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.

David Wilson Homes reviews

Are you a resident at a David Wilson Homes’ development? If yes, please write a review here to share your experience with others viewing the development. If you can’t find a David Wilson Homes’ development listed on HomeViews, we’d recommend reading similar reviews of other developments to gain an understanding of residents’ experiences in similar properties. You can also submit a new listing here.

Number of Developments

20

Ratings

3.97 Rating

Rating (based on 246 reviews)

Excellent

35.77%

Very Good

45.12%

Average

12.60%

Disappointing

2.85%

Very Poor

3.66%

Developments

MAP

Showing all 20 developments

David Wilson Homes reviews

Reviews

Write a Review
All Reviewers
Owners
Shared Ownership Purchasers
Private Tenants
Verified
Housing Association Tenants
Local Authority Tenants
Showing 246 reviews

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.

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

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

1
Facilities
1
Design
1
Location
1
Value
1
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

troubled purchaser!

whilst this review is not a good one it is factual and truthful. i feel you will not use my review because unfortunately it isn’t a positive one . i have kept photos of problems in case i need them for future actions that maybe needed. public areas not as promised in show home documents. customer services are too slow always in meetings, away on hols or false promises given.value could have been better as so much money had to be spent post purchase.i paid an extra three thousand for a gold kitchen but the hob is the cheapest on the market and the sink only 100 each in Wickes even cheaper for you buying in such bulk. i have had a cheque to buy a new sink but feel compensation is due as i have had so many problems since moving from Amersham to this house. the point was to have a new home under guarantee as i get older with no work to do but it isn’t finished YET .garden took months due to drainage being needed.lifestyle is quite good but I could live the dream if outsides were up to promised style as per sales office documents which is why i picked David Wilson homes. Opposite outside my house has still not been completed it’s two years now! documents promised an orchard area with bulbs and wild flowers nor has my front garden. i was promised by Laura and A1 gardening that the outside plants, stones would be renewed and railings put up as i get so much wind down the road. the walkways still not completed on 2.1 . The landscaping has been left half done by M . Kelly who are on next phases ??? the bus route is great, very helpful. post boxes needed. only one put in so far after two years.my roof had to be repaired as tiles were put on green therefore they have cracked and broken. 11 new tiles were replaced. it was covered by yourselves but my previous homes roof was and is still good after 40 years as it was put on correctly.the staff on site are really good. polite and helpful especially show home staff, however you have trouble keeping site employees as they were not happy this leaves your purchasers with no one to turn too. the purchasers now have formed sub groups and committees to bring weight to our complaints who meet fortnightly . some purchasers are not having their needs listened to or are in receipt of cheques issued as sweeteners to pay for their works personally, the next step is the media and the press. fed up asking for things to be rectified. should be perfect when given the keys?? we as new purchasers know about snagging but you as the builders are only as good as the people you employ to carry your good name forward. a good reputation doesn’t take long to tarnish does it?could be great, do help more you are good at selling but customer satisfaction is key to staying in business long term. ex customer service / personnel myself.

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

excellent location, lite streets, good railway , bus links and near important motorways. the Aylesbury town is expanding rapidly with pubs,eateries of all types cinema and theatre too. the council is a caring one, always holding locals events for families of all ethnic origins. altogether a better area than i thought. could do with more police officers to improve some bad behaviour locally.

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

i was not told of the houses being built on a flood plain by yourselves or your solicitors who acted for me. i lost a year of my life getting drainage and other improvements corrected with workmen in and out of my property. i have no access to the garden so they had to come through my home.

4
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Think Carefully Before Buying from Barratts…

We moved into our property, (we love the house design & location on the development) April 2018 and found the whole process very difficult from day one. Lots of unnecessary snags that show a lack of care and attention – still being resolved today 28th Dec 2019. Customer Services take far to long to get back to you with answers and provide limited updates to emails. I would think long and hard before ever buying a new build from a volume builder such as Barratts again.
We are still waiting for compensation for the out of pocket losses experienced due to damp issues. Our claim went in nearly two months, ago and we are still awaiting some indication of timeline for this to be resolved. This company wastes money like it’s going out of fashion hence the prices of new builds today.

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

We love the location of our property on the development and it’s close proximity to the town centre and link roads.

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

Get everything in writing…

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Great open spaces at Kingsbrook

The plans for the development are excellent although most of it is still being worked on so it is difficult to judge until it is finished. We are very happy in our home and love all the open space. In our personal experience customer service could have been better, mainly due to the time and effort it took to have issues resolved. We feel we got value for money based on the facilities planned for the development and the quality of our home. Communication from the developer could be improved for existing homeowners in relation to ongoing development and the progress of community facilities. For example I read about the opening of our community centre on the local news website, it would have been nice for residents to have been informed before.

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

There is lots around for families, plenty of shops in Aylesbury. Traffic can be quite bad.

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

The brick paved roads look nice but there are no footpaths which make it difficult to walk around the development with young children. Speeding is a big problem on the small residential roads

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

These reviews are the subjective opinion of a HomeViews member and not of HomeViews

Load More