The Property Care Association is the largest association of its kind in Europe. The nationally recognised authority on timber and damp problems, the PCA deals with all the relevant government departments and remains at the forefront of developments in this areas. Members include manufacturers and distributors of preservatives and damp control products, flame retardants and timber treatment plants; producers and users of treated timber and specialists in remedial timber treatment and damp proofing; universities, colleges, learned societies and research organisations in the UK and worldwide; independent consultants and private members.

The PCA sets the standard for timber treatment and damp-proofing companies operating in the UK and overseas. Becoming a member of the Association requires much more than basic ability. All contractors must not only satisfy stringent tests on their skills, methodology and knowledge of safety and environmental legislation, but also on their financial soundness. They work to an OFT-approved Code of Practice and must regularly demonstrate that these standards are being maintained. The association operates an Arbitration Scheme in the event of a complaint arising.

For more information visit the PCA site at www.property-care.org