This project started for us in 2011 when we were asked to provide a minimalist solution for the home automation, lighting controls and audio/visual features including a full home cinema within this prestigious property, located in Holland Park, London, that has recently featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs program.
To add full home automation, audio/visual distribution and a building management system (BMS) in to the property we worked with the client to assess the specific requirements for each of the systems. The lighting design had already been completed but only had partial automation included. We re-assessed the requirements to provide a full lighting automation system with fully integrated iPad and iPod control. The building management system is the back bone of the heating, hot water and plant room controls providing real time status and fault reporting of each system. The system is capable of determining each systems fault type, giving full diagnostics and a notification of exactly which contractor to call. During the project we also allowed for the automation of the electronic blinds, windows and privacy glass.
The multiroom audio and video system has also been integrated into the iPad controls to give a truly unique experience in home automation. Each room in the property has access to all of the systems media sources including multiple iPod docking stations and Sky HD boxes. The dedicated 3D home cinema system is also controlled by the iPad allowing the automation of Projector, BluRay player and Lighting with a single press.
Equipment and Systems used
Clipsal C-Bus Intelligent Lighting Control System
Clipsal Full BMS solution for Plant Room and Heating Controls and fault reporting.
RTI Remote Control iPad Application
Elan Multiroom Audio Distribution to 16 Zones
Multiple iPod docking stations for whole home music distribution.
Kramer Video Distribution
Dedicated Home Cinema using the Bowers and Wilkins CT700 Series Speaker Range
Amina Plaster In, Fully Hidden, Speakers for Multiroom Audio
Full data and wifi structure for broadband and telephone distribution.
How we helped
Full Infrastructure Design
Lighting Design and Luminaire Specification - By John Cullen
Project Management - Sub Contractor Liaison
Commissioning and Testing
Aftercare - Platinum