In a new Barratt home compared to an ‘upgraded’ Victorian home you can see how features such as cavity wall and loft insulation, low energy lighting and double-glazing make a real difference.

  Victorian home
with modern improvements
New build home
built to 2010 regulations
Annual saving
Victorian vs New build
4-bed detached house £2,379 £1,067 £1,312
3-bed semi-detached house     £1,621 £781 £840
3-bed mid-terrace house £1,388 £746 £642
1-bed ground floor flat £915 £489 £426

Why a new Barratt home is a smart move

Expert assistance to make your move easy

At Barratt Homes we do all we can to make buying a new home as simple as possible. Our Sales Advisers will help you every step of the way and our recommended experts can guide you to the right mortgage. As a buyer of a brand new home you’ll also get access to exclusive mortgage rates, which simply aren’t available on older homes.

A range of ways to help you buy and move

We have a number of great ways to make your move easy and as hassle-free as possible. For example, with Help to Buy you could move for as little as a 5% deposit. In fact, we’ve helped around 5,000 first time buyers onto the ladder, thanks to a range of Government-backed offers – more than any other housebuilder.

Alternatively, with our Part Exchange Xtra scheme, there’s no estate agents’ fees or inconvenience. We’ll help you arrange the sale of your current home and, if it doesn’t sell, we could even be your buyer.

5 stars for customer satisfaction

We have been awarded the exceptional 5-star status^ for customer satisfaction by the Home Builders Federation, year after year. Our customers are so happy with the quality of our service that, when surveyed, over 90% of our homeowners would recommend us to friends and family.

No repairs and more time to make your choice

When you move into a brand new home, it’s clean and fresh. There’s no need for expensive and time-consuming renovations or long drawn-out repairs. And because we have availability in more locations than ever before, you’ll be able to take your time when choosing your new home or organising a viewing at a time that suits you, giving plenty of time to ask any questions you might have.

A blank canvas that’s yours to personalise

Make your new home truly yours with upgrades and extras from our Choices range, so you could have your home exactly the way you want it. Choose your preferred flooring, furnishings, appliances, fixtures, fittings and much more. Providing you let us know in time, it could all be fitted and waiting for you when you move in.

Quality you can rely on

Our new homes are built using the latest methods in design and high standards in build quality but for extra assurance all our customers receive a 10 year structural warranty and a 2 year fixtures and fittings warranty.

^Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands

†First 2 years covered by Builder Warranty & NHBC Guarantee or similar. Years 3-10 covered by NHBC insurance or similar.  Full exclusions and limitations can be found on the NHBC website.  Available on virtually all of our developments.


* Costs based upon the comparison of a new build four-bed detached house built to 2010 regulations vs. Victorian property (upgraded with modern-day improvements). An upgraded Victorian home means one which has the following improvements over original build specification: 200mm loft insulation, double glazing to half of all windows, a 72% efficient (non-condensing) gas boiler and insulated hot water cylinderSource: Zero Carbon Hub and NHBC Foundation 2012.