I'm Hoping everyone here can provide a bit of advice on home AV cabling / networking and everything that goes with it to a total novice!! I originally posted this in the home cinema building forum but think it will be better suited here (plus i've had the time to look through this forum and figure some stuff out!) We’ve just bought a 1930’s detached house that is need of full refurbishment and modernisation (full re-wire included). We’re hoping to build a single storey extension for a kitchen diner / family room and generally bring the place into the 21st century! I’ve never refurbished a property and while I’m thinking about the layout at the moment it seems a good idea to get a sense of the infrastructure of how the house will be connected. Can anyone point out certain things I should bear in mind whilst in the planning stages? I don’t want to get to the decorating stage and wish I’d put in a network point in one walls! So my basic ideas I have in my head are as follows (please bear in mind I'm a total novice!): · A node 0 zero location somewhere in the house. Where am I able to position this? Pretty sure there is no internet connection at the moment, I'm in a contract with BT and have found them to be quite good so will continue with their infinity fibre package. Am I able to tell BT where to position the main phone point for entry to the house or can I run a connection from any point into my node 0 location from a specific BT point? Do I need to install a network switch of somekind if I'm running off the standard BT home hub. Obviously there are a maximum number of LAN connections on the back and i'm looking to increase the network usage around the home. I've read alot about running HDMI video over CAT6 on here, whilst this isn't in my scope at the moment it may be something I could be interested in. I'm not sure the best way to terminate the CAT6. I've read that patching plates at node 0 and CAT6 wall plates aren't recommended due to voltage issues (could be wrong here!) so what is the best method of termination? · Lounge with wall mounted TV. I will also have somewhere located in this room the following: AV receiver, Nvidia Shield TV, coaxial aerial and option for Sky in the future, PS4, Subwoofer placed somewhere out of reach of little hands! I'm thinking of adding around 4 double sockets to be safe and around 6 CAT6 points, do you think this is sufficient? Also looking to have 5 satellite speakers positioned around the room. · Kitchen Diner / Family room extension to have the following: Wall mounted TV with maybe the possibility of another Nvidia shield TV (so thinking 4 CAT 6 points), coaxial aerial and an option for Sky in the future. · In each of the 3 bedrooms I’m not too worried about a complicated setup but think it would be useful for 2 network points in each of the rooms. Think we are budgeting around 50k to complete everything. The wife will stress that everything above is not a priority when it comes to cost but think it’s important to plan in before building starts. As she is not that interested in talking about CAT6 cable, chasing speaker wire and the amount of sockets we need, I thought I’d come here to ask for help and advice! So, anyone who can point out even the most obvious points, essentials needed, ways to complete things and their experience, I will be greatly appreciative! Thanks for reading!!