PCA Weekly News – 2nd May 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Tips for Surveying Cavity Walls What can we learn from JKW Research & Development? Knowledge Exchange Project with UCL PCA Webinars in Demand! A Thriving PCA Greenhouse Dampness within Buildings Webinar Guidance on the Delivery of Blue Roofs Your Weekly ‘Tune in Tuesday’ Read the full article…

Tips for Cavity Wall Surveying

It is estimated that there are over 27 million homes in the UK, of which nearly 20 million are of cavity wall construction. As an industry of property professionals we will be looking at properties with cavity wall construction on a daily basis. Following the recent webinar on Defects in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 25th April 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Using Video Diagnostics during ‘Lockdown’ Risk Assessments in a Global Pandemic – A biologist’s perspective Reference Material to Support ‘Paula’s Salts Papers’ Update on BS 8102 Ground Gas Protection Webinar Highways England Safety Alert 8 ‘Top Tips’ for Getting Paid Your Weekly ‘Tune Read the full article…

Top Tips to Getting Paid

These are extraordinary circumstances and for many of our PCA Members and many other businesses, the worry of cashflow and getting paid is increasing day by day. Off the back of a recent ‘Tune In Tuesday‘ our special guest, Tracey Westell of Cash flow and Credit Agency ‘Pecunia’, shared with Read the full article…

Using Video Diagnostics during ‘lockdown’

One interesting service that is being offered by a number of members during the “lockdown” is video diagnostics. This simply involves a homeowner sending a photograph, or even live-streaming a video, of a potential problem to a surveyor who then provides diagnostic advice by email. This can be relevant to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 18th April 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: HMRC: Job Retention Scheme Response from Lord Gardiner Updating our Technical Documents Defects in Cavity Construction Webinar – Register Now! Your Weekly ‘Tune-in Tuesday’ Ventilation and a Healthy Indoor Environment Missed the Webinar – View the Recording Consultation Deadline Extended HMRC: Job Retention Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 11th April 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Paula’s Paper 3: Salts Analysis Wood Decay in Buildings Webinar There’s still time to join the PCA Pub Quiz Helping members prepare for IR35 changes Have your say & submit your views Occupational Respiratory Health Working from home? Claim back tax Join us Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 4th April 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Your help is needed! KTP Update An Insight into the Origins of the Preservation Industry Opportunity for e-Learning Help for Working Parents: The Great Indoors PCA Webinars – What’s on the Schedule? PCA Lighthearted Pub Quiz Property Flood Round Table Meeting The Effects Read the full article…

National Occupational Standards Review

We have been asked by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to participate in the review of the National Occupational Standard (NOS) that ultimately sets the objectives for the Building Preservation Apprentice scheme operated by the Association. Employers are needed to contribute to the review group and as the Property Care Read the full article…

An update on the Knowledge Transfer Project

The Knowledge Transfer Project finished in July 2019 with more than 50 properties environmentally monitored, thanks to our members and PCA staff. Another 50 properties have been monitored since then, supporting the work of some of our members together with a local housing association. This has a mutual benefit for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: CITB’s Response to Levy Payment Suspension UK government unveils aid for self-employed Continued Help & Advice for Members VAT Payment Deferrals Updated Safe Site Advice from CABE 2020 Conferences, Awards & AGM cancelled ** MEMBERS ONLY ** NEW Virtual Regional Meetings! PCA webinars Read the full article…

PCA Mid-Week News – 25th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: COVID-19: Update from your CEO CITB Levy Payments Letter to Secretary of State New Virtual Regional Meetings Safe Site Advice from CABE Still time to Register for tomorrow’s webinar! COVID-19: Update from your CEO After a very challenging week for all and many Read the full article…

COVID-19: Update Your CEO

The Property Care Association is now in a position to start informing members of the actions that we are taking in the face of the unfolding situation. NEW Weekly PCA Briefing to help you The PCA is currently working to facilitate a “live” on-line weekly members briefing. The first of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 20th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA remains highly focused on working for members Where can members go for help and advice Dedicated Tax helpline Insurance Covers Spring Regional Meetings cancelled Japanese knotweed webinar – 1 week to go!! Review of BS 8102 PCA remains highly focused on working Read the full article…

COVID-19: Uncertain times for now

If Brexit took us into “uncharted territory”, COVID-19 has taken us into another world. The welfare and safety of our loved ones and co-workers is the principal reason for the decisions being imposed on every citizen and business in Europe today by governments. The business and financial consequences of the Read the full article…