Central Vacuums for New Homes
All types and sizes of homes and buildings can be equipped with Kiwivac central vacuum systems, including:
Our team is constantly planning the pipe network for new homes ranging in size from less than 100m2 to 1500m2.
Tailored To Fit Your New Home
Kiwivac can be used for any job, no matter how small or large, and every home and family can benefit from having one installed.
After you have approved the plans for your new build, we are happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
In the case of larger homes, it is best to contact us once your plans are confirmed and before site work begins, in case we need to run pipes under the slab.
New Zealand Wide Network
Our New Zealand wide network of Kiwivac AVT experts have installed over 15,000 systems and are trained to:
- Design your system to perform at its best at all times
- Design your system to be user friendly
- Consult with you on the best design, hose length and tools for your needs
- Carry out the installation to the highest standards
- Ensure your installation is New Zealand Building Code compliant
Planning your system is the first step. We will look at your plans and figure out the best location for pipes and inlets. Pipes are run within the walls, either up into the ceiling or under the floor.
Multi-storey homes are done the same way, with the pipes going between the different levels. Around your home, you will find inlets covering an area of about 60 – 100 square meters depending on the layout of the home.
When the frames are up, we also visit new homes under construction. If we get there before the gib board is put up, and preferably before insulation is installed, we can provide a quote for the design layout.
Then we design a solution that is:
- User-friendly and adaptable to the layout of your home
- Efficient, so you get maximum performance for the size of your home
- Perfectly suited to your needs. So that we can tailor a solution to your preferences, we ask questions like:
a) Would you prefer bagged or bagless?
b) What’s your ideal hose length?
c) What type of accessories do you want?
d) How about a retractable ‘hide-a-hose’?
e) Do you require a Vacpan in your kitchen?
Experienced installers will ensure your Central Vacuum Cleaner complies with the building code. The installation is done in two parts:
1) The pipe work is installed in the walls at the same time as the electrician and plumber, when the roof is on but before the insulation and wall boards are put up.
2) Finishing the system off – we come in and hang the power unit (vacuum unit generally in the garage), install the wall inlets face plates/cover and supply the hose and accessories when the house is painted and the carpet/floor coverings are laid.
Once the system is installed we will show you how to use it, including how to change the bags or empty the bin.
Designing Your Central Vacuum System
Kiwivac offers a variety of accessories, including mops! You can polish timber floors, clean blinds, clean bi-fold door and ranchslider tracks and remove loose fur from your pet with our PetVac system.
Unlike other central vacuums, ours are also available in white! With white hoses and accessories, your vacuum will not only perform better, but also look better!
These NZ made units are situated in the garage, basement or a cupboard, so long as there is adequate ventilation. Our air watts range from 461am – 868aw.
Inlets are located, at the same height as your power points, in convenient places throughout your home to make vacuuming easy with a 9 metre switch hose.
As a general guideline, we recommend a 9-metre hose or shorter, unless it is absolutely necessary to go longer due to the construction of your home. Longer hoses are less efficient and more difficult to manoeuvre.
You can choose from a range of colours.
This is placed in the kick-board of your kitchen, usually located under a set of drawers. This is piped in at the same time as the rest of the inlets.
In some situations a vacpan can be added to existing systems.
They can also be put into the laundry or any other room that has hard flooring, where you want to sweep up the small messes.
We can install an inlet in your garage so you can vacuum your car, boat, and garage.
This can either be an inlet on the wall (like the rest of the house) or a utility inlet on the pipework coming out of the wall and going into the power unit.
Your wall inlet is piped at the same stage as your pipe out.