PCA Weekly News - 13th November 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • National Maintenance Week
  • PCA Team expands
  • PCA attends RPSA conference
  • Join our December webinar
  • Is rising damp a myth?
  • COP26 – New Global Biodiversity Standard
  • Residential Ventilation Masterclass/li>
  • TrustMark Survey – Have your say!

National Maintenance Week

Many of our PCA members will be aware that National Maintenance Week is coming up. For those who may have missed any comms around this event and therefore unsure of the date, this takes place from 19th-26th November 2021.

This event, organised by SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) is all about reminding homeowners of the simple and straightforward steps they can take during the months ahead to ensure their property is protected over the winter. The PCA will be taking the opportunity to post helpful information and advice across our social media channels throughout the week…so keep an eye out.

For now, you can read more about National Maintenance Week by clicking on the button below…

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PCA Team expands

This week sees two new members of the team join the Association. Harry Webb is our new Apprentice and joins Jade, Jo and Amber in the Training team. Andy and Lisa welcome Emily Fuller as our newest Marketing Executive to the Marketing team.

At a time when we face a skills shortage across the industry, we are delighted to again be in a position to offer another apprenticeship and start Harry off on his future career. Similarly, with our marketing team and with Emily now onboard, we hope to further improve the voice of your Association and increase the opportunities for PCA members.

 

PCA attends RPSA Conference

The National Space Centre in Leicester provided the backdrop for the event hosted by 120 surveyors. Attendees were treated to some great speakers and a session in the incredible 360 degree planetarium.

The PCA took a trade display at the event in order to promote members and engage with a room full of practicing residential surveyors. What we are very pleased to report, is that the recognition of the Association and the service provided by PCA members is now pretty much universal – our CEO didn’t have to explain what or who we are to anyone.

Our recent collaboration on the impacts and implications of sprayed foam insulation was very constructive and our interactions with this rapidly expanding organisation has been effective and very professional. We hope they maintain their recent momentum and become increasingly influential.

 

Join our December webinar

Our December webinar has something for all sectors of membership as we discuss ‘Buildings & Wildlife – What are your responsibilities?’. Join us and Julie Riley from Wildscapes on Thursday 2nd December as we host our last webinar for 2021!

How do we work to enhance nature and develop our understanding when it comes to conflicts of wildlife, buildings and areas of development? To find out the answers and to learn much more, simply click on the button below to register!

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Is rising damp a myth?

Some may have seen the latest YouTube video from Skill Builder’s Roger Bisby: ‘Is rising damp a myth? Roger’s Biggest Rant!’. For those who have yet to watch it, it has gathered quite the audience since it aired on Monday and is drawing attention to the issue that we, and PCA members are all to aware of – rising damp DOES exist.

We are sure that you will relate to his frustration on this subject too. To view the video simply click on the button below…

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COP26 – New Global Biodiversity Standard

A global policy regarding invasive weeds doesn’t come along that often so we thought we should draw your attention to one that was announced at COP26 this week.

In relation to the need to increase forest planting and protection (carbon capture and storage) it was recognised that invasive species control is essential to achieve those aims without harming local environments. This may be specific to Forestry but could also be said to be relevant to any vegetation management strategy, so we hope you will find it a useful reference.

You can view The Botanic Gardens Conservation International Biodiversity Standard via the button below…

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Residential Ventilation Masterclass

Residential Ventilation Masterclass
Date: 20th January 2022
Location: PCA Practical Training Centre, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £305 +VAT / Non-members £355 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

With ever-increasing pressures upon homeowners to conserve fuel, insulate and draft proof their homes, the frequency and severity of mould growth and condensation related damp is increasing. It is imperative that the correct solutions are specified. This unique course provides a detailed analysis into retrofit ventilation systems and associated industry regulations.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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TrustMark Survey – Have your say!

TrustMark is conducting research to identify the needs and expectations of their target audience, as they work to create a new, user-friendly and customised Communications Platform. They are looking for feedback and insights as part of their research. The survey should only take around 10 minutes to complete and responses are completely anonymous

To access the survey, you can click on the button below.

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