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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

43

Ratings

3.97 Rating

Rating (based on 555 reviews)

Excellent

32.79%

Very Good

47.57%

Average

13.15%

Disappointing

3.60%

Very Poor

2.88%

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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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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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Heavenly Harmonious Homes at Henbrook Gardens

Barrett homes are in my top tier of builders. I’ve lived in several new-build houses and viewed many more, so I’ve seen my fair share of dysfunctional ones.

The design is very modern and the layout practical, creating a very good flow. The house has been expertly built to utilise every inch of space making even the smaller homes feel roomy.

There are both front and rear hallways, eliminating drafts from external doors and providing privacy for cloakrooms.
(No one wants open the cloakroom door directly into a lounge full of people watching television, whilst the letterbox rattles. It’s also no fun to have leaves/mud/snow blow onto the sofa when you answer the front door)

The kitchen, if not built in, has space for full sized appliances (no struggling with a tiny dishwasher!) and the under-stairs cupboard is big enough for all your “chore supplies” or as a pantry. There’s also room for a table or breakfast bar.

There’s a well placed alcove in the main bedroom next to one of the windows which is perfect as a dressing area and an over stairs cupboard offers extra storage. The smallest bedroom is big enough for a double bed and still leaving plenty of space for other furniture and movement around it all, and again there’s a storage cupboard.

There are windows in the main bathroom of almost all houses, so less chance of dampness and odours; those that don’t, like some en-suites or cloaks, have up-to-date extraction fans that do the job just as efficiently. As for the built in shower, it’s my favourite feature. Barrett’s made THE best choice installing this particular type. They are so good that I’d put them on par with having a relaxing bath.

The garden comes ready turfed with a shed and rotary washing line. Whilst not vast in size the lawn is adequate and manageable. There’s enough room for summer parties and every home has access via a rear gate, this is very useful given current restrictions on meeting inside.

Naturally the homes come with the 10 year NHBC guarantee but I do not forsee any major issues given Barrett’s stellar reputation and from my current 14 month experience. All homes will have minor snags and with the builders still on site, these are dealt with efficiently.

Overall, I would, and already have recommended this development to others, 9 out of 10!

Please note: There are different styles of home so some features may not be relevant to all houses. e.g. the smallest room of a 5-bed house may be a study and only big enough for a single bed.

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This is a lovely, quiet residential estate. I’m not aware of any A.S.B. so far and my neighbours are all very friendly and house-proud. This makes Henbrook Gardens a peaceful, pleasant and pretty area to live.

There’s average parking, as expected on newer designed housing developments.

The only noises you tend to hear are from the builders as they finish construction. This was delayed due to Covid-19, so hopefully it’ll end soon. At the moment it’s a bit annoying cleaning your car or windows because they are dirty with 24 hours. Thank goodness it’s temporary, especially in the summer as that “dust” gets inside the house too.

Not all roads are “tarmacced” or finished yet so be very cautious if you want to avoid tyre damage. Again, this is just a temporary issue.

Most delivery services can find the estate, so groceries, takeaways and online shopping is fine. The only downside is that a well-known taxi service cannot pick you up unless you wait at the local pub. Firstly, their maps are not up to date so they cannot locate any addresses here, and secondly, it means their food delivery service isn’t available here yet either.

It would help if name signs were put up on all streets here. There are name signs where there are no houses built yet and then nothing on streets where the houses have been occupied for over a year.

Bin collections are fine, the street lights work, there are TWO pubs within 200m (yay!) and a local shop/post office can be found within about 1-1.5 miles (north or south)

Unfortunately the bus service is not quite frequent enough for commuting or to the train stations and town centres of Bromsgrove or Droitwich. Hopefully this will improve now there’s increased demand.

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There’s a fly problem during the summer months. With a bit of trial and error, my neighbours and I have found an effective way to deal with this but knowing the root cause would be useful so we can find a permanent solution.

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A lovely estate, perfectly imperfect I think

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.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

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.

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

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

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