Let’s talk about Persimmon

Chances are if you are reading this you are either living on Persimmon-led building site Parc Derwen, have bought a Persimmon home, or you are a prospective buyer.  If you are the latter, please stop now and walk away.

We have all experienced the pre-sale effienciency of large companies. In my case Persimmon were no different. They were fantastic right up to handover day, bar a few bits that I had noticed that they promised to rectify before I signed for the house. They did carry out these repairs to a reasonable standard before I moved in. However I made the mistake of not having a second pair of eyes when checking for faults.

Now nearly two years later the snag list I submitted to them still remains completely ignored.

This is not an isolated case.

The snagging is the least of the worries though. Check out the state of the site that they are responsible for.

  • Temporary speed humps still in place
  • Dangerous raised drains that slice car tyres and catch underneath
  • Unfinished roads in areas they finished building months ago
  • Overgrown areas
  • Lack of promised facilities
  • Zero provision for high speed Broadband until recently
  • Lack of bins
  • Incomplete or missing footpaths that have been promised for months
  • Only one children’s play area
  • No wide open green spaces yet
  • Construction traffic breaking rules left, right and centre
  • Building site debris blowing onto main roads
  • Construction traffic during school hours

This list of course, is not exhaustive. Most residents of Parc Derwen will agree that they have had a problem caused by Persimmon at some point.

The aim of this thread is to add to it for clarity and to let Persimmon know that they can’t get away with it anymore.

We are lucky now that we have a new BCBC Councillor that will fight tooth and nail for us. But we also have to make our voices heard.

It would be great for fellow residents to give me as much information as possible on their experiences and I will add to this thread for all to see. Persimmon homes have had ample chances to resolve their broken promises.

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