About Together Homes

Together Homes is a property developer based in Wakefield. Focused on communities, they are a leading provider of high quality homes across the North. Their developments include Tabley Green, PR4, with a 4.06 rating on Homeviews. Overlooking open farmland, this development balances business and leisure on the North West edge of Preston.

Number of Developments

2

Ratings

3.26 Rating

Rating (based on 12 reviews)

Excellent

16.67%

Very Good

33.33%

Average

25.00%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

25.00%

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Lovely house bit it’s been tough

We have a 2 bed semi detached bungalow and I love it so much! We have downsized and it’s great, very well made, good quality fixtures and fittings, the windows are lovely, really good quality, really good size rooms and we can’t hear anything from the neighbour next door, all our neighbours are great, the position of the house is great, nice and secluded. We have a driveway for 2 cars which fit easily, its not at the front door and there are 2 steps which is quite difficult for me due to my mobility issues but I manage ok……now, thats the good stuff! Oh my, the management company Tilia are not great, as you all probably know you have 12 months to report defects and ‘snags’. We have had a list of defects since we moved in on 24th April 21, its now Jan 22 and we still have a list of defects, some of them have been repaired but there’s still at least 10 defects outstanding, the Tilia development manager on the site is horrendous, he avoids you if he sees you, he doesn’t answer calls, he doesn’t respond to messages, its so frustrating! We have also had a few problems with together homes (TH) management, firstly the buying process was absolutely horrendous! I have never been through anything like it, it was so stressful, the rep from TH was very difficult to deal with, just be warned, also you have to know that anything you want to change in the house you have to ask permission from TH e.g. we wanted a walk-in shower instead of the shower over the bath due to my mobility issues, so we had to ask permission first, we also wanted to board the attic for extra storage but they said no until the 12 month period was over, we will ask again in Feb. With regards to the defects, I must have sent 50+ emails to TH and its hard to get a response plus we can’t go straight to Tilia, we have to report the defects to TH then they contact Tilia and Tilia then arrange the job/repair with us. Its been really tough but you have to stay strong and be a nuisance or nothing would get done, I’m sure they hate me but I don’t mind because we spent a lot of money and it has to be right. We have also had a few issues with the grounds outside our house, the biggest problem is that they don’t tell us what is happening, again its so frustrating, if they just communicated with us it would be much easier, I have to say it isn’t the workmen on site, they are all great, so nice and polite, it’s the site manager, I think he literally doesn’t care about the people who live in the houses. Overall we’re happy we bought the bungalow via shared ownership. We just need these last few defects sorting out and then it’ll be ok. The kind of defects I am talking about are; the front door is twisted and there’s a 10mm gap letting all the cold air in, the bt internet box is hanging off the wall and has been since the day we moved in, there are little things like scratches on doors which were repainted by “the snagging man” yes that is actually someone’s job! So it’s not over yet but we’ll get there, we love the house and that’s the main thing

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

We didn’t move too far from where we have lived for over 20 yrs so we know the area well. There are some lovely restaurants and pubs in the immediate area. We are literally on the doorstep to the countryside either by walking or a short drive away. Longridge is the local shopping area and there are some really nice boutique shops and hairdressers, barbers etc everything you need really, it’s a really nice area, transport links to Preston Town centre are great too.

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

Just be strong with the reporting of the defects, you have paid for it so make sure its right…..look at and inspect everything! Make sure you take the time to validate all the appliances in the house to ensure the warranties are activated. Always report things via email, its evidence!

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

Very slow process, you have to be patient and persistent. Some issues have been sorted but there’s still a lot outstanding.

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New life in Longridge

The design of the development looks good. It has changed from when we bought our house but still has the facilities planned when we agreed our purchase.

It would be nice to see a park on the development planned. There are footpaths, ponds, etc planned but a park for the young children would be a good addition. I’ve seen other developments in the area and they all seem to have these as standard.

It also mentions a retail opportunity with the community center planned. I really hope this is a shop or cafe/eatery of some kind.

When the onsite building team were looking after us when we first moved in, the service was fantastic. Danny and his team regularly checked in on us and rectified everything we asked about. Since we moved to Kier Customer Service and now Tilia, we have found this to be a different story. We have been waiting for over a year for one particular problem with our roof to be corrected.

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

Good range of shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets in the local area. All around a 5 minute drive. No local shop in walking distance. Good bus service to Longridge and to Preston.
Although the development is on a busy ‘A’ road, you don’t hear the noise from it. Bin collections are weekly which is great and there is a local tip 2 minutes drive if needed. No anti-social behaviour so far and hoping it stays this way as the development grows.

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

If having hard flooring, do not have a clear seal put on. It shows up all imperfections, and there are some with the skirting boards in areas. Choose the white seal. It looks cleaner and is a nicer finish.

Arrange your broadband before moving in. The development site is locked in to BT only so you may have to cancel and change over from your current provider.

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

In the beginning the service was great and issues were promptly dealt with. We did report an issue in Dec 2020 with leak in the roof but still we are waiting on the issue to be dealt with but Tilia in Jan 2022. Every time we call we get put off with another excuse. This is unacceptable.

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Overall happy home owner but Redrow could do better

The design of the houses is lovely, great colours and features inside and out, the heritage range is beautiful and should age well.
The location is great, a little bit of motorway noise which I think should have been considered but it’s not bad and we have a beautiful view from our home. Easy access to the motorway and supermarkets
The private shared driveway has a lot of parking issues, Redrow should make the restrictive covenants clearer to new home owners
The lawns are terrible that Redrow put in, so bumpy they will likely damage a lawn mower or at best blunt the blades
Surrounding areas to finished properties are left with a lot of rubble and construction rubbish which is not good for wildlife
It would be good if Redrow fixed snagging issues a bit quicker

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

Good points – Property design, large gardens, great views, easy access to shops and the motorway
Bad points – Lawns are terrible condition and bumpy, construction rubbish left in completed areas, garden drainage

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

Snagging tolerances to have a more accurate expectation of the detail fixes will go to

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

Better lawns that use a better quality turf not so full of weeds and laid properly so the lawns are smooth and can be cut nice and short and better garden drainage

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Avoid at all cost

The build quality is diabolical. Broken bricks, cracked mortar falling out. Damp coming through the en suite ceiling. 3 huge leaks from the bathrooms in less than 12 months. Sewerage smell in the downstairs wc for over a year. Unlevel floors & walls. Bathroom quality appalling, tiling and mastic is an absolute mess. 18 months later huge list of outstanding snags. Site and customer service unhelpful and rude. Personally I would never buy from this builder again and feel it has been the biggest mistake of my life.

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

The location is the only good thing about this development

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

I wish I had known how poor these houses are put together and what kind of issues I would be facing. I would never have bought the house.

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

Most of my emails ignored, calls never returned. When they do get back to me they are rude, patronising and unhelpful.

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