August 21, 2012 08:17 ET

David Wilson Homes Warns Children of Building Site Dangers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2012) - David Wilson Homes is warning youngsters to avoid unnecessary dangers and to stay away from its construction sites during the school summer holidays.

While areas where building work on new houses is going on can appear to be exciting places for children to play, they also pose serious dangers, says the housebuilder.

"Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds," said Darren Langton, Construction Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands.

"As the school holidays are with us again, it is important to remind children and their parents about the potential dangers of building sites and the need to stay away from them."

"As new housebuilders we have active sites across the region and have recently started work on six new developments. Our construction teams watch out for youngsters while they are working and we secure our sites when we finish for the day. But we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time."

David Wilson Homes holds regular safety talks and site visits for schools close to where it is building, to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites.

"It's important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist and get the message across that they should stay away," he added.

1. For further information about 'Barratt Developments' please contact Patrick Law on +44 20 7299 4892 or Liz Morley on +44 20 7379 5151.

2. David Wilson Homes is part of Barratt Group, which sold 11,171 homes in the last financial year, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain.

3. Barratt Group was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards 2011.

4. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the second consecutive year in the 2011 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.

5. In 2011 site managers working for Barratt Group won the highest number of NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards for a record seventh consecutive year.

6. Barratt Group is the only housebuilder to guarantee the fixtures and fittings in place at the time of purchase of its new homes for five years.

7. For more information on the developments available across the country, visit http://www.dwh.co.uk/ today.

Contact Information

  • Patrick Law
    07809 551790