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 Central London

Taylor Wimpey Central London is the boutique arm of Taylor Wimpey Plc responsible for luxury sites in the heart of the capital. From its offices in Soho, the Taylor Wimpey Central London team creates unique developments in prime locations. Reviews for these developments, such as The Denizen, EC1, are included within this page for the wider group.

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.

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Number of Developments

74

Ratings

3.92 Rating

Rating (based on 721 reviews)

Excellent

29.54%

Very Good

47.71%

Average

17.34%

Disappointing

3.05%

Very Poor

2.08%

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Friendly Neighbourhood/Design Review

I would like to start off with the positive side, the property management seems good, its a friendly neighbourhood and everything is so local i.e. supermarkets, gym, park and schools. There has been security in each building to prevent any danger or hazard happening in the building which has helped residents as we feel safe.

However, I dislike the design of the building. It is not rain friendly, a lot of people may be shocked to hear but we have had a leak for a continuous 5 years now and it gets worse when it rains the design of the buildings are rubbish. Taylor Wimpy really need to re consider designs and they also need to fix this up ASAP.

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I like that its a friendly neighbourhood and everything is so local i.e. supermarkets, gym, park and schools. However I dislike that there are a lot of crimes that happen around this area.

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

We wish we had known how much service charge we would have to pay. It is ridiculous and our building is NEVER clean. This is something L&Q need to review ASAP.

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Good and bad issues spoken about here.

Where to begin here. There is positives and many negatives.
The house overall is good however, there are many neglected areas from snagging by the developer. As an examples:
No garden soil was put down. This has led to debris or brick/glass/building material coming through. Even though it was made clear it has been and all debris removed, you literally just have to look at the buildings that aren’t complete to see the debris that is left and clearly no soil added. They have a giant mound of dirt that has been left to all conditions for over a year to put in gardens. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out rain will wash away most of the soil element of the dirt.
-Fences are of cheap structure and have not even been installed level to the ground.
Due to building works happening further into the estate heavy duty vehicles constantly speeding through estate (including the dump trucks and diggers who race swerving down the road) leaving debris/nails other tyre puncturing materials on the road with absolutely zero clean up. Only until tens of residents complained and got council and local mp involved have they looked at resolving this.
Drains really exposed causing damage to cars even though they were meant to be levelled off last year.
In house:
-Dirty windows installed (between glass)
-Carpet Teeth catching your feet on every step(still is now after 2 years.
-doors dropped
-black markings over all upper ceilings which will be created by wet loft roll.
-carpets are very low grade with very low pile. We already need new carpets.
Positives of this area:
Community is great!
Nice wide doorways and stair case.
Good natural light in the house.
Heating system is efficient.
All issues and more I have address with Taylor wimpey and still (even Pre covid) haven’t been resolved or are trying to worm their way out of fixing. Sorry correction* doing it in the first place. For a first home and brand new I’m very disappointed with the management of Taylor wimpey.

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Pros:
-close to city centre
-supermarket next door
-One way access to avoid rat run
Negatives:
-Traffic
-lack of local facilities within walking distance
-road surfaces have exposed drains

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

Don’t buy here unless you are ruthless with snagging process, and get soil in your garden.

What is the best feature of your home:

Best feature about this home is that there’s a roof over my family’s head.

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Taylor Wimpey are the worst builders ever. Stay away.

The house I purchased is a decent size. However, I feel the internal layout could have been better utilized. They also made lots of really unusual choices regarding where the electrical sockets are. For instance, the light switch in the landing is in the middle of the landing and not next to the door. The light switch in the kitchen is behind a door, so you have to walk in the room and close the door behind you to turn it on when it could have been on the other side where you would have thought it would have been.

The house was VERY basic. In 2015 I bought a new house from Barratts which had as standard electrical shaving sockets, boor bells, intumescent strips around the internal doors etc. So I assumed this was all normal. I was wrong, Taylor Wimpey houses are as basic as they come.

