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CONTENTS
WELCOME
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Address
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Warranty
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While We're Still Building
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Useful Numbers
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LOOKING AFTER YOU
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Who To Contact
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In An Emergency
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If You're Not Happy
4
Survey
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MOVING CHECKLIST
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Change of Address
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Other Things To Do
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YOUR LEASE
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Subletting
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Alterations
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Pets
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Noise
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Repairs
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Television
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Equipment
Windows
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AT YOUR DISPOSAL
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Managing
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Agent
Concierge
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Letters & Parcels
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Rubbish
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& Recycling
Access
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Lift
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CClV
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Parl<ing
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THE SURROUNDING
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Water
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Heating & Hot Water
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LETTING
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SERVICES
UTILITIES
Electricity
Supplier Choice
Local Council
Telephone
Television
YOUR HOME ADJUST
Ventilation
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Shrinkage cracks
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Condensation
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INTERNAL
LOOKING
COLOURS
& FINISHES
AFTER YOUR HOME
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Floor Finishes
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Kitchen
Windows
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Handles & Locks
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STAYING SAFE & SECURE
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Fire Safety
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Site
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Electrical Safety
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DIY Safety
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Keeping Your Ilome Secure
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Safety on
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HELPING
THE ENVIRONMENT
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Energy Saving Tips
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Water Saving Tips
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Reducing Waste
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WELCOME
We'd like to welcome you to your new Mount Anvil home at Central
Square. We hope you'll be very happy here.
We've put together this Homeowner's Manual to provide you with
all the information you should need about your home and the
facilities and services available in and around it. Please take the
time to read through it carefully. If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact our Customer Care department.
USEFUL NUMBERS
Customer Care
Mount Anvil
T:
02077761816
Emergencies
Mount Anvil 24 Hour Helpline
ADDRESS
T:
07958 364567
Your new address is:
75 Dance Square
London
EC1V 3AL
WARRANTY
For added peace of mind, your home is covered by a ten year
NHBC Buildmark warranty. This means that Mount Anvil, for the
first two years after legal completion, and NHBC from years three
to ten, take responsibility for any problems that arise with your new
home due to defects in either materials or workmanship.
Managing Agent
Mount Anvil (CSM)
T:
020 7776 1800
Warranty Provider
NHBC
T:
0844 633 1000
Local Council
All the details of your policy will be given to you by your solicitor, as
well as the Buildmark booklet and the 'Guide to Your New Home'.
If you need any further help or clarification, you can contact NHBC
direct:
T:
NHBC
Electricity Supplier
T:
British Gas
London Borough of Islington
020 7527 2000
0844 633 1000
W: www.nhbc.co.uk
T:
WHILE WE'RE STILL BUILDING
Electricity Emergency
Please bear with us while we finish building the rest of the homes
at Central Square. We'll make sure access to your horne is clean
and safe, but untortunately a little noise and dust is inevitable we'll try to keep this to a minimum.
EDF Distribution
T:
0800 048 0202
0800 028 0247
Water Supplier
We would be grateful if you didn't approach our construction staff
with any questions or problems you might have - instead, please
direct them to our Customer Care department to make sure that
they're dealt with effectively.
Thames Water
T:
0845 9200 888
Water Emergency
Thames Water Leakline
T:
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LOOKING AFTER YOU
WHO TO CONTACT
IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY
At Mount Anvil, we endeavour to create outstanding properties,
and we want you to be as happy with your new home as we are.
We aim to deliver excellent customer
service. In the unlikely event that
you're not happy with the service
you've received, please contact our
Customer Care department using the
details opposite.
If, during the first two years after you've legally completed, you find
that something is not quite right, or you have a question, please
feel free to contact our Customer Care department using the
details below:
A:
Mount Anvil Customer Care Department
140 Aldersgate Street
London
EC1A4HY
T:
E:
02077761816
customerservices@mount-anvil.com
If you feel that your issue hasn't
been dealt with to your satisfaction,
you're able to refer the matter to
NHBC. NHBC can in turn contact
the Consumer Code's independent
Resolution Scheme, which provides a
third party to assess both sides of the
matter and reach a resolution.
