Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Project Time Table: 31 Days over 24 Months
Year Completed: 2009
Value: £20,000 – £25,000
Every Englishman’s castle needs its trappings. Situated not far from Windsor this period house was in need of modernising while being sympathetic to the buildings architectural heritage. The client’s desires were modest but his need to keep his family of six entertained in this large house was going to require an up scaled solution.
The residence incorporates the following features
- Centralised Entertainment stored in a custom AV Rack
- Multiple wireless access points for internet connectivity across the whole property including outside
- Music, Radio & iPod distribution to 18 Zones
- Pop-up Cinema Room with Dolby Surround Sound
- Internal Telephone exchange & Door Entry
- CAT6 Network infrastructure for convenience & future expansion
- HD distributed video content from multiple sources including SkyHD & Blu-ray
- Tablet & Smart Phone control from both iOS & Android
- IP66 Rated Mirrored Television in the Master En-Suite
- Access to UK on-demand streaming content via Smart Hub Televisions
Once finished almost every room downstairs was fitted with Niles Ci Series ceiling speakers. A total of twelve zones in all with one of them being the outside entertainment area. Behind each pair of speakers powering them are two Rack mounted ELAN S86A multi-room amplifiers
Multiple TVs need Multiple Sources & lots of control
Two SkyHD receivers, music server, Blu-ray, radio & more are also stacked in the rack for convenient control via an ELANg HS Series controller. This solution provides tablet, smartphone & dedicated wand control via the WiFi network.
Structured Mesh Wireless Network
The size of this house demands not only nine WiFi Access points but an enterprise class solution so occupants can move freely from one end of the house to the other without interruption to their internet connectivity. To this end, we analysed the plans & surveyed the structure during renovations to determine the optimum locations for the access points.