Practical information

Stopcocks, gas and electrical mains switches

We recommend that you check the location of the gas, electricity and water supplies into your apartment.  

Water (four pipes: hot and cold, chilled water and return flow) is located in the ceiling panel immediately outside your front door.  Each water service is clearly identified on the pipework.  

Each water service is clearly identified on the pipework.  Hot water is marked 'HWS', with red band, and cold water is marked 'CWS' with a blue band.  These valves are closed when the handle is at 90 degrees to the pipe. 

If you plan to be away for extended periods of time, it is recommended that you turn off the water supplies to your apartment, in order to minimise the risk of leaks occurring in your absence.  

on/off lever for chilled water supply located in ceiling hatch outside front door (seized in off position)

on/off lever for chilled water supply located in ceiling hatch outside front door (seized in off position)

Gas shut-off access is usually located by removing the kitchen drawers near to the gas hob.

Electrical mains switch and circuit breakers can be found in a metal cabinet usually located in a hall cupboard. You should find a schedule detailing what each circuit breaker controls in the inside of the cabinet door.