About Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey was established in 2007, resulting from a merger between George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow. Together, the companies offer almost 100 years of home building and construction experience. Today, Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building and selling some 10,000 homes each year. Read on for more information and verbatim Taylor Wimpey reviews from verified residents.

Developments

Taylor Wimpey developments listed on HomeViews include The City Mills, 800 new-build homes in Haggerton, and Chobham Manor, which (when complete) will offer 850 units in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Both schemes have been developed in partnership with L and Q. Also in-construction is The Edge, which has a central location in Brixton, close to Brixton Village and its Underground and National Rail stations. Meanwhile, those looking for a best-of-both-worlds setting should consider Eclipse, which is on the outskirts of Epping Forest in trendy Walthamstow. Next, Taylor Wimpey reviews from verified residents.

Taylor Wimpey reviews

Location is great, near the canal and parks as well as amazing restaurants and bars.” – Anonymous, verified resident at The City Mills.

Click on the developments below to find out more and read Taylor Wimpey reviews from residents. Do you live in a Taylor Wimpey development? Leave a review here. If you can’t find a Taylor Wimpey development on HomeViews, you can submit a new listing here.

Number of Developments

20

Ratings

4.00 Rating

Rating (based on 323 reviews)

Excellent

27.86%

Very Good

49.85%

Average

17.34%

Disappointing

2.79%

Very Poor

2.17%

Developments

MAP

Showing all 20 developments

Taylor Wimpey reviews

Reviews

Write a Review
All Reviewers
Owners
Private Tenants
Property Pros
Visitors/Viewers
Verified
Housing Association Tenants
Local Authority Tenants
Showing 323 reviews

Good Estate Needs Work

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management

We were recommended to move to Waterside Park by an estate agent. We have always lived locally but we have a disabled member of our family and needed a home with specific adaptions. We moved into our house when it was brand new and we spoke directly with the developer to ensure everything met our needs. The house has a lift installed and the kitchen units and sinks have been lowered, we asked before moving in for the kitchen units to be made slightly higher and this was arranged. Whilst the kitchen is ridiculously small with the lift there is not much else they could have done on the configuration. The garden is also really small but is big enough.

We have had a few issues but the management company always sorts them out quickly and we think we get really good value for money for our rent. There is a problem with the windows as they always seem to jam but I don’t think we have actually reported it. We are allowed to paint and change the flooring as well as decorate how we want and we really love living in the house and development.

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

Good location lots of shops local. Unfortunately people in the local neighbourhood reduce its attractiveness. Overall a nice neighbourhood and I like that there is a lot of nature in the area and wildlife.

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

The park in the estate was destroyed years ago and there have been no efforts to reinstate the equipment.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Lovely place to live in

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management

We were looking for a place to buy in the Richmond area and there were lots of older buildings available when we became aware of Emerald Gardens. We visited the developments and found out there was a building being completed and told that we could move in by December which worked for our timings. There was a few weeks delay but we were in by the end of November and within the deadline promised. The sales lady I spoke with was really helpful and answered all my questions. I have some allergies and requested wooden flooring instead of carpets which they were able to sort out for me.

When we moved in there were a few minor issues but these were sorted out quickly. Some works have been done after the move, like cracks on the wall due to moving construction. We also had a problem with the connection between the door and floor as we had changed to wooden floors but they sorted this too.

The management company seems performing well so far, any issues raised – have been resolved. The concierge could improve their customer service – whilst the management look after the whole site well and keep it clean some of the staff need better people skills as can be rude.

The communal gardens are part of a walk through area with trees, fountains, benches and a rack for bikes. This area is well kept but the children’s play area needs better upkeep.

There are owners, tenants, council tenants and shared ownership living here. We have a parking space but council tenants do not have one and spare ones can be rented out. It is possible to reserve guest parking spaces in advance.

My flat is well built, the appliances are good and the there are big floor to ceiling windows and a nice balcony. The only thing they could have improved is the fact the doors don’t match very nicely and overall could be improved.

Overall the development is nice, especially lovely garden for residents. Lots of families with kids. Neighbours are good as well, nothing to complain about.

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

Kew retail shopping mall is walking vicinity, tube is 10 min walking max, bus stop is 3 mins walking, and river side just behind the development. In Kew centre there is an M&S, Costa and lots of shops and then 5-10 minutes on the bus to a large Sainsburys. There are great restaurants and even a Michelin star one nearby so lots of options.
GP services should have been built two years ago, as promised on the leaflet, but nothing so far, works are slow and still awaiting for the final date.

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

Service charge is higher than expected due to allocation of other flats and facilities.
The area is great for young families with lots of nursery options as well as Kew College is close by and meant to be good. There are two local swimming pools and Kew Gardens is so close so lots to do. The area isn’t great for teenagers as there is not many places for them to go out.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

A lovely estate, perfectly imperfect I think

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management

The development is mainly good. Everyone is pretty relaxed. Depending on what atmosphere you like, the back of the estate is very quiet, I live in the middle of the estate where you can enjoy a little bit of neighbourly drama, some noise and shouting – and this is genuine I don’t mind it from time to time. The development itself if well located, there’s lots of green space, a small lake where you may find swans, there’s the canal that you can take a nice stroll by at night and there’s a forest at the back too with more streams and wildlife.

There was play park, it was burnt down years ago but there has been no effort from management to replace it.

Everything else is well and fine. They do look after the gardening, sometimes the trees do overgrow but the property managers do eventually get round to it. There’s also very lovely lavenders planted at some point in the year and I really like that.

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

It’s an excellent location for amenities, just 20 minutes from central London via National Rail. Large Tesco Extra just a 5 minute walk away. The area is relatively safe, I have never felt threatened in the area.

Multicultural area which is good. There’s no nightlife which is good and bad, good because it means the neighbourhood is quiet but bad because sometimes you want to stay local but there are quite a few pubs – I have experienced racism in these pubs please note.

Lots of green space around.

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

That there is a shooting range just behind the estate. Had no idea but had I known sooner I would have gone, it’s good to try new things

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Great apartment but could have better facilities

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
1
Management

I love the en-suite in my place and the fact that the size is pretty good as it’s spacious. It’s got a lovely open plan kitchen and living room and a nice balcony attached. However I do find that people walk on the grass below my balcony which is annoying. I also wish that there were more plants around the development which were better maintained. It can also get quite dirty which is not pleasant. If there was another thing I would improve it would be that there would be plugs in the bathroom as there aren’t any. There is also plenty of parking below the apartment which is really convenient. I think that the bin shed is unnecessarily too big. Also it would be nicer to have a better presented sign of the building name on the apartment entrance.

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

The tube West Ruislip is within walkable distance and there are good shops nearby. There’s also a golf course across road which is nice. There are nice bars to go to in the area but there aren’t many restaurants. Plenty greenery around too.

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

There’s nothing I wish I would have known before moving here

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

I think that the bin shed is unnecessarily too big. Also it would be nicer to have a better presented sign of the building name on the apartment entrance.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
1
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

These reviews are the subjective opinion of a HomeViews member and not of HomeViews

Load More