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11-10-2018, 10:48   #3091
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Hi all. This might be some what of a repeat post but most the answers seem to have been given via private msgs.
Just looking for some recommendations in relation to getting the alarm installed. Some of the quotes I got seem to be a bit high especially as it’s prewired.
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11-10-2018, 11:28   #3092
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Hi all. This might be some what of a repeat post but most the answers seem to have been given via private msgs.
Just looking for some recommendations in relation to getting the alarm installed. Some of the quotes I got seem to be a bit high especially as it’s prewired.
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How much were you quoted ?
The great thing about alarms is they usually stick a name on the box so you have a good idea who your neighbours have gone with .
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11-10-2018, 11:32   #3093
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Hi All,

Can somebody give me a rough estimate on how much did it cost for following few things to get done? We are trying to set a budget for ourselves and how much cash we would have to roughly keep at our disposal when we get a call for snagging/keys:

1. Flooring for the Ash 3-bed
2. Snagging company's fee
3. Roller blinds
4. Alarm/security system

I just need an idea and want to prepare before the time comes.

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11-10-2018, 12:31   #3094
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How much were you quoted ?
The great thing about alarms is they usually stick a name on the box so you have a good idea who your neighbours have gone with .
Haven’t moved in so can’t see the neighbors just yet.
Quote of almost 1000e.
It was just over 1000e when we got an Alarm installed in the previous house. But they had to drill up into the lintels and run cables through the attic. I would have imagined prewired would be more straight forward
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12-10-2018, 14:33   #3095
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Good news and bad news on the broadband for Camden phase. So I finally found out (via another Board with an Eir representative) when they expect to be laying the cables in the road in order to give us broadband. The date given was 30/12/18. So that's the bad news, no telly for xmas unless you're going to saorview!

I doubt very much that they'll be laying cables over Christmas either but at least there is some date in the calendar and hopefully be all resolved in January.

Meanwhile it's mobile broadband and Netflix for us!
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Hi all,

I bought a house on the Camden development last February and first of all let me thank all of you who contributed so far. It's awesome the contribution that all of you have made to this thread throughout the years. It has certainly helped me a couple times and it's certainly a place to check for news on how things are going with the development I'm interested in. So kudos everyone.

I would like to know if anyone has a snagger to recommend? If so send me by PM. I got someone to do my snagging but I'm not very happy with the service and I'm thinking in getting another person in to check for more flaws. From the few companies I called, they all say they are too busy ATM. Thanks in advance!
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15-10-2018, 23:29   #3097
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Hi All,

Can somebody give me a rough estimate on how much did it cost for following few things to get done? We are trying to set a budget for ourselves and how much cash we would have to roughly keep at our disposal when we get a call for snagging/keys:

1. Flooring for the Ash 3-bed
2. Snagging company's fee
3. Roller blinds
4. Alarm/security system

I just need an idea and want to prepare before the time comes.

Thanks
Hello,
We're waiting for an Ash as well. Did you hear anything about snagging dates for Ashes ? 
Obviously costs will vary depending on the quality / fanciness of the material/service etc, but our (maybe a bit pessimistic)  understanding is 
1 a ) Get a flooring company do it all for you   ~ 5K
   b) Get measures yourself, order the laminate yourself, find a flooring specialist through reference/ internet ~3 - 3.5 K 
   c) Get measures yourself, order non-brand name laminate from Belfast, get it transported here, find a guy here etc etc 2K euros
2 Snagging 
  a ) find someone through reference / internet  150 - 300 
  b ) work with a company 200 - 300
3 ) didn't look into this one.
4 ) Alarm system 750 - 1000 for traditional alarms, should be less than 500 for smart home security package, nest etc.
Best of luck !
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We're waiting for an Ash as well. Did you hear anything about snagging dates for Ashes ? 
Hi engineer0, I'm in the Ash, too, and it looks like Ballymore will start calling first 3-bedrooms for snagging within next two weeks. I seem to be in the first group so fingers crossed! They were releasing Herons by a group of 2-3 per week, speed good and steady. We were told they were on schedule for 3 beds to start end October-early November.
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The Rathborne park side of the road that the Ashes face onto appeared to be open as I walked past earlier. Might be of interest for those of you who want to get a closer look at your new houses.
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24-10-2018, 17:52   #3100
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The Rathborne park side of the road that the Ashes face onto appeared to be open as I walked past earlier. Might be of interest for those of you who want to get a closer look at your new houses.
I see Google Maps has updated the Ashtown Area, I believe the data belongs to Summer 2018 . Earlier phases are now all finished as well.
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I see Google Maps has updated the Ashtown Area, I believe the data belongs to Summer 2018 . Earlier phases are now all finished as well.
Camden or Rathbourne Park aren't on Google maps. Everyone gets lost. I tell all delivery men to go to Centra and I just run around. It's just easier!

