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Notes For A New Home Build – Low Voltage Wiring

This is a follow up to the recent Notes For A Home Build article, this article will cover low voltage wiring in new construction homes and give you many things to think about as you plan your dream build.

You can future proof your home during the build by adding all sorts of wire to the house. Even if you don’t install all the devices right away, you can still run the wire and create a number of projects for the future. The idea is to prepare your new home for complete and comprehensive internet, TV, phone, alarm, and home automation.

You can apply many of the concepts to retrofit an existing home, but you’ll have to figure out running the wires on your own.

This article will deal specifically with Internet (ethernet), TV (RG6 coaxial cable), and phone. A future article will cover alarms and home automation.

Notes For A New Home Build

We’ve been through one new build home. Overall it was a good experience and we are very pleased with our home. I had the luxury to go to the build every day and managed to catch a few things that would have ended up being annoyances. Since we have moved in there are a number of things we have found that we would want to change in our next new build which will probably be a full custom home. This is a list of things to think about – after reading this list maybe you can plan a little better and catch some little issues in your new build before they become permanent annoyances.

All of your work as the buyer happens before the excavation begins. It should be mostly done before you have a contract finalized. Once you have a final price and start the build there is little you can change without a lot of extra cost.