Crawford Park, NE24

Crawford Park, NE24

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Gleeson Homes Ltd
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Ranked 1st out of 3 in Northumberland
3.60 (12 reviews) 3.60 (12 reviews)
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3.42
Facilities
3.75
Design
3.92
Location
4.17
Value
3.25
Management

Crawford Park is situated just one mile from Blyth town centre, with the Northumberland coast and countryside on the doorstep. Crawford Park is in walking distance of all local amenities.

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Crawford Park Review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

The property is great, we’ve had no problem getting through to Gleesons if we have a problem and they’ve fixed it without any issues. The house is lovely and warm and soundproofed very well. It can be very quiet living here.

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The area is very close to the shops as it’s within walking distance of two small supermarkets, Lidl and Asda. Just down the road is a KFC, Greggs and McDonald’s. We also have local takeaways and restaurants not too far away in the town. It’s just off the main road which leads to the A189 so it’s excellent for commuting in either direction, as there’s only one main road in Blyth it can get congested easily though. Parking can be tough and the roads could be in better repair. Traffic noise is low. Anti social behaviour can be a problem as we are close to the shops. There is a primary school within the estate.

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

After we moved in we found out from our new neighbours that there had been antisocial behaviour problems happening around our house. We wish we had been made aware of this before purchase.

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

The building management were a bit slow to respond at the beginning but ever since they’ve changed their management we’ve had no problems.

4
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Would not recommend these cowboys

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The development is poorly finished, have returned home from work on multiple occasions to find my drive blocked due to ongoing work on the pavement and no prior notice given. Although mentioned when buying the house, over a year later – the street still does not have lampposts or any form of lighting; very unsafe in the winter – especially when I have already had somebody come to my door here with a knife. The management of the properties is also poor, shoddy job done of the build and very difficult to get gleeson to come out and rectify their errors.

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

The actual location of this development in terms of facilities is ideal, within walking distance of lidl, asda, schools and a garage. The major negative is the closeness of the pumping station that produces an overwhelming stench of faeces.

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

If I had known about the stench, poor quality and unsafe nature of the property, I would have purchased through a different developer and a different site.

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

Despite completing a snagging prior to my keys, it took 6 months before any of the jobs were attended for.

1
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Not recommended

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

We have had a lot of problems with our Gleesons build such as our bath leaking into our kitchen which Gleesons failed to fix. We have also had a lot of drainage issues in the back garden due to the fact Gleesons had chucked some soil over the top of concrete so there was nowhere for the water to go which meant we had to put over £1000 of our own money into getting this fixed as Gleesons neglected to fix this as well. We have had numerous issues with our new build and I would NOT recommend this to anybody buying a home, you expect new builds to be ready to move into but we came across various issues which involved extra money to fix due to Gleesons not fixing their below average work. There has been numerous site managers who have not passed the information on to people when we have needed things to be fixed. There is an issue with sewerage smell in the area which granted is not Gleesons fault but we questioned the smell when we were looking at the property and they ensured it was getting fixed. We have been in since March 2020 and still smell sewerage every night in our sitting room from outdoors.
The specification on our house said that we would have a tarmac drive but actually it is just stones that get over the whole road, I queried this and they said that that is incorrect so can only apologise but that’s it. The road we live on is full of pot holes and I have nearly fell over a lot of times, it also will likely cause damage to cars and I know further in estate it has damaged cars.

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

A good point as that it is close to shops as well as transport routes and only a 10 minute walk into the town. Bad points are that we have no street lighting in our street due to Gleesons not taking ownership of this which has led to increase chance in anti social behaviour such as people stealing things from outside property as well as people trying our car door as well as our house door to try and gain entry. We also have people speeding up and down the street on motor bikes which is a cause for concern for people’s health as an accident could occur

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

That the quality of new build would not be up to standard, had we known this we would have got an older build that would not or would be unlikely to have these issues.

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

They haven’t responded or they have neglected to actually take into account that the work is their own fault due to poor quality of care and have blamed us which has cost us a lot of money

2
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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A lovely budget solution

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

we believe that for the price we have decent design and space and the general quality is good – apart from paint work

builders have always been super helpful, professional and kind, unlike Miss L in site office who has been providing us with misleading information on several occasions, however head office Ladies have always been amazing helping us out

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

mixed bag really, we think the location is amazing, offering a good level of privacy whilst having multiple shops and schools in close proximity. Surroundings are still developing/under construction, so the final outlook is years away.

we had issues with anti-social behaviour which has been sorted out fully by the police and Lidl promptly.

we live in a cul de sac area, which we love in general as we enjoy perfect privacy, however our neighbours are continuously taking the mic with parking, using ‘shared’ areas as they’d be their own land – that’s not the development’s fault though

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

be prepared that road surfaces are going to be horrendous for years to come

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

process was straightforward with prompt replies and phone calls to sort things out

3
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Not a happy customer

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Review Date Aug 2021

My garden has been left full of builders rubble and is impossible to dig . It is uneven and the turf had been laid over the top of this rubble. I cannot dig any part of the garden as it is so full of stones and brick. It is also unsafe in the state it has been left. I have reported it to Gleesons and told it is my responsibility to sort out .

