Chinese construction experts were astonished by British building techniques during a visit to a Lindum Homes development.
Senior staff from the Sichuan College of Architectural Technology were given a tour of The Oaks in Thorpe Lane, South Hykeham.
The Chinese college works in partnership with Lincoln College and the tour was part of their visit to the city in September.
College Vice president Zheng LU, head of construction Jianxin YUAN and translator Yang WEN were shown around by Lindum’s Training and Development manager Sara Hobson.
Sara said the delegation were keen to see how family homes were built in the UK and chose to look at The Oaks as it has homes at every stage of the construction process.
“They were intrigued by lots of things and were asking a lot of questions,” she said.
“They looked at a three story home and asked how many families live in it. They were amazed when we explained that it was occupied by just one couple.
“They also struggled to comprehend what a breakfast bar was. They thought you could only eat breakfast at it. They didn’t stop taking photos.
Sara said Chinese construction seems to miss out some of the ‘niceties’ of the British construction industry.
“They don’t appear to use coving, architraves or skirting boards. They were surprised that we plaster our walls,” she added.
“Overall the visitors had a fantastic experience.”
The Oaks is a residential development of 38 new properties by Lindum Homes. It offers a mix of three bedroom semidetached and detached houses along with four and five bedroom detached family homes.