Best Integrated Home (£100,000 to £250,000)
Winner: Henri Integrateur for Maison Bovard
An elegantly integrated solution within an architecturally-demanding building gave French company, Henri Integrateur Domotique the edge it needed to win this installation category.
The Maison Bovard install required a great deal of planning in order to accommodate the needs of the client. Requirements included integrating as many of the latest technologies as possible into the home, as well as making the premises secure and allowing the client to be able to control the property remotely during his frequent travels.
Another aspect of the install was to have an intelligent installation that would facilitate energy conservation. The result was a centralised system which the family controls using a Crestron wall-mounted or wireless touchpanel.
The living-room converts to a homecinema room on demand. The BenQ video projector projects the image from a Blu-ray DVD on to a Da-lite screen that drops down from a false ceiling. Canalsat and TPS satellite packages, can be watched on six LCD and plasma screens distributed throughout the house.
Lionel Sherman, from Henri Integrateur Domotique, was thrilled with the win, saying: “It was the first time we had entered this contest and winning an award was an immense joy and great pride for my team, the design office and all the technicians whom I congratulate for their daily professionalism.”