In other things I learned this week that might save some of you some time....

Fences - a couple of ours weren't nailed down. Ballymore came back and nailed them down but check when you're doing the snag. I can hear them rattling as it's a windy day today and I'm sure there'd be some damage over time if it wasn't addressed

Dust - spare yourself the bother of trying to clean your windows or paying someone to do it. There is so much dust from the construction site that I can barely see out my windscreen. I'll get them professionally cleaned in the spring when most of the construction will be done

Carpets - we're getting carpet on our stairs and landing. We have to get one side bound as the banisters are open ie no skirting to stick it to so there would be frayed edges. Also thing we need a metal bar on the edge on the landing. To be decided by the fitter

All is going well though, really happy with the house and the community. And I have plenty time to explore it all due to lack of tv/broadband!!
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Hi folks, just a couple of questions for those of you living here for a while if you wouldn't mind?

Broombridge station - we were warned to avoid walking down the canal path after dark. We walked down today for a look and walked back via the road and ballyboggan road. Is that ok after dark? Like say 9pm if I was shopping in town after work?

Mould - we're currently using our box room as a drying room as we don't like drying clothes from wet in the tumble dryer and we dont have a line yet. We have the door and the vents open but not the windows this weekend as it was very cold. Someone said to us that we need to stop drying inside because new houses are so well insulated that we could end up with mould on our walls after just a few months. Has anyone else had problems with mould?

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Broombridge is massively improved and a whole lot busier now. I walked it in the dark all last Winter before and after work. Dont know that I'd do it at 9 by myself though. Never walked the Ballyboggan road so can't vouch for it either way. Generally I'd either get the train to Ashtown or switch to the bus from the Luas at Parnell st at that hour.

I would absolutely 100% not dry clothes in the box room without opening a window.
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Hi folks, just a couple of questions for those of you living here for a while if you wouldn't mind?

Broombridge station - we were warned to avoid walking down the canal path after dark. We walked down today for a look and walked back via the road and ballyboggan road. Is that ok after dark? Like say 9pm if I was shopping in town after work?


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I'd avoid it after dark this week and bring a torch with you if you're walking along after dark.
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Hi folks, just a couple of questions for those of you living here for a while if you wouldn't mind?

Broombridge station - we were warned to avoid walking down the canal path after dark. We walked down today for a look and walked back via the road and ballyboggan road. Is that ok after dark? Like say 9pm if I was shopping in town after work?

Mould - we're currently using our box room as a drying room as we don't like drying clothes from wet in the tumble dryer and we dont have a line yet. We have the door and the vents open but not the windows this weekend as it was very cold. Someone said to us that we need to stop drying inside because new houses are so well insulated that we could end up with mould on our walls after just a few months. Has anyone else had problems with mould?

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Broombridge is not the place it was 10-15 years ago. The canal walk is dark right now but incidents are rare. Ive walked it in the dark on my own many times. I know thats a risk, but its a risk anywhere in Dublin. Exercise the same caution you would anywhere (confidence, be alert etc) and you'l be fine.

Have not had a mould issue but we dont dry clothes in the box room. use the hot press upstairs. the tank will ensure its always too dry for mould.
Kit it out with some drying racks from ikea or even just a couple of freestanding ones

Really, you should get a dehumidifier. We have one, in the hotpress/airing closet and its amazing. Will dry a two washing machine loads of clothes in a few hours. If you have to use the box room, the dehumidifier will ensure mould wont be an issue.

check out this thread for info on dehumidifiers.
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