Are you actually kidding me…

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In what I can only describe as the biggest lack of marketing targeting in history. Bloor have just put a leaflet through my door asking if I miss that ‘new home feeling’?

I have only just over my ‘new home’ feeling and hope that I never experience a Bloor one again.

Yes, the £1000 voucher would come in handy but would not touch the sides when you consider the costs associated with keeping my sanity and marriage together.

I am however intrigued on the price they would give me on my new home… Watch this space.

You should watch this about Bloor Kingswood Heath

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VLog of a homeowners opinion at Bloor Kingswood Heath

I bet that if you went into the Bloor Kingswood Heath office and said “but, what about that website?”, they would say something like “oh, that’s a one-off or dismiss it as nothing to take notice of. However, they would be wrong and Ellen tells her story really well. Now, I have only met Ellen once (when she was walking her amazing labrador) and we got talking. What started as a friendly exchange about her dog soon turned into something we both have in common… #BloorGate. Yes, within minutes we were sharing stories in what you’d be forgiven for thinking was a competition between who has had the worse experience! Isn’t it a shame when we should be saying how happy we are?

Oz, the dog got so bored… Yes, there were that many things we had in common.

Please note this, Ellen only talks about the facts. It would be subjective to talk about how she feels about certain things, these things actually happened. I particularly like that she stayed away from the sales process that I know she was not happy with.

Have a listen and decide for yourself if this is yet another crusade to darken Bloor’s name, or the result of complete frustration…

Good work Ellen.

PS – When you went to Bloor Kingswood Heath, did they tell you they do not do discounts, stamp duty contributions or carpets? Well, Ellen has proved that to be a lie…

Don’t settle for the standard line at Bloor Kingswood Heath and keep pushing for the best deal possible. Remember, you have three other local developments to choose from.

Under Construction, or is it?

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is an ambitious shot from an eager homebuyer who has snuck into their new home while in the process of construction. However, you would be very wrong. In this case, the keen photographer had actually been living in this home for just under 2 years! Yes, this week, all of their ceilings are being replaced due to poor workmanship.

What question do you want to ask first? How did this happen? How did this get through the Quality Check before handover? Or, maybe you can say that things ‘go wrong’ and perhaps the workman was having a ‘bad day’… Choose the later and deal with the reality that it has taken nearly two years to get Bloor to accept responsibility and repair the poor workmanship. What is worse?

Secure Hospital – St Aubyns

First off, you must understand my position on this post. It has little to do with the centre itself as it was there long before I decided to move here. They do some exceptional work troubled individuals and I have the highest respect for them and what they do for our society.

However, there used to be a 6′ division between the housing estate and the secure unit. Now, there is a small black metal fence. People do not volunteer to go to St. Aubyns, so by definition should they choose to leave this must be an attractive exit now. This is a problem, because this is where we live, literally. My children play not far from this fence.

Personally, I think it is unfair to put this in view of people who cannot be as free as they would like. Seeing children playing happily when this is not possible, could become something that a guest of St. Aubyns finds frustrating. Surely, this will not help them?

I think that strategically, it is within both parties interests not to have this open environment.

These are not the ramblings of someone who does not understand or respect the great work they do at St. Aubyns. Just a concerned resident who feels that there is a privacy risk both ways. Whilst I am confident my children wouldn’t go in there, I can’t be sure others may not find it tempting.

It would have been better to have this fence finished in a way that does not encourage interest from either direction.

Kingswood Heath Facebook Page

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I did start to wonder if people may have thought that it was just me that has experienced these problems. Well, sadly it is not and if you visit our community facebook page at

You will see that I am not alone. A group that should have been all about how lovely it is and sharing useful information is more about how terrible their Bloor experience is. It’s a closed group but if you ask to join I am sure you will be allowed. We are lucky to have a local Councillor who takes up regular battles against the developer for not delivering on what has been promised, thank you Martin Goss, you have my vote.

New forest planted

Well, we moved in nearly two years ago and thanks to the persistence of one of our neighbours, they have planted a small forest outside our house. I say forest but I mean three trees in the most bizarre formation. I have told my children that when their children visit, they may be able to climb them. It’s so frustrating that it has taken so long to get them to do what they said they would so long ago.

Bloor strikes back…

Bloor Kingswood Heath

When I built this site I knew it wouldn’t be long before this corporate giant awoke and took notice. Well, they have and I wasn’t prepared for the reaction. In a bid to starve us from daylight Bloor have got together with Bellway and started to construct a fortress of signs outside our house…


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Little things that are annoying like this are starting to happen… We opted for the waterfall shower which was a waste of money as they water pressure is so low it’s more of a light drizzle than a show. I do not feel invigorated after more depressed at the experience. Our shower head developed a crack and when I complained, I was told it was caused by the way I clean it… I will let you into a secret here, we are a clean family but we do not go out our way to clean shower heads… It’s replaced now though.