Is the reign of the torch and mirror over?!

For as long as there has been a timber preservation industry, we have been poking around in subfloors to assess the condition of structural timbers. In voids with no physical access, the torch and mirror inspection has been the long reigning standard in conducting inspections. But in this ever evolving Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Review of Approved Document F Build Back Better Initiative NEW Online course launched! Next LIVE webinar Dampness & Condensation training Apprenticeships – earn while you learn! Welcome to our new member Changes to RIDDOR Review of Approved Document F For those in the Read the full article…

Approved Document F – the key changes

There are an estimated 25-27 million homes in the UK and new ones are built at the rate of approximately 180-200,000 per year. The vast majority of ventilation equipment goes into solving ventilation related problems in existing homes, yet most guidance in Approved Document F (means of ventilation) relates to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 2nd April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Update to BS8102 – finally published! Book your place at the Conference RICS Guidance – launched, now what? Waterproofing Survey – an update Next LIVE webinar Knotweed on-site contamination & cell burial Missed the webinar? View the recording… Structural Waterproofing Surveyors Training Update Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 26th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: What’s changed for the IWCG in 10 years? Building Envelope Research Network BS 40104: Standard on Assessment of Dwellings for Retrofit Imminent update to BS 8102 PR Update Next LIVE webinar Structural Waterproofing Surveyors Training First Aid in the workplace What’s changed for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed starts early…. or is this the ‘new normal?’ Astute Insurance acquired by JMG Group PCA presents at PestEx A survey of UK waterproofing specialists Flood Protection: Top Tips Next LIVE webinar Ground Gas Protection: Installation & Verification Updated Guidance from HSE Read the full article…

Tips to protect homes against flooding

Flooding is still very much in the news and your Association is continuously working to keep the message of flood protection and resilience out there. We have written many blogs on the frequency of flooding events rapidly rising, and with water levels high across the country we have drawn up Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Donation Update Research Projects update Next LIVE webinar Understanding Traditional Building Construction Principles Updated Guidance from HSE Donation Update As reported last week, our donation of 15% of the value of our training and examination bookings taken this week, will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Read the full article…

Research Projects Update

Our commitment to research and development continues as your Association works to collaborate with organisations in delivering the importance of good ventilation and accurate diagnostics, particularly for Housing Associations, Local Authorities, councils and universities in the UK. But what exactly have we been doing ‘research wise’ and who are we Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th March 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA supports the people of Ukraine Why become a board member? The Building Envelope Research Network The role of a Retrofit Coordinator Futurebuild Conference Next LIVE webinar In the News… Surveyors Training: Management of Japanese knotweed HSE’s work-related stress webinars PCA supports the Read the full article…

Why become a Board Member?

With your Association pushing out Board nomination requests in the not too distant future, what exactly is involved when it comes to being a member of the PCA Board? As most people reading this will know, the PCA is a membership organisation and the associated board are all elected by Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 26th Feb 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Flooding hits the headlines again! New online course launched! Structural Waterproofing Conference- What’s in store? First training course at new Scottish venue Next LIVE webinar Apprenticeships – Spaces available Missed the Webinar:? View the recording… Working with Display Screen Equipment Flooding hits the Read the full article…

Conferences & Awards are back!

A fortnight ago we released the programme for this year’s Structural Waterproofing Conference and whilst some of you may have missed it, for us…this was a pretty big deal! The PCA conferences have always also been a bit of a flagship event for the industry where we can showcase best Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th February 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards – 14th July 2022 Invasive Weeds & Environmental Policies Marketing Update – Where does the time go? CITB Skills & Training Fund Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance Big Congratulations to PCA’s James Berry Knotweed Contamination & Read the full article…

3 Years – Where does the time go!

When I woke up this morning (Wednesday), it suddenly struck me that I have now been with the Association for 3 years. I suppose my first thoughts were “where does the time go?!?” For many of us, the last 2 years have been a bit of a ‘topsy turvy’ ride Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th February 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week: Delivering real value with an Apprenticeship Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme Revision of BS 8102 Diagnostics Update In the News… Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance Understanding Traditional Building Construction HSE Safety advice for young workers Delivering real value with an Apprenticeship We have shared Read the full article…