An apprentice joiner training with Barratt North Scotland has fought off fierce competition to be named ‘Apprentice of the Year 2019’ at the Scottish Federation of Master Builders’ Awards. Jemma Sykes, 27, from Aberdeen, received her award last week during the Federation’s re
Industry leaders and stakeholders joined together this week to learn about the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project aims to transform how homes are built through industrialisation. Funded by Innovate UK, AIMCH is a collaborative innovation project with the am
Barratt Developments has outlined a commitment to drive down build costs using modern methods of construction. In a trading update today the company said its continued development, trialling and implementation of these methods will result in them being used in the construction of 20% of its homes by
The Scottish Government has paved the way for the development of 121 homes in a coastal Aberdeenshire village. Barratt North Scotland had planned to deliver 109 houses and 12 flats on a site near Park Place in Newtonhill. A quarter of the properties are for affordable housing.
An Edinburgh-based youth homelessness prevention organisation has been chosen by Barratt East as its charity partner of the year as it sets out its corporate social responsibility programme for 2019. Through its mission to support young people in building a better future, The Rock Trust’s visi
An annual industry survey has once again placed Persimmon among the UK’s worst major housebuilders but there was better news for Barratt Scotland, Mactaggart & Mickel and Miller Homes. The nationwide survey from by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) awarded Persimmon just three stars out o
Albyn Housing Society has partnered with national housebuilder Barratt Homes to bring 95 quality homes to the people of Inverness. The partnership will run until March 2020 and will concentrate on the Culloden West site in Stratton, Inverness.
Acutely aware of the gender imbalance within key roles in its sector, Barratt Homes has outlined its commitment to encouraging women to join, and remain in the industry through its leadership programme, Catalyst, and family friendly working policies. Marking International Women’s Day, the hous
Barratt West Scotland will add an additional seven apprentices to its workforce during the course of 2019. The announcement comes as Skills Development Scotland celebrates Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which aims to shine a light on the successes of apprentices, apprenticeship programmes and the val
Barratt East Scotland is seeking sub-contractors from across the Central Belt to help fulfil demand for new homes in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife in 2019. The housebuilder will be hosting a “Meet the developer event” to support the company as looks to commence several new build
Housebuilder Barratt Developments has announced plans to open 16 new sites creating 3,400 new homes across Scotland during the course of 2019. In addition to its home building programme, Barratt will also continue to increase its investment in land, as it looks to acquire and develop up to
Stewart Milne Timber Systems has been awarded the Best of Health & Safety Award at the annual Barratt Scotland West Dinner. The firm enjoys a partnership with Barratt Developments Plc which has seen it supply the housebuilder with off-site manufacture
Scottish housebuilder Barratt Developments has pledged to recruit sixteen new apprentices in Scotland this year as part of its ongoing commitment to bridge the construction industry skills gap. The 16 new trade apprentice roles, focused on bricklaying, joinery and plumbing, will work across Barratt&
A plan to name a new street after one of the most ruthless figures in Scottish history have been met with opposition from Highland councillors. According to The Scotsman, housebuilders Barratt Homes proposed that one of 12 new streets in a development near the Culloden battlefield be named after Wil
Housebuilder Barratt Developments has reported a rise in half-year sales and profits as it continues to benefit from operating efficiencies. The country’s largest housebuilder posted a 7.2% rise in revenues to £2.1 billion in the six months to December 31, while pre-tax profits jumped 19