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

We have once again been awarded the maximum five stars in the customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Home Builders Federation, and are the only major national home builder to achieve this every year since 2010. Knowing that over 90% of our homeowners would recommend us to their friends* allows us to continue our work providing some of the best new homes in the UK.

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

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*We are the only major national housebuilder to be awarded this key industry award 11 years in a row. “We” refers to the Barratt Developments PLC group brands including Barratt London, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. Based on HBF star rating scheme from 2010 to 2020 derived from the NHBC national new homes survey at eight weeks, over 90% of Barratt Developments PLC group customer would recommend our brands to a friend. Barratt Development brands include Barratt London, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

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.