Doug's Maintenance Services Ltd

Doug's Maintenance Services Ltd, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7JF


Ivy Farm Cottage,
Satmar Lane,
United Kingdom.
CT18 7JF


Tel: 01303248828
Mobile: 07780583707

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Member details

Joined: 15/03/2011



DMS Property Maintenance




Established in 1998 DMS Property Maintenance is a family run business specialising in all areas of property care.  Based in Folkestone and operating across Kent and the south east we provide a complete property maintenance package including repairs and maintenance, caretaking, cleaning, pest control and grounds maintenance.

Our clients include Housing Associations, Care & Retirement Homes, Local Authorities and Private Landlords as well as home owners in the local community. 

We are committed to providing a high quality of service and customer care is paramount through-out our work.  Our Vision is to help create and maintain welcoming safe environments, to save you time, provide you with high quality services and complete projects in a timely professional manner creating real value for money.




























Case Studies

Major & Minor Repairs


DMS first entered into contract with the customer in 2011 and continue to work with them to the present date.  

Throughout the duration of the relationship, DMS have consistently exceeded expectations and have delivered for the customer on-going communication to their client, their staff and residents resulting in no resident complaints. DMS have continually outperformed all other customer contractors (based on KPI’s supplied by the company) achieving 100% resident satisfaction since commencement of our contract.


DMS’ philosophy is to prevent complaints from the core and key to this are communication, arriving in the time frame booked, carrying out works to agreed standards, cleaning after work is completed, communicating with the resident before leaving, completing appropriate paperwork and feedback, leaving DMS literature and then following up with individual customers as needed. This cohesive approach means the customers need spend far less time dealing with complaints.

Quality management systems ensure strict control throughout all areas of DMS’ repairs service. Specifically DMS have developed two time frame windows per day for booking in with residents. These time frames allow DMS operatives to arrive within agreed time frames resulting in the elimination of lateness and meaning residents do not need to wait in all day.

Full monitoring of all Schedule of Rates (SOR’s) ensuring the correct match / charge is applied for the works carried out, creating value for money for the customer.

DMS’ customer care team continually communicate with residents to agree available time frames for residents - 40% of residents request a telephone call an hour before arrival which DMS manage keeping the client customer happy. Using this time frame system means the customer spend much less time dealing with customer issues and request.

DMS also complete progress reports on a weekly basis and valuation reports on a fortnightly basis which are submitted to the customer for authorisation. Monthly contractor meetings are held with the Area Manager to discuss all aspects of the contract, including:

·         Actions from previous meeting - progress on actions from last meeting, items not closed, etc.

·         Health and Safety - current issues, accident reporting, insurance and training

·         Diversity - conformance to policy, training and diversity profile

·         Customer Satisfaction


Member type

FMB Member

  • Has a minimum of twelve months trading
  • Have provided a professional reference
  • Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks
  • Verified no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments
  • Has Public and Employer (if applicable) Liability Insurance
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of business address/details
  • Doug's Maintenance Services Ltd has agreed to abide by the FMB Disputes Resolution and Complaints Procedures
  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of Build Assure warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the Build Assure office for rates)

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