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Leading developer shines a light on ‘five star’ pupils at school

Barratt Homes Sales Adviser, Juelee, with the winners of the rising stars awards

Barratt Homes has awarded five pupils who are considered to be ‘rising stars’ at a primary school in Nuneaton, to celebrate its recent ‘five-star’ accreditation from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey.

The Rising Star award winners and Saxon Meadows Sales Adviser, Juelee Taylor This is the tenth year in a row that Barratt Homes has received the top rating and to mark its continued success, the housebuilder awarded five ‘star’ pupils at Camp Hill Primary School, which is near to its Saxon Meadows development on Queen Elizabeth Road.

Help To Buy Explained at Great Denham Park This Weekend

help to buy apartments at Great Denham Park

Leading developer Barratt Homes is encouraging homebuyers to attend its Help to Buy event this Saturday (August 10th 2019) at Great Denham Park in Bedfordshire.

Located on Greenkeepers Road, Great Denham Park currently has a range of two, three and four bedroom homes available to reserve, perfect for first time buyers. 

The event aims to give Bedfordshire house hunters expert advice and information on how the government-backed scheme works. 

Part Exchange Makes Moving Easy At Willow Grove

Willow Grove Living Room

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes is offering Bedfordshire homebuyers the chance to use its Part Exchange scheme at its development, Willow Grove in Wixams, cutting out the hassle of using estate agents. 

Happy buyers, Vivienne and Paul Murphy took advantage of the Part Exchange scheme, that removes the stress of selling your property, when they moved to Willow Grove earlier this year.

Vivienne said: “We chose to buy our new home with David Wilson Homes because of the quality of their properties and how beautiful they are.

“The sales team at Willow Grove looked after us so well and provided us with photos of our house build progress every week.

Barratt Homes Site Manager Recognised As One Of The Best In The Country

Barratt Homes Site Manager Sam Foglia

A Site Manager for Barratt Homes in Milton Keynes has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building from the National House-Building Council (NHBC).

Sam Foglia (36) who is the Site Manager at Brooklands on Fen Street has been recognised by the NHBC for their annual Pride in the Job Quality Awards. 

Sam, who has worked for the homebuilder for two years, picked up his first Pride in the Job Quality Award this year.

He said: “This is such a massive achievement for me and it just hasn’t sunk in yet but I’m over the moon.

“I’d like to thank the team around me and the sub-contractors for all of their support, it’s been a real team effort and it’s great to be building for such a reputable brand like Barratt Homes.” 

Buyers Seek Semi-Rural Retreat At Aylesbury Development

Barratt Homes Aylesbury Development

Leading developer Barratt Homes has announced a rapid growth in sales at its Aylesbury development, Kingsbrook.

After a successful few weeks, the housebuilder has revealed that there have been approximately three properties sold a week at the development, totalling 15 sales in a month, which is six times the national average.

Offering a collection of two and three bedroom homes, Kingsbrook is the perfect place for a variety of buyers, including those looking to take a step on or up the property ladder.

It’s no surprise the development has become such a property hotspot, with its homes all featuring contemporary designs and open plan layouts that are perfect for modern family living. 

Thousands Use Help To Buy To Buy In Merseyside

Street scene in Merseyside

A government initiative is helping thousands of families in Merseyside to get on to the housing ladder. New figures released by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) reveal that a total of 4,404 homebuyers in the area used the Help to Buy scheme since it was launched four years ago.

Within the county, the districts which made the best use of the scheme were Liverpool City (1,597) and St Helens (968).

Local housebuilder Barratt Manchester is encouraging homebuyers throughout Merseyside to take part in the popular scheme which has already helped tens of thousands of people across the country to buy a brand new home. 

Couple Use Help To Buy To Secure First Home

Michael & Emily in their new home which they bought with help to buy scheme

Settling down to begin their family planning in the new Wixams community, a couple in Bedfordshire have secured their first home together using the Help to Buy scheme.

Michael Owens and Emily Platten, both 28-year-old Retail Managers, took advantage of the available tools for purchasing their new home and secured a new build property at Barratt Homes’ development Willow Grove.

Previously living with Emily’s dad, the couple were able to make the move to a three bedroom Maidstone style home with just a 5% deposit and sought professional guidance from an onsite Mortgage Adviser to benefit from a smooth transition.

Willow Grove Turns One

Willow Grove staff celebrating turning one

Leading developers Barratt and David Wilson Homes celebrated its Wixams development’s first birthday last Saturday (25th May) with a family event for its residents. 

Located on Southern Cross, Willow Grove is a popular development that has become a property hotspot with Bedfordshire buyers since opening one year ago. 

In honour of the occasion, Barratt and David Wilson Homes hosted a Family Fun Day last Saturday at the development, where attendees could benefit from a variety of sweet summer treats that were available.  

