Home Media Installation
The Ask Empty Shell to stunning Farmhouse Home.
We wore wellys on our first visit to this property.
An empty shell on farmland just north of Kilmarnock Ayrshire.
Bare walls, rafters and roof. It genuinely looked as if the farm animals had made themselves a home.
The client was looking for a surround sound system in their living room. Big Tv, with no other visible equipment in the room. Lighting control with colour-changing ability and schedule.
Rack cabinet in a hall recess on the first floor with high-speed connections to the ground floor and internet and two other zones in the upstairs bedrooms for audio and video.
All are connected to the internet for online streaming, and video sources are set up and integrated. The Solution
Initial consultation included the design and layout of the infrastructure based on the clients, architects and builder's requirements. It was factored into the project that as this was a farmhouse, the cabling would have to be installed in rigid plastic piping or conduit under the floors and walls to protect from rats.
All relevant drawings were provided, with schematics, equipment lists, and specifications. Equipment was sourced, and installation was scheduled.
Installation was coordinated with the trades as per their schedule of work.
At the framing stage, we used Cat6, SCP Speaker cabling, and Fiber for the backbone. We set up the property ready for the external services to be brought in and the plasterboard to be put up.
Protecting the cabling proved challenging as we discovered that the rats or mice in the area were particularly active at the time of build. It resulted in all underfloor cabling being run through copex conduit.
The finished job gave the client a superb 7.1 surround sound system with an OLED screen, not a cable in sight. With centralized sources and Audio/video distribution where required.
Ruckus wifi was used throughout the property, including external access points front and rear.
Control of the system was achieved with control4 using the Neeo Remote and Core 3 processor with Lutron RA2 lighting control.
Remote administration and monitoring were achieved with OVRC.