High demand from househunters leads to extended opening hours

One of the new Barratt homes in Burton Latimer

One of the new Barratt homes in Burton Latimer

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Housebuilder Barratt has extended its opening hours due to high demand from househunters in Northamptonshire.

The company has seen an increase in online property searches on the Barratt website since the start of the year.

Rightmove, the property portal, has also confirmed this trend and said that there was a 27 per cent increase in online property searches at the start of the year.

To deal with the high demand, Barratt Homes has extended their opening hours at most of their developments.

Sue Blackman, sales director at Barratt Northampton said: “We’ve noticed more online activity since the start of the year and we believe this to be people who can’t make the usual working hours, so we’ve given our customers more time to browse at times that are more suited to them.”

In addition to this, most of Barratt Homes’ developments in Northamptonshire will now be opening seven days a week.

Sue added: “The modern day lifestyle means that more and more people will often work irregular shifts and longer hours on certain days.

“We’ve listened to our visitors and responded to their feedback by giving them more chance to view what we have to offer.

“We understand that buying a home is one of the biggest investments a person can make in during their lifetime, which is why face to face contact is so important when making the purchase.”

Barratt Homes’ is also offering a five-year guarantee on fixtures and fitting – which is three years longer than some other housebuilders. This is in addition to the NHBC 10-year guarantee which covers the structure and build of your home.

The new opening hours will be 11am to 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

On a Thursday sites will open for an additional hour until 7pm, while on Saturday they will be open 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from midday to 6pm.

The new opening times will apply at the following developments in Northamptonshire – Ladywell Park, Eastfield Road, Wellingborough; Latimer Gardens, Higham Road, Burton Latimer; Hatton Meadows, Oakley Vale, Corby; The Pastures, Chepstow Road, Corby, and Soliel Mews, Upton, Northampton.

For more information call the sales hotline on 0844 811 3399 or log on to www.barratthomes.co.uk.