Each property is finished in white matt emulsion to the walls and ceiling. The woodwork within each property is finished in white gloss.
The bathroom is fitted with full height wall tiles to the shower area.
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.
For residents with parking, you will find your allocated space in the lower level of the development or within the courtyard located at the centre of the development.
There is pedestrian access from the main entrance hallway on the ground floor, as well as the stairways to the other two sides of the development. Car access to the lower level car park is via the car park entrance located on Nelson Street and car access to the courtyard is via Summer Hill Street.
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.
If you have purchased one of Seven Capital’s interior collections as part of your investment, your items (excluding the items from the accessory package) are covered by a two year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of installation. Window dressings purchased through Seven Capital are also covered by a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
Please note that the manufacturer’s warranties do not cover wear and tear or damage.
The Quadrant is located within the city centre with just a short distance from The Jewellery Quarter. Just half a mile from the development, the local area is home to many restaurants, bars, historical and cultural attractions. These include The Museum of Jewellery, The Pen Museum and Birmingham Central Library Shakespeare Memorial Room. Birmingham Art Museum and Gallery contains one of the country’s largest public collections of Pre-Raphaelite art. The development is within walking distance of Arena Birmingham which plays host to a multitude of different chart-topping musicians and bands, as well as comedians.
Food and Drink
The development is located within walking distance from the city centre and the Jewellery Quarter which both benefit from a variety of popular bars including: The Ivy, The Button Factory and the new exhibition concept Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery. Birmingham plays host to multiple Michelin star restaurants which include: Opheem, Purnells and Adams all of which are within close proximity to the development. Other attractions within 20 minutes of the development include Folium and Brindley Place where there is a host of bars and restaurants such as Pitcher & Piano.
Located approximately a mile away from the development is the popular Mailbox & the Cube benefiting Everyman cinema, Lane 7 bowling alley, RockUp indoor rock climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness centre.
Within a mile, you will find The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is located in Brindleyplace, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants.
Shopping and Retail
Birmingham City Centre benefits from three large shopping malls. Grand Central at New Street Station includes the largest John Lewis store outside of London, as well as many other high street brands. There is a range of different culinary experiences within Grand Central, making it an ideal central meeting space. The Bullring Shopping centre has over 160 shops including Debenhams and Topshop and boasts luxury retail stores including Selfridges and Goldsmiths.
Closer to the development, you will find the Jewellery Quarter which boasts a huge selection of jewellery shops, most of which have been around for decades!
There are also a number of local convenience stores including Tesco Express, Warstone Lane and Co-Op, Charlotte Street. For larger superstores, visit Tesco, Springhill or Morrisons Five Ways.
St Paul’s Square is a quiet square in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and is perfect for a picnic in the city centre. Birmingham is lauded as having more canals than Venice, making it a perfect walking spot to observe the history and architecture of the industrial revolution.
Edgbaston Reservoir is just over a mile by car from the development and benefits from a sailing club. For those wishing to travel just a little further, the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills are both located on the south west side of the city.
For football fans, Birmingham has three big local teams; Birmingham City Football Club, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. All three clubs are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is just under 3 miles away.
There are a number of reputable schools and universities close to the development including: University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University, City Academy Albion Street, City Academy Newhall Street and The Old Fire Station Children’s Nursery.
Please remember to turn on the spur switch which is located next to each individual heater. If there is no electricity to the heaters, then please check that the RCD has not tripped in the consumer unit.
The bathrooms are fitted with an electric ladder style towel rail.
Please remember to turn on the spur switch for the towel heater which is located just outside of the bathroom. If there is no electricity to the towel heater, then please check that the RCD has not tripped in the consumer unit.
Consumer Unit (Fuse Board)
The consumer unit (fuse board) is located within the storage cupboard of the property. The consumer units are fitted with British Standard RCD (circuit breaker/cut out) for your safety.
The RCD will shut down if there is an electrical problem with the circuit. Each circuit is labelled in the consumer unit. The RCD will trip if there is a problem with a particular circuit. This is a safety feature which protects you from electrocution.
Common issues which will trip an RCD are things such as: light bulbs blowing and problems with kitchen appliances or electrical equipment i.e. toasters, kettles, irons, TV’s and laptops. To reset the fuse board, please push the RCD. If the RCD will not reset, then there is problem with one of the appliances or electrical equipment.
Please read the instruction manual below for further details:
Alternatively, please see the demonstration video below on how to use the consumer unit:
TV, Telephone & Internet
The property has a TV, telephone and internet point in the living area. All points are pre-wired by OFNL (Open Fibre Networks Limited) and the fibre optic infrastructure at the development is maintained and operated by OFNL who specialise in full fibre services.
There are a variety of service providers that you can choose from for your broadband and telephone services. Once you have contacted your chosen broadband provider, a wireless router will be posted to you to enable you to complete the set up in your new home. Should you encounter any problems with your broadband or telephone, then please contact your chosen service provider in the first instance. For further information, please visit www.ofnl.co.uk/residents-businesses/available-isps.
The fibre infrastructure fitted by OFNL provides Freeview TV via a communal satellite as standard, therefore you will not need to attach an additional aerial or satellite to the exterior of the building. You will be able to receive these channels by plugging your TV into an aerial point and selecting auto-tune on your television. For additional television packages, you can choose from the selection of providers listed below. Should you experience any problems with the TV signal including pixilation, please ensure your television is set up and tuned correctly in the first instance. Should this not resolve the problem, then please contact OFNL on 02921 678 550 or by visiting www.ofnl.co.uk/get-in-touch.
To set up your TV, telephone and broadband services, please select the best deal for your individual requirements by choosing one of the following service providers:
Please Note: It is the responsibility of the occupier to acquire their own television license which can be sourced by visiting www.tvlicensing.co.uk.
Fused Spur Sockets
The kitchen appliances are wired to a fused spur on the wall in the kitchen area. Please ensure that the spur is switched on for the kitchen appliances to operate.
If an appliance is not working, please first check the electrics and then check that the RCD has not tripped (please see the consumer unit demonstration video or manual for further details). If there is electric to the property and the RCD has not tripped, then please see the kitchen demonstration video on the appliances tab.
There is a hard-wired battery back-up smoke detector within each property. There is also a hard-wired heat alarm that has a battery back-up fitted within the kitchen of each property.
If you hear the alarm, it’s important that you follow the fire evacuation procedures displayed in the property handbook and also on the noticeboards throughout the building.
Please see the smoke alarm & heat alarm manuals below for further details:
Should you discover a fire, then please dial 999 immediately to report the situation to the emergency services.
It is important that you do not panic or stop to collect belongings. Please do not attempt to tackle the fire yourself by using the extinguishers, unless you are trained to do so.
It is essential that you familiarise yourself with the fire emergency procedure for the development, including details of where extinguishers and escape routes are located. Full details relating to the emergency procedure for the development are displayed throughout the communal areas. For further details, please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick.
When cleaning your laminate flooring there are a number of factors to consider. The floor is not waterproof, therefore, whilst any spills should be cleaned up quickly, nothing more than a damp cloth should be used to do this and any residue left over from cleaning up the spill should be dried off immediately. Do not use a wet mop on the laminate flooring, as this can cause water to seep into and under the laminate which will cause it to warp. Regularly remove dirt from the floor using a dry mop or a soft broom. Avoid using a vacuum cleaner on the laminate flooring, as this can cause scratches. Do not use harsh or scouring devices, as this will cause abrasion. Furniture should never be pushed or dragged across the floor, as this will cause damage.