IN AN EMERGENCY
In the unfortunate event that you find yourself with a home
emergency, we can be contacted outside of working hours. Details
of what we class as an emergency can be found below; if we
decide that your problem falls outside of these criteria, please be
aware that you might be charged for call outs and/or repairs.
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No hot water or heating
A water leak that is causing damage or getting into an electrical
fifting
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No electricity
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Broken lock on a window, door or garage door meaning the
property isn't secure
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A roof leak that wasn't caused by storm damage (this will be
covered by your insurer)
Blocked drains causing overflowing internally or externally
Toilet blocked or not flushing, if there is only one in the home
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SURVEY
We know that once you've moved
in, you'll be busy unpacking and
beginning to enjoy your new home.
Approximately six weeks after you've
moved in, you'll be contacted by
a company called In-House, who
are conducting a short customer
satisfaction survey on our behalf. We
would be grateful if you could take
a few minutes to complete this - any
feedback from our customers is velY
valuable in helping us to improve the
service and products that we offer.
Thank you in advance for your
involvement.
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MOVING CHECKLIST
OTHER THINGS TO DO
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
You'll need to inform lots of organisations
is a list of suggestions.
about your move - below
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Bank and Building Society
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Catalogues
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DVLA - you'll need to change both your driving licence and your
car's registration certificate
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Employers
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Gyms or health clubs
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Magazine and newspaper subscriptions
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National Savings and Premium Bond companies
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Opticians
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Pension providers
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Professional associations and trade unions
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Satellite TV companies
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Store loyalty cards
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TV Licensing
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Telephone provider
Clubs and associations
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Set up your new electricity, water
and heating accounts
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Finalise your utility accounts from
your old home
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Tell your local authority you've
moved, and make sure they
update their council tax records
and the Electoral Role
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Register your appliances so your
warranty is valid
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Instruct Royal Mail to redirect your
post, if required
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Check your home's contents are
fully insured
Credit card companies
Doctor and dentist
H M Revenue & Customs
Internet provider
Insurance companies
Mobile phone companies
Rental companies
Schools and colleges
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You can also pass your new details to a large number of
organisations at the same time by visiting the I Am Moving website:
W: www.iammovinq.com
The following websites will also be helpful for changing your
address details:
W: VNIW.direct.gov.ukimotoring
W: VNIW.hmrc.gov.uk
W: VNIW.tvlicensing.co.uk
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YOUR LEASE
Please make sure you take the time to read through your lease
and familiarise yourself with it - it details all your responsibilities as
a lessee. The most important details are:
SUBLETTING
If you'd like to sublet your home, you'll need to get permission
from the freeholder first. Please make sure your tenants read
this manual too, so that they know how to work and look after all
aspects of the home.
REPAIRS
It's your responsibility as the lessee
to keep your horne in good condition.
You can only have works carried out
on your apartment within specific time
frames - please refer to your lease for
more details.
TELEVISION EQUIPMENT
We also recommend that you employ a good letting agent to take
care of the renting out of your home.
You mustn't attach any aerials or
other equipment to the outside of the
building. Your apartment has been
prewirecl for digital terrestrial and
Sky+ should you choose to subscribe
to either of these at a later elate.
ALTERATIONS
WINDOWS
The freeholder must give permission for any alterations you make
to the structure of your home. Please be careful when drilling
or nailing into ceilings or walls, as cables and pipes run directly
beneath the surface.
Please make sure you fit your
windows with proper curtains or
blinds, which need to have a cream
or natural coloured lining. Don't
hang clothes, flags, etc., from your
windows.
Please note that Mount Anvil can't be held responsible for any
damage caused by either yourself of your tenants not following the
manufacturers' recommendations.
It's also worth noting that the plasterboard on your walls may also
act as a fire, acoustic or vapour barrier, and you could affect the
safety of yourself or your neighbours if you penetrate them.
PETS
You can only keep pets if you obtain permission from the
freeholder first. Please note that the consent may be revoked if
valid complaints are received from neighbours.
NOISE
Please try not to make too much noise in your home or elsewhere
on the development that could cause annoyance.
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AT YOUR DISPOSAL
MANAGING AGENT
ACCESS
The Managing Agent has been appointed to maintain the
communal areas of the development, both externally and internally.
