I'm planning out the installation of structured ethernet cabling throughout our place. My aim is to do it properly, so am planning out now for renovations that will actually take the next few years (garage is first, natch).
I've done a little bit of this, but am at best an enthusiastic amateur. I've read up (on geekzone and elsewhere) about patch panels, star wiring, T568A vs B, cat 6, RG6, punch down tools, cable tests and so on. Hopefully I've now got something of a handle of the fundamentals and if I want to learn anything more, there's no better way than getting your hands dirty.
However, in terms of planning the "wiring diagram", I'd be grateful if someone could point me at some further guidance, particularly about things like how far power cables and ethernet should be placed from each other (I gather any crosses should be at right angles). If all goes to plan, there will be an overkill of cables in both walls and ceilings, so want to make sure they go in the best possible places.
I've found a few consumer guides, but have found these to be too basic:
I'd like to do most of this myself if time permits, however, even if I get a professional in to do some or all of it, I am keen to know more about best practice. I have been burnt before by sparkies who claim they know their way around data cabling and want to be able to call BS on any claims that "everyone does it like this, it will be fine" from a position of knowledge.
And I can confirm that anything involving power will be done by a registered electrician, though perhaps with express instructions as to where cables should go.