Sir Lawrie Barratt builds Britain's very first Barratt home on the outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The four-bedroom detached house cost £1,750 and led to the formation of the first Barratt company.
The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
A programme of rapid expansion is launched through a series of acquisitions and the creation of new companies. The first moves were into Yorkshire, the North West and Scotland, followed by expansion into the Midlands and South.
Barratt is the first housebuilder to use TV advertising.
Oakleaf brand launched to promote the sale of second-hand properties through Barratt.
Barratt launches the Studio Solo – Britain's first fully-furnished, fully-fitted and fully-decorated mortgageable one-person home.
Barratt becomes the only consistently active developer in the redevelopment of London Docklands.
Barratt's project to regenerate the Toxteth estate in Liverpool becomes the first project of its kind in the UK.