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  1. D

    Question New TV for new house...

    Hi, I am moving house in a couple of weeks time and have decided to treat myself to a new TV for the living room(old one going in the bedroom), picture quality being my main importance. The viewing distance will be around 9-10ft and mainly used for standard HD tv, sports, gaming and...
  2. Jmog

    Talk me out of buying this house

    So I’ve lived in an apartment for the last 18 years and have been using my livingroom for watching movies on the projector. I’ve finally decided I have had enough of sharing walls with noisy neighbors so I’m going to buy a house. And then I found this one: Diget 6, 4300 Holbæk It’s got plenty...
  3. 4

    Answered New House is Cat6 wired...now what do I do?

    Morning all, I have a new (built in 1962) house that I am having rewired, I am having 13 cat6 cables run to different rooms (2 to each of the three bedrooms, 3 to living room, 2 to the kitchen and another 2ports near to the back of the house so I can boost WiFi in garden) I have a large under...
  4. RicksonGracie1972

    Any Lawyers in the house? Legal advice needed.

    If someone is medically (mentally) incapacitated, how does the next of kin go about taking over their finances, ie getting access to their bank accounts etc? I was advised about getting a court order but this will cost upwards of £1000 and quite frankly I do not have this sort of money...
  5. FoordDass

    Need help with wiring up my house

    Hey All, So we have just moved into our new maisonette and it's falling apart a little, so we thought we would us this opportunity to give the house a little upgrade in regards to wiring. So I was thinking off this - Living room - from the AV unit to TV to run - 3 HDMI Cables - 1 Network...
  6. Dave46049

    Sending Sky Signal inside House

    Ok, so in my old house I had a sky HD box and a cheap AV sender from argos - this was an issue as when my kids were on their phones using WiFi it interfered with the signal from the box to the tv upstairs. I went for sky q in my new house thinking this would sort the problems, but its...
  7. Piscauk

    Bit niche, bit dull.... New build house gardens

    I'll come to the point, it's pretty banal! Looking for ideas and inspiration, recommendations, stories. We've been in our new build house for a year, and have done very little with our two rectangles of lawn and fence/walls. I am utterly clueless regarding plants but enjoy physical toiling...
  8. Sandman

    NHBC (new house) claim regarding garden drainage

    Has anybody had to make a claim on their NHBC new house insurance? I moved into a new build house this time last year and have had drainage issues in the back garden since day one. At first the developer was pretty good and installed some drainage pipes in trenches surrounded in pea gravel and...
  9. J

    Around the house distribution advice please

    Hi all, First post for years so go gentle I’ve had a setup that distributes HDMI around my house for the last 9 years or so. I use a 4X4 HDMI matrix to distribute to 4 TV’s around the house. One of the TV’s is in the same room as the Matrix. All my other equipment is also in a cabinet in that...
  10. FoordDass

    Mega Noob who just got himself a house needs help

    Hello everyone, one of my first posts here, great forum by the way. Over the last 6 months I have been looking through threads and other peoples builds to get some ideas and help, now that our house purchase has gone through and we are in, it's time to tackle my first ever (basic) build for our...
  11. J

    Smart home addition - house security

    Hi all, We've moved to a new home and it's a project, which to be honest is good because I can start from scratch. My first job is to sort the security out, there is a wired alarm but i'm looking for recommendations on a smart alarm and possibly CCTV. I've got the below smart home devices...
  12. R

    New build house, loxone, AV distribution

    Hey everyone, I am currently going through a pretty major (for me) project. Bought a decent size house (3000 sq ft) back in September last year, managed to get planning permission to demolish the majority of the house - except the front and one flank wall- with a basement, double story rear...
  13. M

    Question Bought a detached house - time for a home cinema upgrade!

    Hi everyone, I've had my current setup upgraded bit by bit over the last seven years, currently it's this: TV: 55" B6 OLED AV Receiver: Onkyo 676 Front: B&W 602 S2 Centre: B&W CC6 S2 Rears: Ones supplied with Onkyo HT-S5305 Home Theatre Subwoofer: Active subwoofer supplied with Onkyo HT-S5305...
  14. wiz

    Any Sparkies in the house?

    hi Wife's being nagging me to put some outside lights up! Got a socket in the living room i was going to feed off straight through to the outside wall onto an outside switch (waterproof). Is there any precautions i should take re where the cable comes through the wall to stop water coming back...
  15. Zigourney

    New build house - with Home Hub Installation updated with pics

    Hi all - My new house is currently being built, the roof is going up this weekend! I am having AV cabling built into the house as part of the build through an AV installer called Home Hub Installations, who will be doing the physical installation/wiring and Richer Sounds for the equipment...
  16. A

    House Refurb...what cables?

    Hello all, I am hoping for some good advice please as I will shortly be starting a project on my 3 bed semi in order to make it into a 4 bed by adding a double story side extension. All walls are solid but the entire house will be replastered. This obviously means that cables and wires can be...
  17. 4

    Question New house wiring!! I need to be ‘smart’

    Good evening all! First post of many so hello to everyone! Currently have a little “smart home stuff” alexa’s Everywhere (wish I didn’t in hindsight) hive, few voice switches and lights. We are now in the process of moving to what will be our families ‘forever home’ And it needs gutting! I...
  18. Qoelet

    Question New house - no signal from satellite cables?

    Hello. Having a bit of an issue getting my TV set up in our new house. The front room has two satellite (male) cables coming from the wall, and in our previous flat we just used our old Sky box, connected the satellite cables, and got the basic freeview channels without any Sky subscription or...
  19. Robs Ears

    Moving from a detached house to a semi-detached...

    After having a dedicated "TV room" in a large, detached house, I am downsizing to a smaller, semi-detached place. This has some Pros and Cons as you can imagine. When possible I like to make a lot of noise via some pretty bass heavy floorstanders and one, sometimes two subwoofers. Now, I realise...
  20. S

    Question Help me find a good house alarm

    I just can’t seem to find or decide on what is a good burglar alarm. I’ve done a load of research we in the UK just seem to be so far behind some EU companies and definitely the US. I’d ideally like a smart system that I can monitor through a phone app. But the two main players, ADT and...
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