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Anyone bought a new Bloor home?

I'm thinking about doing a part exchange on my current house for a new Bloor home in Felixstowe, Suffolk. I'm interested in hearing other people's own experience of buying a new build by Bloor. What were the problems? What went well? What is the quality of the house? I want to move to get away from my noisy neighbours/ think party wall so I'm hoping the builds are of a better quality!
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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,024
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    That brought back memories 

    1964 John Bloor was a plasterer working in our village, I asked him to build our detached house nd he did for £2,950 it was very good

     I can't comment now but my granddaughter bought a new Davidson home (son of David Wilson) and it is excellent 

  • Silvertabby
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 9:30PM
    Niece and her husband bought a new Bloor home 6 years ago, and didn't seem to have any major problems.
    Mind you, I suspect that getting a good standard new build is more down to the quality of the local builders/contractors/site manager rather than the name on the sales office.  ie, the luck of the draw.
  • wjr4
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    I have a bloor home and it’s been absolutely fine. No issues at all. 
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and should not be seen as financial advice.
  • Tiglet2
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    edited 2 December 2023 at 3:14PM
    My daughter bought a new build Bloor home (5 years old now).  The estate she's on still looks nice and her house seems to have been built reasonably well.  They appeal to the average person looking for a home that is neither unique nor particularly high end, but suited her budget.  It has provided my daughter with a brand new property, with new appliances.  She did look at second hand homes but was put off by the amount of updating needed to most of them (being not very good at DIY!).  The downside is that her house is now second hand to a new buyer, there is some maintenance/updating required and the property hasn't increased in value much in the last 5 years.
  • Thanks for the genuine replies - appreciated.

    Feeling encouraged.

    I currently live in a semi built in 1900. The party wall is paper thin and was the cheap new housing of its day. It's been looked after over the years and the only reason I want to move is the single brick party wall (feels like I'm in the same home as the noisy neighbours) and steep staircase. I can't afford a big loan to make necessary adjustments - stud walls and install modern stairs. 

    But, as @Tiglet2 says, it's not high end but decent quality within a limited budget.
  • Tiglet2
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    Thanks for the genuine replies - appreciated.

    Feeling encouraged.

    I currently live in a semi built in 1900. The party wall is paper thin and was the cheap new housing of its day. It's been looked after over the years and the only reason I want to move is the single brick party wall (feels like I'm in the same home as the noisy neighbours) and steep staircase. I can't afford a big loan to make necessary adjustments - stud walls and install modern stairs. 

    But, as @Tiglet2 says, it's not high end but decent quality within a limited budget.

    Forgot to add, she barely hears her (semi detached) neighbours.... and they have recently had a new baby!
  • LightFlare
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    edited 2 December 2023 at 4:59PM
    Bought a Bloor home 15 years ago (and still in it)

    Had zero issues, site manager was great and nothing was too much trouble.

    Snagging issues dealt with promptly 

    Build quality, fixtures and fittings all of a good/high standard.

    As with anything - there will always be people with good/bad experiences 
  • MultiFuelBurner
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    edited 4 December 2023 at 2:12PM
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    Whilst some of this throw away statement can be correct especially with national housebuilders and their constant need to build in efficiencies (profit)

    It must be said that even with these efficiencies (rushing) the materials and end products end up being energy efficient and in most cases better than a second hand older housing stock proposition (there are horror stories of course)

    For the OP it's a strange old world we visited a Bloor homes site in Trimley St Mary probably 5-6 years ago and have viewed a few seconds of hand bloor homes along our property journey as well.

    We always found they were designed and finished well but as to owning one sorry if ends there.

    If you do buy a new house put some money aside for a snagging company to come in and find the things you cannot see so they are put right.
    "I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

    As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
  • jonnydeppiwish!
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    edited 3 December 2023 at 8:12AM
    My parents bought a bloor home in 1997 and have very few issue with it. I know it’s a long time ago but the snags were sorted within 2 weeks of moving in.

    Tbf, they’re almost in their 80s and my dad still likes to move the walls to suit what rooms they require at that point in time!
    2006 LBM £28,000+ in debt.
    2021 mortgage and debt free, working part time and living the dream
  • Grumpy_chap
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    John Bloor still owns and directs Bloor Homes and takes a certain pride in the company, it's outputs and successes.  
    Bloor Homes are a large company, but you are not dealing a faceless national housebuilder but a company where the Owner / Director is still driving the success of the firm.
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