I’ve recently bought a new (but very old) house. Its a thatched cottage and it needs a lot of work. One of the first jobs is a complete rewire (wire wrapped fuses are sooo last decade).
With the floorboards up and power cables being chased every which way I’m taking the opportunity to pull through some data cabling for IP/Voice/Video distribution.
My problem is – how much should I put in? 4 runs per room? 6 by the TV position in the lounge just in case? What about security? IP CCTV, SIP gate intercoms? I’ve bought 4 boxes and I’m not sure if it will be enough….
No matter how much I do put in – I’m sure that at some point I’m going to wish I had done ‘just one more run’ to a location – so maybe a sensible middle ground would be better – four runs per room, realising that at some point I’ll likely have to pull more so making the routes as easy as possible and even leaving draw strings in place for when the time comes…