Lucky residents were treated to an ice cream van where they could take advantage of an abundance of flavours and scoops, including extraordinary rainbow cones. 

How Bedfordshire Buyers Can Make The Most Of Their Move

Street scene in Bedfordshire

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames is helping buyers make a move this May with a fantastic offer across its Bedfordshire developments.

The five star housebuilders are providing those that reserve a selected home at one of its developments in May with a £500 subsidy per month which they could choose to put towards their mortgage costs for one year.

Receiving this subsidy promises buyers a helping hand during the moving process, as they can make a healthy saving each month that can then be used towards other aspects of their home, including furniture and décor. 

1,000th Resident Welcomed To Flourishing Milton Keynes Community

Karla Wilson and Jeremy Atkin-Smith outside their new Milton Keynes home with 1,000th resident balloons

Barratt Homes Northampton is celebrating after welcoming its 1,000th residents to the flourishing community at its Brooklands development in Milton Keynes. 

Karla Wilson (31) and Jeremy Atkin-Smith (33) have taken their first step onto the property ladder and bought a brand new three bedroom home.

Brooklands was the ideal choice of location to set down roots for the couple ahead of their wedding in August and they are delighted to be joining the growing neighbourhood. 

The couple said: “It feels amazing to be the 1,000th residents at Brooklands, this home couldn't have come at a better time for us, it’s literally like it was meant to be. 

Is It Important To Live Near Public Transport?

Barratt Homes near Public Transport

A total of 69% residents in Bedfordshire say that living near public transport is an important consideration when moving home, a survey by leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has revealed. 

Seeking convenience and great commuter links is a top priority for a number of homebuyers in the county and the survey has proven transport links, especially public methods of travel such as rail and bus services are at the top of the list. 

Barratt and David Wilson Homes strives to build properties in carefully planned locations that consider each of the residents that will move into the homes.

69% Of Buyers Can't Resist The Draw Of No DIY & A Blank Canvas

New build homes - buyers cannot resist draw of no DIY
Three quarters of home seekers would consider a new build home in a new survey for the Home Builders Federation shows. 

The energy efficiency of new homes, not having to carry out DIY or spend thousands on renovations were cited as the most attractive features for buyers alongside the opportunity to unleash their inner interior designer onto untouched, neutral interiors.

This year, New Homes Week which is supported by Barratt Homes North Thames takes place from May 13th to May 17th and is dedicated to the numerous benefits of buying new and provides valuable information to those weighing up their home buying options. 

Leading Developer Invests In North Thames

Simon Francis - managing director or leading developer Barratt Homes in North Thames

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, based in Watford, has built 668 new homes in its operational area last year and has contributed over £86 million to the UK’s economic output.

The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to its operational region over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018). 

The five star housebuilder covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex.

Included within the company’s socio-economic footprint are key figures relating to the company’s support for the housebuilding supply chain, local communities, environment, public services and employment. The figures revealed the housebuilder: 

Bring Spring To Your Garden With These Helpful Tips

Bring Spring To Your Garden With These Helpful Tips

With the end of the colder months in sight and spring fast approaching Barratt Homes’ has collaborated with the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), to provide a wealth of useful tips that are sure to help Merseyside homeowners tidy up their garden in no time. 

During the winter it can be hard to feel motivated to tend to your garden, but spring is the perfect time to give your green spaces a little TLC in readiness for the warmer weather. 

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “The idea of gardening can seem like a bit of a chore, especially if you’re a busy family short on time.

Family Find Everything Is Hunky-Dory With Three Storeys

Family outside their three storeys home

Upsizing at one of Bedfordshire’s freshest family hotspots, a couple have discovered the many benefits of three storey living at Barratt Homes’ Willow Grove development in Wixams.

The new community on Southern Cross is becoming a flourishing location for growing families, one which Emel, Anthony and Tony (7) White have recently called home.

Emel and Anthony, an IT Business Analyst and a Civil Engineer, have made the move to Willow Grove from Pulloxhill and used the Part Exchange scheme in doing so.

Emel said: “Purchasing a three storey property ensured the home was big enough for our family and friends. It has a study downstairs which we are currently using as a toy room for Tony, whilst the three bedrooms are all doubles.

Barratt Homes Celebrates A Decade Of Five Star Customer Satisfaction In Bedfordshire

Barratt Homes in Bedfordshire street scene

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has just received five stars in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. This is now the 10th year in a row that Barratt Homes has been awarded five stars.

The HBF survey asks all customers who have bought a new home whether they would recommend it to a friend. For Barratt to be awarded five stars means that more than 90% of its customers are happy to recommend their home. Barratt is the only major national housebuilder to have been rated as five star for 10 years in a row.

New Wixams Community Becomes Desirable Place For Bedfordshire Families To Settle Down

Family in living room in Bedfordshire

During their keen search for a family home, a couple moving to Bedfordshire discovered their dream property and were able to secure a place at a thriving community in Wixams.

