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Welcome to your new Bellway home

Our library of useful guides will help you navigate a range of situations you may encounter in your new property.

The essentials

From how we build your property, to what to expect when you move in, dealing with natural shrinkage and condensation, to efficient ventilation – hints and tips.

Wiring and pipes

Wiring and pipes

Before hanging mirrors, photographs and paintings make sure you know where electrical cables and wires, as well as pipes, are positioned to avoid possible injury and damage.

Shrinkage

Shrinkage

A certain amount of shrinkage and condensation are to be expected in a new build. We guide you through what is considered normal and offer advice on ventilating your home.

Front door security

Front door security

A short guide to locking and unlocking your front door, and using the security chain.

Windows

Windows

How to reposition your windows for easy cleaning.

Bathroom

Bathroom overview

Bathroom overview

A guide to your family bathroom, en suite and cloakroom – from shower controls, to basin and bath mixers, toilet flush to heated towel rails and extractors.

Bathroom overview

Ventilation

A guide using the bathroom ventilation in your home.

Kitchen and appliances

Oven

Oven

This will be a single or double oven, from either AEG or Zanussi depending on the style of property. A guide through the main programmes and how to use them.

Microwave

Microwave

How to get the best from your microwave, whether you’re reheating or cooking from scratch.

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Operating your dishwasher. A guide to the various programmes, functions, optimum temperatures and wash cycles.

Gas hob

Gas hob

A guide to using and cleaning your hob.

Fridge freezer

Fridge freezer

Keep your food fresh for longer with these tips on getting the most from your fridge freezer.

Cooker hood

Cooker hood

Keep your kitchen free of food odours – a guide to your built-in extractor.

Warming tray

Warming tray

How to use your warming tray, including the correct temperatures for defrosting, proving dough, crockery and glass warming, reheating and keeping food warm.

Washer dryer space

Washer dryer space

If your home has a utility room then this will include space for a washer dryer, or a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. All you need to do is connect to the water and electricity supplies.

Utilities

Water isolation

Water isolation

Where to find your cold mains water isolation valve and how to turn off your water supply.

Consumer unit

Consumer unit/Fusebox

Data & comms

Data & comms

Heating and hot water

Combi boiler

Combi boiler

Heating your water and adjusting the temperature of your radiators; checking the boiler pressure and repressurising.

Repressurise cylinder

Repressurise cylinder

How to repressurise your cylinder to ensure water and heating performance.

Heating & programmer

Heating & programmer

Your heating is controlled by a sophisticated, though simple to use thermostat. How to adjust it to increase, or decrease the hours of operation and how to change the temperature of your radiators and hot water.

Safety and security

Wiring and pipes

Wiring and pipes

Before hanging mirrors, photographs and paintings make sure you know where electrical cables and wires, as well as pipes, are positioned to avoid possible injury and damage.

Front door security

Front door security

A short guide to locking and unlocking your front door, and using the security chain.

Windows

Windows

How to reposition your windows for easy cleaning.

All tutorial videos are created purely for demonstration purposes and should be used as a general guide only. Bellway are in no way responsible for the proper functioning of your appliance if used against the instructions of your manual. The appliances used in our videos are indicative of the general quality and style of the specification, and may not represent the actual fittings and furnishings of the development and/or house style.