Pastures new: £168k Jersey contract for Prima

Prima Service has become the UK’s first specialist social housing repairs and maintenance contractor to extend its reach as far as the channel islands, thanks to a new contract win.

The company successfully tendered for a £168k project to overhaul and upgrade the windows and doors on four 14-storey tower blocks at Le Marais housing estate in St Clement. Continue reading

Specialist solution for working at height

Using the Mono-Dec minimised disruption to residents.

It can be carried through your living room, assembled in the garden and allows an engineer to safely reach roofline height in under six minutes.

Prima has invested a new piece of equipment to improve safety and speed up working at height, as part of its work for Amicus Horizon’s landmark IFORE project. Continue reading

Resident-led meeting is chance to engage

More information on how window and door maintenance is being carried out was among the requests from residents at Shepway social housing resident’s quarterly meeting last week.

Prima’s Managing Director Joseph Giardina was invited by residents earlier this year to attended the discussion. The group comprises of representatives from resident groups across East Kent covering Dover, Thanet, Canterbury and Shepway and focuses on resident satisfaction. Continue reading

Homes 2012: iPad winners announced

Prima's Will Chan, Asset Partner (l) presents CityWest's Julie Day (r) with her iPad prize.

Three lucky Homes 2012 delegates left the event with an extra spring in their step after winning the Prima Service iPad numbers draw.

Prima joined the exhibitors for the only dedicated national trade event for housing sector repairs, maintenance, retrofit, sustainability and asset management. Continue reading

Company will ‘do what we can’ to help homeless

Porchlight's Jane Redman (l) is presented with the £500 donation by Prima Service's Managing Director, Joseph Giardina (r).

Kent charity Porchlight received a cheque for £500 at the Homes 2012 event, marking the launch of a new scheme to help the homeless.

The 521 program offers free skilled labour, paid volunteers and cash payments to homelessness charities. Continue reading

‘Stop the waste’ silent protest falls on deaf ears

A group calling for an end to unnecessary plastic waste created by social housing maintenance met with resistance at last week”s Homes 2012 event at London’s ExCeL.

Representatives of asset management strategic partner Prima Service, staged a sit-in throughout the event to highlight perceived flaws in the current system where failing PVCu units are fully replaced rather than upgrading existing stock. Continue reading