Should you need to contact the Managing Agent, the details are:
You were provided with key fobs at
handover that allow you to operate
the entrance gates and communal
front door. To enter the building, hold
the fob up to the reader panel and the
door will unlock.
Mount Anvil (CSM) Ltd
A:
T:
140 Aldersgate Street
London
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020 7776 1800
Service Charges
Each resident on the development will pay for the maintenance of
the communal areas via their service charge. This is billed twice
a year, covering the periods from January to June and July to
December.
Visitors
A video phone is provided in the
hallway of your apartment, linked to a
panel at the building's entrance.
Central Square has a concierge service to help you with your dayto-day needs and to organise general running of the development.
When a visitor presses the call button
for your apartment at the entrance
panel, a tone is activated on your
video phone. YOLIcan lift the handset
to hold a two-way conversation with
the visitor and a live image of them
is displayed on the screen. You can
open the block entrance door by
pressing the lock release button on
the handset.
LETTERS & PARCELS
LIFT
Letters and small packages will be delivered to your individual post
box in the ground floor entrance of your block.
A lift is available in the building to all
residential floors and the basement
car park.
Your grOLlncirent is also paid annually.
CONCIERGE
RUBBISH & RECYCLING
You can dispose of household refuse and recyclable items in the
communal bin store, located in the basement car park. You'll need
your bin store key to access this, which you should have been
given. Please refrain from leaving refuse outside your apartment
or the bin store; this is a fire hazard as well as being unhygienic.
CCTV
For your security and peace of mind,
the development has been fitted with
CCTV cameras to all principal areas.
If you have a bulky item of waste that you need collecting, e.g.
furniture or white goods, please contact:
London Borough of Islington Council
T:
020 7527 2000
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PARKING
If you've chosen to purchase a space in the underground car park,
please make sure you park your car within the space and display
the permit you were given on legal completion. For further advice
about parking in the Borough, please contact:
London Borough of Islington Council
T:
020 7527 2000
Travel Plan
This development has been designed in accordance with a
travel plan approved by the local council. This is an initiative that
encourages residents to use local transport and reduce the use of
cars. Therefore, no onsite parking has been provided unless you
have chosen to purchase a car parking space.
Cycle Storage
In accordance with the travel plan for the development, 300 cycle
storage spaces have been provided on site.
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THE SURROUNDING AREA
DOCTORS
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
City Road Medical Centre
St Luke's C of E Primary School
A:
190-196 City Road
London
EC1V 20H
T: 02033168570
W: www.cityroadmedicalcentre.orq.uk
A:
The Neaman Practice
A:
A:
T:
15 Half Moon Court
London
EC1A 7HF
020 7600 9740
T:
Radnor Street
London
EC1V 3SJ
020 7253 3880
Moreland Primary School
T:
Moreland Street
London
EC1V 8BB
02072538144
SECONDARY SCHOOL
DENTIST
City of London Academy - Islington
Old Street Dental Clinic
A:
A:
'169 Old Street
London
EC1V 9NJ
T: 020 7253 5982
W: www.oldstreetdentalclinic.co.uk
Prebend Street
London
N18PG
T: 02072268611
W: wvvw.colai.org.uk
COLLEGE
A&E DEPARTMENT
Hackney Community College
Moorfielcls Eye Hospital
A:
W: www.moorfields.nhs.uk
Shoreditch Campus
Falkirk Street
London
N16HO
T: 02076139000
W: www.hackney.ac.uk
MINOR INJURIES UNIT
POST OFFICE
St Bartholomew's Hospital
A:
A:
162 City Road
London
EC1V 2PD
T:
02072533411/999
A:
T:
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 7BE
020 7377 7000
PHARMACY
Apex Pharmacy
A:
T:
199 Old Street
London
EC1V 9NP
020 7253 2586
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205 Old Street
London
EC1V 90N
T: 0845 7 22 33 44
W: www.postoffice.co.uk
LIBRARY
Finsbury Library
A:
245 St John Street
London
EC1V 4NB
T: 020 7527 7960
W: www.lslinqton.qov.uk
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SERVICES & UTILITIES
ELECTRICITY
SUPPLIER CHOICE
Supplier
You're free to change your suppliers
from those listed to the company of
choice - please visit Ofgem's website
for more details.
