New Houses at Beresford

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Residents19 » 26 Sep 2019, 00:31

Hi,

I was out in the estate today and noticed a few of the houses at the entrance of the estate (I think its Beresford road/ green) has something that looks like a yellow moss growing on the roof. Does anyone know what this is? Just surprised as they are still new houses .
Thanks

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by cc21 » 27 Sep 2019, 00:33

Hi, I might be wrong but I think the moss is growing on the roofs that are north facing - they get no direct sunlight :-( I wonder why it looks so obvious on these houses and not on north facing houses in other estates?

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Fr Jack » 27 Sep 2019, 17:31

cc21 wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 00:33
Hi, I might be wrong but I think the moss is growing on the roofs that are north facing - they get no direct sunlight :-( I wonder why it looks so obvious on these houses and not on north facing houses in other estates?
Quality of the tiles would be a factor.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by DaisyDoo » 28 Sep 2019, 13:03

Hi long time follower of the thread. Have had my eye on Beresford for the past year and having viewed the 4 beds We are pretty definite about buying one in the coming weeks. Just wondering for people who aren’t from Donabate itself what you think of Donabate itself? We’ve young children and there appears to be a lot of social clubs etc for them which is brilliant, I’m just wondering more like can you stroll into the village and get a nice coffee or lunch/dinner and if the local pubs are OK? Or do you have to drive to Swords, Skerries etc. Hoping somebody can advise. Many thanks.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by RunningAround » 28 Sep 2019, 17:16

loewe55 wrote:
24 Sep 2019, 17:47
Hi there, hopefully moving into Crescent in next few weeks.... any further updates on available internet providers??
Is there Virgin and/or Eir available now? Or is Sky an option as well?

Thank you.
We recently moved into the Court, our only option was virgin media. They hooked it up really quickly though, and we’ve had no issues so far with the connection.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Quello Serio » 30 Sep 2019, 11:47

DaisyDoo wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 13:03
Just wondering for people who aren’t from Donabate itself...
Thats pretty much everyone. Welcome, fellow blow-in.
DaisyDoo wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 13:03
I’m just wondering more like can you stroll into the village and get a nice coffee or lunch/dinner and if the local pubs are OK? Or do you have to drive to Swords, Skerries etc.
I think its a great place to live, but don't get your hopes up, its not a shopping or dining destination. It has the bare minimum. Not likely to change any time soon, because there isn't any plan to extend or improve the village center - just more housing. Maybe an increase in population will increase the chance of more businesses surviving for longer. Swords or Malahide is where its at. I see very little interaction between Donabate and Skerries/Rush/Lusk.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by DaisyDoo » 30 Sep 2019, 22:09

Thanks for the reply Quello Serio. Just trying to figure out what local amenities are available, I love walking and where I am now I can walk to so many different places so I’d hate to be totally dependent on driving everywhere. I think I probably need to hop out of the car in Beresford and explore on foot a bit more. Great to hear you are happy there and enjoying Donabate.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Gillchan » 01 Oct 2019, 11:13

DaisyDoo wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 13:03
Hi long time follower of the thread. Have had my eye on Beresford for the past year and having viewed the 4 beds We are pretty definite about buying one in the coming weeks. Just wondering for people who aren’t from Donabate itself what you think of Donabate itself? We’ve young children and there appears to be a lot of social clubs etc for them which is brilliant, I’m just wondering more like can you stroll into the village and get a nice coffee or lunch/dinner and if the local pubs are OK? Or do you have to drive to Swords, Skerries etc. Hoping somebody can advise. Many thanks.
Hi

We have 2 young children and find it great. They are too small to appreciate fine dining but for now we walk into the village and stop at Kates for coffee and hot chocolate. We do same to Newbridge and go g or walks/playground/bike rides and use the cafe there too. We also go to cafe natural in the community centre. Nice coffee and the kids get an ice cream, then we go upstairs to the library. We also occasionally drive up to the cafe at Jones Garden Centre for lunch and on a couple of occasions we have walked into the village with them and had some lunch in Keelings. They love it all. They also get a real kick out of driving down to the beach with a flask of hot chocolate in tow. For adults train into Malahide is great.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Séamus Mac Brádaigh » 01 Oct 2019, 12:11

DaisyDoo wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 13:03
Hi long time follower of the thread. Have had my eye on Beresford for the past year and having viewed the 4 beds We are pretty definite about buying one in the coming weeks. Just wondering for people who aren’t from Donabate itself what you think of Donabate itself? We’ve young children and there appears to be a lot of social clubs etc for them which is brilliant, I’m just wondering more like can you stroll into the village and get a nice coffee or lunch/dinner and if the local pubs are OK? Or do you have to drive to Swords, Skerries etc. Hoping somebody can advise. Many thanks.
Donabate is great but there are very few facilities in the area with no plans to develop any more facilities. Swords is too close so Donabate will never be able to expand it's range of facilities.

The quality of the local cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops is middling to poor and you will have to travel elsewhere to get hold of something decent.

