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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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Here are some stats for tonight’s big A-League match between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets:

Neither @SydneyFC or @NewcastleJetsFC had a win in November in 4 matches after both teams won 3 of their 4 matches in October.

Both teams head into the match with 3 draws and 1 loss in their last 4 matches.

Despite having a 3-4-1 (W-D-L) record, @SydneyFC have only led in 4 matches, for a combined total of 26 minutes this season.

In the 3 matches they have won, @SydneyFC only led for 2 minutes, 3 minutes and 9 minutes respectively.

@SydneyFC have trailed only twice this season, for a total of 54 minutes, for a loss and a draw.

In 720 minutes this season, @SydneyFC have spent 640 minutes with the scores level.

@SydneyFC have fired off 32 shots on target this season.

@SydneyFC are 1-3-1 at home this season (away record is 2-1-0).

@SydneyFC’s home record last season was 4-4-5. They were 10-4-0 on the road.

On a Friday night at home last season, @SydneyFC were 0-1-2. This year they are 0-1-0.

Vedran Janjetovic leads the league with 5 clean sheets (only conceding against Melb City (1), the Mariners (1) and Melb Victory (4)) .

Janjetovic has made 8 saves and conceded a league low 6 goals.

@NewcastleJetsFC have led in 5 matches this season, for a total of 73 minutes, and have won a 3-1-1 record in those matches.

In 720 minutes this season, @NewcastleJetsFC have spent 561 minutes with the scores level.

@NewcastleJetsFC have trailed 4 times this season, for a total of 86 minutes, and have a 1-1-2 record in those matches.

In the 2 matches @NewcastleJetsFC have lost this season, they were behind for only 2 minutes and 4 minutes respectively.

@NewcastleJetsFC have made a league low 16 shots on target this season.

@NewcastleJetsFC are 2-1-0 on the road this season (home record is 1-2-2).

@NewcastleJetsFC have scored only 1 goal in the first half this season (vs Phoenix) and have conceded 3 goals in first halves (all away from home).

@NewcastleJetsFC are 2-0-0 this season on a Friday night.

Of the 8 goals the @NewcastleJetsFC have conceded this season, 4 have been past the 75th minute mark, all at home.

@MarkBirraz leads the league with 31 saves in 7 appearances, and has conceded 7 goals (and the Jets 8).

@NewcastleJetsFC have kept two clean sheets this season (against Melb Victory and Adelaide).

PREDICTION: Hopefully a great game!

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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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Every family is different in its own way. Deciding on not only the current and short term needs of your family, but also the long term requirements you will have from your household is an important step of building a project home. A recent Multi-Generational Study by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute shows that one in five Australian households have adults from two or more generations living under one roof. The report shows that multi-generation living arrangements are highly-concentrated in and around suburban areas.

When planning your new home, it’s important to try and plan for your family’s future. For example, trends show that children are staying at home longer, so planning separate living areas and kid’s bedrooms that may become bedrooms for young adults at a later stage are part of the design and planning process. As parent’s age and retire, perhaps they will stay for extended periods or even become dependent.

Beechwood Homes understand that not all families operate under a traditional model and design and plan houses with this in mind. The award winning Asquith 36 single storey home is a great example of a floor plan designed for multi-generational living.  The Asquith 36 features a separate guest wing, complete with ensuite and robe as well as three separate living areas that can be used as a study, theatre room or traditional lounge room. The Asquith 36 home design recently won ‘Best exhibition/project home from $250,000-$300,000’ at the 2015 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards.

The Asquith 36 is a single storey home and part of Beechwood’s popular Evolution series. You can view the Asquith 36 at Housing World, Shell Cove on the South Coast and also Hunter HomeWorld at Chisolm, Berry Park on the North Coast.

Beechwood Homes have a wide range of project building options to account for nearly every type of family model, meaning whatever your situation - everyone can be comfortably accounted for. 

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The Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team will be back in action this weekend at Highlands Raceway near Queenstown, New Zealand for the sixth and final round of the 2015 Australian GT Championship.

