Each property is fitted with a stopcock to fully isolate the water supply to each individual property. These are located outside of the front door to each property within the corridor just above the ceiling void. They are located here for the ease of being able to isolate the water supply to a property in the event that the occupier isn’t available at the time of an emergency.
Each plumbed in fixture and fitting pipework within the property is fitted with isolation valves, meaning that you can isolate the water supply to any fitting rather than turning the water off to the whole of your property via the stopcock. The isolation valves can be found for the supplies to the toilet, washbasin, kitchen sink, washing machine and dishwasher.
There is also an isolation valve within the storage cupboard of each property which isolates the water to the whole property when turned to the off position.
Please see the below video and guidance on how to isolate the water supply to a fitting within your property.
Waste water from your kitchen and bathroom runs through the pipework directly into the drainage system. You are responsible for the maintenance of all the fittings and waste pipes within your property.
If you find that a washbasin, sink, bath or shower is taking longer than normal to drain, then you can use a chemical drain cleaner which is readily available from all good DIY stores. Alternatively, please seek professional advice. You can prevent your sinks and plug holes from becoming blocked by regularly cleaning them.
Please refrain from putting food waste, oils or any fats into sinks, as this may cause blockages. Do not dispose of anything other than toilet tissue in the toilets. Items such as nappies, wipes and sanitary items should not be disposed of down the toilet as the system is not designed to deal with such items. Flushing items such as these may result in an expensive blockage for which you would be liable.
Post boxes for all of the properties are located within the main entrance reception area in the post room directly opposite from the lifts.
If you require a replacement post box key, then you will need to contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property to place an order for a replacement. Replacement post box keys are chargeable by the Managing Agent, Centrick Property and you are responsible for paying the additional cost incurred.
Signs of cracking and shrinkage are normal as your apartment has a ‘drying out’ period of between 9-12 months. Water has been absorbed during construction and it is important that the drying out period is gradual. This can be achieved by:
– Ensuring that the property is well ventilated.
– Using the heating sparingly during the first few months.
– Reducing condensation as much as possible by covering pans whilst cooking, drying clothes in well ventilated rooms, closing kitchen/bathroom doors to prevent steam from travelling through the property, using extractors, wiping down moisture off surfaces and maintaining a low background heat.
If you are concerned about a crack, then please email a photo by logging an issue on the Seven Capital Information Hub and a response will be provided by our Aftersales team. Ordinarily cracks can be dealt with during normal decoration once the property has dried out, however large cracks of a certain thickness will be covered under warranty.
White deposits may appear on wall surfaces which is called efflorescence. Efflorescence can be caused by the natural seepage of salts used in the construction materials. This should not be of concern, as the marks can be wiped down with a dry stiff brush. It is important not to wash the marks, as it will make the issue worse.
The warranty defect period has now expired on your apartment; however, the build warranty is still in place. Please refer to your completion documentation for reference.
Any issues raised for the apartment will not be instructed, we therefore ask that any issues you have are referred to your Landlord/Letting Agent or Estate Management for communal issues.
Please continue to use the Information Hub to your advantage by referring to appliance manuals or any troubleshooting guides that may be of help to you.
Our Information Hub has been created to provide a wealth of information on Churchill Place, your property and the surrounding area of Basingstoke.
To explore the Information Hub, simply use the tabs above to help you locate your local service providers and identify documentation and videos on appliances. You will also find details on how to report issues with your apartment.
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The main double doors on the front of the building are kept permanently closed and locked by means of overhead door closers and magnetic locks. The doors can be released by:
– Placing your pedestrian access fob against the control panel outside the main entrance door.
– Pressing the door release to the side of the door from inside the reception area.
– Pressing the door release button on the intercom phone within your property to allow access; when the video entry system inside the property has been activated by a visitor from the control panel outside the building.
Please note that the fire escapes in the development must be kept locked and must only be used in the event of a fire.
The windows in your property are either new or existing powder coated aluminium glazed units. Please note that some of the windows within the development are the existing original windows. The opening of the sashes are restricted in order to meet building regulations.
The internal cleaning of the windows is the responsibility of the occupier and must be carried out in a safe manner. The external cleaning of the windows is the responsibility of the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.
Bin stores are located in the upper level of the car park in the development. The bin stores are maintained by the Managing Agent, Centrick Property who also organise the collection by Basingstoke and Deane Council.
It is important to break down any boxes placed in the recycling. Do not overfill the refuse containers, as this will result in them not being collected which may consequently attract vermin.
For further information, please refer to the information board in the reception area of the building or alternatively contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.
For residents with parking, you will find your allocated space in the basement of the development across two levels.
There is pedestrian access from the main entrance hallway on the ground floor, as well as via the stairways to the far ends of the development. Car access is via a ramp to the rear left-hand side of the building which is accessible from Churchill Way.
Please ensure that you always park in your designated space within the white lines.
For further information on parking, please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.