robbo wrote:Ta John. Seems I won't be able to get anything added extra to the house during the build stage that isn't in their catalogue so no cat5e or built in Sky points. Apparently they've got very strict guidelines these days and aren't allowed to deviate from the plans unless it's for allowed items from their brochure - unlike the old days when they could. Will all have to be post completion fitted if I wanted them done.
Not having any sky points in this day and age seems a little archaic, I've not seen a new build locally without one and normally a dish installed as well, and wouldn't consider doing an electrical layout without at least one sky bundle (sky point, TV, phone, and at least 4 power) and the no sky dishes/arieals till they have sold everything seems unreasonably harsh as there is a, albeit slim, chance they will never sell them all, although it is possible to have the dish instaled in the roof space if needs be. I also can't see why they can't deviate from the book of upgrades, the only reason I can think of is that nothing else has been budgeted and they don't want to cost it. Who is the developer if you don't mind me asking?
I'm not sure what else to suggest as most of what I would do would need doing at the build stage or would be a pain to do later. Pressurised hot water, cat 5, wireing the lounge for 7.2 surround, whole house ventilation, home server, I like the idea of home automation I doubt it would be worth the hassle.
We currently have a client that works in the tech industry who has installed three times the amount of cable he needs for "upcoming tech" but he hasn't gone into details so I'm not sure what he is anticipating.