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New isbuilt sustainably

As well as creating beautifully designed homes of the highest quality we aim to ensure that our working practices are also efficient and sustainable.

Barratt Home

We're building for all our futures

At Barratt Homes we have a vision that goes beyond bricks and mortar. We aim to create inspiring communities of tomorrow that fulfil our customers' every need whilst respecting today’s environment.

Our homes are thoughtfully designed and built to the highest quality, whilst the design and layout of our developments create a true sense of place. But our homes are not only great places to live; they are good for the environment and good for future generations too.

It’s this vision that has led to us recieving the 2016 Gold award for the third year in a row, as the top national housebuilder in the Next Generation Sustainability index and the 2016 ET Sector Carbon Leader award for ranking in the top 3 most carbon efficient company within our sector;* this reflects the fact that our homes are both sustainable and energy efficient – minimising their impact on the environment, whilst reducing your energy costs too.

Sustainable ways of working

In 2016 we reduced our carbon intensity by over 5% across many aspects of our business - our offices, building sites and travel, and we have improved the energy efficiency of our offices and site based activities by 1%, despite increasing the number of homes we have built by 5%.

We are committed to reducing our waste on site, reusing and recycling as much as possible. In fact, 95% of it gets recycled rather than ending up in landfill^. We continuously strive to be one of the most responsible developers in handling our site waste.

Taylor LaneCastleoak Construction, Iddenshall, Cheshire, UK27 June 2007Credit must be provided to UKTFA for this Photpgrah

 

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We procure timber from sustainable sources. All of our group procured timber^, which accounts for over 90% of what we buy, is certified by either the Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), ensuring that the wood we use to build your home is sourced responsibly. Just another reason to love your Barratt home.

It takes a lot of materials to build a new home, so we work with suppliers who can provide recycled materials, which are rigorously tested to ensure high quality. For example over 70,000 of our windows, include up to 14% recycled PVC components. 30% of Barratt homes are connected to a renewable energy source including photovoltaic panels and on a bigger scale such as our Garnett Wharfe site where we have installed a hydro-electric generator harnessing the power of the local river to generate enough electricity to power 282 homes each year*

We are also a founding partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability (Homes) School and all our construction material suppliers are now members, allowing them free access to training and information on improving the sustainability of their own business. Through this initiative we are not only leading the way in supporting our suppliers, but also encouraging them to help us solve challenging sustainability issues in a cost effective way. Plus we look to support UK businesses, 90% of the construction materials that we source through our group agreements are manufactured in the UK.^

Our principles in action

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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 2017 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 2016 

*Awarded to Barratt Developments PLC in 2016.

We know that actions speak louder than words. At the close of 2016 we changed our decorative lighting across an estimated 500 UK showhomes. We forecast that this will reduce electric carbon emissions by an estimated 682 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; over an eight month period this has reduced plasterboard wastage by an estimated 390 tonnes and forecast to reduce annual wastage across the business by 1,300 tonnes^.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.”

BARRATT HOMEOWNER

 
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