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Barratt Homes Donation Helps Pupils Reflect On Walk To School Month

Children wearing Barratt Homes vests

Pupils at Wixams Tree Primary School have received a donation of hi-vis vests from Barratt Homes to help them remain safe and seen as part of Walk to School Month.

Barratt Homes Northampton has given the school 35 of the safety jackets for their pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Walk to School Month runs for the duration of October and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot.

The homebuilder’s development Willow Grove is located close to Wixams Tree Primary School and the donation of hi-vis vests is a part of Barratt Homes’ commitment to the education facility.

Save Thousands On Your Mortgage & Get On The Property Ladder in Bedfordshire

Save Thousands On Your Mortgage & Get On The Property Ladder in Bedfordshire

For a limited time, leading developer Barratt Homes are providing house hunters in Bedfordshire with the perfect opportunity to make their dream move and get on the property ladder through huge monthly savings on their mortgage. 

The housebuilder recently launched a collection of two bedroom Millbrook style apartments which will benefit from the offer and are available to reserve at its popular Bedford development Great Denham Park. 

This exclusive offer of a mortgage subsidy is only available on reservations taken until 31st October, so keen homebuyers are encouraged to act fast to avoid missing out.

Part Exchange Event Opens The Door To A Move Before Christmas

Barratt Homes - Part Exchange Event

An exclusive Part Exchange event is being held by Barratt Homes Northampton at its Saxon Rise development in Brixworth this weekend (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October), helping homebuyers make a hassle-free move before Christmas.

Those attending the Blackthorn Crescent development will be given the chance to seek professional advice on how to take advantage of the popular moving scheme.

Barratt Homes’ Part Exchange scheme means the developer purchases the customer’s current property in part exchange for a new home. The scheme cuts out estate agents and their fees and there is no chain. It also provides the customer with a guaranteed buyer for their home.

More Than £3.5m To Be Invested In Northamptonshire

DW Homes Director in Northamptonshire

More than £3.5 million is set to be invested in and around the Northamptonshire market town of Thrapston thanks to Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new development.  

The funding, which totals £3,508,494, forms part of the planning agreement for the new development, located on Market Road, and will be used to support services and improve facilities for both new and existing residents of the town. 

Among the contributions are £1.7 million towards primary and £1.3 million towards secondary education, as well as £100,000 for public transport and an £80,000 library contribution. 

Barratt Homes’ development Charter’s Gate and David Wilson Homes’ site The Nurseries will bring a range of different properties to the market town. 

Kingsbrook Development Proving Popular With A Range Of Homebuyers

Kingsbrook Development

The first village at Kingsbrook, Oakfield Village, follows garden village principles and homebuyers are encouraged to reserve their home quickly as Barratt Homes is now 90% sold and David Wilson Homes has sold 60% of its properties on the first village,

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “We are delighted to see so many Buckinghamshire house hunters already purchasing their dream home at Kingsbrook. This is a fantastic development and an amazing community is being formed between residents already.

“We have homes to suit the needs of a range of buyers, particularly large and growing families and with moving schemes such as Movemaker and Help to Buy available, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to move home with us.”

Barratt Homes Ensures Bridge Community Wellness Gardens Is Best In Its Field

Barratt Homes Ensures Bridge Community Wellness Gardens Is Best In It's Field

Five-star housebuilder Barratt Homes Manchester recently teamed up with Bridge Community Wellness Gardens in Ellesmere Port to help improve their facilities. 

Bridge Wellness Gardens is a registered charity based in Ellesmere Port and is a working commercial horticulture farm that brings people together from all parts of the local community and offers a helping hand to those who need it. 

The wellness gardens and farm aim to provide a therapeutic environment for people living with mental health conditions as well as those with physical and learning disabilities. Work experience is also available for children and young people who are interested to learning about horticulture and business skills. 

Five years of Help to Buy has helped almost 3,000 homebuyers in Bristol

Five years of Help to Buy has helped almost 3,000 homebuyers in Bristol

Figures just released for the first full five years of Help to Buy in Bristol have revealed that almost 3,000 people have used the government scheme to buy their new home.  

The figures show that 2,888 people in the region have taken advantage of the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for the Bristol division of the five-star housebuilder Barratt Homes, said the first five years of Help to Buy have had a huge impact on the property market. 

She said: “There’s no doubt that Help to Buy has proved extremely valuable particularly for first time buyers who are now living at a number of our new developments in the area.”

Barratt Homes Work Towards A More Accessible Future At Site Visit With Whizz-Kidz

Barratt Homes Work Towards A More Accessible Future At Site Visit With Whizz-Kidz

In a bid to make its sites more easily accessible for wheelchair users, leading housebuilder Barratt Homes is working closely with a disabled children’s charity at its development Highfields in Littleover. 

The team at Barratt Homes North Midlands recently invited an ambassador from Whizz-Kidz, Penelope Harrison (15), to visit the site and advise them on how they can improve the layout and design of their developments and homes for disabled people. 

They will now receive an assessment on the accessibility of the development and will work with parent company Barratt Developments on what can be done to enhance their sites in the future.

Warwickshire homebuilders bust the myth that renting is cheaper than buying

Warwickshire homebuilders bust the myth that renting is cheaper than buying

Leading homebuilders Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands are breaking the myth that renting is the cheaper option for Warwickshire residents. 

Monthly renting costs are often higher than mortgage payments now interest rates are at an all-time low and the first step onto the property ladder may be more manageable than many people first think.

A recent survey conducted by the developer has found that 44% of Warwickshire residents believe that mortgage repayments are more expensive than monthly renting costs, a myth which it is keen to break.

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.

Rob Whittle, Head Teacher at St John’s Church of England Primary School said,

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

Barratt Homes

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


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


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


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.