Our Work

Hidden Streams

Hidden Streams, Forest Row, Sussex

This house has undergone many changes into life.

In 2002, the owners decided to extend it substantially and bring it "up to date".

The new areas would have underfloor heating and the old would retain their standard hot water radiators. Air conditioning was also to be added to all bedrooms and the 3 main reception spaces. All windows would have electric black-out blinds and the conservatory would have electric roof windows for automating.

All of the lighting, both internally and externally was replaced and many more added with architectural lighting used throughout.

Finally, whole house background music was required for all rooms and the patio.

This would normally have been done with several systems, all working independently, with some possible haphazard interactions.

However the architect was KNX aware and as a result, he sought out our services to implement an initial design, followed by budget planning and then successful contract securing.

The systems are nothing unusual, but a perfect demonstration of how KNX can meet all of a buildings needs and in this buildings case, expand as the situation changes.

In 2009, a swimming pool complex was started and this was naturally controlled by KNX. All of it was an extension to the existing systems allowing familiar control and expanded options.

What is interesting is that remote alarm monitoring has been set up across the systems. From a power failure, to the low flow rate of a solar heating pump, the owner and the correct service technicians will be informed by email.

Bi annual service visits keep the building in full operating condition and provide invaluable support to the owner.

Key Points

  • Beautiful home with technical excellence
  • Automatic alerting and maintenance calls
  • Simple expansion of historic system
  • Continual updates and improvements

What our clients say

"We were highly impressed by GES on our building project. They were among the most likeable, professional and reliable contractors on site and went above and beyond their duty all along in the project. It was clear that they genuinely cared and constantly strived and succeeded to meet our individual needs. On many occasions they even took on some snagging and fixed problems that arose from other contractors and were responsible for a very streamlined running of the project. Their expertise in all areas digital and electronic made them invaluable. We were very happy with the transparent costing of the project and the constant and flexible review of charges. They were also a source of great suggestions for lighting ideas and data solutions. Apart from their professional merits they are a pleasure to have on site on a personal level and we felt we had a great rapport. We can only highly recommend GES and would certainly employ them again for any future projects"

H Blum, Oxted, Surrey