We are proud to announce that we've been awarded the Home Builders Federation (HBF) 5 Star Home Builder status for the 12th year in a row. This makes us the only national housebuilder to have achieved this.
5 Star status means that more than 90% of our customers who responded to the national customer satisfaction survey have said that they would 'recommend us to a friend'.
The HBF Customer Satisfaction... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:55
We are delighted to share that Kirk Raine, site manager at The Grove at Doseley Park in our Mercia division was named Supreme Winner in the Large Builder Category at the NHBC Pride in the Job Supreme Awards on Friday, making this the fifth time one of our site managers has won the top award in the past six years.
This is an incredible achievement, particularly considering this is the second time that... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:27
We're proud to feature on the CDP's 2020 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard a recognition of our work alongside our supply chain to reduce our carbon emissions and become the UK's leading sustainable housebuilder.
The Leaderboard is part of CDP's supply chain report Transparency to Transformation: A Chain Reaction, which explores the business case for supply chain action and how it... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:17
Back in 2019 we shared with you the news that we would be updating our self-billing agreements so that we can process more payments through this method in our new COINS system. We are in the process of rolling out the new COINS update to our remaining divisions after a successful pilot and therefore more divisions are asking their subcontractors to sign up to the new agreement. By Spring 2021, all... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:59
Following on from the HBF and MHCLG's joint statement about the importance of the construction sector remaining open to the economy, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has issued a letter to those working in the sector to thank them for their 'invaluable contribution in supporting the economy.'
It's positive that Government continues to recognise the significance... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:16
We have added some guidance documents for suppliers and subcontractors that wish to access drawings through our National Drawing Portal.
In order to gain access to the drawing portal, please contact your Divisional representative for an invitation to be sent and for you to register your details.
Click HERE to view the information.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:59
As part of the government news about the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have been working extremely hard to put in place new and enhanced measures across our business to welcome our employees, suppliers and subcontractors back to work on our sites.
You will find guidelines on our website about our enhanced safe working practices, briefing notes and... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 May 2020 17:00
Barratt aims to pay all its contractors in a timely and accurate fashion. To support this, we operate an automated process called "Self-Billing" that reduces paperwork, makes errors less likely and speeds up payments. This system will start the payment process for measured works automatically upon the Quantity Surveyor entering payment tick stages, following completion of those works.
We are now expanding... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:30
Barratt has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council for a third time, demonstrating our commitment towards the continual improvement of our health and safety management systems and associated arrangements. We underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of our occupational health and safety policies,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:49
As part of our partnership with the RSPB, we've joined forces with Manthorpe Building Products to create a new swift nest box in a brick format which can easily be fitted in any new home.
The first of these swift bricks have just been fitted at North Thames' Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury. In total the division will be installing up to 900 of the bricks at the site.
Swift bricks are hollow, and... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:59