Training Course Introduced In Time For Condensation ‘Season’
08/03/2010

The problem of condensation is being put under the spotlight by a leading trade body, in a course targeted at professionals in the building maintenance sector.

Online PR News – 03-August-2010 – – The problem of condensation is being put under the spotlight by a leading trade body, in a course targeted at professionals in the building maintenance sector.

Ahead of the next ‘condensation season’ - which generally starts as colder weather draws in from November onwards - the Property Care Association (PCA) is holding a workshop giving guidance and information on recognising the causes and providing remedies for condensation and damp.

The one-day session is being held at the PCA’s purpose-built training centre, located in Huntingdon, on 14 September, 2010.

With both theoretical and practical sessions, the course, entitled ‘Condensation and Dampness in Buildings,’ also investigates the relationship between condensation and toxic mould, and covers various methods of measuring moisture, identifying problems and understanding and beating damp and condensation problems.

Aimed at surveyors, architects, building inspectors, environmental health officers and social housing professionals, the workshop is being led by Graham Coleman – a well-known and respected specialist in dampness and timber infestation problems in buildings.

Steve Hodgson, general manager of the PCA, which represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and structural repair sectors, said: “The purpose of the workshop is to promote a better understanding and diagnosis of dampness in buildings and help people to deal with the unhealthy environments that can be encountered.

“It includes a practical workshop on condensation identification, and also covers other forms of dampness, in order to distinguish these from condensation.”

The condensation course is available for members and non-members. To find out more or to book on a course, log onto the website
http://www.property-care.org or telephone 0844 375 4301.

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Notes To Editors

Noted for its training and technical expertise, The Property Care Association (PCA) represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and structural repair sectors.

It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for more than 75 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 http://www.property-care.org and select the ‘Find A Member’ service.

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