We had our final office appointment with Henley today to finalise our electrical layout and sign the building contract. Such a relief that we’ve finally gotten to this stage.
Behold! Electrical plan that I’ve been thinking about for months now:
Since we’re doing our own lighting after handover, we positioned the batten fittings in the various rooms so that they will be in the right spot to be replaced with downlights. Power points in a couple of cupboards for eg. dustbuster in linen, NAS in either master or office wardrobe. Added an extra power point for each wall mounted TV location, as well as on the wall in the garage where I’ll have a wall mounted rack for comms gear.
We want Clipsal pushbutton LED light switches throughout, but Henley don’t have them in their standard catalogue, but we’ve given them the part numbers so hopefully they will come back and not be too expensive. In the theatre, we’re putting an IR remote control dimmer switch, which again Henley don’t have but we’ve asked for. Most likely we’ll just get our sparky to do that after handover, since I’m sure it will be overpriced.
After finalising our electricals, we went through the contract with our admin. Victoria picked up a couple of errors in the kitchen specs, but otherwise everything checks out, and we’ve signed on the dotted line. Next comes the finances!