British Gas
T:
0800 048 0202
W: www.britishqas.co.uk
W: www.ofqem.qov.uk
Supply
The electrical supply enters your horne through the electricity
meter. Wires leading from the meter go to the consumer unit.
This unit contains the main on/off switches and a number of MCB
trip switches (miniature circuit breakers), which protect individual
circuits.
LOCAL COUNCIL
Should you need to contact your local
council regarding council tax, refuse
collection etc., their contact details are
below.
London Borough of Islington
Tripped Circuits
If a circuit trips:
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Disconnect any appliance that you think may have caused the
problem
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Switch the affected MCB on the consumer unit back on to
restore the circuit
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To be sure you've identified the faulty appliance, reconnect
it and see if the MCB trips again. If it doesn't, try connecting
other appliances to check if they're faulty
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If you still can't find the fault, call an electrician, as you may have a
fault inside a socket or switch, or an intermittent fault
Electrical Test Certificate
If you haven't already been given the Electrical Certificate for your
new home, please let us know and we'll arrange for this to be
issued. The original electrical installation of your home should be
inspected within ten years.
Power Cuts
Before contacting Mount Anvil to report loss of power, you should
check with your neighbours or your supplier to find out whether this
is due to works on site or locally, or a fault.
A:
222 Upper Street
London
N1 1XR
T: 020 7527 2000
W: vl'NW.islington.gov.uk
TELEPHONE
You can request the connection of
a telephone line to your home by
contacting your chosen supplier.
Although the master socket will
already be cabled and ducted, you
may be charged for the connection of
extra sockets in other areas of your
home.
TELEVISION
Your home has been prewired for
digital terrestrial and Sky+ television,
should you choose to install these
at a later date. Please be aware
that this may be subject to charges
for connection, subscription or
equipment.
Replacing Oownlighter Bulbs
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WATER
Supplier
Dos and Don'ts
Thames Water
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T: 0845 9200 888
W: www.thameswater.co.uk
Don't throw any medicines down
the toilet
»
Don't empty large quantities of
bleach or similar into the system
Supply
»
Don't empty cooking oil down the
sink
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Always check the packaging to see
if a product can be safely disposed
of down the drainage system
Your home has its own mains supply, which comes directly from
a water meter to a stoptap within your home. This stoptap will
shut off all water to your horne if you need to, for example in an
emergency or if you go on holiday. There will also be an additional
stoptap next to the meter.
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powder in YOLirwashing machine
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Waste Water
Waste water from your kitchen and bathroom is drained directly
into the underground drainage system. You're responsible for the
upkeep of all your fittings and their waste plumbing.
If you experience a localised blockage, try using a flexible rod or
suction cup to remove it. If this doesn't work, empty the sink or
basin by hand and put in a good quality drain cleaner. If this fails,
carefully unscrew the plastic trap underneath the sink or basin
(remembering to place a container beneath it to catch any waste
water), remove the blockage and screw the trap back in place.
Do regularly flush basin/bath/
shower pipe work with disinfectant
to clear soap residue
Mount Anvil won't accept any
responsibility for a blockage that
needs a plumber/drainage company
that is a direct result of not following
the recommendations given above.
In the event of the above, Mount
Anvil reserves the right to recover any
costs.
For further information, please see
Thames Water's 'To Flush Or Not To
Flush?' literature, enclosed within the
Appendices section.
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HEATING & HOT WATER
Metering & Billing
Central System
All apartments on the development
are billed individually for the heat and
hot water they've used.
Heating and hot water in your apartment are provided by a CHP
system. This has a central boiler plant that serves all apartments,
plus a network of underfloor heating pipes and a heat interface
unit (HIU) in each individual apartment. Further information can be
found in the CHP pack you were given when you moved in.
Underfloor Heating
Heating in your apartment is provided by underfloor heating,
meaning hot water is circulated through a network of pipes beneath
the first layer of your floor to gently warm the air above it.
Please bear this is mind if fitting floor coverings yourself; any finish
that is thicker than those designed to be used with unclerfloor
heating might reduce the effect. Additionally, you should never drill
or nail into your floor, as you risk damaging the pipes below the
surface.
Insite Energy is responsible for
metering and billing the heat usage for
all apartments at Central Square.
