Quality and Quantity should go hand in hand, says Barratt Homes Manchester Sales Director, Michaela Lancaster
Building new homes to tackle the shortage in housing in the UK is never out of the headlines at the moment. At Barratt Manchester, we’re privileged to be working in a region which is positively buzzing with energy and positivity.
Boasting exciting, culturally rich cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, as well as breathtaking countryside, fantastic motorway and train networks and world renowned shopping - the North West is proving irresistible to buyers looking for more bang for their buck.
As a Group, Barratt Developments is the biggest volume house builder in the UK, and its Manchester division is the second biggest part of the business. Sometimes “volume” can mean a compromise in quality – but I’m pleased to say that in our case, the opposite is true.
Once again, Barratt Homes Manchester has been awarded Five Star Builder status by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) – for the sixth consecutive year. And we are the only volume house builder to have achieved this accolade.
The independent UK-wide survey, completed by over 30,000 UK homebuyers, revealed that over 90 per cent of local respondents would recommend Barratt Homes Manchester to a friend. This makes the North West Barratt Homes division amongst the most highly rated house builders in Britain – something we’re very proud of.
At the same time, of the 90 odd Pride in the Job Quality Awards the Barratt Group has received in the last year, 40% were from sites here in the Manchester region.
The Pride in the Job Quality Awards are the most coveted in the house building industry. They are awarded by the construction sector’s professional body, the National House-Building Council (NHBC), which carries out a series of spot check site inspections to select the best-organised and best-quality housing developments.
Thousands of site managers throughout the UK are judged on every aspect of their job, including technical skill, quality workmanship, customer service, and site safety.
So how do we achieve all this when we build so many homes? It’s a question I get asked a lot and one that is very easy to answer: there is an expectation of absolute quality throughout the organisation – at every level. From the land we buy, to the products and materials we source, to the thought processes that goes into the design of our homes, to the training and nurturing of the best people in the business - quality is embedded in our culture.
At Barratt, every single home we build is inspected personally by senior management – without exception. No home is left unscrutinised by those that lead the business – it’s part of our job DNA. And we love doing it!
It’s a fantastic achievement, but we won’t be resting on our laurels!
For enquiries contact Barratt Manchester on 0844 5566 166. To find out more about where your nearest Barratt Homes development is, visit the website at: www.barratthomes.co.uk