We believe that home technology makes life easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable.
On large, technically complex projects holding firm to this philosophy remains our ultimate priority.
In this large, contemporary house, near Winchester, designed by the award-winning practice, Níall McLaughlin Architects, we responded to an exciting brief, inviting us to deploy intelligent yet cleverly concealed technology that could augment a relaxed family lifestyle within a uniquely sustainable environment.
Just the kind of challenge we love!
This super-smart private home is located in a sensitive area in the Hampshire countryside, beside the River Arle, an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by English Nature and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the EC Habitats Directive.
With such a location, sustainability is naturally enough a key consideration for the client. Extensive landscaping during and after the build has improved the area’s ecological balance whilst the house itself features passive solar heating, ground source heating technology and PV panels.
Our intuitive, hi-tech climate control solution maximises the performance efficiency of these renewable technologies, making sure that only inhabited rooms are heated to a comfortable temperature. When left unoccupied, our system automatically reverts back to lower, background settings, conserving significant energy.
Inside the attractive, largely open plan, modernist space, our climate control integrates fully and seamlessly with property-wide entertainment, security, telephony and lighting systems, all easily accessible through an easy to use Control 4 platform.
Ultimate discretion ensures that wires, boxes and loudspeakers are hidden within walls, ceilings or otherwise out of view as the primary sense of space, comfort and freedom retains its natural serenity.
Beyond the home, we have laid an extensive fibre-optic network stretching more than a kilometre around the estate, connecting all services and technology systems in the home as well as bringing security footage from significant entry points into the house. We also provide a robust and secure wi-fi network for this magnificent home.
This remote, rural yet fully connected haven proves that location need be no barrier to living and working safely and efficiently from home nor should it affect the family’s enjoyment of entertainment services. Far from it.