The Federation of Master Builders

Charleswood Property Developments

Charleswood Property Developments, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 2QY

Trading Address

Blacksmith Cottage,
Myton on Swale,
North Yorkshire,
United Kingdom.
YO61 2QY


Tel: 01423 360622
Contact: Email us

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Member details

Joined: 08/09/2011


Charleswood Property Development

Which? Trusted Trader: Fully accredited

Who are Charleswood Property Developments?

Charleswood is a family run business, undertaking all aspect of building, property development and renovation work.  Charleswood was established in 2008 by Mark Wood.  Drawing on 26 years of experience as a senior project manager for a major UK Blue Chip Company, Mark’s commitment to quality workmanship, timely delivery, prompt and accurate communication, good customer service and satisfaction form the foundations of the company ethos.

How do we work?

At Charleswood, teamwork really matters.  We pride ourselves on the range of expertise we can bring to your project and we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of specification and care.

As a family run business, we understand the importance of treating your property with respect.  Indeed, we promise to treat your home as if it were our own.  This means we will respect your personal space and belongings and will maintain tidy and safe work areas.

We value regular, open and clear communication.  We know how precious your time is and we will work with you to ensure the delivery of your dream project with minimal disruption.

What can we offer you?

We understand that finding a building company you can trust is important. Charleswood offers a team who can take your initial ideas from the drawing board to reality and deliver the living space you have envisioned. 

Building this trust is based on respect and honesty.  We will turn up on time, do what we say we will do and respect the investment you are making in creating your ideal future home. 

Your well-being is important to us.  We will walk you through the entire process, ensuring there are no surprises and doing our best to eliminate stress.  We recognise that we are working on your home and not on a building site and respect that we are your guests.

Delivering your dream is our mission, be that more space for a growing family, creating a beautiful sanctuary to relax in or updating your home to reflect the latest trends.  We want you to enjoy a home that you can relax in and grow into.

Our company attributes

  • Which? Trusted Trader Accreditation
  • Federation of Master Builders Member
  • Trust Mark – Government Endorsed Quality

Client feedback

“Thank you for the excellent work on the conservatory demolition and re-build. Minimum fuss, maximum good humour, optimum results.  Please convey our thanks and appreciation to your team. In spite of my best efforts, I can’t find anything wrong. It rained all day today and the all the water went to the right places, and most importantly, nowhere inside!” Mr & Mrs Beck

 “Many thanks for your kind words and calming our fears and answering our questions. We are very pleased with the outcome and the extra space it has given us.” Steve & Kathryn

“Mark and his team provided a super job from start to finish. Competitively priced, they arrived and finished early, left the house spotless (they even washed the mugs and moved our daughter's toys back), and put in our two RSJs with minimal disruption. Excellent communications throughout, and a professional manner from the whole team." Mr R. Billington.

Our company mission

At Charleswood, our mission is to deliver the highest level of quality construction service, whilst maintaining professionalism, integrity and trust in our relationships with our customers, subcontractors, suppliers and professional associates.

Our company values

Our values have been agreed by all team members.  We appreciate your feedback on how visible these are.

  1.       Communication

We greet people using their name.  We are always polite and respectful when we communicate.

  1.       Teamwork

We are in it together.  We are always honest with my fellow teammates.  We respectfully challenge our colleagues in a positive way and always achieve more as a team.

  1.       Commitment

We are committed to delivering high standards in workmanship and outstanding customer service at all times.

  1.       Professionalism

We are organised, respectful, confident, punctual and competent yet remain adaptable.  We are knowledgeable, disciplined and trustworthy.

  1.       Enjoyment

We always display a positive attitude.  We are happy and enthusiastic in our work and understand the importance of a good sense of humour.

  1.       Tolerance

We always do our job to the best of our ability and we accept that there is always more to learn from each other. We willingly give and accept feedback.

