House guide

Most of us didn’t get a user guide to the home, so some residents have written one. It’s a living document. Please let us know how we can improve it, in the comments below.

For example, did you know your windows have a built in wedge, that you can use to prop them open. Useful, if you need fresh more air while self isolating!

We think we are all really lucky to live in such beautifully designed homes that have many ‘green’ features. Some of those features were new to many of us, so we have put together these simple and non-technical user guides to our homes. 

We have based this very general guidance on our experiences and research. While many features of our homes are the same, there are also quite a lot of variations, so you may find differences in your place. However, we hope this guide gives you a good starting point. It is offered to you in the spirit of neighbourliness and community — we obviously can’t accept any liability for actions you take based on these guides! 

We welcome further questions and your feedback. Please email secretary@derwenthorpe.co.uk.

Download the house guide or view in Dropbox

Additions:

Stay cool in summer

MVHR Servicing

External painting: JRHT has a schedule for repainting rented and (we think) shared ownership properties. We’re hoping that home owners will be able to opt into that contract, at cost, but that has not been confirmed. In the mean time, if you’re looking to match the grey: we’re told it’s “RAL code 7015“, which is slate grey.

BTW, please get in touch if you live in one of the flats. We’d love to be able to add some more useful information for residents of the flats.