PCA Weekly News - 12th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Ventilation – has the penny dropped yet?
  • Hodgson View: Spray Foam Insulation may save energy, but at what cost?
  • Flood Protection for Properties
  • Apprenticeship Success
  • Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi
  • Technician Training – Structural Waterproofing

Ventilation – has the penny dropped yet

Following the headline from ITV recently which reported: ‘Two million Londoners living in mouldy, damp or cold homes’; it certainly got people talking and led PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry to ask if lessons will be learnt and if action will be taken to seriously improve air quality within our buildings?

You can read what James has to say by clicking on the button below…

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Hodgson View: Spray Foam Insulation may save energy, but at what cost?

The Residential Property Surveying Association (RPSA) recently reached out to the PCA and CEO Steve Hodgson regarding the subject of spray foam insulation products. Suffice to say, Steve had a strong opinion on adhesive foam being sprayed onto the underside of roofs. As many of our PCA members and readers of Steve’s ‘Hodgson View‘ might guess…it is a pretty animated opinion!!!

You can read more by clicking on the button below.

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Flood Protection for Properties

Even with all the good weather we are having right now, the potential for flooding is never too far away. With this in mind, the Property Care Association has been taking the opportunity to continue to support and remind both PCA members and property owners of the steps that can be taken to minimise flood damage to homes and businesses.

By following the steps within the online flood protection guide, you will gain some valuable insight into keeping your homes and buildings dry and safe. You can access the guide via the button below.

For all our PCA members reading this post, we encourage you all to help share this advice and guidance with your customers and client… especially those who have experienced flood problems in the past.

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Apprenticeship Success

We are pleased to say we welcomed Cohort 8 of our Damp & Timber Apprenticeship back to our training centre this week. But it got us thinking that whilst this programme continues on a journey of success, what has the apprenticeship led to for the candidates themselves?

For some PCA members, we have seen individuals be nominated for National Awards; go on to sit the CSTDB and CSSW examinations and become qualified surveyors; and we have also received applications for membership once qualified too – in fact we are processing one right now! There is much to celebrate and we are thrilled to share this success with our members. If you feel inspired or want to get your technicians qualified, get in touch with Jade on 01480 400000 / jade@property-care.org.

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Next Webinar: Wood Destroying Fungi in Buildings

Following what was Part One from James Berry’s webinar on wood-destroying insects, PCA’s CEO Steve Hodgson continues the theme in just 2 WEEKS time with ‘Wood Destroying fungi in Buildings’. Join Steve Hodgson on Thursday 24th June 2021 from 9-10am as he discusses the common forms of fungal decay affecting buildings and how types of fungi such as dry rot and wet rot become established, spread, and degrade our homes and buildings…

To join, simply click on the button below.

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Technician Training – Structural Waterproofing

Technician Training – Structural Waterproofing
Date:23rd June 2021
Location: PCA Training Centre, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £195 +VAT / Non-members £250 +VAT
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This course is specifically designed to mould those who already have some experience in the structural waterproofing industry into PCA qualified specialists. Ideally, delegates will have received basic training from their employer and have already gained some technical or practical experience in a related environment.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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