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Pupils hop along to Barratt Homes for a storytelling session

J One Seven

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils at St John’s Church of England Primary School thanks to a storytelling event at Barratt Homes’ J One Seven development in Sandbach.

Professional storyteller Richard York, a member of the Society for Storytelling, spent the morning at the development on Old Mill Road, engaging the pupils in his stories and playing a variety of instruments to illustrate them.

The leading homebuilder welcomed the pupils in to the show home where they were read The Tale of Peter Rabbit.J One Seven

Milton Keynes students get an insight into construction at Barratt homes development Brooklands

Barratt Homes’ Milton Keynes development

Keen students at Walton High were given an insight into construction at Barratt Homes’ Milton Keynes development Brooklands during a site visit recently.

Fifteen students were invited along to the new homes site on Fen Street where they met with industry professionals to learn more about housebuilding and how they could pursue a career in the sector.

The aim of the visit, arranged by Barratt Homes and the school, was to demonstrate what goes on at a building site and all of the different trades that work at the development to craft new homes.  

Housebuilders show support for local community with Yate Relay for Life sponsorship

Andrea Pilgrim developer at Ladden Garden Village

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are gearing up for their new Ladden Garden Village developments in Yate, by backing an important community fundraising event.

The five star housebuilders are sponsoring the forthcoming Yate Relay for Life, which takes place on 7 and 8 July - and the £1,000 donation will support this local fundraising event for Cancer Research UK.

“We know how important Yate Relay for Life is, in terms of raising money for this vital charity, and we want to show our support for those taking part,” said Barratt Homes sales director, Andrea Pilgrim.

Devon housebuilder supports forces personnel with homes and job opportunities

Armed Forces Day

Serving military personnel in Devon are being given extra help to get on – or move up – the housing ladder to prepare to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Barratt Homes is pledging its support to local armed forces by giving them access to a dedicated buying scheme.

It comes as the five-star housebuilder – and people across the country in preperation for Armed Forces Day (June 30).

Barratt Homes is running an Armed Forces deposit contribution scheme which offers anyone who serves in the Army, Navy or RAF thousands of pounds off the cost of a property. The five-star housebuilder gives them a £500 discount for every £25,000 or part thereof on the cost of the property up to a maximum contribution of £5,000.

Make no Mi-steak when hosting the perfect summer barbecue with Barratt and David Wilson Homes

Barratt Homes cook up some creative ideas on how Warwickshire homebuyers can host the best barbecue party

With the summer sunshine on the horizon, Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands have cooked up some creative ideas on how Warwickshire homebuyers can host the best barbecue party in their brand new property.

The hottest part of the year is fast approaching which is ideal for homebuyers wanting to welcome their friends and family to their new home, and there’s no better way to get together than with some ice cold drinks and freshly grilled food in the garden.

Jan Ruston, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said:

Barratt homes plants its feet firmly in wildlife gardening

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Barratt Homes has teamed up with the RSPB to give its customers five top tips this season on how they can give nature a home while the warmer weather is kicking in.

The tips and tricks on what to do as the seasons change are fun for all of the family and have been carefully selected by Barratt Homes to fit around a small budget and a time frame of less than two hours.

So if you want to do a little bit to help preserve Britain’s wildlife or you want to transform your garden for all of nature to enjoy this season, Barratt Homes and the RSPB have got you covered.

1. Create nature highways and byways

Put The Spare Room To Good Use - Barratt Homes

Put The Spare Room To Good Use - Barratt Homes

PUT THE SPARE ROOM TO GOOD USE WITH ONE OF OUR PROPERTIES AVAILABLE NOW AT SAXON RISE, BRIXWORTH

Leading homebuilder Barratt Homes is offering homeowners in Northamptonshire some fresh inspiration on putting their spare room to good use with their Chesham Special style home at Saxon Rise in Brixworth.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton said, “For those who don’t require the extra bedroom in their new home, they have the freedom to use the room however they wish and transform it to their own liking.

“Social media has been abound with hot tips on home organisation so we’ve gathered together some of the best examples of innovative ways to use a spare bedroom.”

Barratt Homes’ top spare room suggestions for the Chesham Special are:

Moving Events This May At Fairfields, Milton Keynes

Moving Events This May At Fairfields, Milton Keynes

Exclusive events are set to be hosted by leading developers’ Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Northampton this bank holiday weekend; 26th & 27th May 2018. These events will provide keen homebuyers with expert advice on making a move to their Fairfields development in Milton Keynes.

Fairfields Barratt Homes will be hosting a Help to Buy Event and Fairfields David Wilson will be hosting a Stamp Duty Event.  Both Sales Centres will be open between 10am – 5.30pm all weekend.

Visitors attending the events will be given the opportunity to speak to the onsite Sales Advisers for professional guidance on how to make a swift and affordable move to a brand new home. 

No need to do it your-shelf with Barratt and David Wilson Homes during new homes week

New Homes Week

Five star homebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes are inviting Bedfordshire house hunters to down tools for a DIY amnesty during New Homes Week (May 14th to 20th) and consider the advantages of a new home.

74% of residents living in the county admit they would spend up to £5,000 on DIY, a survey conducted by the local developer has revealed.

Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, which are both building new homes at a range of developments across the county suggest people should take a look at their selection of properties to see a home that’s ready to move into with no additional work necessary.

Pupils get a happily ever after at Barratt Homes’ storytelling event

Storytelling event

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Church End Lower School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt Homes North Thames who is building homes in Marston Moretaine at Marston Fields.

