Apr 19, 2008 12:39 am
we're trying to keep variations to a minimum & we're not sure how it works but , we're wondering ...........................
1.can we install additional lighting down the track ourselves eg 3 light pendants over kitchen bench, lights over bathroom vanities, etc.. ? and just have the builder install batten lights throughout the house for the time being ?
2. is it far simpler & more cost effective if the builder does it now ?
I'm thinking, they're going to charge " like a bull to a red rag"
Built the Eden Brae Cambridge 34 Family with Boston Corner Facade
Re: Lighting Variations2
Apr 19, 2008 12:45 am
If it's downstairs in a double storey then i'd get the builder to do it as access will be an issue. But do the upstairs stuff afterwards.
But, if it's a single storey then you'll have no problems, plenty of access for all sorts of things, lights, cabling etc.
Then again if you put the standard points in for the pendant lights, you can have the sparky change them over in a jiffy. Downlights might get a bit tricky though.
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Apr 19, 2008 8:36 pm
I found my builder had a very limited range and when I talked about supplying something they told me maybe its better if they just put a batten in and let me worry about it.
Seeing as they look to make profit on everything thats non standard I doubt there would be any money saving in having it done during building anyway (at least thats the excuse I gave myself).
Downlights .... Pendants - during or after building?5
May 01, 2008 4:16 pm
Hi there Southies,
I tend to agree with Phoenix, it really depends on whether you are building a double or single storey.
Either way, i'd still recommend that you get the builder to put batten holders, everywhere that you think you will need either downlights or pendants. That way, all the wiring and switches are in there. Then, you can spend as much time as you want searching for the perfect light fitting that will really set the mood that you require!
In addition, if you do as above, in future, it will be so much cheaper to upgrade to ANY light fitting you wish.
Hope this helps!
The Team @ MICA Lighting
FOR ALL YOUR LIGHTING NEEDS
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