Instructions on how to set up your
account with Insite Energy can be
found in the CHP pack you were
provided with.
Insite Energy's contact details are
given below.
Insite Energy
A:
20 Stoney Street
London
SE19AD
T: 020 7036 9100
W: www.insite-energy.co.uk
Bathroom Warm Wall
One wall in your bathroom has also been designed as a 'warm
wail', and contains a heating mat directly behind it.
Controls
The temperature and program timings of your heating and hot
water can all be controlled from your heat interface unit. Full
instructions can be found in the CHP pack you were presented with
when you moved in.
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LETTING YOUR HOME ADJUST
A lot of water went into building your new home, and you need to
allow time for this water to gradually work its way out. This usually
takes between 6 and 18 months, depending on the weather while
your home was being built. It's likely that this evaporation won't be
noticeable, but it can damage your home if you don't let it adjust
properly.
The slower the water works its way out of the structure of your
home, the less chance there is of cracks forming. You can do this
by keeping your home at an even temperature while it's adjusting.
You should also try not to turn your heating to above 20?C (unless
weather conditions are extremely adverse). The structure
should be allowed to warm up gradually, and large fluctuations in
temperature should be avoided wherever possible.
VENTILATION
The moisture escaping from your horne needs to be allowed to
escape to avoid problems such as dampness and condensation,
which can eventually lead to mould. Leave your windows open for
as long as you can during the day, and leave trickle vents open if
you go out.
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Make use of your whole house ventilation system to remove
warm, moist air from your home
»
Make sure you use the extractor hood in your kitchen when
cooking
»
Leave internal and wardrobe doors open to let air circulate
inside (except fire doors)
CONDENSATION
Once your home has finished drying
out, you shouldn't have any more
problems with condensation. Even
then, some every day activities,
such as washing clothes, cooking
and bathing produce lots of water
vapour, which can also cause
condensation. This will mean that
colder surfaces (such as the insides
of your windows) get misted up with
water as the vapour turns to liquid.
It can cause mould on walls and
ceilings, especially in corners behind
wardrobes and other furniture where
air can't easily reach.
If left untreated, it can damage bedding,
clothes, floor coverings, decorations
and the actual home itself. However,
condensation is one of the most
common problems in newly built
homes, and there are many simple
ways you can reduce it:
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While your horne is drying out,
keep the heating on at a constant
low temperature. Don't let it go
unheated for a long period of time
»
Don't use portable gas heaters,
as these produce a lot of water
vapour
»
Leave your windows open
whenever possible. If it's not
possible, make sure the trickle
vents are open
SHRINKAGE CRACKS
As your home dries out and is lived in and heated, the materials
used to build it will shrink, which might cause small cracks to
appear. These aren't faults, and can easily be filled once your
horne has dried out using a suitable DIY product.
The exact time it takes for your home to dry out depends on how
closely you follow the drying out instructions, but it should be
between 6 and 18 months.
If you choose to redecorate your horne, we advise you to wait until
it has completely dried out, as paint that is applied too soon is
liable to crack as the moisture from the structure works its way out.
Mount Anvil can't be held responsible for damage to decorations
which have been applied too soon.
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INTERNAL COLOURS & FINISHES
PAINT
Throughout
Dulux White Vinyl Matt
KITCHEN
Furniture
Manufacturer
Halt
T:
W:
01299251320
www.hatt.co.uk
Cupboards
High gloss vinyl wrapped
with soft close function
Worktops
White Corian
Tap
Abode ACT2034 chrome
Appliances
Oven
Siemens H B13AB521 B
Hob
Siemens ET975TG11 E or
Siemens ET651EE11E
Combi Microwave"
Siemens HB84E562B
Microwave'
Siemens HF25M5L2B
Extractor Hood
De Dietrich DHD7000X or
Neff D4618XOGB
Fridge/Freezer
Beko BC50F
Dishwasher
Beko DW600
Washer/Dryer
Zanussi ZWD12270W1
Wine Fridge'
Baumatic DW300SS (300111111)
or BFW46SS (600mm)
* if applicable
FLOORING
Tiles
Colchester Tiles Techno Grigo
600 x 600mm
Carpet
New Windsor Greenwich
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SANITARYWARE
Bath
I<aldewei Classic Duo 1700 x 70001111
Basin
Unique Avante Oval Corian
Tap
Vado Special Geo in Chrome
Shower
Crosswater Rio Illuminate
Shower Tray
Vitra Zero in White 1200 x 800m01
Shower Enclosure
Majestic Vigo Frameless
WC
No Code Igloo
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LOOKING AFTER YOUR HOME
FLOOR FINISHES
Cupboards
Carpet
You can clean your kitchen cupboards
very easily using warm, soapy water
and a soft cloth. Avoid usinq cream
cleaners or abrasive products, as
these can dull the surface shine
and scratch the finish. For more
information, please see the relevant
section in the Appendices.
