About Keepmoat Homes

Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a housebuilding company that provides private homes for sale in the UK. As a top 10 UK house builder, Keepmoat is committed to not only building new homes but helping communities thrive in a manor that will improve people’s quality of life for years to come.

Number of Developments

30

Ratings

3.68 Rating

Rating (based on 451 reviews)

Excellent

23.50%

Very Good

39.91%

Average

26.61%

Disappointing

5.99%

Very Poor

3.99%

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The house we have is well designed and built for a new build.

The house we have is well designed and built for a new build. It is low cost to heat in winter, stays fairly cool in the summer and is well sound-proofed. The visual design of the buildings is fairly standard but there is some variation and an attempt to fit in with the local style. I think the variation and visual attractiveness of the buildings decreases the further you go into the estate. We have to pay an estate management fee which is not cheap and it is difficult to see what this levy goes towards, other than the home builder’s profit margin. Our automated gate was broken for almost a year and they repeatedly avoided coming to fix it. Management of green spaces and the streets (grass verges etc) is ok but this could be funded by 10% of the estate management fee. If you are thinking of buying here I would advise that you review the estate management fee you will be liable for.

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The development has no in-built facilities but is well located on the edge of Peterborough so access to shops and other services is ok but always requires a car. Street parking and private parking are well provided for. As car ownership and use are effectively a prerequisite for living here, there is fairly heavy and constant traffic on the main road into the development (which is currently the only way in or out). Unfortunately there seem to be a number of antisocial drivers who drive recklessly, especially around the entrance to the site before the traffic calming measures; the 30mph speed limit is largely ignored. Most people out and about will be jogging, cycling or dog-walking. One of the main plus points of this development is its very close proximity to open countryside and nice villages, pubs, farm shops etc just a few miles away (heading away from Peterborough). There is a small amount of suspicious activity (probably people dealing drugs from their cars) but I’ve never seen any antisocial behaviour between residents. That’s not to say there aren’t the typical few people who play loud music into the early hours of the morning every so often, or have rows which can be heard from a few houses away. Bin collection is good but other services are largely lacking; littering and fly-tipping are common problems in the area around the estate. I don’t think there are any bus stops but footpath links into nearby parts of Peterborough which do have bus services are good. I think the most noticeable public service I’ve ever noticed here is an ice cream van.

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Traffic on the road in and out of the estate is fairly constant (even in the early hours of the morning, and during lockdown this was the same) so I would recommend that any potential buyers think of this if they are thinking of having their bedroom facing the road and they are a light sleeper (or if they have a baby which might be woken by boy racers etc).

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

Not well. Our automated gate leading to our parking space was broken for almost a year and they repeatedly failed to fix it. Even after fixing it has broken again a few times.

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Beautiful views from property

Some of the roads are really narrow which worsens when cars park along the side of the road or half on the path. I think private car parking spaces which have access to the public should have signs to state they’re private parking. To prevent individuals from parking in owners spaces. We are yet to have a shop. They’re now building a secondary and primary school. Which will be great in the long run. The design of the houses are great, we’re super happy with ours. Shame garden weren’t bigger but can’t have it all. We did suffer with garden settling for around 2/3 years which our garden is now very uneven. And had to keep topping up a sinking patch. Facilities at the moment, I wouldn’t really say we had any, one small park which would benefit of a baby swing. The management and upkeep around the area of my house isn’t great. Bushes over grown and I tend to keep up with the upkeep yet, we’re not able to purchase the area. We have beautiful views from our property of fields and horses which is lovely and doesn’t make it feel as though you live in Peterborough.

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Having lived here for over 6 years, we still have no shop on the estate, no bus route, should be double yellows along the main road to prevent individuals from parking and making it difficult for cars to pass. We have private off road parking which cars drive on to turn around, which is very frustrating. Cars always speeding. Thankfully we’ve had no issues since living here, and hope it continues to stay that way.

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

I don’t feel there’s anything else I needed to have known

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

I was informed to sort the issues myself as it’s my responsibility. My issues was it was an ongoing issue with us trying to mend and make do

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Blossom Way, Salford M6

The design is fine, I’m happy with the design and layout of my house and a good size garden. So many of the neighbours and I had issues with our gardens as underneath the turf was so much junk, that was really poor. The roads are also okay too they just don’t look as polished and well finished as you’d like. The pavements and driveways look a bit untidy, not sure why the pavements are raised so high, I had to have a concrete ramp added. I’ve always found Keepmoat very helpful when I needed repairs or to have queries answers.

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There aren’t many local amenities apart from a few small convenience stores nearby meaning unless you drive to the supermarket you pay a premium in these. There aren’t any bars/restaurants nearby but the bus routes to the city centre are at the end of my road and they go frequently. Parking is off road and therefore fine, Bon collection is regular and good, there’s a bit of noise from some of the local residents but nothing too bad and traffic isn’t bad. The development is surrounded by beautiful open walking options such as the Kersal wetlands and the river walks

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How expensive all the add ons are. Buying a new build is great and the right choice for me but the cost of putting down flooring and carpets and those kinds of extras is worth knowing about. I should have been a bit better prepared

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

Yes they have. Few snagging issues and Keepmoat were responsive and helpful. No complaints from me

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Broken and miserable Milverton Road takes the spirit out of Spirit Quarters.

The Milverton road which is the only road to go out for shopping, food, school or hospital has too many pits and holes and makes driving a misery. It is not being repaired saying it will be done when all construction is over. Already we had endured torture for 2+ years and with another phase V starting it could last 3 more years. Spirit Quarters is giving us an opportunity to give our lives for this great country, as soon there will be accidents especially with children and vulnerable most likely dying. They will not repair the roads and prevent the council also from repairing because what they want is just money from selling their buildings.
I had to replace my car tyres and leaf spring due to the miserable Milverton road.

The house construction is not that admirable, many places creak and make noise as we climb stairs or walk around. The sink in the main bathroom also creaks, threatening to fall and may be fracture my feet. But who cares? They got the money.. thats all they want.

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Spirit Quarters in CV2 1QT is located just opposite a stream which runs with lot of stagnation. The stagnation causes weed growth and decay and this creates lot of offensive odour. It smells like poop and it is unbearable during warmer months especially. There is nothing good in the local area. It is dangerous to walk alone. There was a murder recently near the Bell Green Farmland store and Lloyds Pharmacy. The lawn opposite adds to the stink because dogs are brought here and it is very convenient for them to poop and pee.

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That we will not be able to drive freely in and out of the property. That there will be stinking gases coming out and cause illness in the long run to children and aged especially.

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

No, never they just give excuses. I have been telling about repairing the Milverton road for 2.5 years. Nothing has been done so far. Nor do they care about the stink benefitting our lungs from the nearby stream.

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