PrefectDirect – Take direct control of your heating project.

Co-ordinating trades, disruption for students, access to rooms and mess are just some of the reasons why the decision to upgrade student accommodation heating systems may be kicked into the long grass. But those that do so are losing out on the energy cost savings and other benefits associated with investing in student comfort.

Prefect Controls design, manufacture and supply heating control systems and for the past 5 years have been developing, in conjunction with leading universities such as Bristol and Cambridge, a new, unique service that knocks down these hurdles – PrefectDirect.

Direct specification; Direct purchase; Direct installation and Direct commissioning means that the right controls are installed by the manufacturer, efficiently during term time when rooms are occupied without any unnecessary costs, delays or disruption.

Most universities schedule works to be carried out during summer months when rooms are vacant, but this causes ‘trades congestion’. PrefectDirect has honed its service so that they are in and out of rooms swiftly leaving most students unaware any work has been carried out apart from the tell tale ‘On-Message’ sheet and sweet treat left by the engineer to explain why work has been done. Operating in this way means that refurbishment work that does require empty rooms, such as decorating, can be scheduled, uninterrupted, for the summer months.

The benefits of having the same team specifying, installing and commissioning the system are obvious – one point of contact, total control, cost effectiveness and shorter lead times.

When the installation is complete the same team are on hand for commissioning and this saves time and helps the whole process run smoothly

The PrefectDirect Team comprises qualified installers trained in all aspects of the system, they comply with health and safety legislation and are all DBS (CRB) checked. They are also obsessive when it comes to tidiness and always leave rooms just as they were found (in some cases tidier!).

For more information regarding PrefectDirect please contact Glen Golding on 01787 320604.