Project: High-tech family home
The client is keen on technology and, because the house in central London is used by many members of the same family, flexibility, dedicated sources and privacy were high on the list of specifications.
A key part of the installation is the user interface, which was designed, built and installed having been replicated from an interface the client picked out from one used in a luxury hotel.
Other outstanding aspects included lighting control elements, featured in every room, discreetly installed and hidden from view. There are a large number of circuits compared to the size of the property.
A feature has been made of the speakers throughout the home and the main rack rooms are a showcase area. The audio distribution system is a digital signal processing system with custom equalisation and delay settings minimising the effect of each room acoustic on overall sound quality. Systems needed to be robust to minimise the need for preventative maintenance. High quality equipment and network infrastructure make use of the latest generation of hardware.
Listed windows in the property do not lend themselves to having roller blinds installed at a high level. Blind specialists were brought in to deliver and control blinds that appear from the floor boxes effectively being installed upside down. Most windows in the property also have motorised shades, resulting in the need for a large amount of control equipment.
Effective project management of a large number of other trades was needed to achieve a seamlessly integrated project that preserved the overall aesthetic