Aug 31, 2015 11:50 pm
Hi,first home builder here and we have signed up with a builder (yey!) and I was just wondering in what stage of the build is the best time to talk to an aircon installer? We have decided in installing a split system. Should it be before slabbing or bricking? or should we bring the electrical plan to the installer and ask what is needed?? thanks!
Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?2
Sep 01, 2015 10:28 am
Any time really. You'd also find that the cost won't change if you make it easier to harder to install.
No harm in talking to an Aircon installer to get their opinion. You'd also have to talk to the builder about the possibilities of an installation while building, that's if they allow it.
Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?3
Sep 01, 2015 3:38 pm
Get them in to do a pre-install as early as possible, as they can then hide almost all the visible connections to it.
Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?4
Sep 06, 2015 4:50 am
If you aren't using the builder most probably you will have to do it after handover. And there should be no problem to do split system after handover. Just bring your house plan and show them. Which lot is yours btw?
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Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?5
Sep 06, 2015 10:12 am
Like bpratt said we had some splits pre - installed for a neater finish, system can then be added later. No worries with our builder he actually suggested it
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Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?7
Sep 06, 2015 5:47 pm
I would work out who is liable for what as there is a lot of piping that may be laid when pre-installing. If it is a single storey then it should be no issue either way.
Yeah I agree very important especially as you'll have pipework and cable poking out of the drywall after sheeting and the likeliness of it being damaged goes right up then.
I had issues with the plasterers my builder used kinking all my pipework which was roughed in and since I was installing my own air conditioning, the builder put it back on me to deal with. I was able to repair/recover the smaller pipes (1/4" and 3/8") but the larger 5/8" pipes I had to cut off and crimp on an elbow piece to get it to where I needed it to go as the kinks were too deep to do anything with. It was alot more time and additional cost for materials I shouldn't have had to make allowances for.
Re: when should we contact an aircon installer?9
Sep 12, 2015 1:27 pm
I went with Gas and Air Jeff Moritz and they have been great. I also got them to re do my mothers eveap system and they were faultless. Give them a ring and ask for Will Bal and say Mark from Singapore recommended
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