the busiest in the Housing Ombudsman's history. What steps they have taken to improve the quality of housing, the impact of the events in Rochdale and actions taken since.
  • 09.45: The biggest challenges in social housing - Kwajo Tweneboa: A look at what isn’t acceptable and what we must address when it comes to the quality of our social housing.
  • 10.05: The challenges for the private rental sector - TBC, HMO Network: Is the issue of dampness more prevalent in private rented properties and what are the challenges of addressing dampness in these buidings?
  • 10.25: Could it be lifestyle? Has the balance swung too far? - James Berry, PCA: Since the housing ombudsman report questioned the use of the term lifestyle – we consider what this means and if sometimes, it could be down to the way the building is occupied and the importance of supporting any claim with appropriate diagnostics.
  • 10.45: Q&A
  • 10.55-11.25: Refreshment break


  • 11.25: Introduction from Session Chair - John Bradley, Cornerstone
  • 11.30: The challenges of retrofit - Lady Renee Young, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea: The challenges of providing a successful retrofit project from the perspective of a local authority and the consequences when it goes wrong.
  • 11.50: Insulating suspended timber floors: What is the best approach or should we leave them alone? - Ron Fenwick, Installation Assurance Authority: The do’s and dont's of insulating suspended timber floors, what should we be considering or should they be left alone?
  • 12.10: The property market forecast - Kate Faulkner, OBE: Is the housing market at its most uncertain since the 2007-08 crash? Kate will be providing some insight into what may happen with the property market.
  • 12.30: Q&A


  • 12.40-13.20: Building mental health - Revd. Kevin Fear
  • 13.20-14.20: Lunch


  • 14.25: Introduction from Session Chair - Steve Hodgson, PCA
  • 14.30: Surface waterproofing as a means of controlling water ingress into masonry walls - Henry Zhu, UCL: A look at the research being carried out into the use of water repellent on cavity walls.
  • 14.50: Structural drying techniques - Alan James, Dantherm Group: An understanding of drying techniques following penetrating damp issues or escape of water, techniques and limitations etc.
  • 15.10: Flood testing facilities: What have we learnt? - David Ramsbottom, HR Wallingford: An introduction to the flood house, aims of the project and any early outcomes.
  • 15.30: Q&A


  • 15.40-16.10: How do we get ventilation and thermal efficiency working in harmony?
  • Panel Debate Chair - Steve Hodgson, PCA : John Bradley, Cornerstone : Lady Renee Young, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea : Ron Fenwick, The Installation Authority (IAA) : Clive Everett, NHBC
  • 16.10: Conference closes

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Why you should come along...

For anyone associated with the surveying, construction and preservation industry, the 2023 International Property Care Conference continues to be ideal and main platform to benefit from and improve your understanding of the principles and practices towards dampness in buildings, timber preservation, current market conditions, the latest technical content and future developments in the industry.

Grab the opportunity to accrue those important CPD points whilst networking with leading experts in the field! If you are in the building preservation sector, or are a construction/property professional, then this is an event you won’t want to miss! 

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Tickets costs!

Full ticket cost:
- Member: £140+vat
- Non Member: £190+vat

Accommodation & Pre-Conference Dinner: The option to book the pre-conference dinner (£54 +VAT), your accommodation (single room: £115 +VAT / double room: £145 +VAT), or both, will be displayed on the booking page when you click to 'book your ticket'.

For more information or to discuss in more detail, simply contact Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 / [email protected]Alternatively, click on the button below to book your spot:

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What you might miss - highlights from 2022

See what to expect from this year's event by checking out the highlights from the 2022 Property Care Conference below... 

What to expect & pictures from last year

To get a flavour of how the conference programme shapes up and what you can expect from this year's event, why not take a look at the quality of the knowledge & learning shared from view some of the presentation videos from the 2022 conference. In addition, why not view some of the pictures from the day. If you were there in 2022, you might just spot yourself!

2022 video presentations >>

View pictures from the previous conference >>

Where will the conference be held?

The 2023 International Property Care Conference will be held at The University of Warwick, Coventry (near Birmingham), UK. To find out exactly where this is located and directions on how to get there, check out the map below:

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