our guide to

Living in your new home

We want you to enjoy every aspect of your new home from the moment your first turn the key.

routine maintenance

As you would expect, there are many areas within your new property that will benefit from regular maintenance.

For example, we recommend that locks and hinges to windows and doors and garage doors/cables are regularly lubricated to help keep the mechanisms in good working order.

See our guide on how to effectively take care of your new home.

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leaving your home vacant

We would recommend that you take all necessary precautions before going away on holiday or leaving your home unoccupied for long periods of time. Don’t forget to check that your insurance will cover you if you are going to be away from your home for an extended period as this would not be covered by your warranty. 

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window cleaning

Please be aware of the safety risks and possible damage to roof tiles caused by window cleaners standing on the low level roof to clean the external side of your first floor windows. Should your windows be fitted with ‘easy- clean’ hinges, we recommend you take advantage of this by cleaning the windows from the inside.


home alterations

We would ask that you seek expert advice before undertaking any significant alterations to your new home – especially as such work could affect your Buildmark cover. Significant alterations should only be undertaken with the necessary planning approval building regulations – as well as prior approval from Taylor Wimpey, where necessary.

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