Direct Property Services was founded over 20 years ago by Jim and Lisa Woodley. Based in Plymouth, they are proud to have delivered conversions, new build property and renovations across the City.
The team is experienced and loyal, many having been with the company since it was founded; choosing Direct Property Service’s team to develop your property means you can expect a thorough knowledge of property and development and an attention to detail throughout. This is what sets us apart and the reason we have continued to thrive for two decades.
Lead by Jim, the business is one which can be relied upon, from health and safety to final hand over – this is a team you can trust.
Find out more about the projects we have delivered here, and we are so proud of what our clients and investors say that we have included their comments.
With services spanning, conversions, renovations, new build, extensions, refurbishment, we can quickly and efficiently guide you about the viability of a project. Using our experience we overcome issues and bring our experience to guide you, offering value and transparent costings from the start.
What our clients say
Our core values are the heart of all that we do. they are integrated into our daily work lives and help us to remember our customers always comes first.
Please look through the case study pages and see for yourself the properties we’ve been involved with.
We hope you’ll agree our work speaks for itself and we’re proud to have developed some of the best known properties in the area.
Contact us now and we’d love to hear more about your development and how we can help.
A Shemetras & Sons Ltd
Direct Property Services have helped us develop numerous developments within our property portfolio which includes the following;
- The Demolition of a double garage and construction of two mews style dwelling houses
- Conversion of Office Block to 6 self contained apartments
Jim Woodley of Direct Property Services is excellent in his line of work, no job is to big or small. Jim and his team are very professional and deliver on good quality work with attention to detail.
We were particularly impressed with his organisation of his sites ensuring the relevant health and safety were met and the sites remained clean and clear to at all times.
We look forward to working with him again in future!
Greystone, Hope Cove
We purchased the property Greystone in Hope Cove in Devon in late 2009. The property is a bungalow, originally built in the 1960’s, and was a timber frame type of construction.
We needed to update the property to improve the insulation, provide ensuites in three of the four bedrooms and update the heating and electrical installations.
Jim Woodley of Direct Property Services was recommended to us and they designed a plan that exceeded our expectations. After some discussions we entered into a contract with Direct Property Services encouraged, not only with their design, but the price they offered together with their attention to detail.
During the construction phase we were particularly impressed with:
- The attention given to the property’s temporary protection measures;
- The quality of their work;
- The quality of specialists employed particularly the joinery work;
- Keeping not only to the programme but also to the price;
In the ten years since, with the property continually let as a holiday let, we have had little cause to ask Direct Property Services to return to make good any defects.
Direct Property Services has been a valued customer of Rabart for many years, buying a range of high-quality trade paint and materials for their many projects, including new, old and listed buildings.
They understand the benefits of using trade quality paint as it enables them to achieve the high-quality finishes, they are after, valuing quality over price.
They work to high standards, offering a modern finish with classic touches. Properties are spacious and well equipped and suitable for all.
We have an extremely good working relationship with them, always willing to chat to our staff and genuinely a pleasure to deal with. Their payments are always prompt, or sometimes early.
To conclude, Direct Property Services are well-liked, high-quality company, good payers and a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to dealing with them for many years to com.
If there is anything else at all we can do to be of assistance, please Do not hesitate to drop me a line or give me a call
Rabart Decorators Merchants LTD Plymouth
Caradon Developments Ltd
I engaged with Jim Woodley and the Direct Property Services team to construct a three story, five bedroom property, all with en suite facilities in 2015.
From start to finish his company’s knowledge and work was first class.
With a fixed price and an agreed period of construction he brought to project to completion both came on budget and on time.
I would recommend this company because of their team’s high standards and they are a joy to deal with.
Director, Caradon Developments Ltd.
Lang Town & Country Estate Agents
We have worked with Jim and his team at Direct Property Services on a number of projects.
Jim has a real ” can do attitude” and is a pleasure to work with.
The quality of the finish as always been exceptional.
James Clarke – Director
Lang Town & Country Land and New Homes.
Bar Rakuda, Plymouth
It was a pleasure to instruct and work with Jim on my Barbican based bar and restaurant.
He is a lovely guy who has the ability to turn a potentially stressful project into a smooth and structured process.
His team are hardworking and respectful and I wouldn’t use anyone but the Direct Property Services team again on my future projects.
N P Electrical
We have worked for Direct Property Services for the past 10 years and during that time we have built a good, professional and trusting working relationship with them.
We consider Direct Property Services SW Ltd as one of our most valued clients and look forward to working with them for many more years to come.
NP Electrical Services South West Limited
I am an architect whose work has included projects in the Far East, Europe, and the UK. My work has been extensively published, including in the National Press, and has won several Awards and Prizes, including the most prestigious award in the UK.
My work in the South West has included a supervisory and inspection role for many projects, mainly in Exeter and Plymouth.
My work with Direct Property Services has included the continuous inspection and certification of the conversion of the Ford Baptist Church, and their work in Fitzroy Terrace.
Their work in my experience is characterised by exceptional care in both the technical quality (including the care over suppliers and subcontractors), and the quality of the materials used and finishes. Their projects demonstrate the finest standards which we all hope for in architecture.
LMB insurance services has worked with Jim and his team for many years, and Direct Property Services has always astounded us with the finish and quality accommodation they build.
From the initial plans right through to completion of the projects, Jim had always delivered a superb quality to his projects, his portfolio speaks volumes of his commitment and attention to detail in his work
I look forward to our continued relationship with DPS.
LMB Insurance Services Ltd
“We have been working on projects with DPS since 2015. Projects have included the conversion of offices into flats, the conversion of a church into dwellings, the conversion of a warehouse into apartments, new build housing developments, new build student units, garages and extensions to homes.
DPS has always been professional in producing work that meets their client’s expectations.
We are looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings”
Direct Property Services Ltd has worked with our company on various building projects over the years. These have included traditional new builds, a contemporary detached modern home and a conversion of a prominent iconic office building in Plymouth into luxury apartments.
The leadership of Jim Woodley and his great team of people is what makes this company great and unique. Their combined work ethic is outstanding and they have always brought projects together on time and on budget.
They have been in business for over 20 years and we wish Jim and his team continued success for the future.
Monk & Partners
“We have known Direct Property Services Ltd for a number of years having sold a couple of properties to them and found they are very straightforward to deal with and the residential units they have created have been of very good quality.”
John H Slade BSc MRICS
Monk & Partners
4 The Crescent
Devon PL1 3AB