PCA Weekly News - 30th October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Just how will COP26 affect us all?
  • Apprenticeship news…
  • Missed the webinar? View the recording!
  • Join our December webinar
  • & The Sprayer of the Year goes to…
  • Architect Fined
  • Welcome to our new member

Just how will COP26 affect us all?

With the upcoming COP26 conference fast approaching and the ongoing media attention, how will this affect us and the sectors we represent? What exactly is this event and should we be following it closely? Well PCA’s Technical Manager Peter says ‘yes’ and is urging us all to listen and watch carefully….

You can read more by clicking on the button below.

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Apprenticeship news…

We are delighted to share that our first two cohorts of Structural Waterproofing apprentices have completed their apprenticeship this week. This has been somewhat challenging due to the interruption of a global pandemic and we would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to each apprentice. We wish you all the best for a successful future.

We are also delighted to share that the Property Care Association will be continuing its apprenticeship journey as we welcome a new apprentice to the training team in the next couple of weeks! We wholeheartedly believe in the apprenticeship ethos and as we face a skills shortage, we are proud to be in a position to support the career path of an apprentice once again.

We will introduce our new apprentice to you soon, but for now, you can find out how an apprenticeship could work for your team by clicking on the button below…

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Missed the webinar? View the recording!

Huge thanks to all who joined our webinar yesterday on masonry stabilisation and what do you need to know?.

There was plenty of engagement and loads of questions on the chat/via email, which was great! But if you missed the webinar, don’t worry. Simply click on the button below to watch the replay…

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Join our December webinar

Our last webinar for 2021 is now open for registration. This time it is something for all construction sectors. How do we stop ourselves getting into trouble with the law when it comes to conflicts of wildlife, buildings and areas of development?

To find out the answers and to learn much more, join us and Julie Riley from Wildscapes on Thursday 2nd December. To join, simply click on the button below..

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& The Sprayer of the Year goes to…

Please join us in congratulating PCA member Tony Robinson of Southern Horticulture, who was awarded Sprayer of the Year at last week’s Amenity Forum Conference! Tony was awarded PCA Japanese Knotweed Technician of the Year at our 2019 Best Practice Awards and this is another great achievement to add to his collection!

You can find out more about this annual Sprayer of the Year award by clicking on the button below…

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Architect Fined

Earlier this year, the case of Hart v Large grabbed the headlines and it was a sobering reminder of the duty we owe and the potential cost of failure. Recently, a new case has hit the headlines and an architect has been found guilty of serious professional incompetence, and later fined. This was after the discovery of extensive dry rot within a renovated farmhouse which he had signed off six years ago, failing to check whether necessary condition reports – on damp proofing & timber decay – had been obtained for the building.

We appreciate that this was not a PCA member, but as always, we urge all to remain vigilant and continue to follow industry best practice.

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Welcome to our new member

We are pleased to welcome the following company into Provisional Status with the PCA:

Knotweed Specialists UK Ltd. 


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