Our exclusive development for the over-55s is now becoming the community we envisaged – only four homes remain: three of the two-bedroom houses and Plot 1, the largest on the site. As part of our commitment to creating a welcoming neighbourhood, we’re working hard to keeping the homes we’ve yet to sell clean and well-maintained.
What television couldn’t do, we could!
We’ve just welcomed three new homeowners into our Cowslip Lane development in Gamlingay with the completion of sales on plots 9, 10 and 12. As ever, we made sure our buyers’ needs were listened to and met, working with them at every stage of the sales process and collaborating on interior design details. Our new residents of plot 12 had been searching for a house for a while and had even been on TV’s Escape to the Country, but Cowslip Lane was exactly what they wanted.
We were especially proud to receive an email from the new owners thanking us for our approach during the buying process – it’s feedback like this that lets us know we’re doing the right thing.
On behalf of Nicki and I, please convey our sincere thanks to Mr Hillson and the team for the lovely flowers which came today….they are lovely.
We are absolutely delighted with the house, and are looking forward to living there. May we take this opportunity to thank you and Colin especially for your excellent approach over the past months…it was a significant factor in our choice to buy No. 5
Very kindest regards Nicki and Uel
We’ve now started work on plot 11 at Cowslip Lane – in fact, the roof is about to go on. And we’re making progress on the four we have left to build – plots 5, 6.7 and 8 – the scaffolding is poised to come down on 7 and 8.
We’ve been celebrating – our boss Michael Hillson has been marking 50 years in business!
As a carpentry apprentice half a century ago, Michael decided to strike out on his own, setting up a carpentry sub-contracting firm. Having built and expanded the business, as well as trained teams of apprentices over the years, now he’s the head of a family of companies, including us here at Maulden Vale. Michael’s commitment to extremely high standards of design and construction, as well as a genuinely personal approach to looking after our buyers, is what drives us all to make Maulden Vale a continued success.
For some developers, handing over the keys means the end of their relationship with the buyer. That’s it – we’re done now. See ya. On to the next development.
But at Maulden Vale, we strongly believe in getting to know our buyers from the moment they say “yes”. We welcome off-plan buyers to our building sites, as we think it’s important that they can see the progress of their future home. We also like to meet our buyers and really get to know them – especially if they’re involved in choosing internal fittings such as kitchen and bathroom décor.
We talk through construction plans as they evolve, and if possible we’ll reflect our customers’ needs and wishes in the finished house. We really want our buyers to feel as if they’re part of the process. Once people have bought one of our homes, we don’t just leave everything to the solicitors.
We try to get to know our buyers – members of our team have even helped people move in (and put the kettle on!). Our commitment is ongoing – we’ll keep in touch and keep an eye on how are homes are ageing – we’re keen to keep an eye on the maintenance-free aspects of our builds too. We’re still in contact with people who purchased our homes 30 years ago, and previous buyers occasionally ring up to ask where we’re building next.
For us, housebuilding is about more than producing boxes. We create homes – and we care about those who live in them.
We’re thrilled to announce that Plot 11 of our Cowslip Lane development in Gamlingay has been granted planning permission. The largest plot in the community, Plot 11 will be transformed into a stunning four-bedroom home that’s perfect for the way we live now.
We’re really keen for our buyers to be part of the process of creating the house, and we’re currently producing a brochure with computer-generated impressions of the layout, which is larger than any comparable development. However, we hope our buyers will visit the site with us to check progress, as well as choosing key internal features such as kitchen tiles.
One thing about Plot 11 that’s made us particularly proud is the huge glass “wall” of doors across the entire rear ground floor. We spent a long time sourcing the correct glass that would also provide enough insulation as well as letting in the light.
The internal space we plan for Plot 11 is much bigger than average, from the huge open kitchen and orangery to the two further downstairs rooms to the four upstairs bedrooms, including a master suite with vaulted ceilings. So often, larger new-build houses squeeze in five or six bedrooms but we wanted the emphasis to be on space, rather than compromise.
Although, having said that, we have actually included the possibility of a fifth bedroom, because above the detached garage is a room with its own bathroom. However, buyers may prefer to use this space as an office (keeping work separate from home) or even a teenage annexe.