Automated Home 2.0 – #18 First Fix Complete

Smart Home First Fix Wiring

Our electrical first fix is complete.

It’s great to have another stage over, although we also move forward with a hint of trepidation. If I’ve forgotten to wire for something it would be a major upset now, as the plasterers are on site.


As always the Epitome Living guys have been brilliant and they produced a comprehensive cable plan and wire map with each Loxone light, switch, speaker, network point, door lock and sensor etc all documented and colour coded to match its cable.

Automated Home Wiring Plans
Smart Home - Wiring List


Our great group of sparks then ran in all these colour coded cables according to the plan, back to the area in our garage where the rack will be located (more on that in a future post).

So far we’ve run in something like 1,000 metres of the various CAT cables, around 800 metres of Loxone Tree cable and about 400 metres of 5 core LED cable.

It’s interesting to see the differences between this time and our previous DIY smart home wiring job back in 1999.


Here are some images to give a flavour of the electrical first fix. Check out the images in the gallery below and remember to check out our Instagram to follow the project, read the rest of the Automated Home 2.0 blog posts and find the links to all the products we’ve used in our self-build.

3 Comments on "Automated Home 2.0 – #18 First Fix Complete"

  1. Trevor Graham | February 17, 2020 at 8:13 am |

    Looks great Mark!
    There’s nothing like a few kilometres of CAT6 to make a building site more exciting 🙂

  2. Thanks Trevor 🙂

  3. Simon Tether | February 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm |

    Epitome Living – use send to back on your hatches !

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