Upsizing to a four bedroom property at David Wilson Homes’ development Willow Grove, Sergio (42) and Jane (44) Fowles found the perfect place to call home with their children Max (10) and Lucie (7), along with their Cocker Spaniel Rosie.

The couple, a director of an electrical contractors company and an administrator in the airline industry, moved from Stevenage to settle down in Wixams and benefit from the great sense of community.

Sergio said: “The local area is the perfect fit for us and the community at Wixams was a big factor in our decision to purchase a new home at Willow Grove.

Get Mortgage-Fit With Barratt Homes Tips For First Time Buyers

Get Mortgage-Fit With Barratt Homes Tips For First Time Buyers

Purchasing your first home is an exciting time for many and with plenty of options out there to help you apply for your mortgage, leading developer Barratt Homes has revealed a few handy tips to put Essex buyers on the right track.

Househunters looking to buy for the first time may find it difficult to know where to start when it comes to understanding the homebuying process, but with the leading developer’s tips for first time buyers, they’ll be mortgage-fit in no time. 

Barratt Homes is offering tips for first timers to get in the best financial shape ahead of it releasing its apartments at Gilden Park.

Leading Developers' Bedtime Tips For Moving Home Reveals A Dreamy Routine Best For Rest

A bed made up for bedtime

To celebrate National Bed Month this month (March), Barratt and David Wilson Homes has collaborated with The Sleep Council and revealed a list of helpful tips to assist those moving home in Bedfordshire create a bedtime routine that suits them.

The month raises awareness on how important our beds are when it comes to a good night’s sleep, but many underestimate the importance of relaxing our bodies and minds as well as creating a calming atmosphere, which is especially important when moving to a new setting.

With the expertise from The Sleep Council’s advisers, the leading developers have unveiled its advice for how new homeowners can get their head ready for bed.

Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Bedfordshire first time buyers on the hunt for a stylish and affordable home are being encouraged to attend a first time buyer event this Saturday (23rd March) at Great Denham Park. 

Located on Greenkeepers Road in Great Denham, the development has a selection of properties available to reserve, using a part-buy part-rent scheme with Heylo Housing called Home Reach.

The event will give potential homebuyers the chance to find out more about the homes that are available using this scheme and how a part-buy part-rent scheme could work for them.

Home Reach is a helpful scheme that provides a more affordable way for people to get on the housing ladder across the UK via part-buy and part-rent. 

Housebuilder’s donation gives charity its own magic moment

Family at Disneyland getting their magic moment with characters from Winnie The Pooh

A charity that supports bereaved families has received a £1,000 windfall from Barratt Homes in Bristol, after becoming the latest recipient of the housebuilder’s new community initiative. 

The Barratt Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation which improves the quality of life for those living in the region. The new scheme is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

Magic Moments is one of the first recipients of the new fund and the charity has a special place in the heart of one Barratt Homes' employees, whose family was supported by its services.

Get Off To A Great Start When Buying Off Playing With David Wilson Homes

Get Off To A Great Start When Buying Off Playing With David Wilson Homes

Bedfordshire homebuyers looking to purchase a new property should consider buying off plan, as leading developer David Wilson Homes has revealed the benefits of using this method for a range of buyers. 

This means purchasing a property before it’s reached building completion, sometimes before construction has even started.

With many benefits including getting the pick of the plots by reserving early and the ability to personalise the property down to the finishing touches, buyers are more in control of their home. 

Whether house hunters are purchasing their first home or are simply looking to upsize, the developer’s guide reveals how an off plan property can suit whatever vision buyers have for their dream home. 

Developer Reveals Benefits Of Using Help To Buy Ahead Of Its 2,000th Customer

Help To Buy Barratt Homes

As the leading developer gets ready to welcome its 2,000th Help to Buy customer, Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton has revealed the top benefits of using the initiative across its developments in Bedfordshire.

The government backed Help to Buy scheme, which launched in 2013, allows buyers to purchase a home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is funded by an equity loan, interest-free for the first five years and repayable on the sale on the home.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “For property seekers in the area, it can be hard to know which moving scheme may suit them best and whether Help to Buy will offer them the best deals or not.  

Sales Continue To Soar For Marston Fields Development

Marston Fields Development

Bedfordshire home buyers are being urged to act fast and reserve one of the remaining houses for sale at Marston Fields.

Nearly 90% has now been sold at the Barratt Homes development in Marston Moretaine, and now the housebuilder is sounding the alarm for the final 15 properties available.

Between the 21st of October to the 6th December there were 17 sales alone, averaging out to more than two houses per week which is four times the national average.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Thames, said. “We’re delighted with the popularity of our Marston Fields development. Now it’s a race against time for property seekers in the area to reserve one of the final 15 houses for sale.