Six more Apprentices gain their Level 2 NVQ’s 

[June 2018] This month we were delighted to issue six more Level 2 NVQ certificates in Insulation and Building Treatments (Wood Preserving & Damp-proofing) to candidates that have now completed their PCA Apprenticeship programme. This brings the total number of NVQ’s issued under the PCA Damp & Timber Apprenticeship (SAP) Read the full article…

Trade body support for new research into Japanese Knotweed

[April 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has welcomed new research into the treatment options for Japanese knotweed. Researchers from Swansea University have recently revealed their findings on how best to tackle the invasive, non-native plant. The research involves what is believed to be the world’s largest Read the full article…

Comprehensive Training Programme for 2018 from PCA

[February 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of professional development training for 2018. The PCA has invested significant resources into developing a comprehensive portfolio of courses throughout the year in areas including condensation, damp and timber preservation, residential ventilation, structural waterproofing, invasive Read the full article…

Call to broaden ventilation debate from UK trade body

National trade body the Property Care Association is calling for research and academic papers to present at an international event focused on a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings. The PCA’s 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference takes place on the 14th Read the full article…

Trade body’s tips for National Maintenance Week

As winter looms, homes need to be in the best condition to cope with the season ahead. National trade body The Property Care Association (PCA) has compiled some timely advice to help householders keep their properties shipshape as the weather pattern changes. The advice has been produced in support of Read the full article…

New invasive weeds on the radar

A national trade body is urging landowners to be alert to a growing number of invasive weeds now being controlled by EU regulations. The European Commission has recently added a further nine plant species to the current list of 14 species covered. Included in the list is Giant hogweed – Read the full article…