Direct Developments and Maintenance Ltd

About Direct Developments and Maintenance Ltd

Supporting the NHS, Giving Back Crawley and Amazing Trades

We want to make sure that our NHS workers get all of the support they can during these difficult times, so we are currently doing call outs for them free of charge. Just our way of saying thanks to the people that are putting themselves at risk.  

Our commitment to being COVID safe

We continue to operate a COVID secure workplace with the majority of our team working from home and a skeleton staff on site to maintain all our contracts. We ensure that all staff attending customer's premises are fully equipped with the correct PPE and have access to anti-bacterial hand sanitiser and wipes. We ensure we regularly monitor our COVID standards, these include but are not limited to:
• Providing regular updates to all our employees
• Reinforcing personal hygiene controls
• Emphasising the necessity to our employees of frequent and proper hand washing
• Educating our employees on prevention
• Cleaning and/or sanitising working areas and tools
We are continuing daily to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK government.


We are actively involved with two very worthy charities that we fully support and regularly give our free time to.  We believe that as a business who provides maintenance services, we can contribute by not only gifting our services to these charities, but to help them raise awareness of their incredible work.  


 As a company local to Crawley, this charity is very close to our hearts.  Giving Back Crawley provide essential services for the homeless community by way of meals, clothing, advocacy and support to name but a few.  We are currently involved with their project to transform a dilapidated building into  a space that will provide all the storage, kitchen facilities and administrative areas they require to secure their future in providing such incredible help to those in need.  As with most charities, funding is vital and we would encourage all our customers, suppliers and business contacts to make a donation towards Giving Back Crawley.  Whether you can donate time, materials or funds, it all goes directly to the help the charity.  If you would like to get involved and help or make a donation, you can find out more information here: https://www.givingbackcrawley.org  You can also donate directly to the project here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/230686198555998/?fundraiser_source=external_url


Amazing Trades was established to provide help to those in need of adaptions or refurbishments to their homes or gardens.  As well as supporting the Giving Back Crawley team and project, Amazing Trades has been able to provide tradespeople, materials and services to some wonderfully deserving families in the Sussex area.  This is all made possible by the selfless, generous donations of fellow tradespeople and suppliers, who have given up their time to make someone else's life better.  Both Paul and Shakur, as Directors of Direct Developments and Maintenance Ltd are fully devoted and passionate about Amazing Trades and helping to build the charity so it can undertake many more projects for people in need.   You can find out more about Amazing Trades here:  https://www.facebook.com/Amazing-Trades-107326371551031/

Property Maintenance services based in Gatwick, serving a wide geographical area.

Covering everything from painting & decorating to plumbing & electrical

Welcome to Direct Developments and Maintenance Ltd. We are a property maintenance company based in Gatwick offering a comprehensive range of services to both domestic and commercial clients. This includes, but is not limited to, damp proofing and mould solutions, electrical, plumbing, plastering, refurbishments, carpets, flooring, tiling, bathrooms, kitchens, painting & decorating, wallpapering, carpet and mattress cleaning.  We are specialists at providing services for HMO properties and have gained a reputation as an industry leader in this field.  

For your peace of mind, we hold £5 Million Public Liability Insurance and Employers' Liability Insurance for all work we carry out and hold all of the necessary qualifications and experience to complete our work.

We have completed full GDPR training (for which you can take a look at our certificate here) and are GDPR compliant. We are also fully trained and qualified to carry out damp proofing and mould solutions, view our certificate here.

Whatever your requirements may be, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are confident that we will be able to provide you with the solution to your requirements.  We will also match or beat any like for like written quotation. To get in touch, please give us a call on 07792 542581 or 07934 687901 or use our website's contact form.

Based in Gatwick

Offering our maintenance services throughout the surrounding area and beyond.

Ultimate professional services

We offer a range of services including bathrooms, kitchens, electrical, plumbing, painting, decorating, tiling, plastering, flooring, home security and CCTV, ideal for both landlords & homeowners.

Excellent customer service

We take pride in offering a friendly & professional service to our customers where we go above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy.

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Company founded

Other Multi-skilled staff available

Other Multi-skilled staff available


  • Roofing
  • Guttering/Fascias
  • Brickwork
  • Rendering
  • Pointing

We have a number of other male and female staff who are on hand should we require their valuable skills, so whatever your requirements are, we can meet them with experienced and highly motivated individuals, dedicated to providing our quality standards.

Ryan Perry - Freelance skilled multi-tradesman

Ryan Perry - Freelance skilled multi-tradesman


  • Bathroom and Kitchen Fitter
  • Plastering
  • Tiling
  • Window and Door Fitter
  • First class Painting and Decorating
  • Planned Schedules and Tool Box Talk Trained

Ryan has provided excellent freelance services to the company over many years, a skilled worker, Ryan always ensures that our high standards are upheld when completing work on our behalf.

Sarah Church - Finance Administrator

Sarah Church - Finance Administrator


  • Finance Administrator
  • Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Website Control
  • Vehicle Fleet Management

With many years professional administrative experience, Sarah provides a first class service, ensuring that the office operates efficiently and effectively.

Derek Green - Training Consultant

Derek Green - Training Consultant


  • Many years industry experience
  • Training innovation and creation
  • Inducting new employees
  • Monitoring new and existing employees
  • Identifying and delivering employee training to our high standards
  • Ensuring we have the skills and tools to offer a fantastic and remarkable service to our new and existing customers
  • Fully qualified First Aid Officer

Derek brings many years of essential experience to the company, providing a vast array of knowledge and skills that he uses to create training and development initiatives for us. With a varied and successful career, Derek maintains an excellent training provision and strives to ensure all employees are kept up to date with the latest technical knowledge, skills and legislation requirements. Always enthusiastic to pass on his knowledge, Derek is an inspiring and greatly valued member of the team.

Shakur Francis - Director

Shakur Francis - Director

Shakur's skills include:

  • Skilled multi-trader
  • Bathroom fitter
  • Qualified painter/decorator  
  • Plastering
  • Commercial and domestic property maintenance

Shakur brings vast experience to the company. Starting as an apprentice, he has applied his great enthusiasm and initiative to gaining qualifications and skills that have lead him to be successful and well respected in the industry.  Due to Shakur's hard work and diligence, he joined us as a Director, working in partnership with Paul Church. Together, they provide the highest standards of work and customer service, ensuring that quality and attention to detail form the cornerstone of all they do.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Paul Church - Director

Paul Church - Director

Paul's skills include:

  • Electrician 2391
  • Plumber 2nd
  • Multi-panel approved installer
  • Bathroom fitter
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Plastering
  • Locksmith
  • Qualified painter/decorator
  • CCTV installation
  • HMO Property Specialist

Paul has enjoyed over 25 years of experience and success within the property maintenance sector.  He has built excellent relationships with numerous companies, landlords and property consultants.  Paul provides invaluable knowledge and workmanship to every project, whether it is redecorating a single room or refurbishing an entire property.  Paul has built a reputation as an industry leader with owners and management companies for HMO properties and is highly sought after for providing a consistent service for the day to day maintenance requirements as well as undertaking larger refurbishment projects for multiple properties.   He is able to assess the customer's requirements and deliver their vision to the highest standard, combined with excellent customer service.  Paul, working in partnership with Shakur, ensures that quality and attention to detail are foremost in their approach.

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