PCA Weekly News - 14th May 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Non Native Invasive Weeds – the ‘not so good’, the ‘really bad’ & the ‘ugly ones too’!
  • Programme of events for Invasive Species Week
  • Hodgson View: The Retrofit Express
  • Next live CPD Webinar
  • Buildings Regulations Webinar
  • Wood Identification
  • Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year

Programme of events for Invasive Species Week

Ahead of Invasive Species Week next week, 16th – 22nd May 2022, we can share with you that our dedicated ‘Invasive Weed Info Hub’ on the PCA website has been updated.

Across the whole of next week, we are taking the opportunity to raise awareness, promote best practice and consider how to investigate/deal with invasive weed related problems. We encourage our PCA invasive weed members to get involved, to take the opportunity of ‘ramping up’ your CPD and to let us know if you are organising anything next week too.

To find out more, click on the button below…

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Hodgson View: The Retrofit Express

We have shared our thoughts on retrofit before, in blogs, posts and webinars, but with the Government confirming their latest Energy Company Obligation funding (Eco 4), what exactly will this mean for the retrofit market? Could this be shaping up to be a building performance revolution?

It’s a question CEO Steve discusses in his latest ‘Hodgson View’, which you can access via the button below…

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Non Native Invasive Weeds – the ‘not so good’, the ‘really bad’ & the ‘ugly ones too’!

For those in the invasive weed sector, we know that there are many non-native invasive plant species, but not all are dealt with in the same way when it comes to our legislature – why is that? It’s a question PCA’s Technical Manager Peter discusses ahead of Invasive Species Week next week.

You can access the full blog by clicking on the button below…

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Next LIVE CPD webinar

**2 WEEKS** until our next LIVE CPD opportunity! To understand more about the often misunderstood art of underpinning, and to learn more about when it is appropriate “to pin, or not to pin”; we hope you join us and Cormac Rooney of MJ Rooney Construction Ltd on Thursday 26th May 2022 from 9-10am for an hour of high-quality CPD!

To learn more about the webinar and to register, click on the button below…

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Building Regulations Webinar

To explain the changes to Parts L, F and O of the Building Regulations coming into force on 15th June 2022, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is running a webinar on the 23rd May from 12-1pm. The broadcast will cover new and existing domestic buildings and new and existing non-domestic buildings.

Your Association and many of our members are well aware this is important and offers another great CPD opportunity! For those who want to join the broadcast, simply click on the button below. NOTE: this Teams link will only be live on the day.

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Wood Identification for the Infestation Surveyor

Wood Identification
Date: 9th June 2022
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: PCA Members – £205 +VAT / Non-members – £260 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

Learn how to identify the most common structural timbers found within house construction. Using a variety of identification methods, our wood identification course will help you develop the necessary practical skills. It will provide you with the know-how and skills required to recognise different types of softwood and hardwood visually, physically and through microscopic analysis.

Secure your place today! Contact the training team on 01480 400000 or email amber@property-care.org.

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Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year

For all those in the invasive weed sector, the Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Award 2022 Nominations are now open!

Last year’s winner was PCA member, Tony Robinson of Southern Horticulture and this award recognises those individuals within our sector who not just provide an outstanding service, but also uphold the highest levels of industry standards. To find out more and to enter, you can click on the button below.

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