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Mayor lays first brick at new development on Hayling Island

The Mayor of Havant, Cllr Diana Patrick, was the guest of honour at a new development on Hayling Island earlier this month.  Cllr Patrick was invited to the Barratt Homes Pebble Walk on 4th August to lay a ceremonial brick on the foundations of the first plot being built at

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Simon Dudley new chair of leading MMC project AIMCH

The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project is delighted to welcome Simon Dudley, Interim Chair of Homes England, as Chair of the AIMCH Stakeholder Group. The stakeholder group provides vital two way engagement to disseminate project learnings and outcomes with industry stakeholder organisations. The project aims

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Barratt Launches New Development

Barratt Homes, an award winning housebuilder, will soon launch a new development in the popular town of Kirkintilloch. Braes of Yetts consists of three and four bedroom homes, with a mix of semi-detached and detached options that are suitable for both first-time buyers and homeowners looking to take their next

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Barratt Homes Has Been Awarded With the Fiver-Star Building Accolade

Barratt Homes, the well known residential construction company has been awarded with the five-star builder accolade by the National Home Building Council. This year is the eighth consecutive year that the company that has managed to gain this prestigious accolade which is a tremendous success for Barratt Homes. In order

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Barratt Homes Scotland Have Begun Their Summer Site Safety Road

Barratt Homes Scotland have begun their Summer Site Safety Road. This event is for the property developer to get involved in the communities that they are working in and to educate children in local schools about the dangers about being on a construction site. The well known house building company

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Barratt Homes

Barratt Homes Bristol gets go-ahead for next phase of flagship Yate development

Barratt Homes Bristol gets go-ahead for next phase of flagship Yate development

Housebuilder Barratt Homes Bristol has been granted permission by South Gloucestershire Council to build 145 new homes as part of the popular Ladden Garden Village development in Yate. This strengthens the homebuilder’s longstanding commitment to the area following the approval of some 200 new homes late last year. This next phase will offer buyers a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom energy efficient homes, 55 of which will be affordable. Construction work on the additional builds is due to start later this autumn with the first homes to go on sale towards the beginning of next year. Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes Bristol said: “We are delighted to get the green light for this next phase of Ladden Garden Village, which will make an important contribution to the demand for much-needed new housing in Yate. We have already had considerable interest from potential buyers. “We have a range of incentives available for both key workers and second steppers on the property ladder, like our Key Worker Deposit Contribution, Deposit Unlock and Part Exchange Guarantee schemes. Community is at the heart of our developments and it great to see the residents already at Ladden Garden Village thriving and settling into their new homes.” As part of Barratt Homes’ commitment to sustaining and protecting local wildlife on its development, all of the properties will include features such as swift boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog highways. Ladden Garden Village has good public transport connections and is close to local schools and amenities including Yate Shopping Centre, parks and sports pitches. Yate train station is less than a 15-minute providing easy access to both Bristol and Gloucester. For sales enquiries call the Barratt Homes sales team on 0333 355 8487. Alternatively visit www.barratthomes.co.uk Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals 

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Roann Limited secures South Yorkshire development contract with Barratt Homes

Wakefield-based granite and quartz worktop supplier, Roann Limited, has been selected as the exclusive kitchen worktop supplier for the David Wilson Homes, Penning Ridge housing development in South Yorkshire. The national housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, is part of the Barratt Developments PLC Group and selected Roann Limited to supply 400 houses with the Consentino Silestone range as part of a worktop upgrade option for house buyers. Surrounded by stunning countryside, the Penning Ridge housing development will feature both three and four-bedroom luxury homes and is located in a highly-sought after location in the heart of South Yorkshire, in Penistonne. Residents will be able to benefit from a great range of local amenities and easily access major towns and cities with the M1, located just three miles away. Roann Limited has previously worked alongside David Wilson Homes but this project marks the first within the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Sheffield region. Speaking about the project, Scott Wharton, the Sales Director at Roann Limited said: “As a Yorkshire based business, we are excited to be working on a Yorkshire-based project. Penning Ridge is located near the beautiful Penistone countryside and we are delighted that Roann Limited was selected for this project. Residents will be able to upgrade and select from a range of quality Consentino Silestone worktop colours and styles to suit their new kitchen. We have over 30 years of experience in supplying quartz worktops and we thoroughly enjoy transforming kitchen spaces by supplying a selection of kitchen worktops and splashbacks.” More information about Roann Limited can be found on the website https://www.roann.co.uk/.

