About Barratt Homes

Barratt Homes is part of Barratt Developments Plc, one of the UK’s largest property developers with over 30 operating divisions. From city penthouses to family-friendly townhouses, Barratt Homes provides new-build residential units that are energy efficient, carefully designed and built to last. Read on for more information and verbatim Barratt Homes reviews from verified residents.

Developments

Barratt Homes properties on HomeViews include Elektron Tower and Proton Tower, a pair of luxury skyscrapers close to East India DLR station, and Altitude Point, a contemporary City property just a short stroll from Brick Lane. For lots of peace and quiet, Brompton Park Crescent is a gated option in leafy Fulham, while Artisan Place promises an easy London commute from its Harrow base.

The maintenance of the development is well and organised. The cleanliness and services are spot on. Pretty happy with the flats as well however kitchen could do with some more space.” – Barratt Homes review by KT, verified resident at Proton Tower

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Clean, well located. Good layout but wish there were more amenities eg gym!” – Barratt Homes review by Anonymous, verified resident at Altitude Point

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Number of Developments

72

Ratings

4.04 Rating

Rating (based on 1248 reviews)

Excellent

31.73%

Very Good

52.16%

Average

11.46%

Disappointing

2.80%

Very Poor

1.84%

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Kingsbrook wasn’t for us

Kingsbrook wasn’t for us unfortunately. We chose the development because of the marketing stressing how wildlife friendly it was going to be. However, once we were there, although Barratts had done what they said they would do, that was the end of the story. There was nothing to engage people and involve them. The wildlife initiative was just a paper project with no reality.
We thought the build itself was poor and had a lot of snagging. It was very difficult to get anything done about problems, took many hours of chasing round and trying to contact people.
We didn’t like the actual layout of the estate. We didn’t like effectively having no front garden and that people, if they were so inclined, could come right up to our front window and look inside. The back garden was overlooked all round by a cluster of surrounding houses. It seems that nowadays many people want huge houses and don’t care about gardens. This is the exact opposite of our priorities.
We didn’t like the detachment from the local authority for services that are part of community charge on traditional residential property. The service charge felt out of our control and an unknown factor for the future.

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There are no local amenities nearby at present, it’s a long walk into town or its necessary to get the car out. It’s a long walk to the railway station.

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We wish we had been given a proper viewing before purchasing – we were not allowed because the build was still happening and nobody was allowed on site

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Excellent zone 3 value

– Size and brightness of the flat is absolutely excellent. Most friends – including some architects – who visit have been astounded at how generous the spaces are (“Not at all like London new builds” has been a frequent comment).

– We were also lucky to get one of the three beds in the block facing Priory Park with the massive wraparound balcony. As the other blocks get built we’re realising that not all of them have the generous balconies and separation from adjacent block that the back ones do.

– Maintenance of the landscaping and internal areas has been good so far.

– Look forward to hearing what the ‘commercial space’ at the front of Upton Gardens is going to be. The area badly needs a cafe or two where you can buy a cappuccino. There were rumours that a Waitrose was part of the plan, if Barratt can indeed deliver that there would be nothing like it as we’re short of good supermarkets around here as well.

– The only negative for me in terms of build is that all walls are plaster board. Wish they’d gone with brick. You need to be constantly careful with the walls, and the acoustic insulation is poor.

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The area offers excellent value for money, perhaps the cheapest you can find in zone 3 in all of London. Upton Gardens is very close to the tube station. Lots of good south Asian cafes and restaurants, the football pub at the corner has closed for renovations to make it a gastropub (should open by summer ’20), an excellent international grocery in Barking Road, a small but decent Tesco and good bus connections to get to Stratford.

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That flats can be built with all walls plasterboard, and exactly how poor the sound insulation can be because of this.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best part about my apartment is the huge wraparound balcony that runs the L shaped length of the flat (85 feet or so).

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Good Estate Needs Work

We were recommended to move to Waterside Park by an estate agent. We have always lived locally but we have a disabled member of our family and needed a home with specific adaptions. We moved into our house when it was brand new and we spoke directly with the developer to ensure everything met our needs. The house has a lift installed and the kitchen units and sinks have been lowered, we asked before moving in for the kitchen units to be made slightly higher and this was arranged. Whilst the kitchen is ridiculously small with the lift there is not much else they could have done on the configuration. The garden is also really small but is big enough.

We have had a few issues but the management company always sorts them out quickly and we think we get really good value for money for our rent. There is a problem with the windows as they always seem to jam but I don’t think we have actually reported it. We are allowed to paint and change the flooring as well as decorate how we want and we really love living in the house and development.

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Good location lots of shops local. Unfortunately people in the local neighbourhood reduce its attractiveness. Overall a nice neighbourhood and I like that there is a lot of nature in the area and wildlife.

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The park in the estate was destroyed years ago and there have been no efforts to reinstate the equipment.

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Lovely

The concierge team is lovely and very helpful. They work 24hours. We also got cctv which is good. There were a couple of incidents with people breaking into the parking area, though.
The buildings got a courtyard which is lovely, and I am also lucky t have a roof terrace.
I would say the facilities are all well-maintained. We got a yoga studio which I haven’t tried yet, and a gym which is quite basic but good. It is also really nice having shops in the development too, as they give some life to it.
The flat is also nice and the size is not bad. It was really good we could choose a lot of the things in the flat as we purchased while still getting built.
Overall I am really happy with the development.

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Transport could be improved. For example with the 199 it only comes every 10minutes and in the morning they tend not to stop if too full. It os a 15 minute walk to Canada Water what is alright. The tube is fine. We got the junilee line which is great.
I like the scenery of the area. It is really nice. We got shops and nice cafes around. I also feel it is quite safe although there have been few issues.

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I would say I knew everything before moving in here.

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