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★★★★★

“Brilliant well thought out developement”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by grapet (1 review written)

Having brought a 3 bed terraced house from Barratts and being slightly apprehensive from buying from a main stream house builder we have been very surprised at the house. It is energy efficient, good quality and the little problems we have had have been sorted out almost immediately. Thinking back and comparing them to the other local 1950's to 1970's houses in the town that we spent many a month viewing and being constantly disappointed by dodgy low quality homes from yesteryear, these… Read Full Review

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“Very Poor Workmanship”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by MartinCarroll (1 review written)

I moved in to my 3 bedroom town house on the Lyng estate in West Bromwich in December 2013. 1 month after moving in, I noticed that the shower cubicle was leaking water which was seeping into the walls just outside the cubicle in 3 separate areas. I called Barratt's who 2 weeks later sent round somebody to have a look, he told me not to worry, it just needs some sealant dotted around the cubicle. The following week they came and sealed around the shower and around the outside the cubicle to… Read Full Review

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“Poor build quality and unacceptable interior”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by MiloCasey (1 review written)

I moved in to my Barratt home on the 30th June. I can only describe the state of my home as completely unsatisfactory with a list of snagging as long as my arm. On the first day of moving in my toddler daughter was very nearly killed by a falling fire door........ my husband and I are still struggling to get over what could have happened to her and the whole incident left us shocked and unsettled. Luckily the door missed her by about 1 inch but the damage the falling door caused was… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“In for two years and it is one thing after another, at...”

Written on: 07/07/2014

In for two years and it is one thing after another, at first things seemed ok, apart from the snagging issues that seemed to go on forever, oh and the boiler condemned as it had been poorly installed, oh and the gas meter leaking, oh and the piece de resistance the bannister falling apart causing me to clatter downstairs! The list is endless now and about 20 mins ago the bathroom blind they fitted as part of the so called fantastic deal fell off and has made a mess of the bathroom now! I am now… Read Full Review

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“Numerous faults with flat”

Written on: 30/06/2014

Poor quality decorating and build. Fortunately I went over the place very carefully and highlighted a huge list of cracked glass, poorly fitted scokets and units, scratched paintwork, broken light fittings, broken balcony doors (due to being fitted at a slight angle and breaking the plastic above when they had previously been closed), partitions missing in kitchen units which then had to be bodged. The communal entrance and stairwell has poorly fitted fire doors which slam loudly but don't… Read Full Review

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“Never buy a new house”

Written on: 21/05/2014 by borgotaro (1 review written)

It was because of recession i had to buy new Barratt house part exchange,in Hudson Bay Estate,East Kilbride,as i couldnt sell my house,its best you buy a house around 12 years old,that has settled down if you want newish house.I am retired Joiner and Maintenance Inspector,so i know Building Industry.I have executed several remedial jobs myself.Barratt have fitted in my house pass doors and ntrance door , that are damaged ,filled ,painted over,the handles are thin cheap chrome flaking… Read Full Review

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“Horrific built leaky home- 8 years on and not repaired!”

Written on: 24/04/2014 by Emmau206 (1 review written)

I bought my property 8 years ago and every year it's leaked in! It's the same with all the same build on my estate!! Every year scaffold goes up!!! Every year Barratts have 'fixed' it!!! Trying to get anywhere with NHBC is appalling! Legally I can't sell it, Barratts don't want it back- they're not stupid! I am aware that Barratts are suing the architect ( I have it recorded on CCTV) due to there being issues with the build but what about the people who have bought the properties and spend… Read Full Review

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“I have worked in the Plumbing supply industry for over...”

Written on: 24/04/2014 by bwDempsey456 (1 review written)

I have worked in the Plumbing supply industry for over twenty years and I have never seen so poor workmanship in the bathroom on the apartment I have just bought. Faults Ice cream container holding up a waste pipe behind the bathroom units basin waste pipe forced under water supply pipes creating a double trap which in the end causes leaks and blockages. Tiling onto untreated plaster board and in fact plastering walls after the tiling un shrouded spotlights fitted in the bathroom The… Read Full Review

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“WILLIS PLACE WORCESTER very poor anti social-- WILLIS...”

Written on: 20/04/2014 by DominiqueMcPherson (1 review written)

Poor quality build"Cardboard box in brick shell" very hollow, privacy is a real concern, you cannot go to the toilet without being heard by household members. Very poor drainage and cheaply built, front and rear porches are flat roof, which when it rains you can hear vibrations through all bedrooms,front and rear, with weathering are also starting to change co lour to green. Rear gardens have no adequate drainage, Turf and slabs laid on uneven surface. Did inform Barret homes but told to… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Not for those that get stressed easily”

Written on: 11/04/2014 by jxMiller310 (1 review written)

