Here you can find out about the latest news from Barratt Commercial Support.

COVID-19 Guidance for Suppliers and Contractors

COVID-19 Guidance for Suppliers and Contractors

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

Tags: Barratt, COVID-19, David Wilson, Health & Safety, Important, SHE

New Self-Billing Agreements

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

Tags: Barratt, Coins, David Wilson, Important

Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit 2018

Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit 2018

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

Tags: Barratt, Best Practice, David Wilson, Health & Safety

Building Homes For Swifts and The Community

Building Homes For Swifts and The Community

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

Tags: Barratt, David Wilson, Nature, RSPB, ecology

RSPB Partnership & Wildlife Friendly Garden Guide

As part of our partnership with the RSPB, we've published new guides to help us and our customers create wildlife friendly gardens. Our partnership with the RSPB emphasises our commitment to deliver more wildlife friendly housing across the country, helping to give nature a home.With 60% of wildlife species in the UK in decline over the past 50 years, and with 31% declining strongly, we all need to... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:36

Tags: Barratt, David Wilson, Nature, RSPB, ecology

COINS - Project Update

Barratt's current Commercial systems require disproportionate manual intervention, which leads to people spending far too much time reconciling paperwork instead of doing their day job.

COINS will consolidate disparate systems into a single place and automate a number of manual processes. It represents a strategic investment in technology, enabling people to work in a mobile, flexible fashion, exchanging... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:30

Tags: Barratt, Coins, David Wilson

Supply Chain Sustainability School

Supply Chain Sustainability School

Background: The Homes School has been effective at engaging the top 200 + suppliers of materials and equipment to the homes market. However we can be much more successful at engaging the sub-contract trades who are responsible for providing the skills and labour on site.

These trades have significant social impacts and also effect issues such as the performance gap, waste, materials use, energy &... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:36

Tags: Barratt, Careers

Construction Best Practice Guide

Construction Best Practice Guide

The Guide is designed to be used predominately by Construction Teams, but will also benefit Technical and Commercial Teams as well as all Contractors. It is designed to highlight and clarify mandatory requirements, and also offer further options for those wanting to deliver above and beyond the standard requirements. Where something is a mandatory requirement we have highlighted it with an M in the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00

Tags: Best Practice

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and Alcohol Testing

As part of our continuing strategy to identify and manage risks associated with our business, we have identified the potential misuse of alcohol and illegal drugs whilst at work, as an area which requires our further consideration.

We have issued an Alert to our site teams to provide them with some guidance on the Group's policy and that random testing for drugs and alcohol will be undertaken. We will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00

Tags: Alcohol, Drugs, SHE

Our new National Drawing Portal

Our new National Drawing Portal

Introducing our new national drawing portal, a single platform offering access to drawings and documents across all functions.

The new drawing portal is one of a number of initiatives that has been developed by the Commercial Business Process Review, in conjunction with the provider Conject.

The aim of the Business Process Review is to improve the way each function carries out its core activities, to... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:05

Tags: Barratt, Conject, National Drawing Portal