Building service providers, specialising in renovation & domestic extensions


We are currently listed on the Which Local Magazine readers web-site as “highly recommended”. Here are some of our recent customer comments, further references can be made available upon request.

Impressive Renovation

We can highly recommend Charleswood Property Developments. They recently completed a beautiful renovation of our property, which involved the creation of a through kitchen/diner/living space from three different rooms involving the removal of two internal walls. Our bathroom, ensuite and downstairs cloakroom were also completely renewed. They were efficient, thorough and very competent. The most impressive feature of the team's work is the ease with which we could contact them and talk through ideas and issues. They explained any difficulties as the work progressed and any problems were sorted out quickly. Their work was even more impressive given the issues with Covid and the difficulties that this has presented with the supply of materials. We especially appreciated the tireless work and skill of Paul and Oliver, to mention just two of the marvellous team. Steve & Kath, York

Rosalind & Geoff - York

We would just like to thank you for the speed with which your team carried out our work and their willingness to try to please us with any details that cropped up along the way. Paul who oversaw the project was tireless in pulling everything together. Importantly they were also very clean and tidied up and took away their rubbish each day which was brilliant.

Excellent Service, Peter, North Yorkshire

From the first time I met Mark, to the completion of our extension, his team were prompt, helpful and the quality of the work, better than expected. Nothing was too much for them when we amended the spec and advice given was appreciated. Building work is always messy but they cleaned up after every shift. I would easily recommend them to anyone.  

Wonderful house renovation and extension

Mark and his team have done a smashing job extending and renovating our house. My husband and I thought the whole process would be stressful whichever building team we appointed however Mark and Paul dealt with everything with professionalism making the process nothing but exciting and enjoyable. Aspects of the project where we wanted things changing from the spec, we found were often simply resolved by speaking to Charleswood about it, and we would return on our next visit to site to find our requirements had just been arranged, no fuss, no issues. The finish on all the work is done to a great standard. Mark and Paul are true gentlemen who clearly want the job to be done to a high standard and put a high value on ensuring their customers are please with their work. 09/03/2019

Utter fantastic build and experience

From the word go, Mark and his team were fantastic. Everything was made so easy and they always turned up when they said they would and very accommodating to all of our requirements and needs. They fully understood the project and the end result that we were wanting to achieve. Every member of the team was fantastic and very friendly and helpful throughout the process. The quality and standard of work exceeded our expectations. Paul the site manager always went over and beyond to ensure that we were happy at every stage and communicated brilliantly with us. I would without doubt recommend and use this company again in the future. We are so happy with the end result and it has made such a massive difference to our family home. Thank you so so much Team Charleswood. 12/03/2019

Steve & Kathryn, York

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.

Annie, House Extension, Dunnington

The children are so excited about their refreshed home taking shape - they can’t wait to have their friends around and are so glad we took the plunge. I simply couldn’t have contemplated doing this with any other building company, and I am so grateful that Paul Brown referred me to you. Thanks for everything that you, Paul and the team are doing for us.  

Mr & Mrs Cooke, York

Hi Mark We hope you are well.  Thanks very much for your recent estimate on our house extension project.  We really appreciate the time and effort you put in and we have to say that we were very impressed with you and your proposals. However, having taken your advice, considered everything and weighed up the benefits of extending against the value of the house we have decided that the price of the extension pushes us too much into the realms of negative equity.  We are considering our options and looking again at moving instead of extending.  So, at this point we won't be going any further with the project. Once again, thank you so much for your time and input; we certainly would contact you for any project we may start in the future and will pass on your details/recommend you to others.  

J Glanville, Internal Works, York

Excellent building work and service Customer Service, Quality & Value highly rated Charleswood Property Developments came highly recommended by two people who had each had building work carried out. From the initial contact with Mark Wood we were confident that the work would be carried out to a high standard and we were not disappointed. The work was completed within the time specified, to a high standard and by a professional and friendly team. Nothing was too much trouble and any additional requests and changes were always taken into account. Special thanks to Mark, Andy and Paul. The work undertaken on our home was a small project and we are now considering a much larger project for next year. I would not hesitate to recommend Charleswood Developments Ltd. 

Phil, Building Inspector

Mark, as you know I am moving on to pastures new, however, I would just like to say, it has been a pleasure working with you, Paul your site manager and the team.  I wish more developers/builders conducted themselves in the professional way you do, there are not many companies I would be happy to recommend to people, but yours is definately one of them. I will miss the friendly banter with Paul on-site. Thank you once again.

R. Howden, Extension, Towton

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 we 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 decide on Charleswood Property Services.  Our decision was based on really good coomunication, 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 buidling 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.

Mr Medforth, Extension & internal remodelling, York

Thanks to you all. We're very pleased with the result and found the whole process pretty straight forward and stress free. There are a few new jobs we would like to do so will hear from me again soon. Thanks to you and the whole team.

Mr Ricketts, Loft Conversion, York

Mark we would like to thank Paul, Gary, Wayne, Kev, Dave, and every single member of the team who have been on site. They have all been fantastic and nothing has been too much trouble. The consideration of our little lad and the way the lads have conducted themselves has been fantastic. They are a credit to your company Mark and we have been very happy with them all. Highly recommended and a great all round service.

Mr R Billington, Structural Work, Boston Spa

"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"

Alan & Hilary, New Bathroom, York

We chose Charleswood Properties to renovate our bathroom because they had previously done such a good job for us in creating a new kitchen and extension. We were not disappointed. They again proved to be a good choice, well organised, skilled and pleasant, and completing an excellent job on time. We recommend them.  

Matt, Building Services, North Leeds

I would definitely recommend Charleswood Property Developments. The service provided by this building firm was excellent from start to finish. Charleswood Property Developments provided us with a swift quotation at a time that suited us, the communication between building firm and client was unrivaled and we really felt that the company had understood our needs perfectly. Within a week we had our quotation and within 2 more weeks the job was complete. The building team were very good, keeping the house as clean as possible throughout and we are very happy with the final completed job.  If you are looking for a building company to provide you with a cheap quotation then this company is not the one for you, however if you are looking for a building company who are reliable, have excellent communication, understand your needs and complete an excellent quality job on time then this is the building firm to go with. No stress, no hassle, great job.

Mr. & Mrs. Beck, New Conservatory Build, York

Hi Mark, Just a note to 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. We were only able to thank Kevin personally, not realising everyone else had departed and he was the last man standing.   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!   Ready to receive your final invoice when ready.   Best wishes Mr. & Mrs. Beck

Mr & Mrs Davies, Driveway, Easingwold

Both of us are very pleased with the work undertaken in the last six weeks. We will be more than pleased to recommend you to all our friends and family, and we will certainly add to the glowing comments on the Which Tradesman site. Thank you Mark, to both you and your team.

Mr & Mrs Richardson, Wigginton

Just to say thank you very much for a smashing job and all the help and consideration given to us throughout. We have just what we wanted.

Mr & Mrs Castle, Home Renovation, 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

Mrs Jan Wilford, House Extension, York

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 Mary, Annex Build, Leeds

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.

Peter & Margaret, Home Rennovation, Northallerton

Thank you also 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 days disruption. We will use your services again and certainly recommend your services to others.

Gerard and Jess, New Kitchen and Bathroom Installation, Chimney Removal, York

Mark and his team have just completed a kitchen diner renovation, outhouse conversion, 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.

Mrs Armstrong, House Repairs and Renovation, Leeds

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.  

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