PCA Weekly News - 17th April 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Invasive Species Week – Save the Date!
  • MORE Dates Released for Online Surveyor Training!
  • Ground Gas Specialist?!? Where? Who? Really…
  • Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes Report
  • Understanding wood-destroying insects webinar!
  • Waterproofing Awareness Course

Invasive Species Week – Save the Date!

Our Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG) members will be pleased to know that the Non-Native Species secretariat at Defra are going ahead with plans for Invasive Species Week this year. This is scheduled for 24th–30th May.

Your Association will be organising a number of events throughout the week, to promote and generate awareness about the key role many of our PCA members play in Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) management around the UK.

You may decide to organise your own events across the week too, so please let us know if you have anything planned! More news will follow, but for now, please make sure you save the date and follow Invasive Species Week on social media to receive all the updates.

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MORE Dates Released for Online Surveyor Training!

We are delighted to share that the FOURTH set of dates for our “Online Surveyor Training – Timber & Dampness in Buildings” course are now available!

The dates are as follows:

  • Damp: Diagnosis & Control: 12th–23rd July 2021
  • Timber: Diagnosis & Eradication: 2nd–13th August 2021
  • Report Preparation, Legal, Safety & Environmental Considerations: 25th August–10th September 2021

To book yourself onto this training and to find out more, simply call the team on 01480 400000 or click on the button below.

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Ground Gas Specialist?!? Where? Who? Really…

PCA Trainer Neil Salvidge put pen to paper recently and gives us an insight into his career as a ‘specialist’ in the industry. In this blog he asks, ‘where is the future going to take us regarding training and specialist groups, and what actually makes a good tradesperson and/or specialist?’.

Members can read the blog in full by clicking on the button below.

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Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes Report

The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry to examine the Government’s progress on energy efficiency measures in May 2020. This report has now been published and we are pleased to be amongst the hundreds of academics, builders and trade associations, social housing providers, landlords, financial institutions and Government advisers who submitted comments.

For those that want to read the report and the comments provided by the PCA (p.74), simply click on the button below.

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Understanding wood destroying insects webinar!

**ONLY 2 WEEKS TO GO** until our next LIVE broadcast! Join us and PCA’s James Berry on Thursday 29th April 2021 from 9-10am where we dive into ‘Understanding Wood-destroying Insects’ in this latest webinar.

Join James as he shares his expertise and advice on ‘what exactly are ‘Wood destroying insects?’…’How much damage can these insects do to our homes?’… and ‘how can we spot the ‘tell-tale’ signs of infestation?”. Member can register now via the button below.

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Waterproofing Awareness Course

Waterproofing Awareness Course
Date: 19th May 2021
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £195 +VAT / Non-members £250 +VAT
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This course will enable team members to consider how they need to work to fit in with the waterproofing team, to help avoid technical mistakes and project delays etc. The training is at a level for those who will benefit from a basic understanding of structural waterproofing, and for whom a technician level course would be too in depth.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400 000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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