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Team Maintenance Services Ltd

About Team Maintenance Services

Team Maintenance Services Ltd operates a well-established specialist service from the heart of Cornwall encompassing all aspects of external grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Established in 2006 as a family owned business, TMS has acquired a reputation for professionalism and reliability, which is reflected in its growing prestige as a leading company of its type with recognition from private and public sector.

As a growing business TMS places high value on staff training, health & safety and all staff are DBS checked. We have invested in quality machinery to enable us to offer a wide range of grounds maintenance services from one off jobs to contract work.

We currently maintain many schools, retail parks and private homes in Cornwall. TMS is fully insured. We have health & safety accreditation with ContractorPlus, SafeContractor and are members of the British Safety Council.

New Service - Cornwall Sweeper Hire

We can supply operated hire of a walk-behind pedestrian sweeper to a compact road sweeper. The sweepers are ideal for clearing leaves and general detritus as well as removing weeds and moss from hard surfaces.

Our vehicles can access even the most confined areas because of the small working width and with a low working height of 2 meters they offer extreme manoeuvrability. Our sweepers with a are available with an operator and they are ideal for car parks, recreational tracks, pavements and around school buildings.

Our operators are all qualified, DBS checked and supplied with suitable PPE. 

Please contact us for further information.

Specialist School Service

TMS Ltd have many years of experience in helping schools look after their grounds and making the most of their budget.

We can help in different areas of the school grounds from the general common areas, nature areas to the sports grounds.

Sports pitches require special attention. Marking out these pitches, sports day markings, moving rugby / football posts, and the length of grass needs special consideration for those all important matches.

Key points for schools:

  • Staff are all uniformed, DBS checked and carry identification
  • Trained staff
  • Certified to apply chemicals
  • We provide an annual grounds maintenance schedule
  • We have an excellent health and safety record
  • Accreditation with Safe Contractor and Contractor Plus
  • We will help you make the most of your outdoor classroom

Grounds Maintenance

TMS provides a comprehensive grounds maintenance service. We maintain the grounds of many of Cornwall’s schools plus retail parks, industrial estates, commercial and corporate premises, parish council land and private gardens throughout Cornwall.
We provide a tailored service in each and every case to suit client needs. This is normally under on-going contracts but we work on a one-off basis too where this is preferred. Frequently under our contracts we assume an overall management responsibility for external premises.

Our services include:

  • Overall site management
  • Grass cutting and strimming
  • Border and shrub maintenance
  • Tree establishment and maintenance
  • Maintenance and repair of hard landscapes
  • We also provide specialist sports field and equipment maintenance including:
  • Pitch care including mowing, line-marking, aerating, scarifying, fertilising, minor repairs and reseeding. 
  • Arrangement of larger scale pitch renovation.
  • Maintenance of sports installations including synthetic pitches, long jumps, goal posts, cricket wickets and nets.


Fencing is one of the major parts of our operation. We can provide all types of fencing and in particular wood and steel fences. We build them to last and they are well tried and tested on many sites.

Tree Work

From pruning to felling TMS can deliver a safe, reliable tree maintenance service. We will also provide advice on tree management.

We will deal with the Council to obtain consent when required to carry out works on TPO trees or trees in a conservation area. 

We can arrange dismantling of tricky or dangerous trees. 

We are experienced in working with reports from arboriculturalists including tree inspection reports, we can also provide tree reports.

Disposing of tree waste by shredding or chipping and removing from site is part of the service.


TMS is able to transform the roughest of sites into attractive, imaginative and usable areas. We pride ourselves in producing an end product that is not only pleasant but easy to manage.

Our service includes:

  • Basic design service working to budgets and practicality
  • Clearance
  • Re-grading and levelling of sites
  • Stone walling
  • Planting and mulching
  • Educational areas
  • Ponds and water features
  • Block paving
  • Tarmacing
  • Paths
  • Seeding
  • Stone Burying
  • Rotovating