PCA Weekly News – 19th September 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: New Ground Gas Code of Practice Bat Roosts and Preservation Works New Online Course! International Research Group Launches New INNS Standard CPD Webinar – For All Sectors of Membership Training: Safe Use of Biocides EA Report into Propert Flood Resilience New Ground Gas Read the full article…

Bat Roots and Preservation Works

The inspiration for this blog is quite literally, much closer to home than most other blogs! During some proposed renovation works to weatherboarding on the front elevation of my house, it has become apparent that we have bats roosting behind. All of our members will be aware that bats and Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th Sept 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Launch of PCA ‘Hub’ for Green Homes Grant Scheme Save energy but not by papering over the cracks EU invasive weed legislation – will Brexit make a difference? Next Webinar – Risks of being an Expert Witness Training: Contracting & Client Relationships New Read the full article…

Save Energy but not by Papering Over the Cracks

When cracks appear in buildings, we should take notice. Small cracks are often ignored, but little cracks can turn into big cracks and ‘heaven help’ anyone who simply tries to cover over or ignores any significant structural defects within their property. As we get closer to the launch of the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th September 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: GHG: An Appeal & Some Help It’s all Greek (and Latin) to me! Next Webinar – Risks of being an Expert Witness Updated Damp Technical Library Paula’s Research takes another step Autumn Regional Meeting Dates New Guidance from Defra for Invasive Plants HSE: Read the full article…

It’s all Greek (and Latin) to me!

Since it is Friday, we thought we would have a little bit of a ‘lighthearted blog’ just to test the memory of all the PCA surveyors out there, complements of PCA trainer & honorary member Gervais Sawyer. For many, sometimes the use of Latin names can get people’s head in Read the full article…

Green Homes Grant – An appeal & some help

The scheme that will see billions of pounds of government and private money feed into measures that aim to create jobs and improve the energy efficiency of homes is just a few weeks away from its proposed launch date. It’s my understanding that homeowners in England will be able to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 29th August 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Green Homes Grant: Will we get it RIGHT? Welcome back to Cohort 2 Autumn Regional Meeting Dates Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Training: Defects in Cavity Construction Missed the Webinar? View the Recording Green Homes Grant: Will we get it RIGHT? We think the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 22nd August 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Green Homes Grant: The principles and the pitfalls Japanese knotweed: Buffer Zones and Boundaries CITB Levy Payment Process Second SEISS Grant New Guidance on Japanese knotweed Use of Face Coverings in Construction Just 1 Week until our Watertight Concrete Webinar Understanding Traditional Construction Read the full article…

Green Homes Grant: Is your home fit for purpose?

The Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme is turning from a headlining grabbing announcement from high profile politicians, into a scheme whose detail is being ground out by civil servants, regulators, and industry gurus. There are a group of very well motivated experts who are working under intense pressure, to turn Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 15th August 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Green Homes Grant: What does this mean for Ventilation? 2021 Training Dates Now LIVE! Diagnostic Tool Software – Coming Soon! James Berry’s Review of the Cavity Course New Guidance Notes from Wood Protection Association Just 2 Weeks until our NEXT CPD Webinar Damp Read the full article…

Course Review – Defects in Cavity Construction

Our very own Technical Manager James Berry attended our ‘first ever’ Defects in Cavity Construction training course last week. So what did he think? Well, here he shares his review of the course…. Strange times but great to be back in the classroom Whilst the circumstances around this first course Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 8th August 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Research Published in International Journal Q&A Session: Life of a Newly Qualified Surveyor TrustMark & the Green Homes Grant Scheme 1st Full Week of Training Consideration of a Mentoring Surgery Surveyors Training in Scotland 3 Weeks until our NEXT CPD Webinar PCA Read the full article…

Life of a Newly Qualified Surveyor

It’s easy to become a fully qualified damp and timber surveyor…right?!? One three-day training course with some exams chucked into the mix. Surely it can not be that hard?!? It is a criticism we do hear from time to time. For all those that have put in the dedication, hard Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News 1st Aug 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Recent Letter to the Chancellor – Voucher Scheme The Reach of our Webinars Continues to Grow Updated Doc: Hygroscopic Salts & Dampness BS 5250 – Open for YOUR Consultation HSE Guidance – Social Distancing in the workplace 2021 Training Dates Our NEXT CPD Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News 25th July 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Thanks to all that attended the AGM New Building Regulation Manual for England Updated Technical Doc – Use of Moisture Meters HSE Guidance – Disinfecting your workplace Latest Risk Assessments from Stallard Kane Our NEXT CPD Webinar Missed the Latest Webinar – Replay Read the full article…