Davidsons Homes

Number of Developments

14

Ratings

4.21 Rating

Rating (based on 193 reviews)

Excellent

48.70%

Very Good

39.38%

Average

8.81%

Disappointing

1.04%

Very Poor

2.07%

Davidsons Homes is a family owned and managed company with over three generations of experience in homebuilding. For over fifty years they have been committed to uniting people across the Midlands with beautifully designed properties that they can truly call their own. Also, their developments are built with traditional values, attention to detail, and a sense of individuality.

Davidsons Homes developments

You can find out more about Davidsons Homes properties on HomeViews. New Lubbesthorpe balances rural scenery and urban living. Ashby Gardens is a commuter place, with good access to local towns and cities such as Derby, Birmingham and Leicester. Houlton has excellent road and rail connections across Central England. Manor Fields is situated on the Long Shoot in Nuneaton.

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Over the moon

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Review Date Apr 2023

We feel the design of our davidsons home really stands out from other major developers and sets it apart from the standard new build home. The communal spaces are well thought out with a courtyard area for parking and wide roads. Although we had very little problems with our house, the management company were very helpful and quick to sort any snags.

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We absolutely love living in our Davidsons home at New Lubbesthorpe. The development has been completed to a very high standard and we are impressed with both the building quality and the design of our house and estate. The layout has been well thought out with wide roads, communal parking spaces and nearby parks and open areas. Unfortunately we do find on street parking an issue which can be frustrating when navigating the roads around our house, driveways could have been better thought out for some of the houses on our estate to prevent this issue. We have no complaints with traffic noise or anti social behaviour.

The estate is well situated with many amenities nearby, including a primary school, ALDI and retail park, however could benefit from a small local shop. The main road created for the estate can be troublesome with large speed bumps which have caused a few issues to our cars, we are hoping these will be reduced in size once all building is complete.

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Although we love the size of our windows and the large patio ‘pod’ – due to the size of the windows, we have needed to purchase custom made blinds and curtains which came at quite a large expense. Other than this, we felt we were able to gather all the information we needed from viewings and advice from the sales team.

What is the best feature of your home:

The floor plan layout is spacious and unique. A great deal of thought has been put in to the visuals of our home and we love the layout, windows and large pod area.

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Very poor standard of build poor after sales service.

From the outset we have encountered numerous problems with the house we purchased, some of which were not built to NHBC regulations/specification. A lot of our reported issues SHOULD have been picked up by the builders/NHBC during the build process and has made moving into this property very disappointing. The build quality and snagging process leaves a lot to be desired and communication between Post Occupation/Customer Care and the buyers is poor at best. This is also the view of neighbours we have spoken to on the development.

As yet communal areas which are to be maintained by a Management company for an annual fee which all properties have to pay towards is maintained to a poor quality but hopefully this will improve when the management company take over from Davidson’s. There is a shared area which all pay (or will pay) towards which has no access as it is beyond a private drive with no public access provided.

When issues are reported they set out to resolve the issue but very often create other issues or do not fix the initial issue to a satisfactory standard.

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Excellent location for access to neighbouring towns and Motorway networks. Surrounding area and properties on the development are of good design.

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

If we had known how much stress, anxiety and the effect on our mental health it would be prior to our decision to move we would never have moved into this development.

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

Very poorly. It is always a battle to get work agreed to be carried out and there is no process where the developer inspects and signs off works completed by contractors which results in repeated work being required. Very frustrating.

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Excellent quality builders

The welcome we received when we moved in to the development was excellent. The team were extremely helpful. We had a slight problem with our drainage to begin with there was a slight blockage which was resolved very quickly and efficiently. Our home is well designed and finished well. We have had to report defects with our kitchen cupboards since we moved in, however Davidsons resolved this issue and we were very pleased with the outcome.

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We have easy access to a local convenience store and a local supermarket 5 minutes drive or 15 minute walk away. The street area is very quiet and overlooks a lovely countryside view. Traffic noise isn’t too bad as the home is very noise proof. We have a large drive with parking space enough for 2 large cars and plenty of room either side and very close easy access to a bus stop into the city centre. The bin collections are very prompt and are always collected on the days expected

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

We were offered a viewing of our house type at another site to give us a better idea of what the house design would look like whilst our home was under construction. Tips for a new neighbour would be to make sure you report any snags or issues within the 7 days as it is more difficult to get these resolved after that time period, however Davidsons are a very helpful team and will try to resolve any issues promptly within the 2 years that follow

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

Very quickly and efficiently. The communication has been very good even during the lockdown months of 2020 and 2021

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5
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A double thumbs up from us!

As soon as we entered the site we fell in love, the houses look so nice and are spacious. I think the builder actually cares about what they create – its the simple things like using a variety of brick colours and different house styles all on the same road which we loved – instead of a copy and past attitude that we saw elsewhere in Ashby.

The gardens are lovely and you can see they spent a lot of money on plants and flowers as each home feels like it has some individuality and character about them.

We did look at buying new at the time of looking and they were great in the marketing suite they discussed all of our needs and gave us a timeline of all the new buildings being developed. However we were very fortunate when we saw the exact house style we wanted come up that same week so we snapped that up straight away.

Overall we are over the moon coming here, it feels like a dream house but we didn’t have to wait until we retired for it!

Thanks Davidsons!!

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

We originally looked at Ashby because of it’s vibrant town centre and transport links, there is a nice variety of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and takeaways and the Davidsons Ashby Gardens is within a 15 minute light stroll away. The area is lovely and the surrounding area has a national forest and lots of footpaths and fields to go for a walk and take the dog.

In terms of transport, you are about 30 minutes away from Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Birmingham so its perfect. And we discovered in our first year of living here that the National Express can pick you up from the town centre and take you to London – which is a bonus! 🙂

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

Nothing really comes to mind, we are sincerely happy with our house and love it! The development looks great, and the area is lovely. 🙂

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

Yes they did, they were super quick and efficient. We had a outdoor gate which was a bit wonky and couldn’t close properly. After sending Davidsons an email they came within a week and sorted it for us 🙂

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Excellent Living in Ashby Gardens

Ashby Gardens is a very well laid out development – our house looks out onto a large grassy area. The brick colour and finish on each house is great and roads are quite wide so allow for easy traffic flow.

Davidsons have been extremely helpful since we’ve moved in and the development has been kept exceptionally clean and tidy. Considering that it’s still actively being worked on, you wouldn’t know it!

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

Living in Ashby-de-La-Zouch is brilliant! We feel very fortunate that there are so many amenities within reach, from local shops like the butchers and bakery, to larger supermarkets like M&S and Tesco.

While there isn’t a train station, Ashby is conveniently located near the motorway, so getting to other transport links like Tamworth or Birmingham is really easy.

Within our development of Ashby Gardens it’s very peaceful – there haven’t been any downsides so far. It’s very quiet and our neighbours have been very welcoming.

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

The number of cars that park on the side of the road near the entrance to the development wasn’t initially something we noticed. This isn’t the fault of the developer, but does make driving into the development slightly less easy.

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

Davidsons has been very quick to respond and has completed any outstanding work in a timely manner to a very high level.

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4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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