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Woodford Garden Village, SK7

67th

Ranked 67th out of 124 in Greater Manchester

By Redrow

4.25

(19 reviews)

Woodford Garden Village by Redrow sits in the heart of Cheshire. The development is based at the historic former aerodrome at Woodford. Residents benefit from close proximity to Wilmslow, Poynton and Bramhall and is within commuting distance of Central Manchester. In addition the development benefits from open spaces, including traditional village greens.

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4.25

19 total reviews

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Overall

4.53

Facilities

4.00

Design

4.58

Location

4.79

Value

3.89

Management

3.63

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Think carefully before purchasing a Redrow home from new...

Burbs (Owner)

Verified Resident

Nov 2023

Before purchasing a property at Woodford Garden Village, think very carefully before you decide to do this and what you can expect and the final product. The show homes are lovely, the sales guys in the office are also polite and professional. There are many items that should be included in the standard price of the home but are not so expect to spend at least £20k in additional extras to get the home you are looking for. As an example, a dishwasher is not standard, and close to £1k, the standard fit doors are MDF and of terrible quality, the bathrooms have limited tilling, additional lighting and sockets are expensive. Check all of this out before you decide to buy. Then, you get to the final product. The quality of the final product is nothing short of terrible. We got to a house that was filthy with rubbish left in the garage, all the floors covered in hard dried plaster, rubbish left under all the kick boards in the kitchen and under the bath, at least half the doors badly damaged, sockets nearly all fitted badly and wonky, the woodwork badly damaged throughout the house, spot lights fitted that didn't fit into their sockets as they had been over drilled or handcut, a bath not fitted and sealed correctly that leaked through to the kitcthen and needed a full re-board. Painting terrible throughout, the kitchen units damaged, TV aerials not fitted, brickwork done so badly it had to be replaced, windows not sealed correctly both inside and outside, trip hazards upstairs with a landing finish they said was fine and wasn't and a health and safety breach, numerous leaded windows damaged, parts of the tiles not fitted correctly, missing shelves in the kitchen, a sink not fitted correctly, missing parts to the shower room, missing skirting to hot water tank cupboared, plants in the front garden just thrown in and not planted correctly. Then, you have the so-called trades people who come back and fix what should have been done correctly the first time and your home is then constantly invaded by people who damage your home further and don't tell you with handles ripped from cupboard doors, blinds damaged, serious water damage to carpets, drawingword and plaster from drowing a ceiling with a shower head, , scratced hobs, unfinished work and people not turning up for appointments, the list goes on and on. The trade people that do come back explain what is really going on, which is pressure on deadlines and targets, so things are rushed and people won't say if they know something is clearly wrong as it will cause a delay and they will be in trouble. You are then told though, this is fine as everything will be put right afterwards and it's a man-made product not off a production line, so don't expect it to be finished to a high standard. Come on Redrow is 2023. Homes were built with more care and attention in 1883, so there should be no excuses. There are some good people at Redrow who try to get things fixed, but there is a serious issue at the core of this business with communication and organisation and until this is addressed things will never get better. I even had a director visit me at the home so I could show them exactly how bad things were which they agreed with and apologised again and again, but this is not taken seriously with a derisory compensation payment offered which you expect, would be much better when you spend close to £640k for what should be your dream home built and finished to a very high level standard. All I would say is buy one of these new properties at your own peril. It isn't just myself that has had a problem, every one of my 4 neighbours on Ashton Chase has had exactly the same problem with the final end of their property, so it isn't just a one off. The whole experience for us has been completely ruined and left us in a position where we don't want to live here anymore so we have decided to sell the property in 2024 and purchase somewhere else that isn't a new-build home and most certainly not a Redrow home. Some pics attached to see the final product

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Living in Woodford is lovely, just a shame that its at Woodford Garden Village as the finish of the Redrow homes and after care are truly appalling.

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

That the final delivered product is truly shocking and that the attitude of Redrow is "We can fix it afterwards so what is the problem"! IF we had known this we would never have purchased the property but not to move will cost another £20k in Stamp Duty and dead money.

What is the best feature of your home:

Its well insulated and warm. The best features are work we have had done post completion from our own contractors and not the ones used by Redrow as part of the buld

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The houses themselves are well designed.