To keep your carpet looking its best, we recommend that you
vacuum it regularly, which will remove potentially damaging dirt and
grit - a major cause of premature ageing and wear.
Any small stains should be treated as soon as possible, blotting the
area not rubbing. For large or stubborn stains, we advise you to
contact a professional carpet cleaner.
Your carpets might develop dark patches caused by uneven
crushing of the pile in wear. This can't be prevented and can't be
classed as a manufacturing defect. The blending process of the
fibres is random and may result in a lined effect. This is normal for
the type of carpet and not a manufacturing defect.
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Worktops
Ceramic Tiles
You can clean your ceramic floor tiles with a soft cloth and a mild
detergent solution.
Floating Floors
Some of your floors are be constructed of battens on acoustic
cradles, overlaid with chipboard and ply - these are known
generally as 'floating floors'. They're designed to give slightly as
you walk over them, so please be aware that this isn't a fault.
Your conan= worktops are easy to
take care of - it's best to wipe up
spills immediately so they don't stain.
Rinse the surface well with warm
water and a soft cloth, dry thoroughly,
then apply a thin layer of standard
kitchen spray cleaner and wipe off.
Check the manufacturer's guidelines
for more stubborn stains.
WINDOWS
You can clean your window frames
easily using warm soapy water and a
clean cloth, then dry them thoroughly.
KITCHEN
Appliances
HANDLES & LOCKS
Before calling the manufacturer for a repair to one of your
appliances, please first check the following - you might be able to
solve the problem yourself:
Make sure you keep the moving parts
on your windows and doors welloiled - this will make sure they work
properly and aren't damaged.
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Is the power switched on and the plug in the socket properly?
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Has the fuse blown?
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Has an MCB on the consumer unit tripped?
Is the door shut properly?
}) Is the inlet hose squashed or blocked?
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Is the appliance stuck in programme mode?
Please note that you will have to register yourself as the owner of
your appliances to validate your guarantee - booking a claim or
repair might not be possible if you haven't clone this. Please see
your separate box file for your user instructions.
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STAYING SAFE & SECURE
FIRE SAFETY
SAFETY ON A SITE
Smoke Detector
Once you've moved into your new
home, it's very likely we'll still be
building others on the development.
Please take extra care when moving
around the development, and warn
other members of your household
about the dangers of building sites.
There v~11be at least one smoke detector in your home, powered by the
mains with a battery back-up, so it'll still work if you have a power cut.
You should test it at least once a month by pushing the test button
for one to ten seconds - the alarm should sound and an LED
should flash. You should also vacuum the unit occasionally to
prevent dust building up.
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minimum, and ask that you bear with
us while we finish building.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Heat Detector
A heat detector is installed in your kitchen, and will detect the
sudden rise in temperature associated with a fire.
Fire Prevention
Follow these guidelines to reduce the chances of causing a fire:
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Make sure your smoke and heat detectors are working
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Don't overload electrical sockets
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If you light candles or cigarettes, make sure you put them out
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Don't use portable heaters with a flame. Use a convector heater
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Avoid storing things in the cupboard containing the electrical
distribution board
To reduce the risk of death, injury
and fire caused by faulty electrics,
government legislation gives
restrictions on making alterations to
the electrical system in your home.
Your local council must approve any
electrical jobs, unless they are carried
out by a registered installer. You can
find more information about Building
Regulation Pari P - Electrical Safety at
the Planning Portal website.
W: www.planningportal.gov.uk.
