A FIVE star rating has been given to developer McCarthy and Stone in a customer survey.

The annual Home Builders Federation survey of 1,330 of its customers found than nine out of ten people would recommend buying a home from them to a friend.

The retirement home building giant, which recently completed the Banks Place project in Wroughton, has been given five stars for the last 14 years - every year that the survey has run.

Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said: “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 home builder. 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."

Nicki Beswarick, marketing Managing for McCarthy and Stone Southern, said: “Our long-term vision is to continue developing retirement communities that enrich the quality of life of our customers and their families, while also creating even deeper and longer relationships with all those who choose to downsize to a McCarthy and Stone development."