Weekly News – 19th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Waterproofing Treatments and Cavity Wall Insulation Network Rail wrongly claiming PCA approval CITB Levy Rates Consensus EU Glyphosate Review Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi PR Programme Update Contracting & Client Relationship Workshop Support for Members Waterproofing Treatments and Cavity Wall Insulation A report Read the full article…

Waterproofing treatments & cavity wall insulation

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published an interesting report into the prospect of using waterproofing products to allow cavity wall insulation to be installed in properties in areas exposed to wind driven rain. The report is based on a study by Building Research Establishment (BRE) Read the full article…

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 Read the full article…

Advice on protecting properties from flooding

For those that have sadly experienced it and have gone through the pain to bring their properties back to a liveable state, the potential risk of flooding never really subsides and is always at the back of your mind…even when we do have lovely weather, which we are all experiencing Read the full article…

Ventilation – has the penny dropped yet?

Dare we say that we told you so…!?!?! For those that may recall, we wrote a number of articles/blogs last year expressing our concerns about how 2020 seemed to bring the perfect conditions for a pandemic of mouldy homes with a cold and seemingly longer winter, where everyone had to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th June 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The need to uphold the standards of membership Presenting new insights Technical Document Library Updates Building materials in short supply PR coverage across Invasive Species Week Level 4 NVQ: Verification of Ground Gas Protection Systems New Online Structural Waterproofing course! Next Webinar: Wood Read the full article…

The need to uphold the standards of membership

Any Trade Association must serve the interests of its members and be of value to consumers. This is done at the PCA in a variety of ways that includes direct promotion, collaboration, standards setting and education, to name but a few. At the heart of this Association is an unwritten Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 29th May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: NEW online Surveyors in Structural Waterproofing course! Kickstarting Invasive Species Week NEW CPD learning videos Missed the Webinar? View the recording! Success with abstract for international conference Who designs Ground Gas Protection Systems? Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi Invasive Plant ID Course NEW Read the full article…

Who Designs Ground Gas Protection Systems?

The construction industry is a mysterious place sometimes and can seem impenetrably complex and inaccessible to those looking at it from outside. Those who exist within the bubble are familiar with the natural order of things and lines of responsibility are usually pretty straight. This whimsical introduction may be a Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 22nd May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Could the joint methodology be gaining traction again? Investing in your Association’s future Next week is Invasive Species Week NHBC Conversion Standards review Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings Guidance & support for returning to the workplace Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 15th May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Why the PCA supports Mental Health Awareness Week! The unsung heroes in the waterproofing world Launch of ‘Info Hub’ for Invasive Species Week Mental Health Awareness Training & Support Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week Japanese knotweed Cell Burial workshop Recovery Loan Scheme Read the full article…

The unsung heroes in the waterproofing world

So this is an article about the unsung heroes of the structural waterproofing industry, those that get their hands dirty, those with steel toe capped boots and hi-vis jackets. But to be even more specific, the experienced waterproofing technicians that have helped put into practice the critical waterproofing design countless Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 8th May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: It’s more than just the ‘big three’! PCA’s Plan for Invasive Species Week! Speedy Meter Video – Access for PCA Members Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week Mental Health Awareness Week: 10th-16th May Contracting & Client Relationship Workshop Work-related Stress Welcome to our Read the full article…

It’s more than just the ‘big three’!

As we head towards Invasive Species Week, organised for later this month by the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat (GB NNSS), I thought it would be timely to consider the wider picture on invasive non-native plants in the UK. When it comes to surveying, some may not appreciate that there are Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 1st May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: We must get serious about building regulations Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week Japanese knotweed – Hot Topic this week! Missed the webinar? View the recording… Structural Waterproofing Update Course Is this article for real? Stress Talking Toolkit for Construction Sector We must Read the full article…