Hunters Wood, Melksham

Hunters Wood is a lovely new development of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes in Melksham. If you’ve decided to purchase your new home here, it will be surrounded by the countryside and the Hunters Wood development will include new foot and cycle paths throughout the development.

Your new home will be within walking distance of the town centre, where you’ll find schools, parks, independent shops and a thriving local market full of friendly people.

This site is perfect if you work far away or simply like to travel as it is close to junction 17 of the M4, which is just 10 miles away. The A350 and Melksham train station are less than a 10-minute drive away, giving access to major towns and cities around the country.

Do we need to get new Carpet & Flooring ourselves?

Some suppliers, such as David Wilson Homes, supply standard carpets and flooring for your homes. While these are paid versions that you need to select from for the different variants they offer, they don’t offer much. The developers tend to offer a hand full of ranges as they buy them in bulk and get great rates for doing so but these saving are not passed onto you, the buyer. You will often find that you can save money by buying your carpets and flooring from an independent retailer in the area, such as V & A Carpets, as well as get a better product or a better selection of products to choose from.


Why would it be better to get carpet from an independent Carpet Retailer?

If you decide to purchase your carpets and flooring through the developers, it’s important to remember a few things. Firstly, and most importantly, all contents inside your home are guaranteed for 5 years, and the externals are guaranteed for 10 years. The 5 years include the carpet and flooring you purchased from them. At most carpet retailers, your carpets have warranties for a minimum of 10 years. this extends up to 25 years for some carpets. Dependent on the hard flooring you choose, these guarantees start at 10 years and go up to 35 years. The security you get from purchasing your flooring externally will prove most helpful. If you are worried about having to deal with two entities when something goes wrong, don’t be. If something is wrong with the building work, the developers cover the cost of replacing the flooring if it gets damaged or needs to be taken up and replaced again. Secondly. we touched on it briefly above, where developers only have access to a few ranges and colours which they buy in bulk, to get better pricing, but do not pass those savings on to the end user, which is you, the buyer. They are often more expensive than independent retailers when quoting for the same products. And lastly, the quality of the fitting. In the housing trade, carpets and flooring fitters aren’t paid particularly well for doing the job, which in the trade is referred to as house bashing. Yes, that’s the term used for fitters who work in the development trade. It can be as bad as it sounds. As they don’t get paid a good rate, you often find the fitting isn’t as good as you’d expect it to be. To cut corners they often use joins or fit carpets in different directions on your stairs to save money. This will lower the integrity and life span of your carpet on the stairs where it needs it most. You need a trusted retailer who will do right by you and supply you with the right products, and fit them correctly for you to get the most out of your flooring and keep them looking better for longer, as well as give your the best value for your money.


How do I find an Independent Carpet Retailer near the development to help me?

Well, thankfully for you, V & A Carpets are the best and most trusted carpet retailer in Wiltshire and would be happy to help as they help many new home buyers to find the perfect flooring for them. V & A Carpets also have the largest selection of carpets, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and Wood Flooring in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Their customers will tell you why they’re the best, through their google reviews. They have everyday low pricing so you know you are getting a good deal along with the peace of mind, knowing it will be fitted correctly and you’ll have friendly service to go with it.