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Trade body route provides Japanese knotweed guidance

30/01/2019 A national trade body is signposting householders to a wealth of free advice on Japanese knotweed. The move comes after a recent Parliamentary inquiry regarding the invasive, non-native plant, was held at the House of Commons. During the course of the meeting, the Science and Technology Committee was keen to see new information provided, […]


Trade body develops new training initiative for cutting-edge construction method

15/01/2019 National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has launched a specialist trade apprenticeship, geared up to the unique needs of the structural waterproofing sector. The Structural Waterproofing (Below Ground) Apprenticeship Programme takes its first intake of participants in mid-February. Developed with and supported by the CITB, the training is open to both PCA […]


Structural waterproofing conference takes high tech route

31/08/2018 National trade body The Property Care Association has invested in the latest technology to create an immersive experience for delegates at its forthcoming structural waterproofing conference. Insight into high-profile projects underground, technical details and an overview of liabilities and responsibilities are all being featured at the PCA’s third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference. Final […]


Trade body develops new register for professionals using biocides

07/08/2018 A training programme and professional-use register have been launched, enabling users of biocides in wood preservation products to demonstrate their specialist credentials in the safe and effective use of timber protection chemicals. The move comes as, over the past few years, restrictions over the use of biocides have been introduced, which have affected the […]


Trade body launches Call for Papers for structural waterproofing conference

04/07/2018 A national trade body is issuing a Call for Papers to construction academics, researchers and others with an interest in the structural waterproofing sector. The Property Care Association (PCA) is seeking research and academic papers and/or posters, for its third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference, taking place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

19/04/2018 We were luckily enough to have some good weather for our behind the scenes video with Professor Max Wade – chair of the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group – showing the PCA’s garden being produced for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The film will explore how our gardens could be home to a […]


PCA members offered Chartered route for professional development from CABE

27/03/2018 Members of the Property Care Association are now able to achieve Chartered status through a collaboration with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Subject to meeting CABE’s stringent requirements, PCA members can attain the professional position of Chartered Building Engineer, awarded by CABE. Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, […]


Invasive plants to take root at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

16/03/2018 A garden of invasive plants is being developed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by a national trade body, to emphasise an important message to visitors. Plants including buddleia, bamboo and montbretia might be a common sight in gardens across the country. But they are among a number of non-native species, including Japanese knotweed, […]