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Side by Side: Barratt Homes And David Wilson Homes At Wychwood Park, Haywards Heath

Posted 11 October 2019 by Keith Osborne

We compare Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes at top-class Wychwood Park in Haywards Heath...

The WhatHouse? team visits the best-selling Wychwood Park development in Haywards Heath, West Sussex to compare and contrast the best new homes from top sister brands Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes (DWH).

Sales and marketing director Lynnette St-Quintin takes us around the best-selling site and its show homes.


House types and designsDWH properties are generally larger and of a more traditional design than Barratt’s. Here, DWH homes have sash windows, Barratt a contemporary tilt turn type. Where there are bay windows, DWH’s have an angular shape, Barratt’s rectangular. Porches, door frames and stone seals are also distinct.

Interior fittings – Each of these top brands offers its own type of features such as skirting boards, handles, ironmongery, sanitaryware and towel rails. Interior doors are the classic five-panel type with DWH following the current four-panel trend.

Current availability – Right now, Barratt is offering the ‘Ellerton’ three-bedroom terraced house for £410,000 , the ‘Ennerdale’ semi-detached four-bedroom house from £459,995 and the three-storey, four-bedroom semi-detached ‘Woodcraft’ house type from £516,995. DWH has a three-bedroom detached house types called the ‘Hadley’ starting at £479,995.

Buyer initiatives – First-time buyers can ask about the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and the Deposit Unlock initiative, both of which require a deposit of just 5%.


Appeal to London commuters – Located in the rail ‘funnel’ between the capital and the south coast, Wychwood Park has attracted a range of buyers moving out of Greater London, places such as Croydon, to combine easy access to work with proximity to countryside. With many families moving in, highly regarded local schools are also a draw.

Lawn and fencing – With some housebuilders, the asking price of a home doesn’t include something as basic as a lawn and garden fence. With both brands here, each garden comes turfed and a tall wooden fence is fitted as standard, providing privacy from neighbours.

Ceiling heights – The ceiling height of both brands is rising with the trend, so 2.5m-2.6m is commonplace. The vaulted rooms at the top of some three-storey house types can lead to 2.8m-3.0m in some cases.

Plenty of parking – Here, whatever the house type, there are private parking spaces for a couple of vehicles.

Fibre-to-plot broadband fittings – Developments by both housebuilders now include the fitting of cables to provide hyper-optic broadband services, ready for connection for the buyer’s choice of service providers.

Upgraded bedroom storage – Each home across both brands can also have bedroom storage personalised through BD Living, which offers extra free-standing or fitted wardrobes with a range of options on frames, doors, shelving and handles.

Customer care – Both brands come under the Barratt Developments name, which has earned the top 5-star rating for the HBF’s Customer Satisfaction Survey for the last 13 years. Homes come with a 10-year NHBC guarantee and two-year warranty. During construction, buyers who visit the site can liaise with a full-time assistant site manager. New residents receive comprehensive manuals for their homes with details on how everything works, and they are given a personal tour before moving in.

Find out the latest availability and prices on all homes at Wychwood Park from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Please tell them you heard about the homes here through Whathouse.com. Prices and availability updated on 5 April 2022.


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