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

18

Ratings

3.85 Rating

Rating (based on 285 reviews)

Excellent

21.05%

Very Good

54.74%

Average

16.49%

Disappointing

3.86%

Very Poor

3.86%

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Good Estate Needs Work

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management

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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4
Design
5
Location
4
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2
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Kingsbrook wasn’t for us

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Facilities
1
Design
1
Location
1
Value
1
Management

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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1
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A lovely estate, perfectly imperfect I think

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management

The development is mainly good. Everyone is pretty relaxed. Depending on what atmosphere you like, the back of the estate is very quiet, I live in the middle of the estate where you can enjoy a little bit of neighbourly drama, some noise and shouting – and this is genuine I don’t mind it from time to time. The development itself if well located, there’s lots of green space, a small lake where you may find swans, there’s the canal that you can take a nice stroll by at night and there’s a forest at the back too with more streams and wildlife.

There was play park, it was burnt down years ago but there has been no effort from management to replace it.

Everything else is well and fine. They do look after the gardening, sometimes the trees do overgrow but the property managers do eventually get round to it. There’s also very lovely lavenders planted at some point in the year and I really like that.

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It’s an excellent location for amenities, just 20 minutes from central London via National Rail. Large Tesco Extra just a 5 minute walk away. The area is relatively safe, I have never felt threatened in the area.

Multicultural area which is good. There’s no nightlife which is good and bad, good because it means the neighbourhood is quiet but bad because sometimes you want to stay local but there are quite a few pubs – I have experienced racism in these pubs please note.

Lots of green space around.

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That there is a shooting range just behind the estate. Had no idea but had I known sooner I would have gone, it’s good to try new things

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Cane Hill Park, Coulsdon

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management

Cane Hill Park is a very nice development. It is a large development and the design of the houses is modern with a lot of houses being over three floors and all houses having solar panels.

The development is generally well looked after although it has taken a while for some ongoing maintenance issues on the development to be rectified. There are a number of playgrounds, a trim trail and a small woodland area with good pathways linking the various parts of the development.

There is a Residents Association which keeps residents up to date on issues relating to the development and also helps represent residents when dealing with the estate management company.

A bus route has recently started which runs along the main road through the development. The bus route goes through Coulsdon town centre which is useful for shops (as there are no commercial shops in Cane Hill) and connecting to other bus routes or getting to the train stations.

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Cane Hill Park is a very nice area to live. The area generally feels very safe and there is a strong sense of community here.
There are a lot of young couples and families living here and there are a number of playgrounds and open spaces for people to enjoy. There are a number of other bigger park spaces nearby which are a short walk from Cane Hill.
A bus service has recently started which connects Cane Hill Park to Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon.
There is a local farm with a shop that sells a small number of items such as eggs and potatoes. It is only a short walk into Coulsdon where there are a number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the local high street.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We wish we had known more about the annual estate maintenance charges and what these covered.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

We have not yet had to raise any issues directly to the estate management company.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
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