Take a Tea Break Tour with Us

Over the last few weeks we’ve been offering house hunters in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire a house tour with a difference.

Our ‘Builder’s Tea Break Tour’ gives potential buyers the chance to share a cup of tea with one of our builders and learn more about the property they are interested in. Not only has this been a success with customers but the builders have also enjoyed showing off their craftsmanship!

Here Garry Bowler award winning site manager at our Deansleigh development in Lincolnshire highlights the type of questions typically asked by visitors whilst on the tour.

How long does it take to build a Miller home?

It takes from 18-24 weeks on average for us to build a property. From the ground workers brick layers and joiners at the start of the project to the tilers plumbers and electricians after that and not forgetting the plasterers interior designers and sales advisors at the end of the project. We all work with a strong sense of pride to create an excellent quality home.

What makes Miller Homes so special?

These tours themselves are a great example of what makes Miller Homes stand out. We all thrive on giving quality to our customers and the fact that we care so much about what we do is the very reason why we have received 97% customer satisfaction in an independent survey during 2011. We also received 27 Quality Awards in this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognising the high standards delivered by our site managers across the UK and were very proud to be awarded five stars for customer satisfaction in the National Homebuilders Federation New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey earlier this year.

As well as placing emphasis on the quality of our product we select locations where we know people want to live and build a range of housetypes to suit a wide variety of potential buyers from those looking to make a first move onto the property ladder growing families and downsizers. We also offer assistance to help our customers move through a range of incentive schemes.

How many people work on a property / development?

There are at least 24 people working on a property overall and 45 people working on a development in any one day. Once we have finished there is a full quality inspection and we make sure we only hand over the best of the best.

What is the final thing you always do on each development and home?

We inspect the individual properties for full quality handover to the customer. We then perform a customer demonstration for the house buyers. This is a demonstration of how everything in the house works from the plumbing electrics and appliances to where the cables and pipes run. It is important that we communicate these details giving the buyer full confidence and familiarity with their new home.

What’s the trickiest part of any build?

The trickiest thing is making sure we get the foundation spot on. In other words getting it right on the ground to make sure it is right from above. We need to be incredibly thorough with measurements and checking the depth of the foundation ready to pour the concrete.

What do you like most about your job?

I like everything; every day is different. I thrive on handing a finished plot over to a happy customer; that really makes my day. I know that we build quality and I take great pride in creating the ideal home for our customers.

I really enjoy showing people round a property and showing them the key features we add that are so important to them for example French doors en suite bathrooms and the fact that Miller Homes are always spacious and light. These are just a few of the luxuries we offer.

So if you’re interested in one of our properties in Lincolnshire or Leicestershire why not come along for a cuppa?