Reliable services you can count on in the Chard area

Are you looking for a reliable contract cleaning company? Do your grounds require regular maintenance? Do you manage apartment buildings in Chard? UCS are here to help you.

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Reliable & Prompt

Always on time & never letting you down.

Affordable Service

We offer exceptional value for money - often going the extra mile for our clients

Clean & Tidy

Our conscientious staff take pride in all the work we do, and work to the highest of standards..

Fantastic Support

Our fast and thorough support service is always on hand if there is an issue.

UCS is a premier cleaning, grounds maintenance and compliance testing contractor, based in Somerset. Our values centre around providing an outstanding service, top quality  standards and an obsession for what we do. Our expert teams work across the Chard area.

Since we began in 2005, we have specialised in working with block management companies, for whom we offer a multi-discipline service for residential apartment blocks in and around the Chard area. The package we have developed is unique to us in Somerset, and includes communal area cleaning, grounds maintenance, routine property maintenance, compliance testing and more.  UCS offer multiple services, under a single contractor.

Whether it's offices, apartment buildings or other commercial premises, you can be assured of a quality result every time.

We offer a flexible approach, looking to tailor every job to our customer's needs. We visit every property and will agree, in detail, the specification of the job. This way we can ensure not only that you are getting value for money, but also a service that fulfils your requirements. Your business depends on it; so does ours.

Chard has quite a long history, known as Cerdre in the Doomsday Book.

As with many Somerset towns, previous industries in Chard have included textile milling, becoming a centre for lace production in the 19th century.

Chard's main claim to fame is as the birthplace of powered flight. John Stringfellow developed the Aerial Steam Carriage which flew in 1848, inside a disused lace factory.

Chard is more widely known now for the Numatic factory, famous for the smiling vacuum cleaners, including Henry, George and Charles


Cleaning Services

UCS (South West) Ltd has been established since 2005 and throughout the team we have many years of combined experience in the industry.  This means we have an extremely clear understanding of what's required to excel at what we do.

Our fully equipped vehicles cover the Chard area on a regular basis.

  • Apartment block communal area cleaning
  • Office cleaning
  • Medical facilities cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Sharps removal
  • Pressure washing
  • Reach & wash window cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning

We provide other services as well.  Read on to learn more.

Property Maintenance

UCS has experienced teams operating from fully equipped vehicles.  As part of our multi-discipline package, we are able to offer a wide range of routine property maintenance services to your clients and their properties in Chard.

For instance, we can assist you with the replacement of light bulbs, smoke alarm battery replacements, stair cappings and much more.

  • General maintenance services
  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Repairing and replacing stair cappings
  • Repairing door kick and finger plates
  • Removal of scuff marks from internal walls

Are you a block manager?  Because we can carry out these jobs whilst we are cleaning your property, you won't have the extra call-out fees that other contractors would charge.  Keep reading to see what else we can provide for your premises in Chard.

Grounds Maintenance

UCS has the correct equipment, experience and training to look after the grounds for your clients and their properties in and around the Chard area. We can provide general lawn care as well as more intensive services such as trimming and pruning etc

  • General garden services
  • Grass cutting
  • Shrub & hedge trimming
  • Weed control
  • Flower bed maintenance

We can also carry out grounds clearance, or other remedial works, so that you will have an area back under control again.

With our unique multi-discipline approach, property managers will save a lot of time, and expense, by working with us.

Apartment Building Compliance Testing

As health and safety regulation becomes more complex, your responsibilities as a property manager increases constantly. You want to ensure the safety of your apartment block residents in Chard in the event of an emergency, and you also want to comply fully with the relevant legislation.

You simply don't have the time to visit every single apartment block you manage to carry out the compliance testing to comply with the legal obligations. This is yet another area where UCS can help, we can provide:

  • Fire Alarm Panel Testing
  • Fire Alarm Manual Call Point Testing
  • Smoke Detector / Alarm Testing
  • Emergency Lighting Testing / Flick Testing
  • AOV (Automatic Opening Vent System) Testing
  • Meter Reading

Our teams log the testing, as well as reporting back to you if anything requires an engineer visit.  Our compliance testing service is available as an add-on if you are an existing customer.  It is also available in the Chard area if you would prefer it as a standalone option, without the cleaning, grounds maintenance or property maintenance.

Richard and his team at UCS are very accommodating and always operate to the highest standard. They are reliable, trustworthy and willing to undertake all jobs. HLM Property Management has no problem in recommending UCS for all their cleaning, gardening and property maintenance work.

HLM Property Management

I have been working with UCS for over a year now and are so pleased with their work we have transferred a number of new contracts to them. We have always found them reliable, value for money and communicative at all times – would definitely recommend them to any company looking for this type of work.

Pat McEvoy

As a Property Management Company we work with a variety of contractors. Richard and his team at UCS have been carrying out works for us for a number of years and I can say with pride that all the staff are extremely courteous, friendly and polite. If you need something extra doing, the team are always happy to help. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any other Property Management Company, business or resident that requires their services.

Michelle Needham

We have known Richard from UCS personally for several years now and using the services of the Company on a professional basis for at least 6 years through our Block Management and Lettings business, Sabelwood. We have always found them to be courteous, helpful, trustworthy and reliable whilst providing an excellent service.

Debra Abel

Just wanted to say how delighted I am with UCS. Everyone has commented how clean the offices are on a Monday morning after your staff have been, and the high level of service you provide has been consistent throughout the months you've been with us. I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to other businesses and colleagues.

Julia Tippetts

We have dealt with UCS since 2011. We have found them to be organised and helpful. No task is too big or too small and on occasions some of these tasks have not always been the most pleasant. UCS have provided not only the communal area cleaning and window cleaning for four large apartment blocks, but they have also been our eyes on the site, and have reported issues found within the building communal areas, and have on many occasions resolved lighting issues for the safety of the tenants. Each visit they test the fire alarms and report any problems. You really couldn't ask for anymore from them.

Sara Jenkins

On meeting with the residents today, they had nothing but praise, along with me also, regarding the standard of cleaning. The blocks look immaculate every time I go to site to inspect them

A Property Manager