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Sydney is “bursting at the seams” and it is apparent that our infrastructure is not coping. We as a city, are growing much faster than our current development processes and community facilities can accommodate.

The drastic housing affordability issues we are going through put many Sydney families under enormous mortgage and lifestyle stress as they attempt to achieve the dream of owning their own home. The knock-on ramifications of extremely high house prices affects more than just income. A broad range of socio-economic factors that formulate a community are adversely affected by housing affordability crisis situations similar to those being experienced now.

In response to Sydney’s affordability issues, the Federal Government have just announced some of the biggest land development news in over a decade. The proposed Greater Macarthur Land Release is currently investigating the viability of developing around 7,700ha of land in the region creating three new suburb precincts: Wilton Junction, Menangle Park and Mount Gilead.

On 22nd September 2015, the NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, made the announcement that this development is in full investigation stages to facilitate and satisfy the rezoning and planning requirements. Working closely with both Campbelltown and Wollondilly councils, the NSW Planning Department are carefully considering the land release so that it does not undermine the rural and historic qualities of the area.

The Greater Macarthur Land Release is going to provide extensive opportunities to build modern, healthy communities. At Beechwood Homes, we are committed to this same goal wherever we build our homes. We are excited about this new land release as we see it as an excellent, and much-needed, development alternative for Sydney. Providing affordable, traditional family homes has been the cornerstone of the Beechwood Homes business from the beginning. We believe that this provides ample opportunities for communities to evolve into supportive and comfortable places to live. 

These proposed future developments will see 35,000 new homes in the region over the next 30 years and will bring with them extensive supporting infrastructure, employment opportunities and alternatives. That will be 35,000 opportunities for families at all stages of life to build a new home and a new life as part of the Greater Macarthur community.

The simple message is that Sydney must expand in order to accommodate the flourishing population numbers. By providing measured and carefully planned developments, such as the Greater Macarthur Land Release, Sydney is actively building new, functional communities that can enhance our city.

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The decision to embark on your own new home journey is a really exciting one. But what happens after you have made that decision? Where do you start?

Choosing to build with Beechwood Homes as your builder is a very personal decision but it can be a highly efficient and less stressful way to build your new home. During the construction process, the complexity of contracts, tenders and regulatory requirements are facilitated predominantly by the team at Beechwood Homes. We can help to guide you through the different stages of construction, acting as your building partner the whole way through.

Understanding the construction process is important in order to know where to start, and how to get into your new home quickly and successfully.

The Beechwood Construction Process

  1. Finding your land

    Beechwood Homes are happy to work closely with you whether you have bought your block, are still looking for it, or have decided to go with one of our House and Land options. Finding the perfect location for your new family home is important to the success of the overall build. Beechwood can assist you with this process and expertly advise on land features and availability. Remember that a cheaper block to purchase may be a more expensive block to build on.

  2. Visiting a display home and a personal consultation

    After making the decision to build a new home, it is important to come and see our homes at one of Beechwood’s display home locations. Here you can speak to our staff and organise your personal consultation.

    During your personal consultation, all stages of the process and your expected requirements will be clearly explained so you will know exactly what is happening, and what is coming up next.

  3. Choosing your new home

    After carefully considering your own personal needs and wants, it is time to decide on exactly what you would like your new home to be in terms of design, aesthetics and colours.

    Once you have decided on your new home’s design and character, our team will put together a formal proposal so all details can be clearly outlined.

  4. Signing the contract

    Your acceptance of the contract gives us the go ahead to start building your new home. There is a small window of opportunity at this point to make changes to your contract but be sure to do this quickly as further charges will be incurred and delays may result for alterations made after this time.

  5. Commencement of construction

    Being able to see your home evolve is a really exciting part of the Beechwood construction process. Beechwood endeavours to keep you updated on the progress of your home throughout construction.

  6. Handover processes

    Before you can begin enjoying your new home, we need to finalise everything in what we call a “handover”. During this process it is important to inspect your home and give us relevant feedback. Once everyone is happy, you can move in your new home!

  7. Build a new life with your family

The best part of the construction process is the finished product. Sit back and relax in your new family home that has been purpose-built to enhance the quality of your lifestyle.

Choosing Beechwood Homes to be your project building partner is simple. Just visit one of our display homes or call us on 02 9616 0999 to chat to one of our friendly consultants.

