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PCA Weekly News - 3rd June 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • The housing, health and safety rating system - but why is it important?
  • Investment for the future of the Association
  • Letter to ministers sparks interest
  • Only 20 tickets remaining!
  • June webinar: Understanding & surveying dampness
  • In other news...

The housing, health and safety rating system - but why is it important?

The government has announced that it has finished its review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), but what were they considering? What will the potential changes mean and why might it be important to PCA members. 

To find out more, click on the link below to read your technical manager, James Berry's, latest blog...


Investment for the future of the Association

There has been lots going on at the PCA Head Office lately! It has always been the Association's goal to futureproof and upskill emerging talent within the industry, and with the tenants no longer occupying the extra space upstairs has enabled us to invest in and expand the current training facilities, creating:

  • an additional training floor
  • a dedicated area to display and store timber samples
  • a separate room for examiners/assisted support for candidates during exams

We've upgraded the Board Room which is now our new Media Suite, complete with 'On Air' light - a perfect area to host our monthly webinars, record training videos and hold online meetings, all with a professional backdrop! Solar panels have been installed to the roof at Head Office and with rising costs, not only are we generating our own energy, we will save thousands of pounds in the long run. And for any of you onsite with us for training with electric vehicles, you can benefit from this too.

And finally, over at the practical training facility it might look like a building site... but by removing the small training room at the front, will open up the space and transform the building completely, providing a much bigger environment for you to undertake this hands-on practical training.

PCA's letter to ministers sparks interest from The Telegraph

Our recent letter to ministers seems to have sparked some interest and was been picked up by The Daily Telegraph earlier this week! This letter called for those in homes owned by the Government, to have the same rights to action and redress as those living in properties owned by Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

We will continue to use our voice on behalf of our members and hope that many more media outlets get involved in this conversation, to spread awareness of using specialist experts to diagnose and repair faults.

Read the article >>

Only 20 tickets remaining for the Waterproofing conference!

With only 20 tickets left for our upcoming 2023 Structural Waterproofing Conference, the question remains...can you afford to miss it? Our packed speaker programme provides you with the opportunity to:

  • learn from & network with leading industry experts
  • develop your knowledge
  • be part of high level discussion & debate

To find out more, click on the button below or call our PCA team member Sue on 01480 400001.

Find out more>>

June webinar: Understanding & surveying dampness

When preparing survey reports or advising clients on what to look out for when converting below ground spaces, what should you be evaluating? And what are the limitations, implications and key considerations for surveyors when it comes to inspecting basements or below ground structures?

To find out the answers and to learn much more, join us and PCA's Head of Technical James Berry for our next live webinar on Thursday 29th June (9-10am). To register, simply click on the button below...

Find out more >>

In other news...

Invasives Science Live

Some of you in the invasive weed sector may be interested in attending Invasives Science Live, which takes place on 22nd June 2023 in Cardiff. This event showcases the latest research and technological innovations in invasive weed control. More information and tickets are available via the button below...

Invasive Science Live >>



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