The Property Care Association is a professional trade association which represents specialist contractors across the UK. PCA members such as Southwest Knotweed have to meet strict membership criteria to demonstrate their technical competence and knowledge within the area. Members must pass an exam to become a qualified surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK) and must also be able to demonstrate high service standards and an ability to investigate and resolve any Japanese Knotweed problems within the invasive weed sector.In order for Southwest Knotweed to maintain membership of the PCA, we have to maintain high standards and are audited on a regular basis, giving consumers peace of mind and confidence in selecting robust and reliable members.
The PCA also provide an industry voice on behalf of its members allowing members to have one voice when required and sharing best practice and learning new skills together.
The PCA have created a code of practice for the invasive weed sector, making sure standards and professionalism are met by every member.
Japanese Knotweed is another type of ‘property problem’, in that it can be identified and treated with minimal impact. Its effective control is a job for the experts, so it is vitally important for anyone who thinks they might have an issue to seek professional advice.
Why Choose a PCA Certified provider
The trade association has been in existence for over 85 years and ensures the highest standards are maintained by its members. Only those who are full members of the PCA are permitted to use the PCA logo.
Required to have/gain comprehensive industry recognised qualifications
Able to offer insurance backed guarantees
Regularly audited to ensure the exceptionally high standards of the Association are maintained
Required to adhere to a formal Code of Conduct
Required to abide by a strict Code of Ethics
Required to adhere to minimum Performance Standards
Expected to co-operate with the PCA in the unlikely event of any problems or complaints
Able to access a deposit protection scheme for damp proofing, timber preservation, structural waterproofing and structural repair works
Be sure you are getting the best by using Southwest Knotweed as a member of the Property Care Association.
Insurance Backed Guarantees IBG
Members of the Property Care Association are able to offer Insurance Backed Guarantees, provided by Accelerant Insurance, to safeguard your long term guarantee. By obtaining an IBG through your chosen PCA contractor, you will be protected in the future if faults arise in the works undertaken and the original contractor has ceased to trade.
The general principle of an IBG is simple. It will honour the terms of the long term guarantee, originally issued to you by your contractor, where that contractor has ceased to trade and is, therefore, unable to meet their guarantee obligations by carrying out or meeting the costs of any remedial works that may be required during their long term guarantee.