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

House design is okay but no storage space. Quite a lot of antisocial behaviour from neighbouring estates. Parking facilities not adequate , for visitors . No pavements in some areas which means walking on roads.

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

That My garden is like a building tip
To any new neighbours make sure you inspect garden properly and be prepared to fork out extra money to get the garden landscaped

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

Email from Gleesons saying it is my responsibility to sort the mess they have made out

3
Facilities
3
Design
2
Location
2
Value
2
Management
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Crawford park – Kildare

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Review Date Jul 2021

Very happy with the design of the home, we were fortunate that we bought one of the first Kildare’s in a great location with a big garden. Very happy with all the staff and if any repairs were needed they came as soon as possible. The estate it self is located next to two supermarkets so it’s in a great location. Extremely happy with the site.

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

We bought our home off plan and were very surprised at how helpful the staff were. Being in the forces they made every effort to keep us in the loop throughout the build whilst we were away. Excellent home and great value for money

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

I would of preferred knowing that fencing was not included in the cost of the home at the start of the process.

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

A couple of issues but nothing to serious, all problems raised were resolved. Could possibly be done In a little quicker but that is nit pickingm great service all round

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Cork – Gleeson Home Review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

Overall I am happy with the home and how it functions. The downstairs toilet is a bonus as I am used to an upstairs one only. Some design features it would change include having the cooker hood fan and kitchen light switch in the living room as it isn’t practical. I would also stress that there is no where near enough storage space. You should include more use of the under stairs space.

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

Blyth isn’t the most of uplifting areas however it is growing and slowly turning around. In the crawford park development it is a 2 minute walk to the local supermarkets. There is anti social behaviour which resulted in me phoning the police on a certain individual who tried to enter my property.

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

One thing I could have know before I moved in would be that having work done to the house as soon as you move in voids certain snagging aspects you would expect to be picked up. I.e carpets being put down and having creaky stairs.

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

They are slow. So slow and forgetful. I have still got snagging issues not attended to after being here nearly 8months

2
Facilities
2
Design
3
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Excellent value for money

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

We have had no problems with the development and believe our house is an amazing value for money, good amount of land in both gardens and glad that we have a detached 3 bed with a garage. We purchased the show home so it came with a lot of nice features that you would normally pay extra for.

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

Close to local amenities, close to local primary school that we’ll be sending our daughter to, close to local parks

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

I wish we knew we could’ve had the property sooner.

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

We haven’t had any problems to report but we were assured any dramas we would have will be rectified as soon as possible

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Perfect location

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

Fantastic estate with lovely friendly neighbours all around. Would recommend to anyone thinking about buying on this estate.
Houses are perfect size and are very reasonable priced. Would like to thank the sales office for all their help with the process of buying my first house.

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

Perfect location which is in short walking distance to supermarkets.
Short distance to city centre and Blyth beach.

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

Visit the show homes or if your type of house isn’t at this development, visit a one nearby.

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

Customer service was great and quick when raised any issues

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

We live in a Kildare type home by Gleesons, the overall size of the home could be a bit bigger with more storage as we only have one storage cupboard in the lounge. The bedrooms are a good size. The design of our home is to our liking as we got to choose kitchen cupboards, benches and tiles.

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

Good location, close to local shops (Asda, Lidl and B&M) and bus stops are near. Most homes have driveways which doesn’t cause any issues with parking. Bin collections are every monday. The development is located off a main road into Blyth and is quite quiet, the only time it is busy is school run time as there is a school near the development. There is sometimes off road vehicle’s rode down towards the river which can be quite noisey.

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

When moving in i wish i had of known what the crime rate was as we have had a tree stolen from our front door and other neighbours have mentioned suspicious activity with a man on a bike with a kitchen knife, a woman knocking on peoples door in the middle of the night.

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

When raising any problems it sometimes took gleesons days to reply. We had an issue with our downstairs toilet being blocked and they came to have a look, accused us of blocking the toilet with sanitary products when no one in the household used them (due to medical reasons) and got told that the next time it blocked we could be charged a fee. We still have issues with this toilet but just tend to not use it as the attitude from gleesons was awful and we haven’t raised the issue again with them due to this reason.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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