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A new home. The start of a whole new chapter for you and your family. And for us, the part of our job where bricks and mortar becomes a place filled with activity and dreams and fun and love. We put a huge amount of care into the houses we build, but the story’s not finished until we match them up with the right people. So, once you’ve chosen a Miller home, we’ll do everything we can to make the rest of the process easy, even enjoyable. From the moment you make your decision until you’ve settled happily in, we’ll be there to help.
Miller Homes at Shawfair is part of a major initiative designed to allow an entirely new community to grow and flourish. Modern, high quality homes will be supported by new schools, leisure facilities,shops, offices and extensive landscaped green spaces, ready to mature into a thriving place where people can live, learn, work and play. Its semi-rural setting brings an air of country living to the edge of the capital, and its excellent transport links include a railway station and a network of foot and cycle paths. Adhering to the highest principles of sustainability as well as relaxed, safe family living one of the Project Partners is the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Shawfair is not only the largest urban expansion programme to date in Edinburgh and Midlothian, it sets the benchmark for premium quality residential planning.
Miller Homes at Shawfair is within walking distance of a pharmacy, newsagents, convenience store, post office and co-op food store. Recycling bins for glass, cans and textiles can be found in the Co-op car park. Bars and family friendly restaurants in the local area include the Old Colliery, the buffetstyle Beijing Banquet and the Cockatoo Bar and Restaurant, with its conservatory dining room.
Strategically located just over a mile from the City of Edinburgh Bypass and less than five miles from Princes Street, Danderhall has excellent bus and rail connections. Shawfair Station, a pleasant ten minute walk from the development, is on the new Borders Railway line between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank, with services roughly every half hour and a journey time of fifteen minutes into the city centre. Sheriffhall Park and Ride, around fifteen minutes walk away, is served by Lothian Buses 33 and 49. Both of these services, as well as others linking Edinburgh with towns in the Borders, stop less than half a mile from the development. Edinburgh Airport, the Forth road bridges, the M8 and the A1 can all be quickly reached via the City of Edinburgh Bypass.
There is also a choice of bigger retail parks in easy reach. Dobbies shopping village includes the largest garden centre in Scotland, and the huge selection of high street names at Fort Kinnaird is accompanied by a choice of restaurants and a seven-screen Odeon cinema. Straiton Retail Park, quickly accessed via the City of Edinburgh Bypass, sits alongside Sainsbury, Asda and Ikea stores, and there is another wide selection of shops at Cameron Toll.
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Leave the centre by South Bridge and Clerk Street. Turn left at the junction just after the Queens Hall, then right at the T-junction into St Leonard’s Street. Carry on to the Cameron Toll roundabout, and take the second exit to join the A7. Just over two and a quarter miles on, immediately after passing a ‘schoolchildren’ sign, turn left, signposted for ‘Medical Practice’. Carry on to the mini- roundabout and take the second exit. The entrance to the development is on the left, around 100 yards on.
From the A720
Leave the Bypass at the Sheriffhall roundabout to join the A7 for Edinburgh. Stay on the A7 for one mile, then turn right into Newton Church Road, signposted for Danderhall. Carry on to the mini- roundaboutand take the second exit. The entrance to the development is on the left, around 100 yards on.
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We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.
Listening to you
Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).
That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.
Quality homes. In quality places.
Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.
So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.
What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.
And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.
Service is too small a word.
We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.
If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.
When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.
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