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The latest edition of a technically-focused e-zine, aimed at professionals in the property world, puts the subject of timber and decay under the spotlight.

UK trade body The Property Care Association (PCA) produces the publication free of charge online, sharing technical findings, best practice and other useful content.

Noted for its technical expertise and training delivery, the PCA is the trade body for the wood preservation sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, damp proofing, flood recovery, structural maintenance and invasive weed control sectors in the UK.

This latest issue includes a range of articles developed to give a broad understanding of the subject, including a feature detailing the durability of wood by acclaimed industry expert Gervais Sawyer.

An in-depth look at dry rot is also provided by Dr Sarah Watkinson, a renowned expert on fungi, specialising in the dry rot fungus Serpula lacrymans

Those interested in subscribing to the PCA’s technical e-zine can register at

As well as wood durability and dry rot, the latest e-zine also provides information on the PCA’s specialist register of Waterproofing Design Specialists - and a technical article on condensation and atmospheric moisture management in buildings.


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

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

The trade body represents the UK’s structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries.

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.

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