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Why Choose a PCA Member

We all know how difficult it is to select the right tradesman. This is especially stressful when you do not have any experience with the issues you are trying to fix, or previous knowledge of the company you are looking to contact.

As a trade association, we can take the unknown out of using a new company as we have done all that hard work for you. Our stringent membership process ensures that ALL PCA members continue to adhere to best practice across all of the sectors we represent.

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The difference a PCA member makes

Here at the Property Care Association (PCA), we are here to give consumers peace of mind by ensuring your property specialist is well trained and will deliver a high quality service. To our members, the PCA badge is more than just a logo at the bottom of paperwork. 

All members of the PCA are audited and checked regularly to ensure they are meeting our expected standards, have the appropriate training to allow them to carry the PCA badge and are up to date with the latest industry developments. We offer a mediation service between consumers and members should a situation arise, and work to achieve an amicable resolution for all.

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What using a PCA member means for consumers

  • Confidence that the PCA member has the right skills and qualifications for the job.
  • Confidence that the company has been thoroughly checked by experts.
  • Confidence that the work will be completed to a high standard.
  • Confidence that they are part of an organisation that can offer you additional support and advice.
  • Confidence that they can offer you additional insurances for even more peace of mind.

Check if a Company is PCA Registered

Click on the button below to run a company name search to see if the company you are considering contracting is PCA registered.

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Accreditation through Government endorsed 'Trustmark' scheme 

All PCA contracting companies are also registered under the Government's 'TrustMark' accreditation.

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Amenity Standard Protection

'Assured' weed management practices safe, effective and sustainable use of herbicides within an integrated invasive weed management plan

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Required standards a PCA member needs to achieve

Anyone displaying the PCA logo to homeowners needs to have met a strict criteria for membership.  Depending on the sector, these include: 

  • They have to have been trading for 2 years with 2 years trading accounts which have been checked by a company accountant.
  • They are required to have or to gain a comprehensive industry recognised qualification.
  • They are regularly audited to ensure the exceptionally high standards of the PCA are maintained.
  • They are required to adhere to a formal Code of Conduct.
  • They are required to abide by a strict Code of Ethics.
  • They are required to adhere to minimum Performance Standards.

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Why choose a PCA member - training and expertise

The Required Training & Expertise

To ensure members of the PCA have the right skills, we are committed to providing robust professional training to our members for their surveyors and technicians. 

This training is backed with qualifications in damp and timber, structural waterproofing and invasive weed control, which are thoroughly tested by written, visual identification and oral examinations.

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The Extra Benefits PCA members can offer

  • Insurance backed guarantees, some of which are only available through a PCA member.
  • Our Contractor members are licensed under the Government’s TrustMark Scheme, as the PCA are a TrustMark Scheme Operator.
  • Using a PCA member means we offer a deposit protection scheme for damp proofing, timber preservation, structural waterproofing and structural repair works
  • The PCA Promise.

 

Find a local & qualified PCA member near you

For those looking to find a qualified and experienced PCA member, simply run a search using the search tool below. 

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More about the PCA

Learn more about the PCA, what we do, our values and why our members and contractors see the PCA logo as a 'badge of honour'.

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PCA Promise

Another level of reassurance under a guarantee scheme run by the PCA

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