Hamilton’s Flexible Finishing Touches

The project

Constructed on the footprint of the original building, this is an inspirational and aspirational unique residential project. The elegant new building is designed to utilise elements of the original and sits on the same site, among the delightful and magnificent mature gardens surrounding the commanding plot.  The interior is awash with contemporary artistic style while the exterior exudes quintessential traditional elegance.

The property is cleverly designed to offer extensive living accommodation comprising; a ballroom, gallery, snug, dining area, kitchen, utility room, gym, swimming pool and sauna. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms (2 master and 2 guest) all en-suite.  The property’s extensive grounds feature a 2 bedroom chalet bungalow, stable blocks, a golf simulator and its very own lake.

The brief

Attention to detail and a focused elegant contemporary theme are evident throughout the interior.  This same attention to detail was applied to the whole of the electrical fit out and accessories.  A very specific brief detailing the exact function requirements and a particular plate style was devised, allowing no room for error and the need to source high quality and bespoke electrical and lighting control products.

The solution

Hamilton was selected and recommended to the client by Drew Smith LTD, the main contractor responsible for managing the design co-ordination of the project to the impressive high standard that is evident.  Cooper Homewood were the mechanical and electrical consultants and Accolade Building Services Ltd managed and carried out the electrical installation.

Sheer CFX® in a Satin Stainless finish was chosen from Hamilton’s switch plate product range for its simple and elegant flat looks. The range features Hamilton's patented Concealed Fixing (CFX) 4 point faceplate clipping system allowing concealed fixing for a clean and contemporary finish that looks stylish in any environment.

Sheer CFX® came into its own in the kitchen where a sweeping work surface is positioned on a curved wall.  Sheer CFX’s integral gasket makes it ideal for walls that are not perfectly flat!

Hamilton, in Sheer CFX®, created bespoke switch plates and sockets to the client’s brief.  Each plate was designed to fit its exact functionality requirement - avoiding the inclusion of redundant or superficial sockets and switches. 

Hamilton’s Grid-IT range of grid-fixed switches and sockets were used extensively to provide complete flexibility. Separate modules were clipped together on the grid to create the desired combination. This was implemented on-site to achieve an accurate and instant solution.  The company’s bespoke larger sized plates allow extensive grouping of switches within the same stylish switch plate design and finish. Grid-fixed switches are extremely user friendly featuring neon switch halos for visual identification; available in four colours and printed words or symbols for appliance or function identification.

The result

Hamilton met and exceeded the needs of this challenging build.  The company’s experience, expertise and high levels of customer service came into their own.  Importantly Hamilton’s stylish innovative product range combined with its ‘Bespoke’ service to ensure the finished result looks fabulous while delivering optimum functionality.

David Vanderputt, Electrical Projects Manager at Accolade Building Services Ltd, says: ‘Hamilton provided a really good service on all fronts. They were on hand at all stages of the installation providing support and assistance.  I was particularly impressed when at one crucial stage they sent 2 of their experienced team to advise and help out. The product complements and fits seamlessly within the flow of the interior design.”