• Compliance

    We Manage your Statutory Compliance Risk

    ‘Effective Facilities Services & Management can only be achieved by a full and detailed understanding of the often daunting array of Statutory Requirements faced by Employers and those in control of buildings.

    “The penalties for omissions by duty holders can be very severe, particularly where injury or harm occurs to Employees, Contractors or others.”

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  • Grounds Management

    First Impressions Count

    Your grounds are your organisations ‘shop window’. They give your visitors their first impression of your business before they walk in the front door and we believe they play an important part in the well being of those who use them. Grounds are often the first casualty of budgetary cut backs. We will tailor an affordable schedule to maximise the usability and aesthetic appearance of your grounds without blowing the budget.

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  • Building Services

    Meeting the needs of your people

    ‘Imagine yourself in the most modern & innovative building possible, now take away the lighting, heating and ventilation, the lifts and escalators, acoustics, plumbing, power supply and energy management systems, the security and safety systems. You are left with a cold, dark, uninhabitable shell. A building must do what it was designed to do, not just provide shelter but also be an environment where people can live, work and achieve.”

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Welcome to The Vital Element

We reduce the cost of owning, operating, maintaining and managing premises. We provide compliance and maintenance services to owners, landlords and managers of premises. We can help you resolve problems that affect the smooth running of your organisation and seek out better, more cost-effective ways of managing your premises and non-core operations.
We deliver stand-alone maintenance and repair services or combined Facilities Services as a tailored Facilities Management (FM) solution. Combining services is where true value can be achieved.

What we do

Recent News

School Playground Transformation in Huddersfield


Our hardworking talented playground installation team have transformed an overgrown school courtyard into a stunning play area for children in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

We re-used paving flags and repaired and renovated old shed with the addition of new sensory music equipment, a new outdoor classroom gazebo, trim trail equipment, planters and seating.

In total, 80 tonnes of material was manually moved in and out of the area through school as the courtyard was totally enclosed.

Staff at Dalton School didn't think it could be done, but our Vital teams like a challenge!

The result was amazing and the staff and children were delighted with the result.

The project was funded by The National Lottery and amazing fundraising by the school community. A huge thank you to all involved and for choosing The Vital Element to make a difference!

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Top 10 Tips for Winter Grounds Maintenance

It’s that time of year again when the daylight starts to lengthen and the cold strengthens. It may be a cold and bleak time of the year but don’t fret - spring is just around the corner! Before spring’s arrival, it’s important to keep on top of winter maintenance, in preparation for that new season growth. Here are our top 10 winter grounds maintenance tips:

  1. This is the perfect time to weed pathways, jet-wash stonework and remove any moss that has grown over autumn.
  2. Now is also a great time to finally get rid of any leaves that have accumulated over the past few months. Make sure lawn areas are clear of decaying leaves as they can damage the grass.
  3. Pruning is one of the most important gardening tasks for end of winter. Thinning bushes and cutting back hedges helps promote strong scaffold, new growth and supports overall good health of the shrub.
  4. Clear out your plant beds and make sure they are clear of all dead foliage and cut away any dead stems. This helps prevent rot and promotes new growth.
  5. Mulching your garden is the best way to keep your garden thriving through the cold winter months. This helps protect it from the cold temperatures and repeated frosts of winters grasp.
  6. January and February is prime time for Mole activity due to mating and nest building. Be sure to flatten any molehills before reseeding in spring. Flattening molehills will also make your life easier when the mower comes out for the first cut of the season!
  7. Dusting off plants and shrubs after heavy snowfall relieves any pressure on leaves and branches to avoid breakage.
  8. If you have any young trees, you should protect the softer trunks with tree protectors. This helps protect the trees from winter burn and hungry animals.
  9. Winter is a great time to clean, maintain and sharpen your gardening machinery and tools. This will ensure they are ready for action when spring arrives.
  10. Last but not least… don’t forget to give our little friends a helping hand! Remember to keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.

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