A quality, award-winning homebuilder

We’re proud to be recognised as an award winning national homebuilder, with award winning employees.

Housebuilder of the Year

WhatHouse? Award 2019

We^ won 2019 Housebuilder of the Year at the WhatHouse? Awards.

The WhatHouse Awards are the UK's largest housebuilding event and celebrate the very best new homes. This latest win shows why we are the country's largest and most recommended housebuilder*. 

This year, we also won Large Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards, which also salute the best in housebuilding each year*.

We lead the industry with our quality and customer service, while also building more of the homes that the country needs. 

5 Star homebuilding for 11 years in a row

We are proud to have been awarded the maximum five stars from the House Builders Federation*, and we are the only major national home builder to achieve this every year since 2010.

90% of our homeowners would recommend us to their friends*, and this knowledge allows us to continue our work providing some of the best new homes in the UK.

Five star
5 star housebuilder

Who are the Home Builders Federation?

The Home Builders Federation (an independent body) are the voice of the home-buying industry. They work with the Government and stakeholders to develop housing policies in the UK.

What is the HBF Star Rating Scheme?

Eight weeks after a customer moves into their Barratt London home the Home Builders Federation conducts an independent customer satisfaction survey.

Home builders are then awarded a star rating, from one to five, based on the answer to the question: ‘Would you recommend your builder to a friend?’ – Thanks to our customers' positive recommendation, every year since 2010 we have been awarded the maximum 5 Star rating by the Home Builders Federation.

NHBC Pride in the Job Award winners

We have won an incredible 84 Pride in the Job Awards for 2019 - more than any other national housebuilder for the 15th year in a row, and more awards than we've ever won before.

NHBC Pride in the Job is the home-building industry’s most prestigious awards programme, dedicated to recognising Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in quality home building.

A Pride in the Job award is the highest industry accolade a Site Manager can receive.

Each year as part of the awards, the NHBC join with leading experts in the home-building industry to rigorously judge over 16,000 Site Managers across the nation.

Winning a Pride in the Job award requires consistently high scoring across a variety of categories, including:

  • Quality of workmanship at every stage of the build process, including foundations, surface finishes and external works
  • Leadership skills, reflected by a high level of morale and motivation on site
  • Technical expertise and their ability to resolve issues on site
  • A certain 'X' factor that sets them apart from their peers

From this marking process, 450 Site Managers receive quality awards.

Weston Circus
New Mill Quarter
NHBC Pride in the Job

20 x Seals of Excellence

These awards follow the initial quality awards where by 130 Site Managers are announced winners, with the winners split by region. 20 of our site managers received Seals of Excellence in 2019.

3 x Regional Best Site Managers

From each region of the Seal of Excellence award, one winner is selected from each of the five builder categories, which are single home, small, medium, large and multi-storey.

Supreme Award Winner

We are extremely proud to announce Mark Summersgill has won the Supreme Award in the large builder category for his work on one of our David Wilson developments in North East England.

The Supreme Awards celebrate the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality and is regarded as the highest industry accolade a site manager can receive.

NHBC is the UK’s leading standard-setting body for new homes, and this achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to raising the standards.

Eastman Village

Built for Life

Built for Life

Built for Life is an independent design accreditation scheme developed to measure what really makes a new development a good place to live.

Each submitted development is measured against 12 categories of design, ranging from public transport connections to integration with the surrounding architecture, with only 25% of developments achieving the Built for Life stamp of approval.

Our developments with Built for Life accreditation:

*We are the only major national housebuilder to be awarded this key industry award 11 years in a row. “We” refers to the Barratt Developments PLC group brands including Barratt London, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. Based on HBF star rating scheme from 2010 to 2020 derived from the NHBC national new homes survey at eight weeks (https://www.hbf.co.uk/policy/policy-and-wider-work-program/customer-satisfaction-survey/#tab-downloads), over 90% of Barratt Developments PLC group customer would recommend our brands to a friend. Barratt Development brands include Barratt London, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.