Ryan Clifford has been a painter and decorator for the past ten years. With our former site manager Dave, taking a new role in SB Homes, Ryan has taken up the mantle of site manager - swapping his paint brush for an iPhone in his hand at all times.
We asked him some questions...
I’ve been involved with SB Homes for the past 10 years.
A general week for me consists of being on the phone to different suppliers, making sure all materials are on site and ready for the jobs ahead – organisation is key!
We have to coordinate different tradesmen, so I make sure they’re on with their jobs to ensure the site is moving forward and we’re all following the programme.
As SB Homes is a bespoke house builder, it’s important to keep a constant, effective relationship with the office; making sure plans and choices are kept up to date and transferred to site.
Having worked as a decorator for SB Homes for the past 10 years, moving to site manager has a been a real eye opener for me. Every day is a learning curve but the guys on site are great and it feels like a real team effort to make a product we are all proud of. The look on the customers’ faces as they get the keys also makes the job rewarding.
The quality has to be seen to be believed – we genuinely go above expectations when it comes to products and finishes. When you buy from SB Homes, you know that what you’re getting is a well-built home.
My biggest achievement in work so far is probably making the jump from decorator to site manager. It was a big decision to make as I leave behind a career I’ve had since leaving school, along with some loyal customers, but the chance to become more involved in such a well renowned company was too good to turn down!
Running, playing tennis, or with my beautiful little family.
I’ve lived in two SB Homes properties already and I’ve been heavily involved in the design of the show homes, so I’d say my perfect home is just a home I feel I’ve had input into.
It’s really a rewarding feeling seeing your own ideas transform from a plan into the finished article. For those of you who don’t know, I’m well known for loving a grey interior!
I’d like to think we will be continuing to build on our reputation for bespoke quality homes.