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“Built by Idiots”

Written on: 19/06/2016 by 1Addictex (1 review written)

After 6mths in our new home and feeling positively irate at the lack of aftersales service, I can say that after reading some reviews I feel possibly blessed in comparison. We are still reeling from a ridiculous snag list, snags created by "tradesmen" with no brain obviously but, after several hard conversations with them we are making progress and things are getting sorted. We are fortunately blessed with a switched on site foreman but, Persimmon head office/customer care...more like Persimmon… Read Full Review

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“1st Time Buyers lucky escape! OTHERS BEWARE”

Written on: 18/06/2016 by Karlyz194 (1 review written)

1st time buyers Reserved our first home 3 bedroom detached with garden with Persimmon, we were promised incentives too so we were chuffed as this was a big help. We watched the progress unfold with regular trips to take a look. Then one day the garden was clear of machinery, scaffolding, general building site stuff and thats when we saw - the garden which also had a vertical slope. We complained to Persimmons sales lady on site, as we were not given any indication of this on reserving our… Read Full Review

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“Persimmon- The modern pirates of Great Britain”

Written on: 04/06/2016 by klSchroeder444 (1 review written)

I have recently exchanged contract for a property at Farnborough, Hampshire. I was shocked to see the quality of build. My dream has been broken. The equipments installed such as Washing Basin are the worst quality you could ever imagine. The painting,lighting fixtures, finishing of walls and floors are a nightmare. I could not understand how this type of company could survive in the developed world. I worked hard to save deposits and I do not know how to absorb this shock. Where is BBC… Read Full Review

Misty22's Comment

Written on: 08/06/2016

Join the club! Yet they continue to make huge profits at the expense of the customers. NHBC, give their certificate out like sweeties & couldn't care less. You've more rights buying a car than a brand new home. Join 'unhappy new home buyers' on Facebook & you can help spread your experience with others, about this unethical company.

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“AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL”

Written on: 03/06/2016 by Hurleyii352 (1 review written)

AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS! Do not even want to give one star. I bought my property off plan, I was promised patio doors - I got a window. I had to move out for a week because the concrete floors were uneven. The level of the work was shocking, I've had to have the front door replaced, the bathroom sink and tiles replaced, a window fixed and the wiring redone. I got my keys in July 2014 and I am still waiting for work to be completed in the kitchen. Absolutely no care in the build or the… Read Full Review

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“Worst company ever dealt with”

Written on: 24/05/2016 by Aydin202 (1 review written)

I can only advise people to avoid this company at all costs. We viewed a property in Feb 2016 in Exeter. Sales staff seemed knowledgeable.... We were quoted a purchase price and informed that the internal walls were adjustable enabling us to create a bespoke home. We were excited. We had to pay a 2k reservation fee... and exchange contracts within 4 weeks. It took him nearly 3 weeks to send the first round of legal papers. It got worse from there: Maintenance charge doubled Purchase… Read Full Review

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“Wouldn't even give it 1 star!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!”

Written on: 19/05/2016 by AaravCostello308 (1 review written)

THANKFULLY we have not purchased a home with persimmon homes!! We previously reserved a home with them at the Ossett site, Meadowbrook Gardens! It was like a dream come true! Being first time buyers we never thought we could afford a lovely 3 bed semi-detached home that was brand new! With the help of help to buy, and all the free incentives we were offered we couldn't belive our luck! We were so excited! We reserved our plot 51, paid the fees and chose the kitchen, the tiles, carpets and even… Read Full Review

Misty22's Comment

Written on: 19/05/2016

You better count your blessing, all the rest of us are suffering after buying one of their houses.

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“PRIDE IN THE JOB 2014 PERSIMMON AWARDED 8, BARRETT 89?????”

Written on: 12/05/2016 by Misty22 (1 review written)

The title says it all about this embarrassing " British Housebuilder" who build like for like houses with Barrett. Believe me when I say they will mislead you with exaggerated claims of providing you with a quality dream home, but what they deliver can only be described as a nightmare!!!.... Try not to be naive & taken in with the stunning show homes & claims of quality, with a dedicated customer care team that doesn't exist. A company whose only interest appears to be profit to keep the… Read Full Review

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“Wouldn't even give a 1 star”

Written on: 09/05/2016 by Morrison1953 (1 review written)

I can't believe the company is allowed to trade still. Service is shocking and quality is extremely poor. They forgot to insulate our dormer and seal the Window on the top floor, shower took 3 months to repair or should u say be installed correctly, water leaks, toilet not plumbed in correctly, the Windows can not make the house energy efficient as they do not seal properly and stop draughts coming in. Very disappointed in the attitude of site management I was so excited to move into my… Read Full Review

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“Don't know what all the moaning is about”

Written on: 07/05/2016 by Zayney332 (1 review written)

I have owned a new persimmon for 3 years and it's brilliant. Yes there has been some issues and snags but they have all been resolved. I'm in the process of buying my second persimmon home hopefully. We may have got lucky with decent tradesman on my site but most of the people you talk to here are very happy. I'm in the building trade so have a idea what's right and wrong. People saying they have issues getting them back should just keep emailing,phoning, writing etc but even after the "2 year… Read Full Review

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“So so bad”

Written on: 04/05/2016 by Manning364 (1 review written)

What we wanted to be our dream home turned into a nightmare. Nearly two years in and we're still feeling the impact, poor workmanship and no consideration, has had on our family. As a builder myself of 20+ years I have never witnessed such bad workmanship or unethical conduct. The materials used seem to be rejects and there is no possibility that the workers are qualified tradesmen. There is not one aspect of our house that can be considered passable quality. I would be ashamed to have worked… Read Full Review

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“We paid over £300.000 for a house full of snagging &...”

