New Homes & Renovations

NEW HOME WIRING

redline2Are you building a new home or planning on carrying out some renovations to your existing house?

At Redline we specialise in new house builds and renovations. From the design through to the completion we’ll help you turn your house into a home. We know how stressful building or renovating your home can be with all the important decisions to be made.

We’re here to help relieve that stress by providing you with the most up-to-date and innovative solutions for your home. During the design process we will carry out a walk-through where we discuss your requirements and also some things you may not have thought about. Afterwards, we will send you through a detailed plan of what was discussed with all the locations of your fittings and fixtures to help visualise the final product.

 

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Below you will find a room by room checklist and some handy tips to think about whilst planning your build.

ENTRANCE

  • Intercom
  • Motion sensor for lighting
  • 2 way switch for hallway lighting
  • Skirting/ tread lights for hallway
  • Downlights
  • Smoke detectors
  • Powerpoints

Convenience Tip

Consider an outdoor motion sensor to automatically turn on the light when you arrive home so you can easily find your keys and safely walk along the paths and steps

Safety Tip

Use a video intercom system to screen visitors and keep your family from opening the door to strangers.

Planning Tip

Remember to add powerpoints in hallways and entrance areas for activities like vacuum cleaning.

KITCHEN

  • Intercom
  • Downlights
  • Dimmer switch
  • Multiple powerpoints
  • USB charger
  • Internet and phone outlets
  • Ceiling exhaust fan/rangehood
  • Feature lighting – Pendant lights or LED strip lights
  • Appliance powerpoints for fridge, dishwasher, waste disposal, rangehood, microwave, oven and hob

Tidy Tip

Avoid the clutter of cords by adding powerpoints in your pantry. Charge items such as mobile phones and handheld vacuum cleaners behind closed doors

Comfort Tip

Light dimmers in your kitchen are perfect for switching between the brighter light needed during cooking, and mood lighting for dining

LIVING ROOM

  • Downlights
  • Dimmer Switch
  • Powerpoints on all walls
  • TV Outlets
  • Speaker outlets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceiling speakers
  • Internet & Phone outlets

Planning Tip

Think about where you’ll place your furniture then ensure your powerpoints and TV outlets will be easily accessible without needing to move heavy sofas and cabinets. And Add a few extra sockets in case you reconfigure your furniture

Convenience Tip

If you like working on your laptop whilst watching TV install a data socket nearby for a more reliable connection than WiFi

Comfort Tip

Installing dimmers in your living room gives you the freedom to create the ultimate space for relaxation. Brighter lights for reading, or mood lighting for snuggling-up

BEDROOM

  • Dimmer switch
  • Downlights
  • Ceiling fan
  • Multiple powerpoints
  • USB charger
  • Internet & Phone Socket
  • TV outlet
  • Motion sensor for Walk in robe light

Planning Tip

Kids rooms require planning. The needs of children change as they grow older, so ensure you install enough powerpoints to cater for the changing bedroom layouts, and data sockets for the internet

Comfort Tip

Using lamps and dimmers in your bedroom gives you the freedom to alternate the way you utilize this space. Applying make-up or dressing may require brighter lighting, while relaxing calls for a softer hue

Convenience Tip

Ask yourself what you’ll need to plug-in at your bedside – lamp, clock radio, phone charger, laptop – and ensure you have enough powerpoints. Consider a data socket for internet

BATHROOM

  • Heat, light & exhaust fan unit
  • Ceiling speakers
  • Heated towel rail & timer
  • Powerpoint
  • Mirror demister
  • Wall heater
  • Independent exhaust fan
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fan Timer
  • Downlights
  • Task Lighting – Pendant lights over vanity or Philinea Lights

Planning Tip

Powerpoints for electrical devices in the bathroom are paramount. Keeping them a safe distance from water sources is important, so be sure to think carefully

Comfort Tip

Ventilation is critical in bathrooms to control condensation and mould. Make sure ventilation capacity matches the size of the bathroom and plan for cross ventilation to maximize efficiency

Tidy Tip

Keep your vanity benchtop free of cords; consider installing a powerpoint in the cupboard for tidy charging of electric toothbrushes and shavers

HOME OFFICE

  • Light switch
  • Oyster light
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ceiling speakers
  • Internet & Phone outlets
  • Multiple surge protected powerpoints

Comfort Tip

Enjoy working to music with a multi-room audio system. Wall or ceiling speakers will give a richer sound than your computer, and keep your desk free of cords and bulky desk speakers

Planning Tip

Ceiling fans will help you with control of the heat generated by computers and monitors

Safety Tip

Surge protected powerpoints provide a safeguard  for expensive appliances

OUTDOOR LIVING

  • Motion sensor for lighting
  • Flood light
  • Outdoor speakers
  • Ceiling fan
  • Outdoor powerpoints and switches
  • Garden lighting

Comfort Tip

If you love to entertain, then consider networking your sound system outdoors. Turn the music up during summer soirees

Planning Tip

Weatherproof powerpoints for portable appliances such as power tools, edge trimmers, party equipment and garden lighting are essential for outdoor areas

Convenience Tip

Lighting near your washing line makes it easier and safer to hang out or bring in your washing after dark.

GARAGE

  • Light Switch
  • LED Strip Lights/Fluorescent lights
  • Motion sensor for lighting
  • Flood light with sensor for outdoor lighting
  • Digital time switch
  • Fibre Ready Patch Panel

Convenience Tip

Time switches are a brilliant idea. Garden lights, pool lighting and irrigation systems can all be controlled to turn on and off at set times

Convenience Tip

Install a sensor to automatically activate the light when the garage door opens.

Planning Tip

Ensure you have the access to all the national benefits of the new national broadband/Fibre network with a Fibre ready patch panel

 

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