Barratt North Scotland site managers named best in the country for quality

Six site managers from Barratt North Scotland have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

Brendan Saba (Huntingtower, Perth), Barry Cooper (Osprey Heights, Inverurie), Marc Duncan (Countesswells, Aberdeen), Jeff Calder (Ness Castle, Inverness), John Dawson (Mains of Culduthel, Inverness) and Alan Wharton (Culloden West, Inverness) have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) in their annual Pride in the Job Quality awards.

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the best run building sites in the country and are the highest accolade a site manager can achieve.

This year in total 84 site managers at Barratt won a Pride in the Job Quality award which is more than every other housebuilder. This is now the 15th year in a row that Barratt has won more of these prestigious awards than any other housebuilder.

In addition to spot checks from the NHBC, site managers are judged on their consistency, attention to detail, leadership, technical expertise and health and safety, with just 450 individual winners being chosen from over 16,000 entrants.

David Palmer, managing director from Barratt North Scotland, said:

“These awards recognise only the very best new homes and well run sites. They are something that customers can look out for as a quality mark knowing their home has been built to the highest standard possible. To win more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 15 years in a row is a real point of difference which shows how committed we are to building high quality homes for our customers.”

This year also marks the tenth year Barratt has been awarded five stars by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for customer satisfaction. For Barratt to be awarded five stars means that more than 90% of its customers would be happy to recommend their home to a friend.