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Oxford Direct Services
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  • Capenter working on bespoke joinery designs - Local joinery service
  • Decorator refurbishing house - First stop for building services
  • Refurbished kitchen - High quality maintenance and refurbishment services
  • Capenter working on bespoke designs - High quality services

Building Maintenance Service

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Oxford Direct Services undertakes the repair and maintenance of Oxford City Council's housing stock and have over 20 years experience of completing responsive repairs, planned maintenance schedules and property improvements to over 7,500 properties.

We understand the importance of receiving a repairs service that is tailored to meet your needs and we work with both public and private sector organisations carrying out building works, refurbishments, general maintenance, gas servicing, maintenance and installations, electrical works and a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year emergency call out service across all trades.

We can provide a wide range of services for landlords and letting agents (with a property portfolio consisting of over 20 units) from planned and cyclical works, voids management and responsive repairs to electrical installations, gas servicing and welfare adaptations.

We offer a full range of appointments to help meet your needs and have our own comprehensive in house stores ensuring continuity of service for our customers. We deliver our services through a field based workforce covering all trade types. Our operatives are equipped with fully stocked vehicles so they can deal with most calls in a single visit.

We are sorry that we can't currently offer Building Maintenance Services to private residents or landlords with less than 20 properties to maintain.

Services Offered

We can offer a repair service to suit your needs including across all trade services. No matter what your requirements our specialist team can design and deliver a tailored service that suits your organisation perfectly.

Electrical compliance, inspections and installations

We are able to offer electrical re-wires and Installation Condition Reports (EICR), perfect for landlords with multiple properties to maintain. Our Electricians are qualified to 17th Edition BS7671:2008 wiring regulations and we are registered and recognised by the NICEIC as an approved contractor and domestic installer (Part P).

As a fully accredited NICEIC organisation we guarantee all works comply with legislative requirements, ensuring your complete peace of mind.

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Gas servicing, maintenance and installations

We can offer a comprehensive range of gas repair, servicing (CP12s) and installation services including gas central heating, perfect for landlords with multiple properties.

All work is carried out to the highest standards by a fully qualified National Gas Safe Registered technician. As a fully accredited Gas Safe Registered organisation we guarantee all works comply with legislative requirements, ensuring your complete peace of mind and legal gas compliance.

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We operate an in house joiner's shop that designs and produces timber windows, doors and frames, staircases and bespoke joinery at our local depot in Oxford.

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Responsive and emergency repair works in all disciplines

We understand the need for a high quality service and we pride ourselves on a high standard of customer care. 

Our team of directly employed local craftspeople (including gas engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, joiners, glaziers, decorators, plasterers, roofers, bricklayers, ground workers and drain workers) have a wealth of experience and receive regular operational, technical and safety training to ensure they have the skills to deliver a first class service.

Subject to contract, we are able to offer a 24 hour emergency call out service across all trades, 365 days a year.

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Property refurbishment, planned and cyclical works

Our success in delivering the Government's Decent Homes target demonstrates our experience of completing major repair works including extensive kitchen and bathroom replacement, heating upgrades and the redecoration of external and communal areas.

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Welfare adaptations and Disability Discrimination Act works

We have experienced and trained operatives to carry out various DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) works and an Occupational Therapist who can evaluate individual needs. Examples of adaptations that are carried out include;

  • Over-bath showers
  • Level access showers
  • Access ramps
  • Stair-lifts
  • Grab-rails
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Void management

We can offer a complete void management service carrying out all aspects of void refurbishment and modernisation, including inspections, repairs, and gas and electrical safety certificates.

This service offers a first-class service for landlords and letting agents with empty properties around Oxford.

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Gutter clearance

Oxford Direct Services can provide a fast, efficient gutter clearance service for commercial buildings throughout the Oxfordshire area.  Whether you are looking for a one-off clean or an annual gutter maintenance contract we can offer a local service tailored to meet your needs.

We can repair existing guttering as well as carrying out new installations and high-level cleaning using our mobile work platforms. We are able to carry out these services on ground, first and second floor buildings. We are currently unable to carry out works on those buildings which are higher than two storeys above ground level.


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Why Choose Oxford Direct Services?

  • Building, Maintenance & Refurbishment fleet of 115 vehicles /plant
  • Fully qualified, highly skilled, experienced and efficient staff
  • In house joiners shop
  • In house stores and mobile working from van stocks
  • 24 hour a day, 365 days a year emergency service (Subject to Contract)
  • DBS-checked staff where required (formally CRB)
  • Electronic handheld devices for job allocation
  • Access to an Occupational Therapist for DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) works
  • Accredited Services
    • Investors in People Gold
    • ISO9001, ISO14001
  • Members of:
    • Gas Safe Register
    • NECEIC - National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting


"The refurbishment of Barton Play Centre was completed to an extremely high standard. We found the works to be very un-intrusive and contained, with the large team of trades people involved contributing to the efficiency of the works. The finished result is superb and we are delighted."

Sue Holden, Barton Play Centre

"We have been impressed: Oxford Direct Services are very responsive, the advice and quality they provide matches our properties. They have tailored their services to our clients' needs. They have carried out a number of routine maintenance repairs from redecoration and carpentry works to plumbing repairs and electrical work as well as larger scale property improvements.

With us, the people that perform the best, get the most amount of work - and Direct Services are performing.  It's such a great example of how the public and private sector can work together to provide excellent service whilst securing local jobs."

Christopher Way, Partner, Head of Lettings, Carter Jonas Oxford


Page last reviewed 14 January 2015

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