About Taylor Wimpey

Part of Taylor Wimpey PLC

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

72

Ratings

3.87 Rating

Rating (based on 747 reviews)

Excellent

28.65%

Very Good

47.12%

Average

18.74%

Disappointing

3.08%

Very Poor

2.41%

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Wonderful place for families in London

The design of North Greenwich rivals the best of London design and it has a Scandinavian feel to it, think Copenhagen 🙂 Literarily, as you step out of the North Greenwich tube station you’ll start to see the art installations, on the riverside but also on the mirroring walk to the river. In the words of one of our guests who came to visit us: ‘ it looks like this place is a competition in design! Each building or facility gets nicer and nicer to look at, as you walk!’ Soon the Design District will be built, and with Ravensbourne University of Design right opposite it, North Greenwich will become THE focus place for designers in London!
The facilities are stunning, the Tide bridge incredibly beautiful to walk on, the riverside has creative benches to rest and relax and there are even meditation spots along beautiful peaceful areas at the tap of button. The building management that manages our development is Rendall&Rittner and so far we are happy with them. They provide high quality customer service through their polite and helpful staff members, insights and reminders through their community newsletters, a parcel collection service, and their fees are reasonable. R&R also help us to connect to property management teams should any problems arise. We have appreciated their support in times of need, such as lift breaking down or car park door being blown away by the wind! Thank you.

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

Really awesome location in London! Very close to the Thames river, and surrounded by natural beauty such as parks and the gorgeous Nature Reserve. Fabulous shops and restaurants practically on our doorstep or maximum 20 minutes walk away. Safe Bicycle lanes, but nowhere near enough car parking spaces. Super crowded schools and nurseries, we need more of those! Also a new GP practice would be highly beneficial, as well as a better quality gym within the development, accessible to all residents.

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

I wish I had known about the fact that we don’t have access to a fob key to automatically open the doors to the car park…it’s inconvenient to get our bicycles out thorough the very heavy doors of our building. But hey, at least they are secure!

What is the best feature of your home:

I think the best feature is noise and heat insulation! This couldn’t be any better! We love the bricklaying, and the modern ventilation system is so innovative! Everything is high quality, from the floors to the stain resistant carpets to the door handles and shower facilities and all the taps! We also love the wooden finishes in the bathrooms, looks so cosy! Very well spaced throughout, and lovely balcony.

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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.

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

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).

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

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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Great but with faults

A very big development but without any local facilities like a shop, pub or recreation areas presently. The location between the villages of Gornal, Kingswinford and Pensnett is great. Houses are attractive, mostly well made and energy efficient, people take pride in their houses. There is a good community feel, residents are lovely and there is a Facebook group for the estate so that you can stay up to date on the goings-on of the area. Lots of dog walkers, and Halloween trick or treating and Christmas decorations are a definite highlight each year for the families of the estate.

With regards to ground maintenance, all of the perimeters verges of the estate/s are not very well kept at all and look untidy, with litter visible in bushes and trees. Street lighting is not very maintained either, some lamps are often out for months before getting changed. Lighting for the welcome estate sculpture on Himley View has also failed and is yet to be fixed. Areas around the communal flats tend to be kept OK, with grassed areas kept neat and tidy and bushes clipped. Pedestrian access paths around the estate are not looked after, some nearly blocked by weeds and footpaths are not surfaced properly. The dog walkers field off Tansey Green Road/Himley View was never properly completed, log steps have been vandalised, trees have fallen over and are blocking the path and it has attracted some light antisocial behavior – it needs a compacted surface and street lighting. The children’s playground on Himley View is a bit underwhelming and can be muddy in wet weather – no surfacing was undertaken.

The design of surrounding traffic roads and islands in particular are a concern, they are not only bland in appearance (residents were promised art installations on islands), but have caused accidents, as adjoining roads are not effectively speed managed. Some footpaths on all of the estates are not wide enough for pushchairs or disabled equipment, there is definitely not enough on drive parking as cars block the streets.
Give way signs and markings would be an advantage on many streets but these have not been included..

In summary we really like the estate, but with all new developments, it has its minor faults. Taylor Wimpey are not always very responsive to existing residents which does sour the experience of buying a new house slightly.

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

Likes:
Location is good for Merry Hill Shopping center, and access to 3 villages surrounding.
Houses are relatively well built.

Dislikes:
No really local amenities such as shops or walking areas. Nearest shop at least 35 minutes walk away. Pub 20 minutes walk. One bus stop at the top of the estate. No post box on the estate. Not enough grit bins.
Houses front onto footpaths reduce privacy (no front gardens for many)
Roads and footpaths are too narrow
Not enough parking

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

Check all electrical connections are properly made. In my case electrical connections to the external garage were not made, when I asked Taylor Wimpey after moving why it wasn’t connected, they sent an electrician who connected it via a fused spur to the lounge, and cables were clipped to the gate post, which isn’t ideal. When I complained I was ignored. Also check the double glazing, ours is drafty (cheap) and some mechanisms wouldn’t work as they were clogged with plaster.

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

If there was one thing I would change about my house it would be better parking (side by side) as we have to always re-order the cars on the drive depending on who is out first. A lot of the residents just park in the street because of this problem.

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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.

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

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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