Houlton – Bittersweet


The overall development is ambitious and we are delighted to be part of this journey. Experiences are a bit hit and miss. We have been let down by the appalling service from our developer, issues with our home and the ongoing works taking place to rectify problems that should not exist. We don’t have pavements, no street lighting, constant construction traffic and speeding from those using the empty roads as a cut through. My advice would be to wait another 12 months before buying but keep an eye on the location – Houlton promises a lot and will deliver once the developers disappear. Crest Nicholson Midlands should be avoided by anyone looking for value, quality, or those expecting to actually live in their home for the first 10 months after purchase.

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

The Houlton development as a whole is exciting and a superb place to be living. We have shops and a good range of amenities within 5 minutes and more on the way, including a Coop supermarket and two new schools. Lots of green space, wildlife trails and picturesque views make this a lovely place to live.

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

Site plans changed without consultation. The plumbers used by Crest didn’t complete a single job correctly, leading to 3 flooding issues and counting. Our driveway would be used as contractor parking, Crest have no interest in looking after their new build customers – every issue is a hassle and not once have they apologiesed or expressed any concern. We would not have purchased if we knew the exoerience would be this bad.

What is the best feature of your home:

Design, layout, kerb appeal are all good. The spaces we have created are superb and all credit goes to the designer and architect – our issues are in the poor execution,

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