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Mayor lays first brick at new development on Hayling Island

The Mayor of Havant, Cllr Diana Patrick, was the guest of honour at a new development on Hayling Island earlier this month.  Cllr Patrick was invited to the Barratt Homes Pebble Walk on 4th August to lay a ceremonial brick on the foundations of the first plot being built at the new site, which is bringing 195 new homes to the Island.  Donning her hard had and high vis jacket, the mayor was introduced to the new development by Barratt Homes Finance Director, Glen O’Nion, and was delighted to have the privilege of marking the start of construction in the popular coastal location.  Cllr Patrick said: “It’s great to see this brand-new community coming to Hayling Island. This is a wonderful location, and the development will be delivering a mix of high-quality homes that the region desperately needs.  “I’m delighted to have been given the responsibility of laying the first brick of the very first home being built here, and I’m looking forward to seeing things progress in the coming weeks and months.”  Tammy Bishop, Sales Director for Barratt Homes, Southampton Division, said: “It has been wonderful to welcome the Mayor of Havant to our new community here on Hayling Island. The construction team were especially impressed with her bricklaying skills.  “Pebble Walk will be officially launching this Autumn and with buyers already eager to secure a new home here, we are selling off-plan from our neighbouring Saxon Corner site in Emsworth.”  Pebble Walk will be a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes located just a mile from the beach. There is a great choice of local schools, shops and restaurants close by, and the development is just a short drive to the nearby cities of Portsmouth and Chichester.  To find out more about Pebble Walk, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk. 

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BARRATT PEDALS ITS SUPPORT FOR ROYAL BRITISH LEGION INDUSTRIES IN 150 MILE CYCLE RIDE

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has contributed £10,000 for the veteran’s charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), following Regional Director Mark Bailey and his Wife participating in the charity’s annual Cycle Ride recently (16th-18th July). Mark Bailey supported this event for the second time, whilst RBLI is a charity with whom Barratt has a longstanding partnership. The challenging route saw participants cycle from RBLI’s village in Aylesford, Kent to Meriden, West Midlands, the historical centre of England and home to the National Cyclists Memorial, which was installed 100 years ago and honours cyclists who lost their lives in both World Wars. On arrival, the RBLI party along with the local Member of Parliament and Parish Councillors hosted a wreath laying ceremony and a full-size ‘Tommy’ soldier figure was presented to Meriden Parish Council. During the cycle ride, the riders stopped at Barratt North Thames’ Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where Mark Bailey officially presented Steve Cherry, Managing Director of RBLI, with a £10,000 cheque on behalf of Barratt. Mark comments: “We are proud to be a corporate partner of RBLI, which plays a vital role in supporting our service veterans. The annual Cycle Ride is a further opportunity to fundraise for the charity, and it is an honour to cycle amongst participants ranging from veterans to serving soldiers and even a Chelsea Pensioner. “Tracey [Mr Bailey’s wife] and I have previously cycled with the veterans, a number of whom have had bikes specially adapted due to their injuries enabling them to complete the challenge.  It is always a humbling and emotional experience which Tracey and I are delighted to be associated with.  It was a pleasure to present the donation to RBLI on behalf of Barratt Developments and we look forward to continuing to work with the charity and provide opportunities for veterans.” Natalie Sweeden, Corporate Partnerships Manager at RBLI, comments: “Time and time again, our amazing partner Barratt Homes has been there, generously supporting RBLI and helping to change the lives of the country’s most vulnerable veterans. We are incredibly proud to have them represented once again at our latest fundraising challenge. “Mark and the team at Barratt are extremely loyal supporters and the funds they raised through this ride will make a significant difference to military veterans and their families who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. We cannot thank them enough for their support.” Barratt announced a multi-layered partnership with RBLI in 2019, which began with a £750,000 donation to RBLI’s Centenary Village with total fundraising to date approaching £1million. The £22million development will be made up of assisted-living accommodation, family homes, specially-adapted apartments and a community centre for injured veterans and their families. The housebuilder has also supported a number of veterans with employment opportunities at its developments in the South East. Most recently, Barratt installed hundreds of Tommy figures across the country at its new homes developments to commemorate the lives of soldiers who fought in WWI, and thank the veterans of today. To find out more about Royal British Legion Industries, visit www.rbli.co.uk. To find out more about Barratt Homes, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.

