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

26

Ratings

3.97 Rating

Rating (based on 320 reviews)

Excellent

34.06%

Very Good

45.94%

Average

14.06%

Disappointing

2.81%

Very Poor

3.13%

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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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Lovely area, more facilities please!

I like the design of this development, the flats are varied and so are the houses. It is spacious despite the fact there are loads of houses and flats in the area now. I like how it has a small park for the children and a scenic gravel path at the back of the development for dog walks, walking and running.

The property management could be better. We did have a few issues with our flat within the first year of it being built and we had to wait a while for this to be fixed. We also had to wait at least a year for the kerb to be lowered in order to park at the front of our flat.

During heavy snow, the snow actually came through the vents of the roof (we are a top floor flat) and this caused wet patches and water to drop through our light fixture on the ceiling which was dangerous. This should be considered if designing more properties like this.

The area could be more affordable, However it does reflect Milton Keynes house prices which are increasing.

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There are no shops in this development yet despite it being here for 5 years. The only thing here is a primary school.
It has close links to the train station and wolverton train station.
There are nice restaurants nearby in Stony Stratford and Wolverton.

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I wish I had known that the housing association were a bit anal with their polocitoes. We are not even allowed to have door mates outside the flat due to health and safety.

Also, when we want to sell it has to go through an 8 week period with the housing association first, so bear this in mind.

They are flexible with other things though as we were able to get a dog with no issues.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of this home would be the kitchen and all the integrated appliances, although the dishwasher did stop working after a year or so.

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The good and not so good

The design of the Winston is excellent, ideal for a family or professional couple who like to entertain. The development has a good mix and design of houses and is well laid out. At present the ‘green’ areas are maintained by site as they are still building. The entrance to the development needs some attention as several trees have died and not been replaced and there are lots of weeds growing through the grass around the lagoon. Hopefully will be rectified before the management Company takes responsibility. The children’s play area hasn’t been built yet and some trees have been removed from tree protection areas as they were diseased and damaged during the building process, which means some of the natural habitats have been destroyed. Good access to public footpath from the development, leading to Wistow Rural Centre and also canal walks.

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Local shops limited to essentials. Doctor, Dentist and Chemist in the village as well as Chinese and Indian takeaways, fish and chip shop, cafe and 2 pubs. Local bus to Leicester runs twice per hour. Regular bin collection. All properties on Garner Way have parking spaces and garages but residents still insist on parking on the road.

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closely inspect the quality of the build in the show homes, if you get chance to speak to any owners on the development take the opportunity. Read reviews on all of the developers sites before making your decision and most important if you do buy, get a Snagging Survey done. Unfortunately not all reviews give an honest and balanced view, no developer is perfect some are worse than others.

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

Customer service have been difficult to contact during covid with long delays, and feel they have often used Covid as an excuse for delays in response to emails. We have had various problems with our property and several different operatives have visited to carry repair works which have not been satisfactory and other operatives have had to return to rectify the problems.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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