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Trade body advice on protecting properties from flooding

25/01/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is advising property owners on steps that can be taken to minimise flood damage to homes and businesses. The Property Care Association (PCA) is directing householders to its free online flood protection guide, to give an insight into some of the steps that can be taken to […]


Trade body advice to protect homes from flooding

18/11/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR National trade body the Property Care Association has drawn up a timely list of measures householders can take to protect their homes against flooding. With heavy rainfall being a dominant seasonal theme, the PCA says properties across the UK could be under threat again this winter. The association has drawn up […]


Trade body develops specialist course on Japanese knotweed

19/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has developed specialist training to support property professionals in the identification of Japanese knotweed and other invasive species. The ‘Invasive Plant Identification Course’ gives a comprehensive overview of the key issues surrounding certain plants listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside […]


Trade body’s gardening tips for Invasive Species Week

15/05/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is marking Invasive Species Week with an appeal to gardeners and householders to play their part in stemming non-native weeds. Dr Peter Fitzsimons, technical manager at the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group, has produced five top tips to get the message across about the […]


Association calls for academic and professional papers to support structural waterproofing debate

27/03/2019 National trade body the Property Care Association has issued a call for papers for a key event in the structural waterproofing sector’s calendar. Research, academic papers and/or posters and professional case studies are all sought for the PCA’s fourth annual International Structural Waterproofing conference, taking place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry on […]


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 […]