The internal and external designs of the house will live up to your standards if you have done your research and explored the show-homes in person beforehand or viewed the floor-plans of the house when shopping online.
The facilities and building management seems good for bin collections and parking space. However, there have been a lot of complains by the development’s residents of litter and fouling from dog walkers who live outside the neighbourhood and garbage blowing away from bins and being left in the public green area for days, if not weeks.
Property management has been extremely slow, either due to the pandemic or a poor after-care ticketing system. It can take weeks and several months to get some of your complains heard to fix the major and minor issues. On average, it can take up to half or a full year to resolve all the items on your snag-list, unless your chase the project managers on a daily or weekly basis.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Although, Eccles still needs a lot of investment to improve its image within Greater Manchester, the property development is located in a pretty good accessible location. If your don’t drive then this location is very beneficial for commuting to work as the train station, metrolink tram station and the bus station are all 10-15 minutes of walking distance. The local town has all your typical shops, take-aways, pubs, post-offices, banks including two big supermarkets, Aldi and Morrisons for your weekly shopping. One of the biggest shopping centres in the UK, the Trafford Centre is also a 20 minutes walk away.
The inside of the neighbourhood feels pretty safe, regardless of what the crime rate is like in Eccles.
I don’t hear any traffic noise from the main roads outside the neighbourhood as my house is in located in the middle. However, there is a big problem about the constant low humming noise apparently coming from the CarGrill factory based in the industrial state that is across the canal which is located behind the property development.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
If you are a light sleeper or appreciate peace and quiet, then you might not enjoy the sound pollution of the constant humming noise that is apparently coming from an industrial factory owned by CarGrill across the canal, which is behind the development located at Guinness Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester.
If you live in a 3 story house, then you can hear the noise through the roof walls or the 6 Velux skylight windows of the master bedroom on the 3rd floor almost every night and sometimes even during the day. You can’t hear it that much from the 1st or 2nd floors, as the windows and walls are a bit sound proof.
However, the frequency of the sounds fluctuates from day-to-day and it can be very irritating when you’re trying to sleep every night. This is an issue that possibly may have stopped me from buying my house, had I knew this noise was always there as it is taking months to almost a year to get complaints heard by Salford and Trafford Council from my neighbours.
Also, almost every house in the development has had an issue with poor drainage in their back garden, which apparently takes several months to a year to get your complaints heard by the developer in getting your garden soil dug up again and new grass tiles relayed by the landscapers.
What is the best feature of your home:
The best feature of my home are the skylight windows in the master bedroom on the 3rd floor and kitchen/dining room. I also like the skin basin/vanity units in the main bathroom and en-suite.