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When trying to decide on a project home builder, new home owners are faced with a lot of confusing information. One example of this are the widely varying inclusions lists. Comparing these lists can be difficult but it is very important to understand exactly what is included in your home package in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Some home features that you may consider to be a standard inclusion, are not covered by certain building contracts and can quickly blow out a budget. Beechwood Homes’ Genesis range of homes come with such features as carpet, floor tiles, a dishwasher, and an alarm system as standard inclusions.  Our Genesis range of home designs are also fully supported by our Genesis Indulgence inclusions.

Genesis homes are built to last and come with sensible, structural inclusions such as termite resistant framing, roofing made from trusted Colorbond® steel, and a fully reinforced concrete slab to adhere to AS2870 regulations.

Your family home is built with finer details that reflect your individualism, subtly enhancing the aesthetics and ambience. It is easy to make a Genesis home your own with design inclusions such as picture and furniture recesses and your choice of profiles and colours for your roof tiles, aluminium windows and paintwork.  

Form is also supported by function in every Beechwood Home. Each Genesis home includes extra features that add to the practicality of your home. Some of these features include large, modern vanities in bathrooms and ensuites, a garage remote unit, double power points throughout the house, and overhead cupboards in kitchens. These functional, convenient inclusions are easy to overlook but add significantly to the practicality of your home.

Additional costs are alleviated by our comprehensive range of included site, administration and regulatory features such as:

  •          180 day tender
  •          Land contour survey
  •          House peg out and identification survey
  •          Engineer certificate for slab and piers
  •          Construction Contract Insurance
  •          ABSA Energy Efficiency Certificate
  •          BASIX Certificate

The best way to truly gauge what an inclusion adds to a home is to see it in person. Visiting one of our many display homes can really highlight the visual and functional impact of our features and inclusions.

Beechwood Homes are proud to build complete traditional family homes with a generous list of inclusions. Our Genesis Indulgence range of inclusions offers more than just the basics; it provides a comfortable home for your family.

If you are still feeling at all confused, please call us here at Beechwood Homes on 02 9616 0999 and we can go through everything you need to know. 

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At Beechwood Homes, we are extremely proud of our building partnerships and suppliers. One of our most trusted suppliers is Beaumont Tiles. Beaumont Tiles’ products are key elements to completing the outstanding finishes we expect for our homes and our clients.

Beaumont Tiles are the suppliers of superior quality tiles for most of our key home designs. Their quality products combined with Beechwood’s exceptional designs culminate in a home that you and your family can be proud of.

Beaumont Tiles has always sourced the very best products and made them accessible to a wider range of locations. Since their inception back in 1960 after identifying a lack of high quality tiles and tiling products in the Australian marketplace, Beaumont have endeavoured to source products from global manufacturers based on their exceptional quality and practicality.

Beaumont’s history of passion for finding quality products has extended their available range to a vast amount of tiles. Beechwood have worked with Beaumont to establish a distinct product range available as part of our home packages. We have selected key products for each of our homes that complement and enhance the styling and functionality.

Beaumont Tiles have established themselves as a quality supplier to the building industry and Beechwood Homes are happy to enjoy an ongoing partnership with them.

If you would like to view the range of Beaumont Tiles available in a range of Beechwood homes, please visit one of our display homes in our many locations. 

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Beechwood Home's Award winning Asquith 36 design

Image shown above is the award winning Asquith 36 design, on display at Housing World Shell Cove.

Earlier this year, Beechwood Homes were awarded Best Exhibition/Project Home between $250,000-$300,000 at the 2015 Master Builders’ Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards for the Asquith 36 floor plan and design.

The Asquith 36 is a home design that is celebrated for its aesthetics as well as floor space to total space ratio. A single storey floor plan, the Asquith 36 features four generous-sized bedrooms as well as three separate living spaces. A key feature of the Asquith 36 is the addition of a complete guest suite, complete with its own ensuite for visiting friends and family.

 

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“Feedback from our customers helped us to include the guest suite in the Asquith 36. Listening to our customers and building homes with their needs in mind is what we get excited by as home builders,” said Vic Cavasinni, Managing Director of Beechwood Homes.

The Master Builders’ Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards is one of the state’s most prestigious residential building awards, celebrating excellence in workmanship, innovation and quality. Judges inspected each and every entry into the awards, visiting each home and reviewing them against a stringent set of guidelines and standards.

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Beechwood Homes are an Australian household name when it comes to building affordable, comfortable and traditional family homes. Our experience has naturally grown over our long history in the building industry and it shows in the quality of our homes.

At Beechwood Homes, we celebrate our experience as a home builder because we are extremely proud of it. We are proud that we have been able to provide so many families with their own, brand new home in which to build and share their lives.

