The Home Network – Supporting your HiFi

The Expression “don’t spoil the ship for a ha’p’orth of tar” often comes to mind when thinking about home networks. It is easy when buying a broadband service to simply accept their included broadband router and say “thank you very much”. You plug your computer and NAS drive into it, connect up your prized digital […]

Home Cinema Wiring

5.1 channel surround sound speaker layout

We are frequently asked about schematics for Home Cinema Wiring for a dedicated cinema room or lounge prior to decoration. We always suggest putting in sufficient wiring ready for the future as it is far easier to install at a first fix stage, rather than in a separate event involving re-decoration etc. The wiring required is […]

Home Wiring for Satellite and TV

We are continually surprised by the number of properties we visit where there is inadequate wiring for satellite and TV reception around the home. This article is meant as a rough guide for the requirements for terrestrial TV reception and distribution in the modern home. Reception of TV services comes in four basic formats: Conventional […]

Wiring for home data and telephone

Telephone and data wiring 1

Home data and telephone, are historically treated separately, however more and more they need to be considered at the same time, as they share similar topographical requirements, and can use similar wires. Ultimately also, telephone systems can run over a data network with Voice Over IP (VOIP). We are frequently asked to provide advice and schematics […]