PCA Weekly News - 17th October 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Japanese knotweed Management Overseas – Defra Report
  • New Online Course – Moisture Risks in Buildings
  • Kickstart Scheme – Places still Remaining!
  • Review of BS 8102 – First Formal Meeting to Take Place
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme Article in PBC Today
  • BMI Diagnostic Tool: Suite of Info to Help!
  • 50% off PAS 2035/2030 until Jan 2021!
  • Webinar: Green Homes Grant and “Shallow” Retrofit
  • Training: Contracting & Client Relationship
  • New Members

Japanese knotweed Management Overseas – Defra Report

The long awaited report commissioned by Defra in response to the Commons Select Committee Report, was finally published last Friday. Snappily titled “International Approaches to Japanese Knotweed in the Context of Property Sales”, it will have been seen and read by many of our members already.

However for those members who haven’t seen it (or read all 108 pages!), there are no big surprises but according to your Technical Manager Peter Fitzsimons, the good news it that it is largely supportive of what PCA members are doing. Read Peter’s review by clicking on the button below…

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New Online Course – Moisture Risks in Buildings

We shared with members a few weeks ago the news that we will be delivering UK Centre for Moisture in Building’s ( UKCMB) ‘Understanding and Managing Moisture Risks in Buildings’ course. Damp problems can be straightforward but as your Technical Manager James Berry points out, as we strive to improve our existing housing stock to reach our carbon footprint goals, these issues are becoming increasing complex.

To find out more about what this course can offer YOU, click on the button below…

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Kickstart Scheme – Places still Remaining!

Thanks to those members who have expressed an interest in the Government’s new “Kickstart Scheme”. We have received over half of the 30 placements required to be part of this scheme, but we need a few more of you to ‘grab this opportunity’ and fulfil our quota.

We see this as a great initiative and one which provides support for YOUR businesses and provide fundamental life skills to the next working generation – and we have an opportunity to help you, our members, be a part of this.

Get in touch with us, or for more information, click on the button below.

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Review of BS 8102 – First Formal Meeting to Take Place

We shared with members some weeks ago that the proposal for the review of BS 8102:2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures against Water from the Ground had been approved by BSI. We have now been advised that an Editorial Project Manager has been assigned to the project and the first formal meeting will take place on 23rd October.

We welcome this development as this review has been one of the key objectives of your Association and the Structural Waterproofing Group (SWG) over this last year. BS 8102 forms the backbone of our training and we continue to push the standards even higher, remaining a ‘go to’ for assistance, commentary and suggestions on key legislation.


Green Homes Grant Scheme Article in PBC Today

Leading up to and following the launch of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, we continue to share information with members on the scheme through blogs and via our new ‘hub’.

Articles such as this one featured in PBC Today from Technical Manager James Berry certainly helps to push the importance of ensuring that homeowners understand exactly what they are purchasing, and why checking the building is fit for purpose is so important.

Members can read the full article by clicking on the button below…..

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BMI Diagnostic Tool: Suite of Info to Help!

We are delighted with the continued interest shown in our ground-breaking BMI Diagnostic Reporting Tool with more of our members set up to use the tool! Our suite of information now includes this handy flyer, as we strive to put advanced moisture diagnostics and evaluation into the hands of every surveyor, landlord and housing officer.

Interested but still unsure? Get in touch with Paula. She is happy to help you better understand the reports and can be contacted on 01480 400000 / paula@property-care.org.

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50% off PAS 2035/2030 until Jan 2021!

Members are alerted to an exclusive offer from TrustMark for the purchase of PAS 2035/2030:2019 online at a discount of 50%! At a time when homeowners are looking into improving their homes through the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the timing of this offer couldn’t be better for PCA members.

Members can apply the promotional code “TM50” against the following important documents:

  • PAS 2030/17
  • PAS 2030/19
  • PAS 2035/19

The promotion runs from 13th October 2020 until 13th January 2021.

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Webinar: Green Homes Grant & “Shallow” Retrofit

**2 WEEKS TO GO** Don’t miss our next webinar on the ‘Green Homes Grant scheme and the effects of “shallow” retrofit’. Join your CEO Steve Hodgson on Thursday 29th October 2020 from 9-10am as he asks, ‘how do we anticipate and design out problems before retrofitting a building or home?’

Understand the meaning of “fabric first” and ensure retrofit is not used to hide defects that will come back to bite! Members can click on the button below to find out more and register.

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Training: Contracting & Client Relationship

Training: Contracting & Client Relationship
Date: 1st December 2020
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: £185 +VAT
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Confidently navigate the contractual aspects of supervising or managing works on site with our contracting and client relationship workshop. Increase your appreciation and understanding of contractual obligations with all parties within a project to avoid potential pitfalls and penalties, and ensure that your company meets its obligations.

This course is ideal for those who routinely deal with main contractors and quantity surveyors and offers invaluable information you can use to self-check your in-house procedures.

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

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New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following into membership of the PCA:

  • John Alexander
  • Crownstone Construction Ltd
  • K & R Construction Ltd


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