About Davidsons Homes

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.

Number of Developments

10

Ratings

4.25 Rating

Rating (based on 141 reviews)

Excellent

47.52%

Very Good

42.55%

Average

7.09%

Disappointing

1.42%

Very Poor

1.42%

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Well prices, well located, plenty of spaces.

The property is designed to be fit for the modern life. Plenty of storage spaces to tuck things away, the garage is particularly spacious, larger than most double bedrooms I have seen. The price is very good for the level of comfort you get. I have had issues with the property, however no surprises. I was notified of the common problems I am likely to encounter with a new built, and all my queries have been answered and dealt with in a timely manner. Housing manager even expressed his displeasure with the quality of the workmanship on the patio door, suggesting to me that I should report it, something I wouldn’t have noticed without his help.

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

The development has plenty of open spaces, bars and restaurants. Shops are under construction, including a Co op that is nearing completion. Geographically located bang on in the middle of England, you could reach any point in England within two hours by car. Rugby train station is 10 mins drive, which means commuting to London and Manchester inside an hours. Beats London house prices. Local buses to the train station are available though not very reliable at the moment. Every house has a drive through, including two bed room ones. All three bedroom houses (except one or two models I think) and above also have a garage. Virtually no traffic, I get out of the estate and onto the M1 in less than 5 minutes. Even during rush hour. Lived here for two years, had no issue with anti-social behavior. Rugby council ensures that the area has affordable housing, not sure if this means council housing in the future. If this happens, there could be anti-social behavior.

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

Before committing to the purchase, I was notified of all aspects of the property that I needed to know. Throughout the process I was well informed, and all my questions were answered.

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

All my queries were answered and dealt with in a timely manner.

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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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Great Aspirations but Delivery Lacking

Poor range of facilities/amenities. Tuning Fork is very expensive with slow service from grumpy staff.

Terrible enforcement of estate rules – satellite dishes everywhere and poorly kept front gardens detract from the visual appearance of the development.

Poorly thought out temporary signage that blocks visibility splays and insufficient road markings to prevent parking in dangerous places such as on pavements or on the approach to junctions.

Lots of good ideas from the main developer but execution is often lacking eg. rubberised finish in playground leaches colour. Plenty of trip hazards throughout the development from unfinished surfaces or finished surfaces that are falling apart already.

The open space and ecology in the development is excellent with a. Increase in bird life year on year.

Quality of the school building is good – with lots of fresh air inside. Outdoor facilities could be better – playing field floods easily.

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

Friendly neighbours. No real issues with traffic noise except vehicles clattering over the bump by the school because it’s not signed/marked. Access to the ecology corridors is good. Signage could better; road signs/house numbers/no parking signs etc…

Insufficient wheelie bin storage.

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

Don’t sign your house off until you’re happy with it, even though the builder will pressure you to.

Make sure you read everything about the estate rules that your conveyancer gives you.

Familiarise yourself with future development plans.

What is the best feature of your home:

Internal layout and thermal performance. Warm and cozy in winter and cool in summer.

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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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