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Simon Dudley new chair of leading MMC project AIMCH

The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project is delighted to welcome Simon Dudley, Interim Chair of Homes England, as Chair of the AIMCH Stakeholder Group. The stakeholder group provides vital two way engagement to disseminate project learnings and outcomes with industry stakeholder organisations. The project aims to tackle the UK housing crisis by using cost effective MMC delivered using industrialised offsite panelised solutions. Dudley brings a wealth of experience to the role having been involved in major construction projects, including those as part of Maidenhead Borough’s regeneration during his three and a half year tenure as borough leader. Simon Dudley, new chair of the AIMCH Stakeholder Group, said: “I’m delighted to join as chair of the AIMCH project.  The stakeholder group draws together key interests and views, to share learning and concerns, providing a collective approach and wider market impact to drive the uptake of MMC systems. “AIMCH is forward thinking and committed to delivering high quality cost effective housing. The AIMCH project will have an even greater role to play as the construction sector resets from Covid-19.  The clear benefits from Modern Methods of Construction will address the challenges faced in a post-pandemic economy made more complex with Brexit and net zero carbon goals. Industrialised offsite panelised solutions will act as a catalyst for a step change in the industry. Capturing all these benefits through this project are key insights for industry going forward.” The three-year AIMCH project, which has been live since early 2019, has been trialling new digital design tools, manufacturing advancements, improved near-to-market offsite systems and lean site processes on live housing projects over the past 18 months.  The ultimate goal of the project is to support the sector by delivering the 120,000 target for the same or less cost than traditional methods, are built 30% quicker and have 50% less defects. The project has potential to impact on 35,000 homes being delivered by AIMCH partners across the UK, each year.

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Barratt Launches New Development

Barratt Homes, an award winning housebuilder, will soon launch a new development in the popular town of Kirkintilloch. Braes of Yetts consists of three and four bedroom homes, with a mix of semi-detached and detached options that are suitable for both first-time buyers and homeowners looking to take their next step up the property ladder. “We’re already seeing substantial interest in Braes of Yetts, with Kirkintilloch a hugely popular area for people looking for a new home. We anticipate that the first release of homes will be snapped up quickly which is why we have set up a pre-register for interested buyers,” said Estelle Sykes, sales director, Barratt West Developments. “I would encourage those who are interested to get in touch so we can keep them informed about our sales launch and our show home opening. We can’t wait to bring our five-star homes to Kirkintilloch, and we’re confident this will be a truly special community,” Estelle continued. Braes of Yetts is located close to Kirkintilloch town centre and is also only ten minutes from the M80, providing easy links with Glasgow and beyond. The site is in a rural location but has the local amenities and transport links associated with urban life. Being on the border of the Merkland Nature Reserve, it also makes for a fantastic area to get some fresh air or spot the local wildlife. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the seventh consecutive year in the 2015 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey. Its site managers won 81 awards for quality workmanship in the 2015 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards and, in total, Barratt has won more Pride in the Job awards than any other housebuilder for the last eleven years.

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Barratt Homes Continue to be Five Star Home Builders Federation Rated

Buying a home is normally considered the largest purchase that anyone will ever make. Because of the enormity of such a purchase, buyers want every assurance that their home is the quality investment hey think it is and all that hard work was worth it. The Home Builders Federation’s Star Rating Scheme was launched in 2005 as a part of the national survey of house builders. This rating system is a renowned industry benchmark and is an effective and nationally recognised way of identifying quality house builders when looking for a new home. The Scheme works by awarding stars for the level of customer satisfaction that has been achieved. The scheme also offers any prospective buyers a clear indication of the level of customer service standards on offer from each house builder in their area. Because of the public rating system, companies are thein encouraged to deliver excellence in order to improve or maintain their rating and drive future sales. The public star rating scheme that has been set up by the Home Builders Federation also sets a competitive standard between companies to aim for. Barratt Homes have been showcasing their commitment to this Star Rating Scheme, and has been a five-star housebuilder for eight consecutive years. The company has said that one of the shining stars for the company is the Mill Brae Site Manager, David Oliver. Having won several Pride in the Job awards from the NHBC over the course of this extensive career, David Oliver has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to delivering quality on behalf of Barratt Homes. The only way that a homebuilding company can receive the full five-star rating as a part of the Home Builder’s Federation Scheme is to earning a consistently high score in the national survey for house builders. This meant that customers have to express their happiness and satisfaction with every single aspect of the buying experience as well as with the product itself. Barratt Homes intends to maintain this rating and, in order to do this, operate a comprehensive sign off process in order to make sure that each home is finished to the same exacting standards.

