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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.