Grounds Maintenance

Platform Housing Group (east) works with several different grounds maintenance contractors across our areas of operation. These will sometimes change depending on their contract terms and/or customer feedback.

Which area does each contractor cover?

West Midlands

  • Greenfingers - Worcestershire, Sandwell and Dudley
  • Idverde - Birmingham
  • Idverde - Warwickshire and Staffordshire

East Midlands

  • Greenfingers - Nottinghamshire, Leicester
  • Three D Landscaping - Rutland
  • Idverde - Market Harborough

Derbyshire

  • Glendale - Derbyshire Dales

Lincolnshire

Residents will notice a change to the grounds maintenance contractor operating in Lincolnshire. Following a formal tender process, Idverde have been appointed and will operate throughout the region from 1st March 2019 - replacing Sodexo.

Example of the Idverde van branding:

idverde van

Example of the Idverde staff uniforms:

idverde staff and uniforms

What is the maintenance specification?

The specification varies within each operational area and from scheme to scheme depending on the type of work required on each site. If you would like to see the specification for your site, we are more than happy to make this available to you.

For example, a typical East/West Midlands specification might be:

  • Nineteen grass cuts a year. Approximately every two weeks in the summer and monthly in winter.
  • Shrubs, bushes and hedges to be cut back four times a year
  • An annual edging of paths
  • Spraying of weeds in borders
  • A monthly sweeping of hard surfaces.

While a typical Lincolnshire specification might include:

  • Twenty two grass cuts per year, approximately once every two weeks in the Summer
  • Prune shrubs twice a year
  • Spraying of hard surfaces
  • Hedges are only cut once a year after bird nesting season

For all Operational areas, tree works are not included in the contracts and are dealt with separately.

Please note that in all operational areas the number of grass cuts may be affected by adverse weather conditions such as long periods of rain or drought. This can have a knock-on effect to the planned programme.

Who can I speak to if I have a query about grounds maintenance?

We really value your feedback, especially in the early stages of new contracts to help get the service right. If you wish to speak to someone please call our Contact Centre on 0333 200 7304.