house renovation

  1. BIONIC MAN

    Cat6a of Cat7 install on full house Renovation

    Hi All, After some advice on what cable I should look at installing, Cat6a of Cat7 within the house. The house has been stripped back to just a shell therefore running cables will not be an issue. Looking to future proof so thinking Cat7 :) Install 2 x Cat7 runs to each of the main room...
  2. G

    House Renovation - Which Room?

    Here we go... We currently live in a bungalow and are having architects draw up plans to add a first floor. All of the bedrooms are being moved upstairs and there will be a re jig of the downstairs layout. I have shown below an image of my latest sketch up and there are 3 possible rooms for my...
  3. T

    House renovation: Help with 3.1(.2) vs 5.1(.2) vs soundbar

    Hi all, I'm renovating our new house where we have a pretty 'special' area where we'll place the TV (LG 65 SK8500). It's a family room in the middle of the house, 3 stairs above the living room, and 6 stairs below the bedrooms. Notice there are three levels of ceilings in that area. I'm...
  4. J

    Lutron RA2 Lighting - House Renovation

    I have just completed on a house and I have the exciting yet daunting task of a full house renovation. The house hasn't been touched in 30 years so it will be a full gutting and redo with new wiring, plumbing and all. I want to take the opportunity to try and make it a smart home and one area I...
  5. Storry

    Cinema room - Where to start?

    Hi everyone, we are currently waiting on a decision with our planning application to remodel our family home, which will include sort some sort cinema/games room. I have some 10 year old B&W CM8's, CM2's, a CMC, BK Electronics Monolith Plus sub and some other bits including a Pioneer amp and a...
  6. Toushea

    Toushea's Mod-wardian House Renovation

    Hi everyone , I've decided to start a thread to document the complete renovation of my Edwardian Semi-Detached house after being inspired by many of the great threads on this forum. Its not truly DIY in that I have contractors handling most of the work but after 18 months of going over...
  7. FunkyMunkey

    Funky's house renovation

    Almost a decade since I last got a chance to do some serious DIYing, we've finally bought a new house. Although unlike last time, I haven't got the time to do as much of the work myself. And with a pair of two-year olds in tow we're going to keep renting until the work is completed. As you can...
  8. S

    Home cinema house renovation

    Hi all I and looking to install a wired multi room speaker system in my house, I am looking for a bit of advise and what I need and links I have installed wires to the following rooms 4 speaker positions in my lounge (I would like to connect my tv to these speakers if possible) 2 speakers...
  9. P

    Question House renovation - AV setup - Sanity check?

    Hi, We are in the process of a home renovation. This forum been excellent source of info but just wanted a quick sanity check of the plan. I have attached drawing to help. The plan is to get a 4x4 matrix installed into central room (NODE 0) which will house all equipment apart from the AV...
  10. P

    Sonos for house renovation

    I'm about to have my terraced house renovated and I'm going to take the opportunity to wire it up for A/V and what I'm planning for music throughout the house is the following: 1) 2 * ceiling speakers in all rooms inc bathrooms apart from the lounge and kitchen/diner, which will have 4. 2)...
  11. B

    Sky/Virgin TV distribution for non-techies

    My daughter is renovating her house and is uncertain how to set up TV’s for multi room from a single box (with possibility of a further box later) at a reasonable cost. Her basic requirement is to watch and control Sky TV/Virgin in Living Room, Kitchen, Family Room and Master Bedroom...
  12. T

    Question Cabling for house renovation

    Hi Any advice on this will be gratefully received. I'm building an extension requiring major refurb to most of the house. I'd like to take the opportunity to wire the house for TV. Currently I have Virgin media for TV and broadband. They installed their box on the inside wall of the front...
  13. TattyWill

    2nd home-this time a gut and rebuild.

    Hi all, We just sold our first property at £8000 more than what we bought the new property for. While making a £49,000 profit after two years of living there. House prices in our area are extortionate for what they are. But we are right next to Gatwick airport so its expected. In order to move...
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