PCA Weekly News – 25th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Autumn Equinox and Japanese knotweed Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation 1 week to go until our next webinar! A Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain Training Ahead of the Condensation Season Work Right Campaign The Autumn Equinox and Japanese knotweed For many of Read the full article…

Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation: Guide to Best Practice

Last week the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released its “Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation: Guide to Best Practice”. This was designed to provide guidance for designers, surveyors, project managers and installers about retrofit internal wall insulation. A copy of the document can be found via the button below: Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 18th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Invasive plants: The Jekyll and Hyde conundrum NHIC Annual Parliamentary Meeting 2 weeks to go until our next webinar! ITV’s report into Britain’s failing housing system… Reminder: BS8102 open for comment Online Training – Spaces in October! Ground Gas: Design & Detail HSE’s Read the full article…

Invasive plants: The Jekyll and Hyde conundrum

Non-native invasive weeds get a lot of bad press for obvious reasons. But are they ‘all bad’? Robert Louis Stephenson’s allegorical tale about good and evil provides a useful analogy here so lets see how it helps? Most invasive weeds arrived in the UK by deliberate human intervention because they Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 11th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Is it time for waterproofing & flooding to work together? 3 weeks to go until our next webinar! TBIC Meeting Update Contaminated land in Oldham CITB Consensus Results Defects in Cavity Construction HSE’s New Online Tool Is it time for waterproofing & flooding Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 4th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: The new version of BS5250 2022 Training & Examination Dates are Released! Our housing stock must stand the test of time Article on PIV sent for Peer Review to International Journal Join us for our next webinar! Apprenticeship Programme secured until Read the full article…

Our housing stock must stand the test of time

A recent study found that homes in England produce more carbon emissions than all of the country’s cars… and are a greater threat to the climate! The study estimated that there are 25 million homes that produce some 58.5 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. This compares to 27 Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Post-lockdown timber shortage… Methodology given the Green Light! BS 8102 out for public consultation Missed the Webinar? View the recording! Who knew Dry Rot was ‘art’! Ransomware attacks in the construction sector UKCMB Online Training New Member to the Association Is Recycled Timber Read the full article…

Is recycled timber really that bad?

A couple of weeks ago, the director of the Timber Trade Federation wrote about the desperate shortage of building materials. With unprecedented demand for timber post-lockdown and the impact of climate change with an increasing number of wildfires, it was reported that suppliers were “working around the clock” but are Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The challenges and risks with Japanese knotweed disputes Recruitment, staff retention and “poaching”!/li> Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings New Japanese Knotweed research published The first of our BMI Diagnostic Packages have left the building! Covid, Fire Doors and Ventilation Customer Service Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Flooding: Realistic Approaches to Basement Design Work Commences on Update of BS 85500 Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings Update on RICS Guidance Note on Japanese Knotweed BS 40102: A New British Standard Changes to Personal Protective Equipment Regulations Technician Training: Structural Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: New version of BS 5250 released….. Integrated Weed Management Plans Formally register to use Plant Protection Products Damp & Timber Apprenticeship – Next Cohort Available Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings PR Programme Update Technician Training: Structural Waterproofing New version of BS 5250 Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31st July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Training Hits NEW International Borders Maple R&D Website Now Launched Giant Hogweed Hits the Headlines AGAIN! Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings Amenity Forum Conference New Dates Released – Timber & Dampness Training Good Ventilation to Reduce Covid Risk Last Chance to Book Read the full article…