About David Wilson Homes

David Wilson Homes is a part of Barratt Developments PLC. It is known for ‘its beautifully designed houses that are built to the highest quality with fixtures and fittings to match.’

David Wilson Homes developments

Kingsbrook is a joint venture development by David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes listed on HomeViews. It features a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes. The development is located in Aylesbury and only a 10-minute drive away from a wide range of shops and restaurants. Additionally, residents are a short walk away from the Grand Union Canal.

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Number of Developments

28

Ratings

3.96 Rating

Rating (based on 344 reviews)

Excellent

34.30%

Very Good

46.51%

Average

13.66%

Disappointing

2.62%

Very Poor

2.91%

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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.

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

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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Modern, Clean and Spacious and more

Brooklands development is well laid out and beautiful. Houses well spaced out, street lights lit and working properly, I live in a house but I can see that the green areas and the lovely parks for children are well maintained. Safe pedestrian walkways, underground passes where necessary for cycling and for kids on scooters which makes it very safe for a run or cycle, or to go on long walks with your kids. Behind the development, there is a long stretch of walkway with green areas and rest benches that is so nice as you are walking parallel to the M1. The Traffic noise while walking is not unbearable at all. I love it.

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I have been living in Brooklands for 8 years now, the area is always evolving with the new local centre – a newly built fit for purpose Health Centre, Lidl and Sainsbury’s local, a gym, a nursery, a good selection of food, cake, coffee, salons and dry cleaners. Very close to the M1 Junction 14 and good bus links to Centre MK and the train station. MK Connect makes sharing cabs easier too. Houses have drives where cars are parked, bin collections are punctual. Never experienced anything anti social in my area. Kingston district centre – for restaurants, shops including a big Tesco, Aldi, Boots and Costco is just about 5mins drive.

We are surrounded by car shops (Kingston and Northfleet) except just a few missing – makes it easy to drop my car for service/MOT/repair and walk home. What’s not to love?

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

Can’t think of any- nothing is hidden from plain sight

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

Very quickly with my recollection, I have recently bought another property from same developer in the same development. I’m a happy returning customer

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Lovely place to live

The houses are designed really well and make use of space. The gardens are bigger than a lot of other local new developments. As with all new streets, the roads could do with being a couple of feet wider, but it’s not really a problem if everyone keeps their speed down.
I do think the houses are Barratt quality at David Wilson Homes prices, but there’s nothing wrong with Barratt quality and it wouldn’t affect anyone not buying from new on the estate.
Fixing issues was the main problem we had with buying this property. DWH were hard to get in touch with and often reluctant to help. It was quite stressful at times and we ended up fixing some things ourself out of frustration. I don’t agree with the 5* rating DWH has, but we did feel obliged to rate them highly in the NHBC survey (you’re asked to rate them just a week after moving in)

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Warboys is a great village to live in, it has got a couple of pubs, a sports and social, a pharmacy, and a good local shop. It’s near Huntingdon, St Ives, and Ramsey, so anything you need is close. The bus service is reasonable and the local school is good. There are a few good local public footpaths, one of which goes through a lovely little woods.
The development is reasonably quiet and there’s little to no anti-social behaviour. There was a small problem with a few people speeding but this is now being managed. The development has a social media group and all look out for each other. Parking isn’t really a problem as most have decent drives.

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

Don’t feel pressured to fill in the NHBC survey in until you are happy.

What is the best feature of your home:

Good sized garden for a new build. Efficient design of the home.

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Bigger windows, privacy in the garden area required

Love how big each room in the house is – main reason for picking this particular build. Garden is big. Windows need to be bigger considering how big the rooms are and how very little light goes into the room. its a shame that when you look at your garden from 1st floor you can see 20 other neighbour gardens, some privacy would be nice. Building management and Property management needs improving, we had many may issues when we moved in to the build i.e. leaks from the ceiling from the shower which were not resolved for a while which caused water stain marks on the top floor which meant the whole carpet had to be replaced. There were many issues, a whole new team needs to be brought in to support these areas.

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Ubereats and Deliveroo do not exist in these areas. Only 17 options on Justeat and they deliver food 1hr 10mins after placing the order. Local Premier shop only 5 minutes away. Village centre only 10 minutes away. Only buses are available very seldom. Neighbours are nice but keep themselves to themselves. Not much parking available – if you park your car on the street then the road cleaner wont clean in front of your house. There has been catalytic converter thefts in the area where the police has supported the residents in being vigilant. Had a few loud parties where the police were called due to anti-social behaviour. Roads are very slippery and dangerous in icy / snowy conditions.

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Awareness of the after care support, how to get in touch, common FAQs from new buyers. It would have been nice to receive after care from the after care team that didn’t feel like they were helping to meet their numbers but the sort of care you would expect from someone who genuinely wants you to be happy in your new build.

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

When issues were raised we were told they would be prioritised. We had to keep chasing for updates and were not communicated to effectively or in a timely manner. It almost felt like we had to negotiate to get the work corrected in the house when this really shouldn’t have been the case.

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