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 and David Wilson 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.
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We’re a 5 Star Housebuilder
Every year since 2010, 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 2010^.
*Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands
^Based on HBF star rating scheme from 2010 to 2019 derived from the NHBC national new homes survey (at eight weeks), over 90% of Barratt Developments PLC group customers would recommend our brands to a friend. http://www.hbf.co.uk/fileadmin/documents/members/FactSheets/HBF_fact_sheets_web.pdf
The award is extra assurance that you can expect the best quality build when you choose a David Wilson home.
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Delivering excellent service
As a 5 star housebuilder we are committed to the Consumer Code for New Homebuilders and put our customers at the heart of our business.