Handy how-to videos

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.

Watch our new homes demonstrations video

Tap flow rates, restrictors & 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.

Tips and advice video for Tap flow rates, restrictors and tap aerators

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.

Watch how to isolate your Persimmon Homes water supply

Your garden

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

Watch our video on how to look after your new garden

Hanging fixings to walls

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

Watch our video guide for hanging fixings to the wall

Introduction to a boiler

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

Watch our introduction to your boiler video

Your loft space

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

Watch our video on understanding your new homes loft space.

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.

Understand the basics of your consumer unit with our video

Your garden fence

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

Our video will take you through your garden fence in your new home

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.

Watch our video on the drying out process

General window maintenance

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

Top tips in our video on window maintenance

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 recognize them.

Watch how to find and use your fire escape window

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.

How to test your smoke alarm video from Persimmon Homes

Boiler servicing

12 months after you move into your new home you will need to have your boiler serviced.

Watch our video with advice on boiler servicing

Caring for your kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms of the house. Here are a few tips to keep it in tip-top condition.

View the video on kitchen care

Looking after stainless steel

Here are some common rules that are useful for cleaning stainless steel products in your home.

How to look after your stainless steel video

Registering your home appliance

One job when you move into your new home is to register your new home appliances, remember the manufacturers will only deal directly with you the customer and not Persimmon.

Watch our video on how to register your home applicances

Ventilating bathrooms and en suites

Bathrooms can be damp and humid place, it’s essential to ensure good ventilation to limit condensation and help prevent the appearance of mould and mildew.

Learn how to ventilate your bathrooms and en suites

Your Garage

All detached garages built by Persimmon are single skin buildings.

Watch our handy video which will take you through your new garage

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.





Finishing Touches

Create a look that's as individual as you are. Add the finishing touches to your Persimmon home.

Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Community Champions logo

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

Persimmon Homes official partner with Team GB

We're proud to be one of Team GB's official partners for Paris 2024. In the lead up to the Olympics we'll be posting lots of exciting content in partnership with Team GB, from athlete appearances to competitions and challenges.

Showcase your style

Why not share your own photos on Instagram using #lovemypersimmonhome for a chance to win a £100 iKEA voucher. Visit our Facebook page for terms and conditions.