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Getting to know your new home

Congratulations! You're officially the proud owner of a new Persimmon home. It's an exciting time, but you'll also have lots of questions which is why we've put together a handy selection of 'how-to' videos to support you every step of the way.

Your New Home Demonstration

Find out more about your new home including appliance maintenance and system operations, as well as taking a look at all its benefits.

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Tap flow rates, restrictors and tap aerators

When moving into your new home it's important to keep your baths, sinks and taps in tip top shape and working properly.

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Isolating your water supply

It's always a good idea to know how to turn off the mains water supply into your home in case you need to isolate it for maintenance.

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Your garden

It’s important to look after your garden space to ensure it beds-in to become an established lawn.

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Hanging fixings to walls

A quick and handy guide to safely hanging wall fixings in your new home.

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Introduction to a boiler

Our heating systems differ across developments; however, here are some general points to bear in mind.

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Your loft space

A guide to help your understand your new home’s loft space and how to get the best from your insulation.

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Basics of a consumer unit

Your new home’s consumer unit includes a safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there's a fault. Find out more here.

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Your garden fence

All our fence panels are pre-treated, but to get the best from them, here’s handy guide to ongoing up-keep.

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Drying out, shrinkage and settlement

The drying out process in your new home can take between six and 18 months. This guide will let you know what to expect.

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General window maintenance

Our homes have a variety of window styles and locking mechanisms. Here are some points to keep in mind.

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How to operate a fire escape window

It’s important to identify your new home’s fire escape windows. This clip will show you how to recognise them.

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How to check & test a smoke alarm

All our new homes are fitted with smoke alarms. For your safety, it’s important to know how to test and maintain them.

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Our Pledge to you

From the moment you reserve your new Persimmon home, we do our best to make the experience enjoyable and informative every step of the way; not just while you're buying, but after you've moved in too. Read more our pre-move and after-sales pledge to our customers to find out more.