Timber Preservation Document Library

A list of PCA Timber Preservation Technical Guidance documents and Codes of Practice can be seen below. We would encourage all professional users who deal with, or have an interest in, the subjects covered refer to these documents. These documents are aimed at offering guidance, not only to property professionals, contractors and surveyors, but also to insurers and their agents and members of the public.

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We would respectfully ask that these documents are used with the understanding that they are not for sale or distribution by third parties and should not be copied or redistributed without the express permission of the Chief Executive Officer of the Property Care Association.

New Joint Statement

Sprayed Foam Insulation

There has been significant conjecture over the use of sprayed polyurethane (PU) foams in domestic property leading to confusion amongst surveyors and valuers about how to report on the condition of a roof with sprayed foam applied to the underside of the roof covering, and with some lenders refusing to offer loans on affected properties. The result is that consumers may, unwittingly, put themselves in a position of detriment, sometimes restricting the saleability of, or ability to release equity from, their home.

In response to the uncertainty that surrounds the issue the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) jointly convened a forum of industry stakeholders to consider the use and implications of sprayed foam products within existing pitched roofs of domestic property.

View: NEW Joint Position Statement >>

Technical Documents and Guidance Notes

Codes of Practice

[previously titled “Code of Practice for Remedial Timber Treatment”]