About Prime Living

Prime Living is a new type of home improvements service offering a range of project advice, support and management services to home-owners, with a focus on helping you achieve the home you want, without the stress and hassle.

If you’re considering home improvements we can assist with project-managing everything for you.

Our services are chargeable, with our fixed fee being a percentage of the overall works cost, and we will discuss this with you at our initial meeting. Our pricing is very transparent, there are no hidden extras or surprises. We can actually help save you money on your project, and ensure everything is right first time, to agreed costs, specification and quality standards.

We are experienced and qualified project managers and surveyors, fully insured and Police/DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked for your reassurance. If you engage us we work for you, and will ensure your best interests are served.

Who we are;

John Houlihan

A carpenter & joiner by trade, with a diverse background which has given him a wealth of skills and experience in construction and construction management, including the project management of a wide range of residential and commercial refurbishment projects. John’s experience includes the management and development of local authority special needs housing services in West London, and development of home adaptations services for people with a disability. Experience over recent years includes senior management and commercial development roles, whilst also managing a number of residential property redevelopments. John is an experienced people & projects manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.  uk.linkedin.com/in/johnhoulihan1

Grahame Middle

Grahame’s background and training was initially in product design, and after an early and very successful career in print and art publishing, he caught the property bug and developed a very keen interest in restoring and renovating older properties. This interest led to him retraining as a building surveyor, following which he worked for a major housing association based across the south-east, working with a large number of different contractors on major renewals and repairs contracts. He then progressed through a number of roles in contracts management, to a senior role overseeing compliance contracts and fire safety for an estate of in excess of 50,000 properties. Grahame’s experience on the design side and attention to detail, enables a focused approach ensuring that whether the job is a full house renovation or a small kitchen renewal, everything is completed to suit the specific and individual needs of the client.  https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/grahame-middle/2b/824/b49



Mr Steve Heasman - Hove

An elderly aunt had purchased an apartment in a very sheltered accommodation block which required complete renovation (new kitchen and bathroom and complete redecoration throughout). John (Prime Living) was introduced to us by the management of the block and although he came without a specific recommendation his professionalism, knowledge and easy going manner gave us the confidence to go ahead with an initial quotation. After accepting the quote John's project management made everything so easy for us. The quality of the contractors and their work was second to none and apart from decisions about flooring and paint colours etc we did not have to worry about anything. John kept us regularly informed on progress and dealt with all the red tape required when carrying out a refurbishment within a sheltered accommodation block. All the work was carried out to a very high standard, on time and within the agreed budget. We made a few alterations to our original choices and these were dealt with courteously and without fuss. We were extremely pleased with the end result and would have no hesitation in recommending John's services. 


Mrs Jarvis - Worthing

Wow! What can I say.. or where to start ! I can be a tad fussy and certainly as a working mum who works away most of the time, I have got not the time or contacts, however I like and appreciate a job well done. As soon as I met John I could tell we were on the same page, it was so easy working with him. He kept me informed of pretty much everything or what I needed to know. I have got not the time or intention to deal with every single detail! John was always on top of things so I just didn't worry or bothered ! My budget wasn't big, however John and his team were able to bring the project alive with high expectations and pretty much ticking all the boxes required with no hassle and minimal work for me involved (if any!) John's team is the best of the best ... tidy top workers selected from their skills and total professionals. I had a full bedroom with partial reform of upstairs/landing and hallway ... all with final decor, flooring and our fav beautiful fitted wardrobes ... From start to finish ... 1st class ! THANK YOU :)


Mrs Phillips - Fareham

My two sons arranged for Prime Living to sort my new kitchen, and this company took care of everything. I’m very pleased with the work and appreciate that they took the time to talk through the kitchen with me and how I use it, so as to make it more individual and safer just for me. I was pleased to be able to deal with just one person, and John always explained everything clearly. I would definitely recommend Prime Living to others.


Mr Nelson - Brighton

As an experienced property investor most of my portfolio is located outside of Brighton & Hove, so when it came to my own new home in Brighton, Prime Living proved an invaluable help. Not knowing any contractors in the area and with my work taking me away for extended periods, for me personally it was a wise decision to work with these guys. Quality and finish matters a great deal to me, and especially in my own home. Having seen some of their previous works I felt reassured that at least on this level I would be happy. I found, due to their extensive product knowledge and comprehensive supplier list, they were able to create the desired 'look' at a very competitive price which resulted in very good value for money.  I was always kept up to speed on everything when I was away (video-calling worked a treat!), and I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending this company.

Ms Jane W - Brighton & London

I hired this company to design and replace my old kitchen as well as some decorating and I am very happy with the results. The decorating was perfectly done and the kitchen is exactly as I wanted it. The team were very helpful and professional in the way they worked and advised me and they finished on time which was very important for me. The price was as they quoted and was very reasonable. I would certainly recommend to others.