About Matthew Homes

Matthew Homes Ltd was established in 1976 and prides itself on building homes in a variety of locations. Matthew Homes range from one bedroom flats ideally suited to first time buyers to five bedroom family homes.

Number of Developments

5

Ratings

4.13 Rating

Rating (based on 25 reviews)

Excellent

28.00%

Very Good

56.00%

Average

8.00%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

8.00%

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Perfect place to live!

Well, I can’t really comment yet, as we have not got our management services yet. Until a % of flats are sold, it is a temporary team, which to be honest are rubbish, but when the real one’s are in place (hopefully very soon) I’m sure it will be lovely as landscaping etc, has not been done yet. The flats that I have seen are fine, although be careful of position, as some are dark due to trees surrounding some. Furniture ie white goods, baths, showers etc are high quality and very nice.

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I love living in Fleet Mill, in fact I have bought another property to rent out! It’s position is perfect for anybody, as has great links to motorways, towns and cities, fast rail links to London, Reading, Basingstoke, and so many more. Great restaurants and Cafés too. Great dog walking, and very good schools. Most important to me, is Fleet is unique in it’s local community, we all look out for each other, and always helping others. I’ve lived all over the country and always come back to Fleet. It is now my forever home, I’ll never leave Fleet as a town.

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

Join Fleet people (local FB site) for everything going on. Best GP practice is Brankesome Wood Road.

What is the best feature of your home:

Convenient for pretty much everything. Well built, and lovely people living in Lorica, anyway!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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The estate is poorly designed with no street lighting

The estate is poorly designed with no street lighting , which is a danger to safety .
The parking is badly thought out with nothing to say it is private , spaces are not marked out and everyone has to guess where their spaces end. Strangers and tradesmen park in my spaces all the time .
Poor, unhelpful response from housing association regarding parking issues .
Poor house design, have ditch beside my house to allow it to meet regs. Likely to cause damp issues in the future as water just pours into it and it abuts the house .

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

Great transport links for London . Faversham a lovely area, close to the seaside . Shopping poor. Bin collection good. There is no street lighting on the whole development which is terrible and dangerous to safety . The parking bays are not marked out , there are no signs to says the parking is private . People park in my parking bays all the time . There is minimal traffic noise and neighbours are lovely .

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

That there would be no street lighting and parking bays would not be marked in any way . Had I known these things I would not have bought as both cause problems .

What is the best feature of your home:

My neighbours . The area . A nice size .
The plain decor .

1
Facilities
1
Design
4
Location
1
Value
1
Management
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Loving Life on Earls Park Development

The houses are very well designed, except for the bedroom above the carport, which should have been better insulated. I believe that Matthew Homes are going to rectify this and pay the cost of adding additional insulated ceilings to the car ports.
We absolutely love our home and its design, but I’m afraid the the After Sales Team have really spoilt the experience of living here. We have lived on Dreadnaught Drive for over a year and some of the initial snags, i.e. broken window handle and bedroom door not fastening closed still haven’t been fixed and these are simple fixes. I will end up rectifying the faults myself, as I did with our shower bracket, but it’s not something we would expect with a new home. Our road is the main thoroughfare for the site vehicles and gets extremely muddy. Occasionally, the road is cleaned, but I do wonder why this street wasn’t the last to be developed so the road would be used for site access only.

None of this detracts from our love for our home though. When away from home, we miss the place and we have never felt like this with our previous homes. If After Sales stepped up their game, this review would have 5 stars throughout.

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

Ideally located. Bristol Road has just about everything: restaurants, pubs, takeaways and is only 20-25 minute walk from Gloucester Quays. Good bus service. Plenty of parking, but too many personal works vans spoil the street, however, this is everywhere, not just this estate. Bin collection has improved and the recycling collectors appear to have been educated in how to clear up their mess, unlike a few years ago. Hardly any traffic noise and very little, if at all any, anti-social behaviour.

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

The muddy road ‘Dreadnaught Drive’ and the muddy alternative, i.e. our front lawn – no pavement or path. We will rectify this ourselves, but shouldn’t have had to. Apparently, Dreadnaught drive is going to be block paved, not tarmacked? This is a bad idea as it’s fine for cul de sacs, but not busy through-roads.

What is the best feature of your home:

The overall layout and room sizes – even the fourth bedroom is a good size. The separate heating for Ground and 1st Floor.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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No regrets

What first attracted us to the development was the design of the house. It was a modern family home that ticked all our boxes and more! We liked the smaller size of the development and the layout of the houses.
The internal designs and finishes are basic in areas, such as the electrical design, lighting locations, and kitchen units.
The one thing I feel is missing from the property is a more environmentally conscious features. The heating and water are outdated systems instead of looking to utilise solar and or wind.

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

The development is in easy reach to schools and some shops, having a car definitely helps.
The design is really good for our property and there is plenty of parking. The green space is large and to use the benefit could have been designed with communal space in mind. Such as inputting benches, activities for children or a small development realm area for people to gather.

There is a low traffic noise from the motorway but this is never heard within the houses.
The development doesn’t have public lighting and the roads are privately owned, however this isn’t taken into account with the council tax banding.

The train station is a 15 minute walk which is fantastic considering the development quality and location.

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

Before we moved in we organised our own carpets and flooring. The sales team helped us coordinate this so it was all ready for when we moved in.

What is the best feature of your home:

The modern layout, it gives us the ability to have live in comfor and entertain. The size of the rooms is a great feature and we just love our house!

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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