Our customers love the homes we create for them, with a high satisfaction rate contributing to our 5 Star accolade from the House Builders Federation. Over 90% of new Barratt homeowners have said they would recommend us*** to their friends, and customers are particularly happy with the impact that the energy efficiency has on their household bills.
*Electricity generated is sold into the national grid via the electricity company and is sufficient to supply 282 typical new homes in a 12 month period
** We measure carbon in tonnes of carbon equivalent (CO2e), based on 8 hours running time per day 7 days per week, using 2015 DEFRA Carbon Conversion factors.
*** ‘We’, ‘our’, ‘us’ refers to the Barratt Developments PLC Group brands. Based on HBF star rating scheme from 2009 to 2018 derived from the NHBC national new homes survey (at eight weeks) over 90% of Barratt Developments PLC group customers would recommend our brands to a friend
^ Barratt Developments Sustainability Report 2017
*Awarded to Barratt Developments PLC in 2017
~NextGeneration is the only sustainability benchmark specific to homebuilding, scoring the 25 largest housebuilders across 15 different criteria.
We know that actions speak louder than words, that's why since 2016 our decorative lighting across an estimated 500 UK showhomes was changed to help reduce carbon emmissions, by an estimated 628 tonnes every year**. We have also right-sized the plasterboard we use to build our homes, reducing the need to cut 10mm of plasterboard on every single sheet; which has reduced plasterboard wastage by an estimated 487 tonnes in 2017^. This is the level of detail we apply to ensure that building your new home doesn’t cost the earth.
We’ve found that our energy bills are cheaper than you’d expect for a three bedroom property as the house needs minimal heating and warms up really quickly.”