We moved into our house in October 2011 and so far have been unable to locate the water stop cock.
Its a semi built in 2007. Next door have a stop cock in the usual place under the sink. However we think our place may have been remodelled at some point and the kitchen has maybe been moved around the house at least once.
We have tried all the usual places and have concouded that the stopcock was either done away or it still exists but is behing an internal wall somewere. Previous owner is useless. So now looking for options.
1) We have a water meter outside. Do they have water shut off facility and would this suffice instead of a stopcock within the house ?
2) If we got a plumber in could he have any clever means of finding the original stopcock or would this be impossible withiut knocking internal walls through until he found it ?
3) If we asked for a new stop cock to be fitted would this be expensive and how would they locate a mains pipe to put it on ?
Hope someone can help.