Using an old cottage as a starting point, the owners demolished all but a very small section to build a lavish, modern style building with incredible vistas around the landscape. As this was a new development, we were able to begin the planning of the home automation system as the architects were drawing up plans, ensuring all the services to the building, cable runs and ducting were organised in the most efficient, logical way. This helped us spend time designing a system that would be most beneficial to the way the owners interact with their space, from creating an atmosphere through dramatic lighting, to watching their favourite TV shows in the snug; a modern building built for modern living.
Using the Lutron control system, we integrated the lighting, both electric and natural through Lutron shade control, allowing the owners to raise and lower their blinds through their gMobile 7 app and perfect their environment, along with controlling their audio/video system, heating and security. We designed and installed a door control system, meaning owners could see exactly who was at their gates from wherever they were in the world, answering the doorbell and communicating with visitors through their smartphone.
Stunning marble tiles flowed from the interior to the exterior, with underfloor heating that changes to suit you at the touch of a button transitioning to innovative ‘Snow Melt’ heating under the patio, which begins the second a snowflake touches the tiles. LCR had the challenge of integrating this latest technology with the rest of the system, ensuring the power loads were within tolerance and each system could communicate effectively with each other. The result was a smart home truly out of the ordinary.