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Barratt Homes Has Been Awarded With the Fiver-Star Building Accolade

Barratt Homes, the well known residential construction company has been awarded with the five-star builder accolade by the National Home Building Council. This year is the eighth consecutive year that the company that has managed to gain this prestigious accolade which is a tremendous success for Barratt Homes. In order to mark the award of the five star builder title, the national house building company announced that they have donated to five community groups in the areas in which the housing developer operates. As a part of this, the company donated £150 to Wishaw Juniors FC. The community football club is based close to the Barratt Homes development in Ravenswood. The Ravenswood housing development will see the construction of a collection of three and four bedreeomed homes which will be perfect for the local, family-led community. The North Lanarkshire team, Wishaw Juniors FC is considered an important and central part of the local community. It is great news for the community football team to receive this donation for the house building company and the donation will be going towards the purchase of new sports equipment that can be used by the players. Wishaw Juniors FC has been improving steadily and the donation from the property development will allow the team to get access to more equipment which could hopefully lead to further improvement of the team. Barratt Homes sales director, Estelle Sykes has expressed her awe for those that run the community team, saying that is must not be an easy task to run the club that is such a central part of the community, therefore the property developers were thrilled to be able to donate something in order to help and support the team. This donation that has been made by Barratt Homes is a reflection of the commitment the property developer has to enhance the communities that they are operating in and other high standards of work which has led to them being awarded the five star builder title for the 8th year.

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Housing Development Aims to Create 138 Units by the 31st of March 2018

The first phase of a housing development that aims to create 138 units by the 31st of March next year has been completed. Last week, on the 23rd of June, the award-winning housing developer Barratt Homes handed over 51 homes that are a part of the Ness Castle development. Albyn Housing Society took the final handover of the homes and thirteen tenants for the housing development were given their keys. A partnership has been created between the housing society and the housing developer with the aim of creating 138 units by the 31st of March next year. The first phase of this development means that the partnership has taken a significant step toward this goal, and it has been announced that the second phase of the development that will take place near Loch Ness will see a further 27 units constructed. All of the houses in the first phase of the development have been successfully allocated, let or sold, which is another positive for the development and the partnership between Albyn and Barratt Homes. The 51 houses that make up the first phase of the development are a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroomed properties that have been built to enter mid-market rent and sale. Albyn Housing Society placed all of the properties on the market under their Albyn Enterprise low-cost home ownership scheme called LIFT. The £6 million development that is taking place near to the popular Scottish location of Loch Ness has received a grant for the value of £2.5 million from the Scottish Government. The Ness Castle development will offer the tenants and residents high quality modern homes that are attractive and in a sought after and spectacular environment near to the famous Loch. Hopefully the rest of the development will be as successful as the first phase appears to have gone.

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Barratt Homes Scotland Have Begun Their Summer Site Safety Road

Barratt Homes Scotland have begun their Summer Site Safety Road. This event is for the property developer to get involved in the communities that they are working in and to educate children in local schools about the dangers about being on a construction site. The well known house building company carries out this Roadshow each year in the areas around their sites in order to educate local school children about safety. It is thought that there are around 30 different live sites located across Scotland alone therefore there is a lot of opportunity for accidents to happen and for dangers to arise involving curious children who aren’t fully aware of how dangerous a construction site can be. It is really positive to see a property development company, especially one that operates on the scale of Barratt Homes, to be taking responsibility for the education of children in the areas around construction sites. In order to carry out the initiative, the Barratt Homes Scotland site safety experts are visiting schools in teams and carrying out 40 minute interactive talks with the school children as well as providing the schools with information packs, to be used or given to parents as appropriate in order to make sure that as many children as possible are kept safe while developments and construction work takes place nearby. The Roadshow will involve the children watching videos and trying on Personal Protection Equipment as well as taking part in question and answer sessions in order to get the safety message across. The construction company will be starting their presentations in schools on the West side of Scotland. Barratt have said that they will specifically be visiting schools in Wishaw, Robroyston and Bonnybridge. The presentation team is being led by the Safety, Health and Environment Manager for Barratt Homes Scotland, who is Stewart Ponton.

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