We established the first Barratt property development company in Newcastle upon Tyne and grew the business steadily, laying the foundation for the growth that followed. We were listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1968.

In 1972, a programme of rapid expansion followed, seeing a series of acquisitions and the creation of new companies.

During the 1990s the Barratt Group grew organically, establishing an unrivalled track record of consistent growth. In April 2007, Barratt acquired Wilson Bowden PLC and today has a network of 27 housebuilding divisions throughout Britain, selling new build homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.

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Award-winning new homes

We aim to provide the highest standard of design, construction and customer service in the business, resulting in a host of major industry awards in recent years.

We’re a 5 Star Housebuilder

Every year since 2009, Barratt Homes Plc is officially the highest quality major national housebuilder, having been awarded an exclusive ‘5 Star Housebuilder Award*’ by the Homebuilders Federation.

The award is the result of recommendations from customers as well as our superior build quality, so we’re especially proud to be the only major national housebuilder to be awarded this accreditation every year since 2009.

*Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands

The award is extra assurance that you can expect the best quality build when you choose a David Wilson home.

Housebuilder of the Year 2011

We’re proud to have been named Housebuilder of the Year at the industry’s most prestigious annual awards – organised by The Housebuilder magazine in conjunction with our industry’s official body, the Home Builders Federation.

In their citation the judges recognised us as: an “outstanding all-rounder, showing its prowess in the fields of zero carbon, regeneration, design and landscaping.”