Wednesday 26 October 2016

Beechpark's final phase launched

Beechpark, Leixlip, Co Kildare

Published 23/09/2016 | 02:30


The final phase of Beechpark, a development in the Co Kildare town of Leixlip, is launching this weekend, giving buyers with young families a last-ditch chance to purchase a home in the scheme that will enable them to extend into a conversion-ready attic at a later date.

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The last tranche at Beechpark consists of 20 three and four-bed terraced and semi-detached properties, all of which are close to, or overlooking, a green area. There is also a Little Harvard creche and Montessori on site, and Leixlip GAA Club is adjacent to the development.

Of the three-beds, the cheapest version is the mid-terrace style, which measures 1,160 sq ft and costs from €310,000. The end-of-terrace type spans 1,218 sq ft and is selling from €340,000, while the 1,212 sq ft semi-detached version is priced from €345,000.

Prices for the four-beds in this release start at €370,000 for the 1,426 sq ft semi-detached version and at €375,000 for the end-of-terrace style, which has 1,453 sq ft of accommodation.

The homes at Beechpark, which has seen a plethora of phases since Kilbegnet Developments began construction there in 2005, have a future-proof design with trusses to facilitate conversion of the attic to create an additional living space of about 347 sq ft to 380 sq ft, depending on the house type chosen. In addition, the roof structure has been engineered to accommodate a soft spot for Velux roof lights and there is also a soft spot in the first-floor ceiling for stairs. This will save prospective buyers time and money if they need an extra bedroom or study because no major structural alterations will be required.

The concrete block-built houses at Beechpark have brick fronts, granite stone windowsills and a string course at first-floor level. There is cobblelock paving for parking spaces to the front of each dwelling and to the rear is a garden with a patio area directly accessed off the kitchen/living area.

There are above-average ceiling heights of 3m throughout the entire ground floor.

In the three-bed semi-detached and end-of-terrace styles, the fitted kitchens have units from Nolan Kitchens, with a butcher block-style counter top and an integrated bin system.

Passive house principles were adopted in designing the A-rated homes, which have a heat recovery ventilation system to provide a constant stream of fresh air and PV solar panels to top up electricity. An A-rated gas-condensing boiler provides the central heating and can be controlled at three separate zones.

Beechpark is a few minutes' drive from the M4 motorway and there is a train station at Louisa Bridge.

The last phase of Beechpark is scheduled to be completed between November and March. The showhouses at the development are on view tomorrow and Sunday, from 2pm-4pm.

Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912606.

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