Barratt Homes recognises that for property hunters, knowing what to look for when looking round a Show Home or what to ask when speaking to a Sales Adviser is really important. When visiting new developments, such as Barratt Homes’ Meadow Fields development in Boroughbridge, York, the award-winning housebuilder wants to make the process as easy as possible, so homeowners can choose their perfect new build home without stress or confusion.


What should you be asking the builder? What customer service should you expect?  How do you identify a quality housebuilder? Are there any awards they should have won?


This is why five star housebuilder Barratt Homes has put together a helpful list of questions for new house hunters to ask. With Barratt celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and having built over 450,000 homes over the last six decades, it knows what customers should be looking out for when choosing a new home.


Paul Hogan, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, said: “We understand that taking the first look around a Show Home is very exciting for potential housebuyers, but it’s also important to consider the quality of the build, alongside the housebuilder’s reputation and customer service, so that they can be confident in their purchase.


“This is why we want all new home hunters to use this simple checklist to help them distinguish high quality homes when visiting a new development, as they search for their dream home.”

  1. How many stars does the builder have in the Home Builders Federation (HBF) New Homes Survey for customer satisfaction – i.e. 3, 4 or 5 stars? Don’t settle for less than 5 stars, which is the maximum rating that a builder can achieve and is your assurance on the quality of home and service provided.
  2. Can I read a happy customer case study or testimonial for this specific development?
  3. How close are the homes to local amenities, such as shops and schools?
  4. How many quality checks are conducted before the keys are handed over?
  5. What percentage of the development is kept as green space?
  6. What nature features are part of the development? What is the builder doing to help the environment at this site?
  7. What kind of aftercare support do you offer new customers? What is the process for fixing any small snags or problems?
  8. Do you have schemes you can offer to help me move?
  9. Can I see floor plans with furniture included? How much built-in storage is there? Is there enough wardrobe and cabinet space in each of the rooms?
  10. What energy rating is the boiler in the kitchen?

Barratt Homes’ Meadow Fields development offers a stylish collection of four bedroom homes, available to purchase from £334,995. Located on the fringe of Boroughbridge, Meadow Fields boasts easy access to the nearby town and the A1, making it ideal for professionals and families alike.

For more information about Barratt Homes Meadow Fields development, visit or call 01423 325 472. Meadow Fields is open Monday 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Thursday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:30pm.