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Highland Cleverhouse

Dec 9, 2015

Category: Projects

Sitting in some of rural Inverness-shire’s most picturesque surroundings, this stunning Cleverhouse offers its owners all the comforts and convenience you would expect from a smart home, while also being discreet and merging perfectly with the client’s décor.

Working with the client, Cleverhouse designed a comprehensive Home Automation system using HDL Pro Bus as the backbone of the home.  Controlling all lights with 69 lighting circuits that included everything from LED downlights to large chandeliers, bedside lamps to garden lights, water features and everything in between.   HDL’s sleek switches allow the client the simplicity of a single button push for control while also giving options to set scenes and moods to suit their lifestyle.

From the same light switch the client can control heating, electric curtains and even turn on their music system.   One switch to rule them all keeps the client’s wall clear and stops the modern problem of wall acne.  

Twelve zones of underfloor heating controlled by HDL Pro Bus keep the house at a comfortable temperature without wasting energy by only supplying heat where it is needed.  Combining this with the house’s excellent U values and hot water supplied by solar panels makes the house super-efficient.

Low- level lighting on all stairs and along corridors guides occupants around the house safely, activated by sensors so the client, their children and visitors can move around easily and confidently at any time. 

To match the key pads, HDL’s new app provides an easy on the eye user friendly experience for the whole house from the breakfast table, comfort of the couch, in front of the 4K Home Cinema or even in bed.

As well as full home automation system the house also boasts a home cinema with a 4K JVC projector, 102” screen and Sonance in- wall speakers, powered by a Yamaha AVR.  This room delivers a powerful immersive experience with of course perfect lighting.

Sonos Multi-Room audio delivers convenient great audio through discreet ceiling speakers and Yamaha stereo amplifiers for larger rooms, including swimming pool and gym.  High definition video is also distributed to 6 TV’s around the house.

Security is provided not only by programmed and automated lighting but also 7 High Definition cameras from Lilin. These cameras can be viewed on the client’s TV’s and remotely via their smart phones and tablets.