Building services:

·  Insurance work: All aspects

·  House survey reports: General condition, electrical & plumbing

·  New Build

·  Extensions

·  Restoration of listed buildings

·  DDA regulation advice, design and implementation. Disabled Access

·  Garages: Traditional and prefabricated

·  Garden rooms & conservatories

·  Minor building works & property repairs

·  Loft conversions

·  Roof works

·  Ground works

·  Landscaping: Working in conjunction with an experienced designer who has a wealth of horticultural knowledge

    • Design
    • Implementation

·  Patios

·  Driveways:

    • Block paving
    • Concrete
    • Tarmac: Domestic and Commercial
    • Stone

·  Garden walls, feature brick & stonework

·  Tiling: All aspects

·  Plastering

Joinery & carpentry works: All aspects

Windows & Doors: UPVC and traditional timber

Kitchens & Bathrooms: Supplied and installed

Heating and Plumbing: Oil and Gas systems, fully registered and insured.

Electrical works: Domestic: Full rewire to minor repairs & installations. Fully certified.

Insurance work: All aspects

Consultancy Work: Pre-planning or purchase advice. Project costing, planning and scheduling

Landlord Certification: Gas and/or electrical inspections

Disability Discrimination Act: Advice design and compliance

Project Management: Independent management of your own project using our team of contractors


The following documents will be raised for all projects:

  • Contracts: Simple, straightforward and easily understood, offering reassurance for both parties.
  • Project plans: We can work with your architect's designs or support you in developing your plan.
  • Payment terms and conditions: As agreed with the client.
  • Meeting notes: Regular meetings with the client will be held (and documented) and we are happy for you to become fully involved in the project or leave it in our hands.

Professional Bodies:

Charleswood Property Developments is a full member of the:

·       Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

·       Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards)

·       Federation of Small Businesses  (FSB)

·      Which? Trusted Trader, Fully accredited 

·       VAT registered

·       Limited Company

Please visit our website or contact us for more information about how we can help you to turn your house into the home you have dreamed of.

Contact details:

Office: 01423 360622

Mobile: 07545 236042

Email: [email protected]



Mark Charles Wood

Managing Director









Mark Wood and his team from Charleswood Property Developments built a single story self-contained annex onto the side of our property and I am delighted with the end result. This was the first time I'd undertaken such a big building project but Mark was very professional from the start and guided me through the whole process from initial ideas, to finding an architect, to planning application etc.  Mark and his team worked extremely hard to deliver the build to my exacting standards and within my very tight deadline. I was very involved with the build and Mark always kept me informed every step of the way, he also happily answered any queries or questions I had. He even answered my phone call when I phoned him one Sunday morning! His team were punctual, professional and friendly and worked extremely hard, even through some awful weather, as the build was during winter. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his team for any building work and feel lucky that I found such a trustworthy, honest and reliable team for my build.  

Mrs Mary, Leeds

Under his company name of Charleswood Property Developments, Mark Wood project manages a team of carefully chosen labourers and craftsmen (plumber, electrician, bricklayer, plasterer, joiner, decorator, etc.).   The company’s work is of an excellent standard, as I discovered when they worked on my house over a period of about 5 weeks in the spring.  Any problems are quickly sorted out with Mark, a totally honest person who genuinely cares about customer satisfaction.  It’s wonderful to have one person to speak to about any aspect of the job.  I have no hesitation in recommending Charleswood.

Mrs Jan Wilford, York

We moved to York last year, our house required extensive renovation and modernisation.  Being new to the area we didn’t know anyone who could recommend a reputable builder.  So we used the Federation of Master Builders website and contacted Charleswood Property Developments.  We spent quite some time with Mark discussing and planning the work, which was eventually carried out in two main phases to our complete satisfaction.  We have also used him more recently for other, relatively minor issues.  We would not hesitate to use him again, or to recommend him to others.  The reasons for this are as follows:  He only uses trusted, quality tradesmen, produces a plan of action from the outset, explains everything clearly, keeps in regular contact, and produces an itemised invoice on completion.  Above all, knowing Mark is contactable and responsive after completion gives peace of mind. 

