Unless you specify what you want done, then the default option will be the cheapest way.
“The following electrical tips will make your home more flexible!”
You don’t know where you’ll need an extra power point or two until you live in a space, however you can future proof your home.
- If you are extending your home or building your dream home, then installing draw wires (to cater for any future needs) is a VERY good idea because:
- there is limited access once the plasterboard goes up
- wall insulation makes the challenge even greater
- and as for tall ceilings & concrete slabs …
Note: The alternative is to remove timber moulding / plasterboard / drill holes … repair and re-paint
Power Point Wiring Loops
Next time you walk through a display home … count how many power points are in the house. There won’t be many, and the cable will be drawn tightly around each room.
“Loops left between the studs enable an electrician to install additional power points anywhere in your home in less than 30 minutes!”
Spare Vertical Draw Wires
Kitchen Benchtop Height
Above Skirting Board Height
Note: All you have to pay for is another 100 m roll of 2.5 mm ² TPS which costs under $150 / bargain!
Plaster Clips / Nail Brackets
Most electricians also use ‘C’ Clip style plaster brackets in their personal home because they can:
- position them exactly where they want
- achieve a consistent gap between switch plates and architraves
- achieve a consistent gap between power points and skirting boards
- quickly replace the bracket if the thread strips which is VERY IMPORTANT!
Note: Ask your electrician to install ‘C’ Clips to avoid future problems.
You can’t do your own electrical work, however you need to know how to specify EXACTLY what you want … Hybrid Renovating ™