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Making Light Work in the Home

12 Feb 2015
Case study

The project

A magnificent family home in Surrey, UK, part of a series of much sought after properties valued between £3m to £5m.

Set in a plot of 0.55 of an acre, the 7,500sq ft. the property boasts exceptional features such as, split levels, glass walls, high ceilings, pocket doors, ceiling coffers, and a curved staircase leading to five bedrooms and a self-contained annex (which links to the main house).  The layout of the building offers spacious ground floor accommodation (kitchen/breakfast/family) plus five further reception rooms.  The first floor has a master bedroom with his and hers dressing rooms, en-suites, four further bedrooms with en-suites, one which has a kitchenette and own staircase (as well as linked to first floor).  On the second floor two rooms (one with shower room), which are linked by a bridge.

The Brief

The property required a lighting control solution that could effectively control a multi-room LED based installation. The ability to tailor the lighting requirements for individual rooms was essential, and the look of the system needed to complement the quality design and fabulous finish of the project.

The Solution

Hamilton worked with the developer to design a bespoke system based upon its Mercury® Lighting Control system. This intuitive-to-use system enables the homeowner to create an incredible variety of lighting scenarios; from simple dimming to scene-setting programmes, which can be set, stored and recalled with ease.

The installation included a master control hub and wall-mounted control plates which are available as ‘Capacitive touch controllers’ and ‘Mechanical button controllers.  In this case mechanical button controllers in a Sheer CFX® plate design, finished in polished chrome were selected across the property to reinforce the minimalist and contemporary design theme. Each control plate was individually designed and manufactured by Hamilton to meet the exact specifications of the function needed within each room - every button on each plate had a purpose. With Mercury installed, on leaving or arriving at the property the homeowner can simply operate all pre-sets at the touch of one button. A remote control facility via iPad/iPhone using a downloadable app was also integrated into the system.

The result

A system which has exceeded client expectations for both operation and design. As a result, Hamilton is now the preferred supplier for the developer across all the properties in its portfolio of impressive projects.  The installers are confident in the knowledge they can rely on the Mercury’s inherent flexibility to adapt the system as required at any given point during the fit-out - saving them both time and money. The home-owner has a system which can be controlled by the push of a button, or the swipe of the finger, giving them full control of the lighting throughout the property even when it’s unoccupied. Plus Hamilton’s bespoke design and production service, Savile Row, ensured that every control plate was unique in both function and form – tailor-made coming as standard!

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