New housing developments
There are already over 200 new council homes in Forge Wood with more under construction. Properties at Forge Wood are let to people on our Housing Register.
- Are white goods installed and what type of flooring is fitted?
Our homes in Forge Wood are unfurnished and we do not supply or fit cookers, washing machines, fridges or other white goods.
Carpets, vinyl or other floor coverings are not included in homes in Forge Wood.
There are certain items that Crawley Homes would not normally provide as part of any tenancy agreement. We are gifting items to new tenants, which include:
- towel rail
- toilet roll
- bathroom mirror
- shower curtain
- over bath clothes dryer
- coat hooks
The gifted items for houses also include a garden shed and rotary dryer.
- What storage is there?
Most homes have built-in storage cupboards.
There is no access to the loft in houses or flats. Items cannot be stored in loft spaces because:
- it prevents the high levels of insulation from working effectively
- some properties have solar panel equipment in the loft
- Can I decorate and put things on the walls?
There is a period of time after construction where the developer is responsible for defects. This is called the defects period and at Forge Wood this lasts one year.
During this time you cannot:
- paint or paper the walls
- mount televisions on the walls
We suggest that pictures are put up using ‘command strips’.
- Do I need permission to make changes?
Yes. If you are thinking of altering your home you need to get permission from our surveyors before you do any work.
Alterations include (but are not limited to):
- fitting new lights
- taking out a kitchen cupboard
- changing doors
- fitting an alarm or ‘ring’ doorbell
Email our surveyor team for more information.
- Can I have Sky TV or Virgin media and what about broadband?
Freeview and Freesat television is provided at Forge Wood through a FIRS system. The hub for is under the stairs. Aerial points are in a multimedia socket in the living room and bedrooms.
Sky TV packages are provided through specific suppliers, and Sky boxes can be connected to the multimedia socket. Dishes cannot be fixed to the building. Virgin media is not available at Forge Wood.
Broadband is also supplied through the FIRS system. Visit Open Fibre Networks for details of available providers.
- What is parking like?
All homes in Forge Wood have at least one allocated parking bay. Generally flats have one bay and houses two. Visitor bays are also available across the neighbourhood.
Please park considerately and make sure you use your allocated space. Visitors must respect the parking arrangements by using your bay or one of the visitor bays.
- Who supplies the water, electricity and gas?
Both supply and waste water are provided by Independent Water Networks
Tel: 02920 028 711
Electricity and gas
The current supplier is British Gas and when you move in you need to set up an account with them. Once you have done this you can then change suppliers in the usual way.
Tel: 0800 048 0202
Homes in Forge Wood have their own tenancy agreement, examples of these are on the Your tenancy page.
Email us If you have any questions about Forge Wood.