Mr & Mrs Castle, York

We engaged Charleswood Property Developments to carry out a range of repairs and renovations to our house and have been delighted at the quality of work and level of service. The workmen were skilled and took pains to do a good job. They were reliable, coming when they said they would and keeping us informed of progress. Their courtesy also made them very easy to deal with.The work came in on budget and the costs were clearly explained beforehand so we have no hesitation in recommending Charleswood Property Developments and we will be using them again.

Mrs Armstrong. Leeds

Mark and his team have just completed a kitchen diner renovation, outhouse conversion, and removal of a chimney and the creation of a new downstairs toilet for us. From the initial contact and throughout the 5 weeks of building work Mark kept us fully informed at every step of the way. His communication skills are outstanding and always replied to any phone call, email or text really quickly. This alone puts him in a league of his own. We are delighted at the finished product and have been very impressed at the professionalism of all the trades’ people he engaged. Work was finished within agreed timescales, fully costed and to a very high standard. We would, without hesitation, highly recommend Mark and his team and will happily ask him to undertake any work we might plan in the future.
Gerard and Jess. York

Thank you for a job well done, we are delighted with it. We had precise costs and knew what was to be done before work started. We met all your men who arrived on time on the day, did a super job and cleared the site before leaving. To cap it all you drafted in extra help who finished the work whilst we were out for the day to save us a further day’s disruption.

We will use your services again and certainly recommend your services to others.

Peter & Margaret.  Northallerton

Mark Wood and his team are trustworthy, reliable, considerate and hard working.
Mark prepared a realistic, achievable and flexible plan for the installation of a new bathroom; internal doors and repair work to our garage roof.
Mark consistently resolved issues promptly and effectively. The team clearly took pride in their work and demonstrated flexibility and tenacity when dealing with unexpected challenges.
We are very pleased with everything and can highly recommend Mark and his team."

Best regards.
Richard & Anne Sykes. Haxby

Excellent communication from first contact to completion, very pleasant staff, very prompt, you delivered exactly what you promised. Extremely pleased.

A good job well done.

Many thanks

RS Ainsworth. Greenhammerton

 Overall, I am very happy.  I was impressed on the timely arrival and co-ordination of all the guys who attended the job. A very good set of guys and a professional job. Let me have your invoice and I will pay promptly.

J Barker Easingwold

 "Once we had decided we wanted an extension to our house the next stage was how to find a good builder.  We’d never done anything like this before so were a little nervous.  We started with the FMB website and put contact details on there.

We had quite a few responses and saw about 6 people all together, having whittled it down to 3 over time we decided on Charleswood Property Services.  Our decision was based on really good communication, a real interest in what we wanted, the advice given and the questions asked.

The extension is now finished and we are delighted with it.  The extension blends in seamlessly with the rest of the house, down to the type of bricks, stones and the design work. The attention to detail by the building team was brilliant.

We are considering more work to the house but will have to go to planning firstly and we will use Charleswood Property Services again.

R Howden. Tadcaster

Charleswood Property Services developed a first floor extension to our house.  The work was competitively priced, started and completed on schedule and was finished to a high standard.  The staff on-site were friendly, courteous and delivered the build taking into account our need, with a young family, of maintaining access to a functioning kitchen, washing machine etc.  Someone from the company was on site every day (which I was pleased with, as I’d heard stories of builders stopping/starting jobs) and visible progress was always made.   Mark, the proprietor, kept in regular contact and updated me on changes to plans etc. and made regular checks that the work was progressing.  We are delighted with the end product and I would highly recommend Charleswood Property Services to other people requiring building services

M Peters. York

We are delighted with the work and all the workmen have been polite, friendly and helpful, a real credit to you!

Mr Jones: Selby

Yet another fantastic job, you never fail to impress!

M Shadbolt. York

Company Information:

Charleswood Property Developments Ltd Trading as: Charleswood Property Developments Ltd

Registered Office: 30 Yorkersgate, Malton. North Yorkshire. YO17 7AW

Directors: MC Wood & ME Wood

VAT Registration No: 985 3831 75

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