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PCA Weekly News - 19th November 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • The importance of education and legislation
  • Damp: it's never user error
  • Condensation and a data driven approach
  • Maintenance Week starts today!
  • Less than a week to go...
  • December webinar - Electronic Leak Detection Systems
  • Online Training - Bamboos and other invasive grasses

The importance of education and legislation

We were shocked and saddened to read of the tragic death of 2-year old Awaab Ishak which has been headline news this week. The Property Care Association has and continues to push for greater accountability, legislation and education, which you may have seen covered in the press too.

Whilst it is not our place to comment on this case, the PCA is qualified to comment on the cause of the mould and the impact on occupants. Our experience also gives us leave to comment on what we think should happen in the future, which CEO Steve Hodgson discusses in his blog via the button below....


Damp: it's never user error

Our next video to be released from the recent '2022 Property Care Conference', focuses on the impacts of the Ombudsman report from the Housing Ombudsman Service.

The report, which told building professionals to do better for tenants, lays bare the improvements that are needed in the approach, accountability, and quality of damp management in tenanted homes. Significantly it exposes the all-too-common but misplaced assertion that tenants can be blamed for the dampness that blights their lives - and sadly, this is something which we have read much of this week. To view the video, simply click on the button below.

View the video >>

Condensation and a data driven approach

As many of you will know, the acceptable standard for investigating dampness in buildings is changing and nothing highlights these changes more than the recent Housing Ombudsman's report. This report actively told us to move away from blaming lifestyle and to use data driven approaches to get to the root cause of damp and mould issues. But what does a data driven approach look like?

Head of Technical James Berry discusses this in his latest blog, which you can read by clicking on the button below...


Maintenance Week 2022 starts today

The 'Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings' (SPAB) annual Maintenance Week starts today and we hope many of you will support this campaign.

The PCA will be sharing a host of valuable & helpful information through multiple channels on areas of maintenance such as condensation, ventilation, dampness, flooding and mould...and we encourage all our members to do the same too.

Feel free to share any of our content, but we also encourage you to create/reuse your own to spread and share good knowledge with homeowners on how to keep on top of general property maintenance.

Less than a week to go...

With less than a week to go, this is our 'last call' for those who wish to join us on Thursday at the ‘2022 International Invasive Weed Conference’? We are looking forward to welcoming many of our members back to this event after 3 years, but for those yet to book, there are a few places left...

To find out more about the high calibre of speakers, what to expect from the day, and to book your place; simply click on the link or the button

Find out more >>

Next webinar - Electronic Leak Detection Systems

Our next and last LIVE Webinar for 2022 is only 2 weeks away. This time, we are following and expanding on a presentation from the 2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference - 'The Advantages & Use of Electronic Leak Detection Systems'.

Join us on Thursday 1st December as we take a more extensive look at how leak detection systems are helping building, surveying & construction professionals detect waterproofing issues within new builds, existing buildings, podium decks and basements. 

To find out more & to register, click on the button below.

Find out more >>

Online Training - Bamboos & other invasive grasses

The next set of dates have been released for our online 'Bamboos and other Invasive Grasses' course. For those looking to develop their knowledge and experience in the identification, assessment and management of invasive plants, then this could be just the training course you/your team need!

  • Bamboos and other Invasive Grasses
  • Cost: £185+VAT
  • Date: December 2022 (covered over 2-3 weeks)

Contact the PCA training team to discuss available dates and to book your place on 01480 400000 or email

Find out more >>

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