Eldridge Park, by Berkeley Homes, sits 1.2 miles away from Wokingham Town Centre in Berkshire. With London just 27 minutes from nearby Twyford station, residents here benefit from large open green spaces. As well as this, they have access to a wide variety of pubs, schools and restaurants.
The jokes look good from the outside. Inside, I’ve had numerous snagging issues, ranging from broken/badly fitted radiators, leaking extractor fans, incorrectly fitted shower screens, electrics not wired correctly. It seems their contractors are fairly shoddy and no one is checking their work. Either that or they don’t care either. I also had scratched windows, cracked tiles, scratched fittings and rubble left under the fridge and in the extractor fan! An altogether amateur finish, when they are charging a premium for their properties. Don’t fall for the sales guff. They couldn’t care less about fixing these problems, most of them are still waiting to be fixed after 8 months. Even allowing for 2 months of lock-down, it’s pathetic. They ignore most emails and fob you off saying they will “chase up” contractors.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
There are no shops, restaurants or transport links closer than a 20 min walk from the development. The area is reasonably quiet but Berkeley have done the bare minimum to landscape the development and the adjacent nature area.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
I should have gotten a professional snagging company to review the property. I did not expect so many issues from a ‘premium’ builder.
If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:
The layout is poorly designed. I was too late buying to amend the plans. The sockets and outlets are in very bizarre locations. The stairway cuts a chunk out of the living room ceiling when this could easily have been reversed to climb above the utility. Looks good on the surface, but in reality the homes are poorly designed and badly fitted.