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House Structure Cabling Installation Issues

 

 

 

This is a picture of a house that is nearly impossible to cable. The house has a flat iron roof, no ceiling roof space, and weatherboard walls

   

 
 
 
 

New House Cabling Installations

New houses have to be cabled before the internal plasterboard walls are fitted. This is around the same time that electricians are running the electrical circuit cabling.

Having all Alarm, Camera and Intercom cables installed at this time will save a lot of money in the long term. Especially if the house is two stories as you will read below it can be impossible to get cables to where you want keypads etc after the house is completed.

Our Wired Alarm, CCTV, and Intercom Kits are suited to new home installations

Brick Veneer Single Story Homes

Brick Veneer single story homes are the easiest houses to install cables in. They have open cavities on exterior walls between the brickwork and interior plasterboard walls.

The internal walls have a timber or metal frame with plasterboard on either side. Installing cables in these walls requires holes being drilled from in the roof space into the frame.

The main issue with this installation is the amount of room in the roof space. If your house has an iron roof it almost impossible to reach the outside walls. Look at the pitch of the roof and imagine physically getting to the outside walls from inside the roof space. You can see the amount of room gets lower and lower as you get to the outside walls. If the house has a tiled roof we can slide a tile back to access these areas.

Our Wired Alarm, CCTV, and Intercom Kits are suited to single story home installations

Brick Veneer Two Story Cabling Installation Issues

Brick Veneer Two Story homes can be described in two sections. First is the top story which can be treated as a single story home as described with all the cabling issues above.

The second is the ground floor. The first point to make is it’s impossible to access any internal wall cavities downstairs due to the upstairs floor being above them.

The external wall cavities downstairs can usually be accessed with great difficulty. If the second story floor is covering the cavity you can’t get the cable down the exterior wall cavity from the second story.

Our Wireless Alarm Kits are suited to two story home installations

Single Story Weatherboard

In simple terms, weatherboard and fibro mean no open cavities anywhere. Every cavity that needs cable installed in it requires drilling. Installing cables in these walls requires holes being drilled from in the roof space into the frame. The main issue with this installation is the amount of room in the roof space. If your house has an iron roof just about impossible to reach the outside walls. Look at the pitch of the roof and imagine physically getting to the outside walls from inside the roof space. You can see space gets lower and lower as you get to the outside walls. If the house has a tiled roof we can slide a tile back to access the outside walls.

Our Wired Alarm, CCTV, and Intercom Kits are suited to single story home installations

Two Story Weatherboard Homes

When it comes to two story weatherboard homes the second story can be considered a single story section with the same issues as a single story weatherboard home.

The only way to install cables to the ground floor is by running conduit from the upstairs roof space down the outside wall.

Our Wireless Alarm Kits are suited to two story home installations