Written on: 28/04/2016 by Honeywell (1 review written)

We paid over £300.000 for a house full of snagging & defects. Ceilings needed pulled down & resilient bars installed, constant leaks from bathrooms, ceilings bursting. Boiler constantly breaking down & needed replaced after 7 years at a cost of £2000 to us, they purchased boilers which were discontinued by the manufacturers at a low price & kept installing them into new build house 2 years later! Garden a swamp as no drainage installed 3meters from the house as per NHBC guideline. I could go… Read Full Review

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“We set the bar low but...”

Written on: 25/04/2016 by DamarionBoyd1950 (1 review written)

We completed our purchase of a Persimmon home a month ago. We went into the transaction fairly confident that their might be a few challenges however we did not realise that once we'd completed the promises made about work to be completed, missing items to be sorted and general customer care would be largely ignored. So far Persimmon have failed as follows: Pre-sales incentives not completed Issues identified at pre-completion inspection not fully addressed No promised courtesy call after… Read Full Review

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“Help to buy pffft!”

Written on: 25/04/2016 by Crowleycq69 (1 review written)

After reading reviews I thought I would judge for myself. I haven't even bought a house with them and they have been awful. I can't get or hold contact with them. When eventually we made our way down to the show home to view the home they said was there they said you need to travel 60miles to see it. My wife and I reluctantly went all this way to have no one there. they didn't even answer my calls or emails back. Time wasting, unprofessional developers who are all talk… Read Full Review

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“Do not buy from Persimmon”

Written on: 08/04/2016 by Casey85 (1 review written)

Where to start...we bought a 4 bed town house in Ashington in 2013. My biggest regret is ever considering Persimmon! Our move in date was moved back 3 times. Upon moving in there was a catalogue of problems developing. Initially the foreman was helpful but there were several changes of foreman which was frustrating. We had no working oven when we moved in (7 December 2013) and this was not resolved for several weeks. Then we noticed a LOT of shabby workmanship in the first few weeks. My… Read Full Review

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“Worst Experience Ever.”

Written on: 01/04/2016 by AGPG9 (1 review written)

Don't know were to start, form a 4 page snag list to the levels around the house, 3 manholes in the back garden 4 manholes in the front garden, external brick vents below ground, damp on the external walls, broken tiles in shower, leaks, Roof tiles falling down, foul smells coming from the loft and the list goes on. been living in the house for nearly a year now and still trying to get the snags done. Very poor customer service. Stay well clear from these builders… Read Full Review

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“Persimmons are simply terrible”

Written on: 29/03/2016

- Complete lack of communication from start to finish - Constantly changing move in dates (2 month delays within less than a week) - Misleading information about incentives/Help to Buy - Appalling complaint handling and general customer service - Poor response times Overall absolutely terrible. Avoid at all costs. Luckily my partner and I managed to get our reservation fee back, don't make the same mistakes we did. Do not reserve with Persimmon Homes… Read Full Review

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“stay well clear, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!”

Written on: 21/03/2016 by MylesKennedy224 (1 review written)

Disgraceful houses, brought a 4 bed 3 storey town house in 2015, persimmon were quick enough to take our £200,000.00 but when problems started happening there were nowhere to be seen! 1)boiler broke-down 2)heating system stopped working twice 3)burst pipe 4)toilet leaked (middle floor) 5)electrics wired incorrectly 6)mould coming through windows 7)RUBBISH left by the builders under the bath!! 8)large crack in the upstairs ceiling because a beem broke in the attic (we have never been up… Read Full Review

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“Shocking, shoddy, careless”

Written on: 19/03/2016 by Walla2518 (1 review written)

Just avoid them, Packed streets, awful finish, plagued with issues, over two years on and still dealing with poor workmanship, leaks, damp...they don't care, make getting sorted a nightmare. Poor houses Poor gardens Poor parking Poor roads Poor aftercare Poor work Terrible customer service DO NOT BUY A HOUSE FROM THIS COMPANY… Read Full Review

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“Saltash”

Written on: 16/03/2016 by 395Robb (1 review written)

An absolute rip off You will need to be an advanced driver to park the car is the so called allocated parking space. Also it must me a small car. Roof streaming with condensation due to lack of air vents. Very narrow streets with cars parked on pavements. Fence work of very poor quality. Purchase an new persimmon home Definitely no A disgrace to call their selves house builders… Read Full Review

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“Persimmon - rip off central”

Written on: 16/03/2016 by sjw2511 (1 review written)

Terrible experience reserving a property through Persimmon. Started out right enough until the lady in the showroom asked us to reserve before we could see any finishing touches as they had ran out of brochures. It wasn't until later we got to see a finishing touches brochure and my word the prices are extraordinary. As part of negotiations they offered 5k towards fixtures and fittings but you could only arrange these items through them and their brochure. Think you're getting 5k of… Read Full Review

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