Best Integrated Home (from £30,000 - £100,000)
Winner: Perfect Integration for The Great Barn
Perfect Integration was praised by the judges for doing "an excellent job of making integration virtually invisible".
The client, a property developer, wanted an integrated system which would ‘blow the socks off' any potential tenants without detracting from the charm of a 16th century listed barn.
The system is based around a Crestron AV and lighting control system, accessed through a centrally mounted in-wall touch panel and Crestron keypads. Perfect Integration also developed a comprehensive iPad app for more advanced control such as adjusting the lighting scenes.
The ‘wow' factor has been achieved with a Future Automation sliding panel system, for the main TV, built into a stone clad fireplace while the family room has a ‘floating' TV on a motorised bracket. Amina invisible speakers in the double-height main living area and Velodyne in-wall units, with grilles routed into the oak skirting, fill the space with sound but with no visual impact.
The project was a resounding success, helping to secure a tenant within weeks of going on the market and breaking rent levels for the area by some considerable margin. The client was so impressed that they plan to replicate the system in a second barn conversion.