HOUSEBUILDER Barratt has put in a five-star performance.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East and West has achieved the top rating in an annual customer satisfaction survey for the tenth consecutive year.

The survey, by the Home Builders Federation, asks new-home buyers whether they would recommend their property and the experience to a friend.

Around 50,000 people a year complete the survey, making it one of the biggest of its kind in the country.

Barratt's rating means that more than 90 per cent of customers are happy with their home.

The company's housing schemes include Vision at Braithwaite and Saxon Dene, Silsden.

Ian Ruthven, managing director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, said: "To be rated as a five-star housebuilder for ten years in a row shows how much we care about our customers, making sure the homes and the whole buying experience are as good as possible.

"It takes a lot of hard work from our teams each year to make our customers this happy, but for us it’s the most important thing that we do."

Tribute is paid by Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation.

"Getting a positive endorsement from the people who buy and live in the homes they build has to be the number one priority for a successful homebuilder," he said.

"A five-star rating demonstrates quite clearly that the processes and culture put in place to achieve this are being implemented effectively across the business.

"Delivering such high levels of satisfaction should provide customers with real confidence in the company and the homes it builds."