Dealing with the effects of Damp – Principles & Considerations

At the Property Care Association, we believe that good diagnostics and thorough investigations are key to directing and delivering good repairs and treatments. It is something we have tried to promote through all our CPD webinars.

Unlike previous damp webinars however, that have concentrated on diagnostics and investigation, the webinar recording below looks more at the principles and considerations that a damp contractor must process to deliver appropriate remedial strategies.

To learn more, click to watch the webinar recording below and let PCA’s CEO Steve Hodgson take you on a slightly different view towards damp remediation and why it is important to take these considerations seriously!


What you will learn from the webinar

  • Considerations
    • The list of things that any specifier of repair work needs to take account. In addition, consideration not only to practical and constructional matters but ethical and budgetary considerations too.
  • Strategy
    • The basic principles of managing or eliminating dampness from three main sources, as well as thinking about how timber defects are tackled.
  • Specification
    • Considering the options for repair and thinking about the specification process.
  • Execution
    • How, when and by whom repairs are undertaken. The important considerations.
  • “Guarantees”
    • Historically the perceived need for guarantees has driven how damp and rot is dealt with. We will look at why this has happened and how with collaborative working, this might change.

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • For contractors: get to grips with what you should know!
  • For Everyone else: a list for you to benchmark contractors against!
  • Learn about the common mistakes made when eliminating dampness and what you should be considering as options for repair.
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk.

About the presenter – Steve Hodgson

Stephen joined the Trade Association as a technical specialist in 2000 after 13 years working as a surveyor and manager in the preservation industry. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the Property Care Association since October 2012.

Stephen is passionate about the industry in which he is proud to serve and is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service and workmanship to consumers as well as first rate representation and value for money to members of the Property Care Association. Stephen works hard to maintain strong links with organisations including RICS, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, TrustMark, STBA, BRE, National Flood Forum and the newly launched UKCMIB.

Additional information about dampness

For those looking to find out more about dampness and how to rectify damp problems, there is plenty of professional information and guidance that you can diguest via our PCA Technical Document Library and our professional pages with additional updates and blogs via our news section.

In addition, we have a variety of training courses available for surveyors, technicians/tradesmen and for individuals that are not specialists within the damp industry.  To find out more, visit our training and qualification web pages.

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To find out when our next live webinar is going to be and to view any previous webinars, click to visit the PCA Professional Development Webinars page using the button below

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Find a Qualified PCA Damp Specialist near you

The PCA understands that having confidence with a damp and timber specialist you choose is important. That is why we have created a database of registered members who are industry leading and qualified damp and timber preservation specialists. Get in touch with a qualified specialist near you using our search box below.

Enquire about becoming a PCA member

Are you a professional interested in growing your business and benefitting from the advantages of becoming a PCA member? If so, find out how we can provide support and assistance for you by getting in touch on 01480 400 000 or using the contact form below

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Other related Information

As the Trade Association for the industry, the Property Care Association offers a variety of webinars, tools and training courses to help you with your professional development. Take a look at some of the options below.

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