This award will focus not only on the design and quality of the properties built, but also on all aspects of the developer’s performance.

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BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS

BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS - private developer 2017

Barratt Homes is the UK’s leading housebuilder, playing a crucial role in the delivery of the shortfall of new homes needed. Taking its commitment to ftbs very seriously, last year Barratt sold around 40% of its new homes to first timers – always going the extra mile to provide a helping hand. Embracing schemes like Help to Buy, Barratt helps thousands of ftbs to buy quality properties in great locations. Continually evolving, developing and redesigning their new homes, and building for the future within vibrant communities, Barratt continues to lead the agenda for housebuilding. The only major national housebuilder to achieve a five-star status for the 7th year in a row for customer satisfaction, Barratt keeps its buyers’ needs at the heart of its business.

MILLER HOMES

MILLER HOMES - private developer 2017

We recognise that buying a new home is a significant lifetime purchase and, with one third of our homes sold to first time buyers annually, we have a strong understanding of this market and a desire to meet its needs. Our success with this demographic is achieved through the delivery of ‘The Miller Difference’, our promise to provide first time buyers with all the help and support needed throughout their customer journey, as well as offering affordable, high-quality homes in places where we are confident they would like to live. We deliver this in a number of ways, with the information and assistance we provide, incentives and offers we have available, regular communication using various methods and channels, and our ongoing commitment to high standards.

SIGNATURE LIVING GROUP

SIGNATURE LIVING GROUP - private developer 2017

The Signature Living Group is one of the UK’s fastest growing property developers, specialising in long-term and short-term accommodation solutions, residential and hotels. Headquartered in Liverpool, the company is regarded as a serious leader in the redevelopment of ‘forgotten’ buildings, for which it has received major acclaim. The redevelopment of Daniel House, – a former office block – into highly desirable residential apartments, and the transformation of Liverpool’s 60 Old Hall Street into first-class apartment living suited to ftbs, are both staples of the Signature Group’s portfolio. This year, Signature Living Group is set to embark on a greater expansion programme across the UK, with sites earmarked in Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle and London.

TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST LONDON

TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST LONDON - private developer 2017

Part of leading UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey plc, Taylor Wimpey East London offers a wide selection of high- quality, brand new homes at developments across Essex and Greater London. They continue to set the standard for delivering premium homes and superb value for first timers, with apartments, starter homes and affordable, family-size properties to suit all buyers’ needs. Indeed, ftbs comprised 70% of Taylor Wimpey East London’s customers in 2016. Taylor Wimpey East London is committed to maintaining highest standards of health and safety, promoting environmental sustainability and energy efficiency and encouraging innovative design, and experienced sales staff are on hand to assist throughout the homebuying process.