The leading housebuilder invited professional storyteller Richard York, a member of the Society for Storytelling, to spend time at the school telling stories to the pupils and engaging them in the literature, to mark National Share a Story Month in May.  

Mrs Straccia, Forest End Head of School at Church End Lower School, said:

RSPB and Barratt extend partnership to give nature a home in West Sussex

 RSPB

A unique partnership between the RSPB and Barratt Homes has been renewed and extended for another three years. The partnership aims to deliver more wildlife friendly housing across the West Sussex region, helping to give nature a home.

Barratt and the RSPB will work together to boost biodiversity and promote wildlife. Through such initiatives as hedgehog highways, wild bee friendly planting and swift bricks, the aim of the partnership is to help all forms of wildlife and nature on new housing developments.

National Pet Month - survey reveals that Brits are opting to share bedrooms with their animals

National Pet Month

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes, which is bringing new homes to Bristol, carried out the survey, asking 2,000 people where their pets generally sleep for National Pet Month. A significant 23 per cent said the bedroom, closely followed by 20 per cent allowing them to spend the night in the lounge. The news comes during April - which is designated National Pet Month in the UK.

“Pets are important for a variety of reasons - from the company they offer to the practical help they can provide for those in need,” said sales director, Andrea Pilgrim. “And many of those who buy our homes are careful to select the perfect layout and setting, not only for themselves but for their animals too.

Homebuyers given their last chance to become part of a growing community at Hawley Gardens

Lancashire homebuyers are being given the last chance to become a part of a growing community at Barratt Homes’ development Hawley Gardens as just a handful of homes are still available to reserve.

The popular Thornton-Cleveleys development, located just off Bourne Road, offers a collection of three and four bedroom homes that have proven popular with a range of buyers since first launching.

Now that just a few homes remain, keen homebuyers in the area are being urged to act quickly if they want to secure their dream home at Hawley Gardens and become a part of the stunning development and the close knit community.

Turning off the lights and opting for a shower are popular money-saving habits says new survey

 Money saving hacks

As Bristol recovers from the recent cold snap, new research shows money saving hacks are among the most popular ways for people to be thrifty at home.

Barratt Homes, which is bringing new homes to Bristol, joined forces with a leading research company to find out the lengths people go to to be thrifty at home. Interestingly, the study found that energy-saving life hacks, like turning off the lights and opting for a shower over a bath, were among the most popular ways of saving money.

Barratt Homes encourages women to consider a career in construction

Women

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March, leading developer Barratt Homes Northampton is encouraging more women to consider careers in the construction industry, with a variety of roles available across Northamptonshire.

With a number of female employees already in a range of roles across the company, the housebuilder is reminding women from all skill sets of the different roles available and is encouraging them to put their experience to the industry.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We want to quash the age old stereotype that the construction industry is a male dominated field as we have many women who work out on site as well as in office based roles.

Barratt Homes - Saving Sacrifices!

Would-be buyers more willing to sacrifice holidays than cigarettes when saving to buy a home

Would-be buyers more willing to sacrifice holidays than cigarettes when saving to buy a home. Holidays are the first things to be cut among those keen to buy a home, according to a survey from Barratt Homes. The five star housebuilder, which is building homes in Plymouth, asked 2,000 people which luxuries they would cut back on in order to save the money needed to make their dream move.

More than a third of those asked (35 per cent) said they would forgo that special trip away, closely followed by 32 per cent, who were brave enough to sacrifice time in the pub, eating out, or visiting the cinema.

Help to Buy makes the difference for first time buyers in Bristol 

Help to Buy makes the difference for first time buyers in Bristol 

Almost 2,500 homebuyers in the Bristol area have used Help to Buy with 84 per cent being first time buyers.

As New Homes Fortnight gets underway (February 12-25), latest government figures reveal that 2,442 people in Bristol and North East Somerset, the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

First time buyers accounted for 84 per cent of sales and local housebuilder Barratt Homes says the scheme has been a real game changer for many people.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes said the scheme has proved invaluable for first time buyers and the scrapping of stamp duty for this group has given those looking to get on the housing ladder an additional boost.

First time buyers reap the rewards of choosing energy-efficient new-build homes

First time buyers reap the rewards of choosing energy-efficient new-build homes

First time buyers are reaping the benefits of buying new homes in West Sussex, but many are unaware of the significant savings to be made on energy bills alone. 

When asked in a poll conducted by five star housebuilder Barratt, 80 percent of people predicted up to £400 a year could be saved on heating bills, thanks to advanced technology in new-build homes.

In fact, the figure is closer to £1,312 on a four bedroom detached property, compared with an improved Victorian home of a similar size.

Housebuilders offers buyers of new homes a wheelie good time at Cheshire developments

Housebuilders offers buyers of new homes a wheelie good time at Cheshire developments

With more and more people choosing pedal power over other forms of transport, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are helping people in Cheshire to get on its bike by building new homes close to the National Cycle Network and providing storage for bicycles at their developments.

Cycling in the UK is increasing year on year according to British Cycling, the sport’s governing body, with more than two million people across the country getting out on their bike at least once a week.

Apprentices lay career foundations with Barratt Homes

Apprentices lay career foundations with Barratt Homes

A leading UK housebuilder is training up the next generation of construction workers as it takes on new apprentices. 

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes has taken on six new apprentices to work on developments in the Bristol area as the homebuilding sector continues to grow.

Over the next two years, the apprentices will be combining college study with practical training giving them an industry recognised qualification and a valuable trade. 

The new intake includes three apprentice carpenters and three apprentice bricklayers who will be working at developments across the region including St Matthias, Charlton Hayes, Lyde Green and Bilbie Green.