LEADING home builders, David Wilson Homes Southern, have scored top marks in this year’s Home Builders Federation customer satisfaction survey.

The company is rated as a 5 star builder in the annual HBF survey, in which more than 20,000 new home buyers nationwide took part.

Asked if they were satisfied with the quality of their new home, and whether they would recommend their builder to a friend, more than 90 per cent of David Wilson Homes Southern buyers said "yes."

Lynne Morgan, sales director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “We’re delighted to achieve this rating which reflects the high quality of our new homes and the service we provide.”

“The results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff.”

The poll covered the 12 months up to September 2008, and buyers were sent a questionnaire around eight weeks after moving in.

HBF Executive Chairman Stewart Baseley said: “Ensuring that customers are happy with their new homes is of crucial importance to homebuilders, especially in the current market.”

“While being ever conscious that more needs to be done, we are pleased that our survey results show consistently high levels of achievement across all areas...they demonstrate that builders are building what customers want and doing it in a way that ensures satisfaction in the product.”