Nov 12, 2019 12:15 am
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help2
Nov 12, 2019 1:19 am
No outdoor powerpoints?
I'd add an additional double point on a different wall in each minor bedroom.
Also consider moving your ftont tap to nearer meterbox. Nothing worse aesthetically than an ugly hose rolled up on your front facade.
Electrical Plan Critique/Help3
Nov 12, 2019 7:05 am
As mentioned, bedrooms need more than one, even if it’s currently a double. Alfresco definitely, plus other external.
More more more in kitchen!
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help4
Nov 12, 2019 10:21 am
I would also add at least one additional light batten into garage....possibly 4 in total if you want to properly illuminate the rear section if you plan on having any type of work bench or other storage?
We have 4 lights in our garage, 2 x over cars on one switch and another 2 x CFL lights near the back on a separate switch.
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Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help5
Nov 12, 2019 11:12 am
You need a minimum of four double power points in the garage.
At least one double power point outside in the front yard, at least a double in the alfresco and another double in the back yard.
Bedrooms should have two doubles situated so that they are available to either side of a bedhead and at least another double on another wall positioned so it can be used at a dressing table and for plugging in vacuums.
If you have a study/office that will need at least four doubles.
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help6
Nov 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Thanks for all your input so far. Here is the updated plan after listening to the advice given. I've updated some light switch locations and increased the GPOs. I don't really understand where I need so many GPOs because I can just use power boards?
Also can someone tell me more about conduits? People always say to install them but why, where and how many of them do I install?
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help7
Nov 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Because power boards and cords stretching across rooms are untidy and a trip hazard.
If you put up Xmas lights, consider external gpo under eaves.
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help8
Nov 12, 2019 1:31 pm
1. Add a down light above the kitchen sink and the island bench.
2. Move the power point from the main entry to the hallway near outside the linen closet.
3. Add a spotlight under the eaves for the backyard
4. Add downlights under the eaves outside the laundry for the washing line and an extra one in the eaves down the side of the house to the front yard. It is really handy at night.
Noticed that you don't have any lights at the front of the house for the entry or driveway. You will want something at the front.
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help9
Nov 12, 2019 3:46 pm
More lights in the kitchen. Work areas need light. The light in the middle will cause you to cast a shadow on all work spaces.
Place your PowerPoints if you can on a wall that’s free on the other side. It’s really easy and cheap to punch through the wall and add more powerpoints later. Vs getting your builder to do it.
Have you chosen your lights. Sometimes it helps to know the power of the light that’s going in that space. You can always take your plans to a lighting place like beacon and discuss with them based on what you want. Fittings are more expensive those baton holders so you want to plan the spots around the actual lights your installing not on where you think they should go.
It can get expensive so you need to be smart. A lot of people underestimate this part. We went over by 15k and I’m still getting my mate to come in and do all of upstairs after handover. And we haven’t even purchased one light yet either.
But it’s easier to do and plan now than later. Best of luck.
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help10
Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Re: Electrical Plan Critique/Help11
Nov 12, 2019 6:46 pm
What are you planning to put/do in your garage?
You'll need one single powerpoint dedicated to your NBN connection.
Then - clothes dryer, beer fridge, freezer, excercise gear plus if you intend to do any DIY you'll need available points for drills etc.
We've got 11 points in our garage and only one is spare and that gets used when the dog wash lady comes around.
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