CSS Star rating results
For the key question on which the company star ratings are based, 87% of respondents said that they would recommend their builder to a friend, up 1% on the previous year; whilst over 90% of buyers said they would buy a new
build again. The intense focus on quality and service, allied with the increased industry capacity has seen improvements across all key areas. 82% of buyers were happy with the sales
process and 85% with the information provided by the builder about their home, up 1%, whilst 86% were happy with the quality of their new home, again up 1%.
New homes are complex, bespoke products and two thirds of those polled said the number of problems (snags, usually minor such as paint drips, cupboard doors out of line etc)
was in line with their expectations. 58% had less than 11 issues with their new home. 77% of people were happy with the builder’s after sales service including how they dealt with any snags or issues, up 2%.
In terms of the design of their new home, 93% of buyers were happy with the internal design of their new home and 87% were happy with the external design.
|Home builder||Sample Surveyed||HBF Star Rating**|
|A & J Stephen||39|
|Galliford Try Partnerships & Regeneration||153|
|Churchill Retirement Living||364|
|Mactaggart & Mickel Homes||96|
|McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles||1330|
|St Modwen Homes||281|
|Stewart Milne Group||359|
Scores are rounded up or down to the nearest full percentage point. Numbers up to .5 are rounded down; numbers from .5 are rounded up. (i.e 94.3% would be rounded down to 94% and a score of 94.6 would be rounded up to 95%)