Today saw us have a second electrical consultation. Our first was held before we needed to incorporate the split level into the house design. Our electrical was the only meeting we felt rushed in as there was so much ground to cover so it was good to have the opportunity to go over it again. We needed to change the electrical plans as the gas fire has been re-sited. I also want to put foot lights in the split level design step down in the hope that anyone coming in late at night doesn’t fall and break their neck.
So the key things we have put in as extras:
- Starserve NBN enclosure in the garage for all the TV & computer connections
- TV bull nose wall plates
- Ground floor LED downlighters
- Saturn switches in the kitchen & butler’s
- Square footer light in the stairs ( motion detected operated)
- Externally vented exhaust fan in the Laundry
- Oyster lights in the cupboards & First Floor
- Bedroom fans
- Exterior halogen motion detector lights
- Porch pillar lights
- Future Pool with Spa circuit
- Exterior downlighters in the eaves for the pool area
- Light in roof space with downstairs switch
- Balcony power point for Christmas lights 🙂
- Extra double/ quadruple power points
So what did I learn today?
- Ceiling fans have a two way switch – Summer and Winter mode. Summer mode the air comes down to cool, Winter mode the air goes up to move warmer air trapped at the ceiling but with no down draft. Well something like that, I’m sure there is a more technical explanation available 🙂 So on examining the ones in our rental 1 was in Summer mode and 2 in Winter – oops.
- Lights in the roof space – discourage possums!! Not what I intended it for but an added benefit. When we lived opposite fields in Norfolk the mice moved in during harvest time. Now they made enough racket so I dread to think what a possum could get up to.
Nothing will be stored up in our loft which is the complete opposite to what we had in the UK. I for one don’t fancy having a close encounter with a creepy crawly or an irate possum! Now I love Xmas decorations and I have collected loads over the years and they were stored in the loft. When we moved I whittled them down from about 19 boxes to 11. Well OK my sister has all the ones Quarantine & Immigration would prohibit. This took my interest on Pinterest, I quite fancy it:
But I digress so without further ado here are our electrical plans in glorious technicolour. Unfortunately although we had requested Wisdom send Clipsal the updated plans a hiccup occurred and they received the wrong ones.
We didn’t manage to save money on our second appointment it still comes to an eye watering amount, in fact I could almost have taken the family to Lapland first class to visit Santa instead.