For anyone who doesn’t know, developers try to get the houses they are building finished before the end of their financial year (December 21st for Taylor Wimpey I believe). My house was clearly a ‘rush job’ to get it finished in time. There were so many snags it was ridiculous and many of which still have not been rectified over 2 years later.

There was clearly no on site quality control. For instance, the builders forgot to put any sealant around the bay window where it meets the wall. Several months into living here we had some fairly severe rain which started seeping in through the bay roof and into the living room. I called their ‘help line’ and they said they would send someone out within a couple of weeks!

Another issue was where they left an open drain under the kitchen units. Over the course of about 18 months a nasty smell had developed which was progressively getting worse. I called TW and told them something wasn’t right. Eventually they sent someone out who opened the kitchen cupboards and said “looks fine” and left. After a couple more months I was considering moving cause I couldn’t live with that smell. I did some investigations of my own and found an open, uncapped drain under the kitchen units! So for almost 2 years my family which includes a toddler was breathing in sewer gasses! I never did get an apology.

The day I moved in, the asphalt/tarmac (I don’t know what its called) driveway was absolutely filthy with building runoff (plaster etc). The fact that they thought it was acceptable to hand over a property in this condition says a lot about their level of quality and what they think of the customer. Anyway, these stains were ground in and didn’t simply wash off. Anyway, after months of complaining about it, they finally sent out a contractor to jet wash it. They guy blew numerous chunks out of the surface with his high powered jet wash. I complained and said they need to fix it as they have charged me for a new house which is in second hand quality. At first they said no. I continued to push it and finally they said yes they would fix it. Well, that was about 18 months ago and I am still waiting. I chase it up regularly also but nobody cares.

I bought the house off plan and as such could choose my kitchen. Their range of standard ‘free’ kitchens are the most basic, nasty kitchens on the market. So we paid an additional £1000 to upgrade the kitchen. After living there a few months I noticed a chip in one of the cabinets. Its at a low level and easy to miss. I only noticed it when I was on my hands and knees cleaning the floor. I was within my two year period where you can raise faults and get them fixed (yeah right) so I logged the issue and asked them to send me an undamaged door. Well, the lady who I was dealing with said “why didn’t you log this sooner”, basically accusing me of damaging the kitchen unit and now trying to get a new one for free. She said no, we are not going to change it for you!

Believe me, the second they have your money they no longer want to know. They are an awful builder with no on site quality and their attitude towards their customers are a joke. They do not honor their two year agreement and to be quite frank I have considered taking them to court.

If you are going to buy a new build, do not go with Taylor Wimpey.

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The area itself is not too bad. Ideally you need a car to do anything as the shops are a bit too far to walk to comfortably. I personally drive so I cant comment on the transport but there is not a train station nearby and I don’t believe the local bus stops would take you directly into Birmingham without switching somewhere (but I could be wrong about that).

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Just how poor their quality and after sales are. I expected some snags but not to this degree. Also, you always read how poor after sales teams are with new build properties but I can tell you first hand that these guys are the worst. They don’t want to know, they don’t honor their obligations and they fob you off. Worst builder on the market and I will make it my own personal goal to spread that message as much as possible.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

In short, I wouldn’t have bought it. I would have gone elsewhere to a different developer. However, if that doesn’t answer the question, I would have changed the internal design to one which is more sensible i.e. better room lay out’s, sockets in more sensible locations etc.

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Poor management L and Q

I have lived here since 2017 and have had to help L and Q manage the estate we pay them for. I find them disinterested, uncommunicative, self absorbed on how wonderful they are performing. They really believe their own rubbish.
They have no plans to manage estate
No able to review faults with our residents reporting.
Non ability to support all types of residents. Be that social, part owner and owners.
They have self appointed themselves to manage but are failing us and the community. They should give up their management right and resign.

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Inability to manage and have criticism given against them. For two whole years they have not changed and can not manage anything. Blocks. Roads. Grounds.

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The rates was lower and then they have increased rates higher than inflation thinking this is approapriate.

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