[Scottish] Floodwiring new houses

Paxton, Darren scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Mon May 12 09:32:02 2003

And the quirky comment from Jackie Bird as they go "back to the studio".
</hairs stand up on neck>

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Cameron [mailto:Michael.Cameron@Galston.co.uk] 
Sent: 12 May 2003 09:26
To: scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: RE: [Scottish] Floodwiring new houses

You could easily spend ?3500 on marketing a new house (think how much is
spent on show houses) and the inevitable free publicity if the
"techno-house" route were followed could easily offset a large part of the
costs.  I can see the Reporting Scotland team in full-on "Tomorrow's World"
mode now....<cringe>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: scottish-admin@mailman.lug.org.uk 
>[mailto:scottish-admin@mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Julian Gibson
>Sent: 11 May 2003 21:52
>To: scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk
>Subject: Re: [Scottish] Floodwiring new houses
>Thanks for the comments.  I've never seen any houses advertised with it 
>as an option, just thought it might give an interesting marketing angle 
>or even start a trend.  If I was to buy a new house and I had the 
>option to have it wired I would do it (at the right cost) of
>course, hence the initial question.
>Noted your comments about upping the added value rather
>than just providing bare wiring.  This would definitely
>be a "tick the box" option for the purchaser rather than
>a standard fitment.
>My friend did seem sceptical about the advantages but
>he is an Aberdonian accountant!  Will try and persuade
>him otherwise.
>> Hi J,
>> I'm sceptical as to how many house buying punters would perceive 
>> structured cabling as a benefit. When I was commissioning wiring for 
>> offices, a typical cost was a bout 30 per point (yes I know that 
>> someone would have done it cheaper - but lets just use that for 
>> arguments sake). I would reckon you would want (say) 4 points per 
>> room - thats 120 per room. 3 Bedrooms, kitchen, living room and 
>> dining room - thats 720 as the cost for flooding it with wiring.
>> I reckon that the best way to make it look more attractive would be 
>> to chuck in some more electronics - e.g. front door surveillance 
>> camera linked into the telly system (available off the shelf for 
>> about 150) and an ADSL link / preconfigured router, some method of 
>> routing audio through the house. That way you're not just selling 
>> (boring) structured cabling, you're selling a techno-house!
>> The capital cost of this is relatively small in  relation the value 
>> of the property - so I expect that offered as 'dealer option' on a 
>> new home it could be a winner for, say 3500 (healthy margin) on top 
>> of
>the 100,000+?
>> I wouldn't go out looking for it as an option - but then I won't 
>> spend 100 on Microsoft Windows ;)
>> Colin
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