It's also a good idea to take note of
these safety guidelines:
Emergency Procedures
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Check that plugs are properly
earthed and have the right fuse
If a fire breaks out in your home:
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If you can, close the door to the room containing the fire, and
get yourself and anyone else out of the apartment
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Replace any damageclleads
don't just repair with tape
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Don't stay behind to try to put out the fire
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Don't overload power sockets
CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE!
If a fire breaks out elsewhere:
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You must leave your home if smoke or heat affects it. If
possible, close all doors and windows to limit the spread of fire
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The fire brigade should always be called to a fire, even a minor
one, immediately. Don't hang up until you're sure they have the
correct address, or they might be delayed
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Always lise hand held power tools
or equipment with residual current
devices (RCDs), which cut the
power immediately if the cable is
damaged
Place extension leads and power
cables where they won't be
damaged or be a danger
Automatic Opening Vents (I\OVs)
Automatic opening vents have been fitted in the ceilings of the
communal areas. These use the thermal lift of smoke to channel it
outside in the event of a fire, and shouldn't be opened manually.
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DIY SAFETY
When considering any DIY projects within your home, please
bear your personal safety in mind. Check your tools are in good
working order, and use safety equipment, such as a dust mask, if
necessary.
Walls & Ceilings
If drilling into walls or ceilings, please be aware that there is a
network of pipes and cables below the surface. We suggest you
lise a cable detector to locate these before starting any work. You
shouldn't drill into the area around 9 inches above, below or either
side of any electrical fitting.
The internal walls of your apartment are a dry lined plasterboard
finish on metal stud work, and you need to take care when fixing to
them.
Very lightweight items can be fixed using adhesives, if the
manufacturer's instructions are followed carefully. The bond can
be no stronger than that of the paint to the wall, and please be
aware you risk damaging the paintwork if you decide to remove it.
Pictures and other small items can be hung from picture hooks, but
for heavier items you will need to lise wall plugs designed for use
on drylining and hollow partitions. These are available from good
hardware and DIY shops.
If fixing into a tiled wall, make sure the end of the wall plug is level
with the plaster surface and not the tile, or you risk cracking the tile
when tightening the fixing.
KEEPING YOUR HOME
SECURE
Your home has been provided with a
spare spur point for a security alarm
system, in case you'd like to have one
installed at a later date. Additionally,
we recommend taking the following
measures to enhance your home's
security:
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Arrange for a neighbour to keep an
eye on your home if you go away
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Make sure you keep your external
door locked, even if you're at home
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Keep your windows locked,
especially if you live in an
apartment on the ground or first
floor
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Never leave valuable and easily
transportable items, like car keys
or iPods, where they can be seen
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Photograph valuable items and
use marker pens to add your post
code and apartment number, so
that your property can be traced if
recovered after a theft. Also make
a note of all serial numbers
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Make sure that the contents of
your home are fully insured against
fire and theft
It is possible to fix items to your ceiling, but please make sure you
don't suspend heavy objects. Your ceilings are constructed from
plasterboard fixed to the underside of metal framing sections these cannot be fixed to.
Health & Safety File
Uncler the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
2007, we're required to provide you with the health and safety
information for your new home to allow future construction projects
to be carried out safely.
This is held at our office, and can be viewed if required.
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HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
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Turning the temperature in your home down by just i"e saves
energy and reduces your heating bill
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Household appliances left on standby still use energy remember to turn them off
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Replace ordinary light bulbs with energy saving ones
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Try not to leave lights on in rooms not being used
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Only fill your kettle with the amount of water you need, and
regularly descale it
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Set your washing machine to wash at lower temperatures
When using your washing machine or dishwasher, wait until you
have a full load or use the half load setting
WATER SAVING TIPS
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Take a shower rather than a bath
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Repair dripping taps
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Keep a jug of water in the fridge rather than running the tap until
the water is cold
Don't leave the tap running while brushing your teeth
REDUCING WASTE
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Try to buy items with less packaging
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Recycle everything you can, and if it's not part of your recycling
collection service, take it to one of your local recycling banks
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Try to only buy the food you need, and think of ways to use
leftovers
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Donate unwanted furnlture or other items to local charities, and
advertise anything unwanted on a website such as Freecycle,
rather than throwing it away
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