SJC (Owner)

Verified Resident

Mar 2021

The design of the development has been to build as many houses as possible so the houses are very close together, narrow roads and small gardens. Although there are some parks and green spaces to offset this. The houses themselves are well designed. There are not many facilities on the development at present but once completed there will be more parks, shops, a school and a pub. There are local shops close by. The development has good transport links and close to larger villages for more shops and restaurants etc. The green spaces are well maintained.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Parking is difficult as the roads are so narrow. There are a few local shops but once the development is completed there should be more shops and a pub. The development has a number of parks and green spaces.

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

Not to purchase the carpets from Redrow as they are very poor quality and we would have had a greater choice if we had shopped around.

What is the best feature of your home:

Open plan kitchen & dining area - great family space

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Management


Great but not outstanding

WGV resident (Owner)

Verified Resident

Feb 2021

Generally a good standard of property and building works however, Redrow’s customer management team are lacking in skill and expertise. We have told them that they need an overhaul of their staff who manage customers who have moved in to their property as they aren’t capable of dealing with the demands of the job, nor know what they’re talking about in terms of construction works. Unfortunately the contractors they use have had to repeatedly come back to put things right which has shown a lack of skill on their part too. Overall, the design of the development is good although there are minor features that we always pick up on that if Redrow took time to have that extra bit of care, the development would benefit greatly, especially aesthetically. This matters because it is a highly desirable and high end development. Some things we witness, as we have lived with the development as a building site for years now, clearly aren’t checked by a senior member of the team and things are a ‘rush job’. The property management company are non existent and have changed manager multiple times. Every time we contact them, there is a replacement manager. It has been impossible to get anywhere with them. We are also yet to see any of their employees working on the development apart from mowing the grass verges and the green. This has been disappointing as there is much to be done. However, with the turnover of managers, they are showing a lack of consistency and care and very poor communication. We want to know where our money is being spent and after 3 years, we are yet to be given a breakdown.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Semi-rural location, good for local walks and exploring the countryside. Close to Bramhall and Poynton villages for low-key amenities. Close to the Manchester airport bypass for transport links to Manchester and neighbouring towns and cities. Local shop Budgens at the end of the road which is frequently handy. Notcutts garden centre also nearby, which stocks a range of useful products.

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

That the materials used in the property are cheap and cheerful including the doors (we upgraded but they’re still thin and flimsy) the saxony carpet is a waste of money - it looked 10 years old after about 18 months and there are only 2 of us living here. Don’t get the fireplace inserts - the surround is gorgeous but the electric inserts are tacky looking (can’t bear to have it on). Check all of the structural things before you worry about the inside snags!! Check for missing insulation, roofing issues, windows (check sound levels inside), check for drafts, check fascia boards and get the drawings out and check they’ve done what the drawing says!! Then worry about the inside!

What is the best feature of your home:

We have a generous front garden in our plot and all the rooms within the house are well proportioned so there is a feeling of space.

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Nicely designed in lovely location.

Belinda (Owner)

Verified Resident

Feb 2021

Nicely laid out. Houses visually aopealing. Parking for two cars given to all properties. Not as warm as expected as front and back doors of old design. Noise from windows disappointing. House designs good. Lots of snagging still to be fixed. Brickwork disappointing. Play areas well designed and popular. Village green lovely feature.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Lots of lovely countryside and restaurants. Train and bus links to other villages and nearest town are poor.

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

Property was not really finished and snagging still to fix.

Please share one thing (or more) which you would change about your development:

Longer driveway to enable parking for visitors cars and be further away from houses on other side of road.

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The best development we found in Cheshire

John (Owner)

Verified Resident

Feb 2021

Mostly excellent house designs, Some excellent straight-ish, long-ish roads with sensible near-rectangular plots. Mostly good-length front gardens, with advantage of hedges or fences between the gardens and the road or footpath and the gardens either side.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Need bus routes from Woodford to Poynton, Handforth & Wilmslow

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

A year of two after notifying problems, several have still to be fixed.

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

That the builders would not have found and rectified many of the obvious faults

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Woodford Garden Village, SK7

67th

Ranked 67th out of 124 in Greater Manchester

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