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28-06-2016, 18:28   #61
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4 storey? i thought there were only 3 storey ones.
My mistake - I did mean to say 3 storey
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Hi, All of 3 beds are terraced houses, How is the sound insulation for them? Can you hear from your neighbors?

End of terrace is 10K more compared to mid terrace, Even end of terrace has potential to get noise from one side of the house. So does it make sense to spend 10k extra?


Does any one know about visitor parking spaces, I know every house has 2 parking spaces but not sure about visitor parking.

Any advise for people already moved in much appreciated.
Hello Powerstar

We haven't moved in but we paid a deposit for an end of terrace type B. The reasons for going with end of terrace were: bigger rear garden, private and direct access to rear garden, we won't have noise from at least one side. On the other hand it will probably be colder.

Hope it helps
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Hi guys,

Any advice or company recommendation for the the snagging list? I've looked at homesnag.ie that someone recommended here,but to have a couple of options just in case.

Also, any information on flooring, home insurance and alarms would be really appreciated. We are first time buyers and not from Ireland so it's difficult to start looking for stuff when you don't have any idea.

Thanks a million.

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... On the other hand it will probably be colder.
Dont worry about that, these houses are ridiculously warm, uncomfortably so at times. My house is constantly 22-25 degrees, been in about 6 weeks and the heating has never been used.
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Hi all,

We are going to sign contracts and pay the big deposit today. For those already in the estate, how long was it between signing contracts and closing? Thanks!!!
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07-07-2016, 13:27   #66
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We are going to sign contracts and pay the big deposit today. For those already in the estate, how long was it between signing contracts and closing? Thanks!!!
Hey bigred, we heard that the builders will be on holidays from the 15th to 31st July, you'll need to factor that in.

We are also interested as hopefully we will be singing next week
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Hey bigred, we heard that the builders will be on holidays from the 15th to 31st July, you'll need to factor that in.

We are also interested as hopefully we will be singing next week
That is good to know. Thank you!!
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We are interested in Type A 3 storey houses but at the moment all west-facing are gone - only around 6 north-facing left. We are trying to decide whether take north-facing one or wait till next phase (which will be next year, and very possibly with a price bump). Anyone know if the facing might be a problem for those houses?
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In relation to snagging note that you will most likely need 2/3 inspections (depending on how things go and how fussy you are), so get someone trusted. Our overall experience with the builder has been very positive as any snags/issues pointed out were relatively minor and dealt with promptly. Sometimes they miss a thing or two, but would look after it once remained. They are onsite all the time anyway and not going anywhere any time soon.
House insurance: shop around plenty of options out there. I suggest going to whoever you bank with and they will sort you out in no time.
House alarm: again number of different options available, have a look at the neighbouring houses, see what others went for and select one of them. The benefit of doing so is that the company that will be installing your alarm is already familiar with the place and the type of the house.
Flooring: went with Carpetright and had a very dissipating experience. Service was very good, no delays etc, floors were done well too, but the person who did the floors had also done a lot of damages to the house (walls, doors and ceilings) and left the place in a total mess. Thankfully, the builder fixed all of the damages perfectly and the only negative consequence was that the whole incident made us waiting two more days before we could move in. We possibly were unlucky as from what I heard, other people who used Carpetright were more fortunate i.e. different crew did their floors. We would never ever use them again! (would prefer to go with Des Kelly instead).

Overall, the house is fantastic and we are very happy with it so far
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We viewed Parkside yesterday and were very impressed, could I ask a few quick questions?

Is there any issue in getting Sky/Virgin Media for the TV/Broadband?

Looking at the map on the brochure, the land to the east, south & west is all designated "future development", is there any detail on what that development would be? -I'd just be wary that it might end up being something undesirable...

A few earlier comments mentioned the next phase of Parkside being released in September; I'd imagine that is what some of the "future development" refers?
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We viewed Parkside yesterday and were very impressed, could I ask a few quick questions?

Is there any issue in getting Sky/Virgin Media for the TV/Broadband?

Looking at the map on the brochure, the land to the east, south & west is all designated "future development", is there any detail on what that development would be? -I'd just be wary that it might end up being something undesirable...

A few earlier comments mentioned the next phase of Parkside being released in September; I'd imagine that is what some of the "future development" refers?
No issues with tv/internet transferred virgin tv/broadband from our old place to Parkside with a single phonecall before moving in so everything was set and ready onec we were in
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We viewed Parkside yesterday and were very impressed, could I ask a few quick questions?

Is there any issue in getting Sky/Virgin Media for the TV/Broadband?

Looking at the map on the brochure, the land to the east, south & west is all designated "future development", is there any detail on what that development would be? -I'd just be wary that it might end up being something undesirable...

A few earlier comments mentioned the next phase of Parkside being released in September; I'd imagine that is what some of the "future development" refers?
Sales girl told me they have planning permission for more than 400 houses there and then I found below article.

I can't post links but I saw in Irish times article they also said same.

Below text from Irish times article
" Currently the group’s largest development, the c. 50 acre Parkside site has zoning potential for a total of 433 homes when complete and Cairn expects to complete the first 200 homes before the end of 2016."
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We are also wondering what will be there, and when will it be opened. A shortcut to the hole on the wall road through east or south would halve the time it takes to walk to the station.

I heard a school is being on one of the areas around parkside, but not sure which one
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We are also wondering what will be there, and when will it be opened. A shortcut to the hole on the wall road through east or south would halve the time it takes to walk to the station.

I heard a school is being on one of the areas around parkside, but not sure which one
Seemingly the school is going on the land to the South West of Parkside, they (Cairn Homes) have the land to the South & East & are going ahead with the next phase of Parkside.
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We are also wondering what will be there, and when will it be opened. A shortcut to the hole on the wall road through east or south would halve the time it takes to walk to the station.

I heard a school is being on one of the areas around parkside, but not sure which one
The two schools of Belmayne are meant to move from their temp location. So Educate together and St. Francis will be moving to the site.
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