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basement conversions, Building Regulations,

Building Regs and basement conversions

James Berry of the Property Care Association looks at the importance of Building Regulations and supporting Approved Documents covering underground structures.
Defects in Cavity Construction,

New training programme to address cavity wall failure

National trade body, Property Care Association has launched a new training programme, ‘Defects in Cavity Construction’ to address modern challenges in an age-old construction technique.

Investigating and understanding damp in older buildings

A new blueprint launched by professional and heritage bodies to address the investigation of damp in older buildings represents a significant landmark for the property sector overall, says Steve Hodgson, chief executive of the Property Care Association.
investigating damp,

New blueprint to assist damp investigation in traditional buildings

A new blueprint to develop a best practice approach to investigating damp and excessive moisture in traditional properties is to be established by professional and heritage bodies.
Invasive weeds, Japanese Knotweed

Invasive weeds set for flowering season

Dr Peter Fitzsimons, Invasive Weed Control Group technical manager of national trade body the Property Care Association, explains the importance of being alert to alien plant species at this time of year.
Homes Act

Homes Act 2018: Is dampness back in the spotlight?

The new Homes Act will see the issue of damp and mould put firmly on the radar but, says James Berry, technical manager of the PCA.
Insulation and Building Treatments, apprenticeship,

Trade body issues final call for specialist construction programme

Applications for the Property Care Association’s NVQ Level 2 diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing) close in March.
structural waterproofing,

PCA launches apprenticeship for structural waterproofing

The Property Care Association (PCA) has launched a specialist trade apprenticeship, aimed at the unique needs of the structural waterproofing sector.

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effective ventilation

Putting effective ventilation in the spotlight

Dave Cook, chair of the Property Care Association’s Residential Ventilation Group, sets out the trade body’s work in highlighting the issue of effective ventilation and its relevance to the construction and property sectors.
protection chemicals

PCA takes action to keep vital protection chemicals in safe hands

A national trade body is taking pre-emptive action to help secure access to vital products used in the protection and preservation of UK buildings
preservation of buildings

PCA conference to address ventilation and preservation of buildings

Time is running out to book a place on a trade body conference, developed to give the inside scoop on how to tackle excess moisture in property and protect buildings for the long-term
apprenticeship

Specialist construction programme apprentices set for a bright future

The first trainees undertaking a new apprenticeship in a specialist area of construction are set for a bright future after successfully completing the trade body run programme
PCA members offered Chartered status from CABE

PCA members offered Chartered status from CABE

Members of the Property Care Association (PCA) are now able to achieve Chartered status through a collaboration with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
moisture

Damp in homes: Tackling new challenges in buildings as moisture levels...

National trade body the Property Care Association has seen a significant rise in the number of homes across the UK with atmospheric moisture issues. Chief executive Steve Hodgson gives an insight into how modern life is one of the major contributing factors behind a new generation of humid, damp homes
excess moisture in buildings

PCA reveals event to delve into issue of excess moisture in...

The Property Care Association (PCA) has revealed the itinerary for a unique two-day event, which brings together national and international perspectives to investigate a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings
impact of flooding

All is not lost: Developing solutions to reduce the impact of...

Mary Dhonau OBE, chair of the Property Care Association’s Flood Resilience Group, sets out some of the actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of flooding – and why a co-ordinated approach is vital
Structural waterproofing support for podium decks and buried roofs

Structural waterproofing support for podium decks and buried roofs

Here, James Berry, PCA’s Technical Manager provides insight into the main themes in the “Guidance Document - Podium Decks & Buried Roofs"
How can we reduce the impact of flooding on properties?

How can we reduce the impact of flooding on properties?

Mary Dhonau, Chair of the Flood Protection Group at the PCA highlights the professional standards required to mitigate the impact of flooding
Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

The second international structural waterproofing conference will focus on the themes of design, specification and best practice
Invasive Weed Control Group shares decades of experience with new video

Invasive Weed Control Group shares decades of experience with new video

A new video has been created by the Invasive Weed Control Group to provide insight into the major issues surrounding plants such as Japanese knotweed
Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

The Property Care Association is to host a structural waterproofing session at the NHBC roadshow to bring the issue to the attention of housebuilders
japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed ruling could have implications for landowners

Landowners are being urged to ensure they have plans in place to tackle Japanese knotweed after a court made a landmark ruling

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