Footpaths are narrow and dangerous in parts and there are no cycle lanes. If you have children, you have no choice but to drive everywhere.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Gillchan » 01 Oct 2019, 15:57

DaisyDoo wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 13:03
Hi long time follower of the thread. Have had my eye on Beresford for the past year and having viewed the 4 beds We are pretty definite about buying one in the coming weeks. Just wondering for people who aren’t from Donabate itself what you think of Donabate itself? We’ve young children and there appears to be a lot of social clubs etc for them which is brilliant, I’m just wondering more like can you stroll into the village and get a nice coffee or lunch/dinner and if the local pubs are OK? Or do you have to drive to Swords, Skerries etc. Hoping somebody can advise. Many thanks.
Daisydoo,

To add, if you are moving into Beresford walking into the village is fine for paths. You can walk thru the Beverton Estate. There are plans to put a gate in newer parts of Beresford (not built yet AFAIK) which will link closer to the village. It's this route that we walk to the library too. The new gate to Newbridge on Turvey Avenue is great. It's 5 minutes to it from Beresford gates if even that.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by DaisyDoo » 01 Oct 2019, 22:24

Thanks for the feedback, great to hear from residents themselves.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Residents19 » 02 Oct 2019, 00:05

Thanks for feedback on moss on roofs.

I hope it is because they are north facing and not because of the quality of tile

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by moving » 03 Oct 2019, 19:44

Hello, my family are thinking of moving to Beresford. It looks like a lovely estate. Does anyone have any information about the pedestrian walk way from Beresford Court to Beverton? From google maps it looks like the best route for walking to schools and the village. Thanks.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by loewe55 » 04 Oct 2019, 08:05

RunningAround wrote:
28 Sep 2019, 17:16
loewe55 wrote:
24 Sep 2019, 17:47
Hi there, hopefully moving into Crescent in next few weeks.... any further updates on available internet providers??
Is there Virgin and/or Eir available now? Or is Sky an option as well?

Thank you.
We recently moved into the Court, our only option was virgin media. They hooked it up really quickly though, and we’ve had no issues so far with the connection.
Great - thanks a mill - good to know.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by evebros » 04 Oct 2019, 10:17

moving wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 19:44
Hello, my family are thinking of moving to Beresford. It looks like a lovely estate. Does anyone have any information about the pedestrian walk way from Beresford Court to Beverton? From google maps it looks like the best route for walking to schools and the village. Thanks.
Hi, I recently asked the site office when they expected this walkway to open. They said they were waiting for the council to advise them how they wanted it built and that they expected it would be around 6 - 8 weeks, so hopefully it will happen before the end of the year! Were you given an estimated completion date for the walkway? Did they tell you the same thing?

I think it’s going to cut the journey time to the village by about 4-5 minutes. Also, it’s muchn nicer walking through Beverton than on Turvey road so I’m looking forward to it.

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by moving » 05 Oct 2019, 21:27

evebros wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 10:17

Hi, I recently asked the site office when they expected this walkway to open. They said they were waiting for the council to advise them how they wanted it built and that they expected it would be around 6 - 8 weeks, so hopefully it will happen before the end of the year! Were you given an estimated completion date for the walkway? Did they tell you the same thing?

I think it’s going to cut the journey time to the village by about 4-5 minutes. Also, it’s muchn nicer walking through Beverton than on Turvey road so I’m looking forward to it.
cheers

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by RunningAround » 08 Oct 2019, 20:54

evebros wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 10:17
moving wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 19:44
Hello, my family are thinking of moving to Beresford. It looks like a lovely estate. Does anyone have any information about the pedestrian walk way from Beresford Court to Beverton? From google maps it looks like the best route for walking to schools and the village. Thanks.
Hi, I recently asked the site office when they expected this walkway to open. They said they were waiting for the council to advise them how they wanted it built and that they expected it would be around 6 - 8 weeks, so hopefully it will happen before the end of the year! Were you given an estimated completion date for the walkway? Did they tell you the same thing?

I think it’s going to cut the journey time to the village by about 4-5 minutes. Also, it’s muchn nicer walking through Beverton than on Turvey road so I’m looking forward to it.
I heard at the weekend it’s going to be done in around 5 weeks! Fingers and toes crossed 😊

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Newtoarea » 08 Oct 2019, 21:13

Hi there,
does anyone have a contact name / number for a decent Snagging company?
We are finally due to snag our house at top end of the Court next week ( only a year later than anticipated🤪).
Any replies are really appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by RunningAround » 09 Oct 2019, 10:44

Newtoarea wrote:
08 Oct 2019, 21:13
Hi there,
does anyone have a contact name / number for a decent Snagging company?
We are finally due to snag our house at top end of the Court next week ( only a year later than anticipated🤪).
Any replies are really appreciated.
Thanks
We used the Hora recommended snag company homesnag. Tom was really thorough, we were very happy overall.

Snagging Tom Costello - Homesnag 086 8469542

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by archik » 14 Oct 2019, 17:25

Hi folks,

Been reading through this lengthy thread and just wanna thank everyone for contributing and sharing your experiences.

Got a question for anyone who has a north facing back garden ... can you please advise whether you have any sun light at your back garden and in general is there plenty of natural light in the house throughout the day?

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Re: New Houses at Beresford

Post by Jerrydoha » 16 Oct 2019, 11:39

Just had Colin Daly from Breffni Renewables over to get the heat pump serviced. Did a great job. Radiator bleeding, filter cleaning etc etc. Inside and outside done.

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