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Bulkhead Split System Installation Northern Beaches Sydney

Case Study: Two Head Multi Split System Bulkhead Installation

This is a bulkhead air conditioning installation in a Manly apartment using a multi split system setup that includes the following components:

  • 5.3kW Hitachi 2 Port Multi Outdoor Unit (RAM-53NP2E) positioned on the balcony;
  • 3.5kW Bulkhead Indoor Head Unit (RAD-35RXE) for the living room; and
  • 2.5kW Bulkhead Indoor Head Unit (RAD-25RXE) for the master bedroom.

This is how the multi-installation appears on the floor plan:

Manly Apartment Bulkhead Installation and Multi Split System Installation

The client was making renovations on the apartment which made this multi split bulkhead installation easier. It allowed our team to cut access holes in the ceiling without worrying about rework. As well, it allowed us to reach the switchboard in the kitchen without any damage since it was being replaced.

For both units, we built the bulkhead cavity in the small hallway between the master bedroom and living room. To fit the bulkhead split systems, we lowered and boxed out the ceiling. Additionally, we replaced the glass above the master doorway.

The outdoor unit was placed on the smaller side of the balcony that isn’t used very often. We ran the services in the ceiling of the master bedroom which required making some small holes. Then, when the renovations were finished, we patched and painted the ceiling.

Even without doing renovations, a bulkhead air conditioning installation is possible. However, it’s not always possible to do one without damage or rework. With proper planning, we can make sure any installation is done with minimal disruption.

Bulkhead Split System Installation Sydney Apartment
Living Room Before
Bulkhead Split System Installation Northern Beaches Sydney
Living Room After


Before Bulkhead Split System Installation Sydney Apartment
Bulkhead Split System Installation Northern Beaches Sydney


Strata Compliance for Bulkhead Split System Installations in Apartments

It is essential to understand the strata regulations. Forms need to be completed, and a comprehensive description of the bulkhead air conditioning installation should be provided. The strata committee will want to know what the installation will look like, if it will affect your neighbours, and if it will blend in with the building facade. If there are any questions or requests, we will work with you to make sure they are answered.

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  • Liam Hogg

    Star Rating from Liam Hogg
    17 May, 2024
    Really glad I chose Ready for my ducted aircon install. It wasn’t a straightforward job for them but they were professional and communicative and we love our new system. I’ll be recommending these guys to everyone!
  • Bethany Sullivan

    Star Rating from Bethany Sullivan
    16 May, 2024
    Very happy with the great work from the whole team at Ready Electrical! My split system was in desperate need of a clean and Greg was able to send a team out to my place the very next day. The guys did a fantastic job making my aircon look and function as if it was brand new, and they were also so thorough at keeping the space clean with lots of drop sheets / tarps. Thank you for the great work...
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    8 May, 2024
    Clearly, they have 5-star reviews for a reason. This is an excellent company to deal with, from the booking, quotation and installation it was a pleasure to deal with Ready Electrical.The install team were on time, well presented, knowledgeable and courteous, Xavier, Rob, Marcel, Daniel, Clayden and Chris are consummate professionals, attention to detail and clean up were flawless.
  • Matt

    Star Rating from Matt
    1 May, 2024
    Greg & all his team provided us with an excellent service to install a new ducted aircon system a couple of weeks ago. There was great communication throughout the quoting process and the install was seamless with the team leaving the house very tidy. We needed a slight tweak to the system after using it for a few days and it was sorted out straight away with great efficiency. Highly recommended.
  • Beau Crellin

    Star Rating from Beau Crellin
    17 April, 2024
    I could not fault Ready Electrical and Air Conditioning. I have neglected my split system for over three years and yesterday it started leaking. Found Ready on Google this morning and from the first phone call, the job was completed in around three hours. Technician was friendly, clean, and he took the time to show me how to clean it every three months - not years. I would use them again.
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    3 April, 2024
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    28 March, 2024
    Very responsive on quotations, very quick to do the installation, installation done professionally and in one go, results perfect! Couldn't ask for more.