Condensation Problems Tackled With PCA Training Course

30th of March, 2012 Bookmark and Share
Ways of tackling the problem of condensation are put under the spotlight in a course from national trade body, The Property Care Association.

With initiatives that promote the introduction of insulation and the elimination of drafts, condensation is a growing problem.

Air exchange is often reduced after insulation is installed as is the buildings ability to get rid of excess moisture.

This can result in high levels of atmospheric moisture and problems associated with condensation - a growing concern for many homeowners and landlords, which is set to become even worse in the face of initiatives such as ‘Green Deal.’

The course entitled ‘Condensation and Dampness In Buildings,’ offers a comprehensive insight into the subject and gives delegates information on how the problem can be identified monitored and remedied.

The one day course takes place at the PCA’s training centre, located in Huntingdon, on May 23, 2012 and is aimed at surveyors, architects, building inspectors, environmental health officers and social housing professionals.

Steve Hodgson, general manager of the PCA, said: “This course aims to provide information and guidance on the problems of condensation.

“Those taking part will learn how to recognise the symptoms of condensation, water penetration and damp, identify the causes and provide the remedies.

“The course also investigates how modern living conditions - including central heating, double glazing and sealed air gaps - have all led to an increase in the amount of condensation in UK properties.”

To book email or call 0844 375 4301

A range of training is provided by the PCA relevant for property and construction professionals, which is available for members and non-members.

Courses are held at the Association’s Huntingdon centre and, by arrangement, at a location of choice for larger groups of delegates.

Members of professional associations including ABI, AIRMIC, AMI, CILA, CIH, CIOB, RIBA, RICS, SPAB and SFHA are eligible for 10 per cent discount on the cost of PCA training. Please state your entitlement and provide your membership number at the time of booking.

To find out more and see the Association’s prospectus, log onto the website


Notes To Editors

Noted for its training and technical expertise, The Property Care Association (PCA) represents the UK’s damp control, timber infestation, flood recovery, basement waterproofing, structural repair and condensation specialists.

It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for almost 80 years.

The PCA is a member of TrustMark the scheme supported by the Government, to help property owners find reliable and trustworthy tradespeople to make home improvements.

Its contractor members are all carefully vetted before being awarded membership - and are then subject to rigorous auditing procedures once admitted to the Association.

As well as delivering a trusted repair procedure, PCA members are able to carry out specialist surveys as part of the house-buying procedure to identify potential problems – as well as a range of other services designed to preserve and protect homes and buildings across the UK.

To find a PCA member log on to and select the ‘Find A Member’ service.

Jo Foster
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd of Shepherd PR Limited, on behalf of the Property Care Association, telephone 01538 308685, mobile 07985 129315.