Amberside Park, GU6

Amberside Park, GU6

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Fabrica
Ranked 16th out of 17 in Surrey
2.95 (6 reviews) 2.95 (6 reviews)
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2.00
Facilities
4.17
Design
4.50
Location
2.33
Value
1.50
Management

Excellent

33%

Very Good

0%

Average

33%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

33%

Amberside Park is located in Cranleigh, Surrey. Offering 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes that blend into their country surroundings.

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Amberside Park, GU6 Reviews

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Proceed with caution if you buy with A2 Dominion/Fabrica

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2022

I have a 2 bedroom open plan design semi detached house. I have never bought from new but am surprised how many problems you come up against. Firstly, my house was missing a long feature window which was part of the design and all the other houses have it, but due to the proximity of my neighbour’s drive I was unable to have it, but I was never told at time of purchase. Then on moving in day I was faced with a kitchen flood, which was due to poor workmanship in plumbing connections. And this happened 3 times until it was finally resolved. The neighbours opposite were given very expensive front garden planting as they were being used in the photoshoot but our side of the road were given nothing.

I worked my way through the snagging list but it appears all the houses have faulty front doors and I have a squeaking floor in bedroom one. I experienced a flood in the garden when I had a shed base and shed put down and had to remedy that myself with a deep layer of soakaway stones as we are built on clay and a flood plane! The final straw was when the outside lamp posts were installed and I found I had one inserted by my front door and at the back of the house by the parking area. I emailed constantly to ask these to be repositioned or given smaller bollards but it went on deaf ears. I am very disappointed with the building management and property management as they do not listen or review the plans if it is obvious that the design and impact of something is going to upsetting and wrong. I now have light pollution pouring into my front and back garden and straight into all my rooms, so it is impossible to sleep with open curtains in the heat. I wouldn’t recommend A2Dominion/Fabrica to anyone else – choose a different property developer. My mood has saddened living here, rather than feeling uplifted at having a new home. I would say my house is the worst on the development in terms of negative features.

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

This development is a 20 minute walk to Cranleigh along a footpath that is finally near completion. Cranleigh itself is a nice village with a small Sainsbury’s, Co-op, M&S food hall but you have to pay for car parking! It is about 10 miles from Guildford to get to the rail station and 13 miles to Horsham. My street has nice neighbours and at the moment it is a quiet no through road.

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

I think it would have helped to be invited to view the house at a couple of stages during the build to how it was coming along. I discovered my lack of a feature window because I came along for a sneaky peak. Also due to Coronavirus everything was paperless and I think it is so important when buying a house to have the back up paperwork.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the open plan airiness of the house and two decent sized bedrooms. The tiles in the bathroom are very nice too.

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Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
2
Value
1
Management
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Stay away from Fabrica

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Review Date Aug 2022

They are great at selling, a lot of promises but aftercare is a nightmare! They don’t fix the problems, always blaming the others including the residents. Definitely horrible experience. It’s been nearly a year since we moved in and our front door is not opening/closing properly, they still didn’t replace which is very serious as we can’t even lock the door properly. They don’t seem to take the issues seriously. Estate charge is very high and they don’t even look after. There are still cables around, lights not fitted properly, not being cleaned up and it doesn’t even look nice around. I definitely DO NOT recommend A2dominion/Fabrica. Please be aware before buying a house from them. It’s been a very stressful experience for us. Lots of issues we are facing with no proper aftercare – it doesn’t exist!

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

Cranleigh is a beautiful place to live and the development is located walking distance to the high street.

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

I wish I had known that the aftercare doesn’t exist and they are all empty promises to sell the houses

What is the best feature of your home:

Beautiful homes with lots of issues. Large windows are definitely a plus

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
2
Value
1
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My only critics of the aftercare

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Review Date Jul 2022

I love the design of the houses & can’t fault them. My only critics of the aftercare. I moved in November 2021 and still have a list of defects that haven’t been fixed. Also the plants outside the front of our houses are rubbish & have died whereas houses opposite had delivery of lots of new expensive plants that we should have got too!

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

My area is the best! I can’t fault it – it’s walking distance to shops & the new Knowle park will be fabulous

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

Get the defects listed from your home demo fixed asap

What is the best feature of your home:

The location and design of my house. I love the big windows

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5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
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Great development – poor management

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Review Date Jul 2022

Great design and quality. You get what you see on the show home. Kids facilities available such as a playground in the development. The property management is poor though as you have to chase them for little things.

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

Great open space and a quiet area. The nearby village is cute and with plenty of amenities. There could be a better access path between the development and the village if someone chooses to go by foot.

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

Be mindful of the after sales customer service team.

What is the best feature of your home:

Great quality throughout. Long windows that make the property look bigger and very bright.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
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Mostly good

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Review Date Jul 2022

Design of houses are very good. Lots of character.
Only whinge is that it’s so far taken 4 months of complaining that the so called ‘wild flower’ areas are in fact just weeds. It’s taken them two meetings, phone calls, several emails and they still don’t believe me even though I have a degree in Botanical Horticulture

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

small town but do need to travel to nearby Guildford sometimes.
About 50% of the development is complete, considering it’s a building site it’s quiet.

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

Nothing

What is the best feature of your home:

The style of the house and the street. There are lots of windows but only two open.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
2
Value
1
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NEVER AGAIN

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Review Date Jul 2022

THE INCOMPETENCE AND IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE YOU WILL DEAL WITH HERE IS BEYOND IMAGINATION. Developer remodeling my house with us living in there!!!! No accommodation no support….8 months of nightmare.

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

Everything is good but people employed by developer.

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

I wish I know how bad fabrica is in dealing with problems.

What is the best feature of your home:

Location, big windows . Not much more to say . Sadly I don’t have anything else

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Facilities
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Design
4
Location
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Value
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