Considering the number of very negative reviews I think I have came out not too bad and relatively lucky. Mine is a London property. I notice many of the negative reviews seem to be for developments outside London. Generally on site sales office very helpful when in early days, and customer services better than I expected, and any problems under their five years Warranty cover has been dealt with quickly and efficiently by the main customer service office. My main concern which deter me from… Read Full Review

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“Insulted”

Written on: 10/04/2014 by Macir164 (1 review written)

I put down a deposit on a new home,With my present home being used at part exchange.The sales advisor stated to expect a couple of grand less than market value. It was a bit of a shock to be offered 30k less than a valuation carried out the same day… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I love my house! Would definitely recommend Barratt”

Written on: 11/03/2014 by Liborme (1 review written)

I moved in to my new house in April 2013; it's now almost a year later and I couldn't be happier! The process of buying it was really straightforward, and I found the sales people really helpful. We moved in as soon as it was built, and other than the stress of moving house, i can't fault the process. When we moved in, there were a few bits as peices that needed work (e.g. wrong tiles in the bathroom; door that don't shut properly; dodgy grass laying) but they were all fixed within days… Read Full Review

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“Cheap Rubbish”

Written on: 04/03/2014 by Fridayuk1978 (1 review written)

Bought a 2 bedroom apartment at the end of June 2013 in Stourport-on-Severn. Interior fittings are very cheap and of poor standard as well as the workmanship of fitting being bogged jobs. Recently someone moved in above me, sounds like elephants are dancing upstairs, I can hear everything from doors slamming to people walking (thumping sounds) Sales failed to give me correct information on what i would have to pay for, virtually broke me with the add ons that they do not tell you about. After… Read Full Review

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“Complete Misselling & Advertising”

Written on: 24/02/2014

We had an appointment at Barratts new development at Windmill Heights in Smethwick West Midlands and despite reading the reviews on here we decided to go and have a closer look and see what they were all about. The house we were interested in was the 2 bedroom on their website priced at £92000 and all being well we were in a position to proceed with the purchase. Upon arrival we were told by the salesman, let's call him 'MrJ' for now that there were no 2 bedroom houses available as they had… Read Full Review

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“I was warned!!”

Written on: 16/02/2014 by melanieledger (1 review written)

Many years ago an employee of Barretts told me not to buy one of their houses, I wish I'd have listened to him. The fixtures and fittings were as cheap as they possibly could be, we have replaced a lot of things. We have three toilets in the house and each one has broke in exactly the same way. DO NOT BUY A HOUSE FROM THEM… Read Full Review

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“Whole flat is shambles!!!!”

Written on: 13/02/2014

I've owned this flat for nearly 5 yrs now we gave had so much work done on this! Starting with 2 toilet leaks plumbing under bath was on wrong way so water wouldn't drain away it took 5 plumbers to sort this out. Heating thermostat had to be moved from living room to hallway. We had a new ceiling in our bedroom which took 2 yrs to get them to finally do it. 3 lots of French doors now 3rd lot broke too! And lots of other little things! Our major issue is mould!!! It's absolutely discusting every… Read Full Review

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“Disastrous build and a don't care after service -steer...”

Written on: 29/01/2014

Barratt Homes are very poor house builders who use cheap and nasty material. Looks great for the first year, if your lucky and then everything starts to break down, leak,or blow up. Steer clear!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 30/01/2014

I agree totally with you, it's a case of hound you until you buy and then ignore you after that. I have been waiting 3 months to get some snagging done and when I speak to the idiot in charge of West of Scotland customer care he blames the contractors. I then ask him what was the list of repairs to be done and he freeze's as clearly he has not dealt with it. Anyway I have being promised some people will call the 14th of Feb maybe to give me a bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers as I have as much chance of that as the snagging being completed.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Appalling build”

Written on: 22/01/2014

We bought a Barratt home 8 years ago, since then we have had all the heaters replaced in all rooms and a new boiler fitted. Water has leaked into the lounge and bedroom, this resulted in the front of the building being taken off and the builders finding that Barratt had not put damp proof coursing in! After this was repaired (by our insurance, Barratts did not want to know) the flat then flooded again as a pipe burst and they had not fitted stop cocks in the flats. We had to call the fire… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“not great houses”

Written on: 08/01/2014 by seanv_1986 (1 review written)

I own an ex show home of barratts (first owner) after nearly 3 years am disappointed in the house. Cant put things on the walls as in shelves as the cheap plaster board crumbles even with heavy duty plaster board fixings. I have rener falling off around my windows which I complained about before I moved in....still not looked at!! Many occasions I have lost roof tiles, (told by a builder friend the only pin the down minimum amount. Very cheap finish in the houses that does not last. Will never… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“best buy ever”

Written on: 08/01/2014 by happybuyer666 (1 review written)

Bought a lovely 3 bedroom barwick In Gloucester, house was lovely from day one, yes there were a few snaggjng issues, as we were told to expect with a new build, however the barrett site manager sorted them like really fast, my fuel bills have gone south big time, and I cannot recommend barrett homes enough, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!… Read Full Review

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