Our expertise and longevity can only benefit you when you build your home with Beechwood. When you have been in the industry as long as we have, you tend to know it like the back of your hands. Because we aren’t on the steep learning curve of a newer company, we have more time to continually innovate and improve on our already established home designs and construction processes. And we are dedicated to providing consistently relevant and functional home options for our clients, as seen recently when we were recognised by The Master Builders’ Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards.

The benefits of such a distinctive reputation is that the resale value of your home is always maintained by our name. You will not just be selling a home, you will be selling a “Beechwood Home”.

Contact us on 02 96160999 today to discuss how the Beechwood team’s experience and expertise can give you your perfect new home.

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Trying to build a timeless bathroom or kitchen has long been a desire of home owners, making sure that choices made today don’t look totally out of place in just a few years’ time.

Some of the choices made in the past have certainly taken from colour trends of the time. The paisley and florals of the 60’s or the brown, yellow and orange combination popular in the 70’s to name some very notable examples.  Because trends are just that – a passing popularity – it’s best to choose neutral colours and materials because they always come back in style and can be easily updated or stylised with accent design elements.

Simplicity is often the key to avoiding passing style trends and to building kitchens and bathrooms that have a timeless appeal. Maintaining a degree of simplicity will ensure you don’t need to update it in two to three years’ time.

Sticking to relatively subdued colours will help your kitchen stand the tests of time, but this doesn't mean it needs to be boring, or that white is your only option. Whilst neutral colours can be a large part of the colour scheme they can be accentuated with statement colours in splashbacks, appliances or any elements that can be easily changed when you want to refresh and update. This will mean you can have a new look and feel without the huge cost of rebuilding the whole room.

Beechwood Homes build affordable family homes that deliver on quality and design. Our team of colour consultants are here to help you transform your house into your very own “home”.

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It can be a bit of a myth that it is cheaper and quicker to be an owner-builder when building your new house.

Not only do you need to understand all aspects of building codes, council regulations and planning, but you need to have the right contacts to buy at trade rates and have a wide network of tradie contacts who you know how to schedule in the right order to make the best use of time and budget. And of course, you need to complete the Owner Builder course to prove that while you aren’t a licensed builder, you have the proficiency and skills to be responsible for the building work as a fully licensed builder would be.

As builders, we are full time builders. This is what we do day in, day out. Most owner/builders have full time jobs and responsibilities. So unless you have hours and hours to spare daily or a very understanding employer who doesn’t mind you directing the build, chasing up trades and inspecting the worksite, owner/builder can be an extra layer of stress that adds more pressure to your already busy life. 

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Have you ever dreamt of living somewhere that not only has all of the conveniences of a modern estate, but is also abundant in the peaceful serenity of nature?

What about an affordable new home with easy access to an expansive National Park that is only 90 minutes from Sydney?

Then consider Watagan Park Estate, Cooranbong.

Beechwood Homes are proud to be involved with this premier estate and have just released 12 new house and land packages, that are selling fast! With enormous block sizes and beautiful bushland outlooks, Watagan Park is the perfect option for those wanting the ideal tree-change without sacrificing any of the modern comforts. It is also the gateway to the spectacular Watagans National Park.

Located within a short distance of Watagans National Park, Watagan Park Estate can easily offer an adventure lifestyle unrivalled by CBD living. Watagans National Park is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful rainforest scenery and is abundant in both adventure and cultural attributes.

The park has something to offer everyone, including:

  •          More than 40 historic Aboriginal sites that highlight indigenous art and engraving techniques
  •          Camping
  •          Picnic areas
  •          Hiking
  •          Biking
  •          4 Wheel Driving
  •          Bird and wildlife watching
  •          Natural sightseeing – waterfalls, lookouts, and much more.

So, why not consider building your Beechwood Home in Watagan Park Estate and start living a naturally healthy lifestyle. Contact our friendly staff for further information on either (02) 9616 0999 or (02) 4028 6716.

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The name alone automatically conjures a distinct impression of quality, class and the highest level of finish. Caesarstone has long-earned it’s reputation by consistently delivering the highest standard of quality for nearly 30 years.

The Caesarstone website is a great source of inspiration and now has a Visualiser that customers can use to view the wide range of finishes, textures and colours available. The kitchen visualiser has an extensive range of options to view different splashbacks, benches, islands, walls and even floors and cabinets.

Designing your dream bathroom has never been easier with the bathroom visualiser where you can choose wall cladding colours for your shower and room, shelving, vanity tops and even the texture and colour of your bathtub.

Beechwood Homes is proud to partner with Caesarstone for our customer’s kitchen bench tops and bathroom vanity units, providing a source of pride within their new Beechwood home.

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