Delta Membrane Systems Limited were delighted to attend the Property Care Association “PCA” International Residential Ventilation & Building Preservation Conference at The Slate, University of Warwick in Coventry on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June 2018.

Each year the PCA conference programme delivers a series of dedicated conferences for all sectors of the property care industry.  Conferences are open to all, including both PCA members and non-members.

Held at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry, the PCA’s International Residential Ventilation and Building Preservation Conference is a unique 2-day event which brings together a national and international perspective to investigate a major issue currently affecting properties within the United Kingdom – excess moisture in buildings.

The conference aims at offering insights into residential ventilation, which is critically important in tackling issues within a new generation of humid homes.  The topics included preservation in buildings, including defects in cavity wall insulation, the specification of pre-treated timber and an overview of the threats from emerging inspects to timber in UK construction.

The guest speakers and panellists included representatives from the University College London Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, RICS, NHBC, The Wood Protection Association, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings and Bangor University, HSE, Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance and Dr Fernando Sarce Thomann from Universidad Mayor in Chile.

The PCA have produced two codes of practice in relation to Ventilation and Building Preservation:

  • Code of Practice for Investigation and Provision of Ventilation in Existing Dwellings
  • Code of Practice for Investigation and Control of Dampness in Buildings

To secure the future use of biocides for professional users the PCA has developed a new training course “Safe Use of Biocides for Professional Users” aimed for technicians on the safe use of biocides in buildings.  The PCA have also generated a Professional Users Register for the Protection of Timber in Buildings.  All candidates that successful pass the multiple-choice examination will be recorded on the registered, with the register providing a reference point for both suppliers and consumers.

If you have a question or would like to find out about structural waterproofing, Residential Ventilation, Building Preservation or installing a Delta Membrane System, we are happy to provide CAD drawings and information relating to solutions in accordance with British Standard 8102:2009, give us a call on 01992 523 523 or email info@deltamembranes.com.

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