Beechwood driver, Nathan Antunes, sits in second place in the overall championship, trailing Audi teammate Christopher Mies by 65 points. With 150 championship points on offer to this weekend’s winner, if the German slips up, either Antunes or current series third place holder, Grant Denyer (who sits 37 points adrift of Nathan), could emerge as overall champion.

There will be two 1 hour races held on Saturday with a 101 lap race around the 4.5km circuit on Sunday.

Beechwood wishes Nathan all the best for this weekend’s racing which will be streamed online.

For the latest news on the Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team visit

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Beechwood Homes is delighted that the Newcastle Jets 2015-16 jerseys are finally available for purchase at the Jets’ new merchandise shop at 19 Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle.

The shop opened with a fan day last Saturday with the players, including new recruits Milos Trifunovic and Leonardo, in attendance for photos and autographs.

Over 100 members took advantage of Beechwood’s Trade in your Stripes promotion, obtaining a further $20 discount on top of their member discount, by trading in their old Jets jerseys. When announcing the promotion last week, Beechwood's Managing Director, Vic Cavasinni, said "We recognise that obtaining a new kit each year is a significant expense for families and we are pleased to help out. If members have an old red and blue striped jersey sitting in their wardrobe that no longer fits, or if it doesn't have any sentimental value or they simply won't wear it anymore, they can trade it in and get a further discount on a new blue home jersey.”

The traded in jerseys will be donated by Beechwood Homes and the Jets to disadvantaged football groups throughout northern NSW.

The Trade in your Stripes promotion is still running until further notice.

Mr Cavasinni also said “We recognise that this promotion is not for everyone, and some fans will want to keep every Jets jersey they own. However, we will be running a further promotion that we think every Jets fan will want to win."

Beechwood is offering an exclusive behind the scenes tour at the Jets' first home match of the season against Sydney FC on 17 October for two lucky winners and a friend each. The prize includes a pre-match dressing room tour, meeting the captains at the coin toss, watching the players warm up from the pitch and watching the players walk out from the tunnel. One of these experiences was won by Laura Turner at the fan day. Laura had the closest guess in our M&Ms guessing competition.


There will be a further opportunity to win this experience. For a chance to win, you need to be a Jets Member and be present at Hunter Stadium by 4.30pm on 17 October wearing a new 2015-16 Jets jersey (preferably a Beechwood branded blue home jersey or heritage gold jersey, but you could still win if you are wearing the white away jersey sponsored by our great co-major sponsors, Inspiration Paints). A lucky winner will be chosen at random and will go on the tour with a friend.

To show which Jets jersey is your favourite, use the hastags #WhiteIsNice #BlueIsBetter #GoldIsForever and don’t forget to use #NTUA and #TogetherWeCanSoar in your posts and tweets.

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The kitchen is often regarded as the most characterising room in a family home – especially a newly built Beechwood project home.

However, it can be a big task to decide what to include and not include, from the cupboard and cabinetry to the appliances and bench space – even the handles on the drawers can be a challenge.

It’s always handy to know what is on trend and fashionable in the world of Australian project kitchens, so you can best navigate and understand what qualities you would like in your kitchen.

A great place to start looking for inspiration are online sites such as Houzz or Pinterest, you can search very specific terms or see general trends and save them, or Pin them, for later inspiration.

It’s also helpful to research the current trends in kitchen design.

Below are some popular trends in kitchen design that look like they will remain well into 2016

  • Open Shelving – taking a user friendly approach to kitchen storage, open shelving helps to create an airy feel whilst giving a ‘lived in’ feel that is very popular now and looks great.
  • Modern-Traditional – the marriage of modern and traditional elements can create a warm and homey feel. Traditional door profiles like Shaker doors and mixing materials like stainless steel and wood are expected to take off.
  • Textured & tactile – surfaces that are textured and have an earthy look and feel are becoming more and more common. Untreated, matte woods and stone can be a great and subtle wow factor in a family kitchen.

This list is a great place to start thinking about the characteristics you would like in your new kitchen.

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