PCA Weekly News -5th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Have you entered the awards? **MEMBERS ONLY**
  • The Hodgson View: Attitudes to flooding must change!
  • International Building Preservation Conference
  • Your Association in Ireland
  • Mental Health Awareness & Work Related Stress
  • Now is the time to address the skills shortage!
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Have you entered the awards?

Celebrate with the very best in the industry at the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards on Thursday 21st November as we recognise and reward PCA members and their fantastic achievements throughout the year! It’s straightforward to enter and there are lots of categories to choose from:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Project of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Website of the Year (Small co. & Medium/Large co.)
  • Outstanding Customer Service Award

Make You & Your Company Stand Out! Send your entries to sue@property-care.org by 18th October 2019!

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The Hodgson View: Attitudes to flooding must change!

Attitudes to flood protection must change. Are we any more resilient to flooding than we were 10 years ago? Our very own Steve Hodgson gives us his insight in the latest ‘Hodgson View’….

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International Building Preservation Conference

Bookings are coming in thick and fast! Have you booked your place yet at the 2019 International Building Preservation Conference?

Develop your knowledge and learn from industry-leading experts through presentations and debates on the issues facing the industry. Network and connect with an incredible community of individuals over the course of the day – this is the must-attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the UK preservation sector.

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Your Association in Ireland

Over the last few years we have been asked many times if the PCA would be prepared to provide trade association support to companies in the south of Ireland. We have been slow to respond to these requests, however, recent events have prompted us to think again.

Work has already begun to create the necessary web pages and amend application forms to allow us to manage members in Ireland and we will soon be in a position to deliver value representation. .

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Mental Health Awareness & Work Related Stress

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has clarified existing criteria for the investigation of Work Related Stress (WRS). As awareness of WRS and mental ill-health increases, we all have a duty to develop our knowledge and understanding to protect employees from the impact of WRS.

Your Association is addressing this issue by inviting Russell Mott, ATAS UK to all of our regional meetings throughout October, to promote awareness and help organisations build a successful mental health culture in the workplace. Contact james@property-care.org if you wish to attend.

Why Attend a Regional Meeting


Now is the time to address the skills shortage!

The increasing skills shortage that the construction industry is facing is a current problem within the preservation sector and will only get worse if we don’t address the issue. So now is the time to look to the future – are you prepared?

Read Training Manager Jade Stocker’s thoughts on how CITB’s Skills & Training Fund could ‘get you prepared’…

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Residential Ventilation Masterclass

Are you passing on profit and revenue to others? Why not develop your understanding of dampness and ventilation in buildings and get more involved in residential ventilation issues! Maximise your chance of return on investment!

Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings

Delivered by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), this one-day workshop will deliver a practical insight into traditional repair methods. Topics include:

  • The use of lime strategies that reduce the use of chemical fungicides
  • The pros and cons of both modern and traditional building repair strategies
  • The importance of working with clients to set and deliver expectations

Waterproofing Awareness

This course will enable team members to consider how they need to work to fit in with the waterproofing team to help avoid technical mistakes and project delays etc. The training is at a level for those who will benefit from a basic understanding of structural waterproofing, and for whom a technician level course would be too in depth.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.


PCA in the News

Coverage this week comes from the Top Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter release. This was personalised to the regional press and also issued to property titles. The first of this coverage comes in from 24Housing, both in print and across their social media platforms.


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