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Sprayed foam assessor membership

Sprayed foam insulation is a method of insulation within roofs, walls and floors to prevent heat escaping. It has been used for many years, however, in recent years its use in pitched roofs has received a lot of negative publicity as many professionals and organisations have raised concerns regarding the potential effects of poorly applied or inappropriately specified foam.  These include the impact on internal moisture levels and the effect on roofing timbers. Consequently, the presence of spray foam may significantly affect a surveyors valuation of a house, with many mortgage companies refusing to lend on such properties. 

In late 2022 the PCA, together with policymakers, lenders and other specialists, produced a protocol for those involved in the inspection of sprayed polyurethane foam in domestic roofs.  More recently, the Association has developed a training course to provide practical guidance to help specialists identify, evaluate and recommend appropriate actions when surveying properties where it may be present. 

We are pleased that we have now expanded our membership to include sprayed foam assessors/specialists who can assist homeowners that have spray foam within their properties. 

Apply now for sprayed foam assessor membership 

Click on the button below to download the application form and to apply for Sprayed Foam Assesor membership. Once complete, send to [email protected].

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Criteria for membership

Anyone applying for sprayed foam assessor membership must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant surveying experience in the industry and/or a relevant qualification (i.e, the Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings) or proven experience in diagnosing timber defects and dampness in buildings. 
  • Hold Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance
  • Must have attended the PCA course: Evaluating Sprayed Polyurethane Foam in Domestic Roofs
  • Prove their competence through the submission of two reports identifying sprayed foam assessment.

Some of the benefits of membership

With more and more specifiers insisting a PCA member is used to undertake surveys and works, membership of the Association will drive more business and profitability to your company.  Your membership will also give you access to discounted Insurance Back Guarantees (IBGs), representation from a very active Trade Association, technical help and advice, and a host of other benefits.  Contractor members are also automatically listed under the Government's 'TrustMark' scheme (the only Government endorsed quality scheme for work carried out in or around your home). 

Contractor members are eligible for discounted rates on all PCA training, examinations, conferences and other events.

To find out more about the benefits, click on the button below.

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A bit about the membership process...

To become a PCA member, you first have to get through our strict membership criteria that is in place to allow customers and clients to feel more confident about your brand with the PCA logo associated with it. However, we are here to help and guide you along the way. Once approved, you will be able to take advantage of the benefits above!

If you feel you meet the standards for 'sprayed foam assessor membership status', then to start the ‘ball rolling’ with PCA Membership, click on the button below to begin your application journey. 

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Have a question or just want to speak to someone

If you have a question or query about membership, our membership process or the many benefits of PCA membership, then our team is here to help.

Simply give us a call on 01480 400000 or complete our enquiry form below and we will get back to you.

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