PCA Weekly News – 16th November 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Supporting Mental Health Awareness 1 Day, 2 Conferences – 1 week to go! NEW Mental Health Course – PCA Members Only! Membership Satisfaction Survey PCA Codes of Practice can help members Skills and Training Fund – FREE MONEY! Invasive Weed Control Group – Read the full article…

Supporting Mental Health Awareness

The majority of the Association’s members are SMEs (small to medium enterprises) who will undoubtedly experience huge amounts of pressure and strain, with little help or assistance. With the added uncertainty that Brexit has brought this year and with a December General Election thrown into the mix, it will certainly Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th November 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Let Us Entertain You at the PCA Awards! Meet the Judges! Huge Thanks to All of our Sponsors! Why Bother with our Conferences?!? Get YOUR Teeth into our Conference Workshops Training – Get Set for Winter! Let Us Entertain You at the PCA Read the full article…

Why bother with our Conferences? Actually, this is why!

Over the years the Association has worked with its members to prove that it is an organisation that homeowners can trust and that represents quality and reliability. Members demonstrate in their actions and commitment to the standards that they voluntarily empower their Trade Body to enforce, that they are committed Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 2nd November 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Only 3 Weeks to go! Best Practice Awards – Have you Booked? James’ Views on Ventilation & Dampness Amenity Forum Discusses New Standard Man Fined Thousands for Destroying Bat Roost PCA Board Meeting Training – Get Set for Winter Only 3 Weeks to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 26th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Just 4 Weeks to go! Deadline for Award Entries Paula’s Paper is Published! Healthy Homes & the Role of Refurbishment Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail! CITB Apprentice of the Year Turnover Declaration Forms Now Due Last Regional Meeting for 2019 PCA Board Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards Dinner – Have you booked? What our Building Preservation Conference Promises! 2019 Conferences – Meet our Speakers! RICS Working Group for knotweed risk categories First Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship! The KTP Project Update & Conference Workshop Amenity Forum Conference 2019 Training Read the full article…

KTP Project & Conference Workshop

The Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP Project) set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately give surveyors information on the causes of mould. After two and a half years of work, we were pleased to announce we have been successful! So what happens now? Read the full article…

What our 2019 Building Preservation Conference Promises

The PCA’s International Building Preservation conference has always been about best practice and shaping the future of the industry. This year our theme is ‘Respecting the Past – Embracing the Future’ with a big emphasis on the future direction of the industry and we have a cracking line-up of industry-leading Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Have you entered the awards? Deadline 28 Oct! **MEMBERS ONLY** Could You Be An Expert Witness? International Invasive Weed Conference Final Week for Cohort 6 – We wish you luck! Minutes from the RVG Meeting **MEMBERS ONLY** Deadline for Turnover Declaration Forms CITB Read the full article…

Could You Be An Expert Witness?

It is a core requirement of PCA membership that surveyors should be appropriately qualified to offer expert advice to their clients. We have a range of examination-based qualifications that cover most of our sector groups and we encourage life-long learning so that your experience and skills, can result in further Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Have you entered the awards? **MEMBERS ONLY** The Hodgson View: Attitudes to flooding must change! International Building Preservation Conference Your Association in Ireland Mental Health Awareness & Work Related Stress Now is the time to address the skills shortage! Training – Get Ready Read the full article…

Property Care Association in Ireland

Sometime in the middle of August our team received a telephone call from Ireland asking to confirm the credentials of three companies using the Associations logo and claiming membership. As it turned out, none of the companies were members. The next question came from what turned out to be a Read the full article…

Attitudes to Flood Protection must change!

I am sitting on a crowded train tapping out a few lines on my way to an event that will, no doubt, be attended by the luminaries of the flood world at the British Standards Institute in Chiswick. Good news: the NEW flood protection standards are an improvement The event Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Autumn Regional Meetings Which Conference Have you Booked? Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting Letter to Trustmark Ref PAS 2035 Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship Best Practice Awards 2019 Training – Get Ready for Autumn Basements for Housing Webinar Autumn Regional Meetings **MEMBERS ONLY** The Read the full article…

1st Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting

The PCA was delighted to host the first-ever meeting focused on Ground Gas Protection in Buildings’ earlier this week. Delighted with the response to the ‘first-ever’ meeting The supportive and engaging response from the members and invited guests who attended, reinforced the Associations’ mandate to develop trade association representation in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Which Conference are you Attending? EMAPi2019 – What did we learn? 2020 Training Dates Released! Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting Last Chance to Sign up for the November Intake Best Practice Awards 2019 Latest News from the International Ethics Standards Training – Get Read the full article…

EMAPi2019 – What did we learn?

The PCA were invited to give a paper last week at the EMAPi conference in Prague, a biennial research conference on all aspects of invasive weed ecology and management, attended by leading experts/academics from around the world. Our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons represented the PCA. So, in Peter’s words, Read the full article…