Smart Home Blog

Poole Showroom Complete!

Our new Poole showroom is now complete, with our additional Media room and CPD area ongoing. We will be holding an opening event in September, with special guests planned see our events page for further details. If you would like a demonstration of the finest Artcoustic Dolby Atmos Home Cinema set up in the South please get in touch.

We have used the latest design and technology to deliver a truly awesome Home Cinema experience. Our clients will be able to come and see/hear how Home Cinema should be, and what’s achievable in their space.

  • Artcoustic 9.4.2 Dolby Atmos surround sound, delivering 105db which is the reference industry standard.

  • Screen Excellence 4K Neo 130” 2:35 Cinematic ratio screen.

  • JVC N7 4K HDR Projector.

  • Denon AV processor.

  • Arcam power amplifiers.

  • Cineca Siena luxury leather Cinema recliners (with cup holders).

  • Cineca acoustic wall treatments.

  • Artnovion acoustic ceiling panels.

  • Orluna LED lighting.

  • Clipsal C-Bus lighting controls.

  • Control4 control system.

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Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is here!

Enhance the magic with Control4 OS 3 now!

You can now get OS 3 in your home, simply contact us to update your system. Some of our clients have already taken advantage of this offering, we do need to send a technician to carry out this system update. The brand-new, simplified, and completely reimagined smart home experience that delivers incredible enhancements and homeowner personalisation features that you just have to see to believe. Our HQ in Poole is running the latest OS 3, so if you want to have a coffee and take a look let us know.

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Control4 Price Increase

Control4 Price increase announcement (not the best start to the week!)
 

Unfortunately Control4 have announced there will be a 10-25% price increase on some of their products. The reason for this increase, is solely due to the new 301 Import Tariff rate. Effective from 16th June 2019. We will be contacting all clients with Control4 specified on their projects, giving you the option to purchase early before the increase or updating our proposals to reflect the increase. Our standard 30 day T&C's apply.  

LIVING PRESENTING AT THE RIBA ROADSHOW

We’re excited to be presenting the brand new CEDIA CPD on ‘Designing Home Cinema & Media Rooms’ at the RIBA Roadshow event in London Thursday 4th April 2019. With over 50 architects already confirmed, ready to be educated on the latest Home Cinema trends.

We feel very privileged to be selected for this exclusive CPD.

It’s always great to hear good feedback, here is what RIBA themselves had to say.

“As part of our spot checking process we attended the CEDIA seminar Designing Home Cinemas and Media Rooms, held at the London Roadshow at Bishopsgate Court, London E1, on Thursday 4th April 2019. This was a very interesting presentation on a specialist topic with some great examples of a wide range of projects. The presenter was confident, knew his subject and handled questions very well.”

Living Home Tech 2019 Nominee for 'Smart Building Award'

Living Home Tech finalists in the Best Home Cinema over £50,000 category in the Smart Building Awards 2019.

The Smart Building Awards reward the very best companies, distributors and installers across the industry.

Decided by a panel of independent industry experts, the Smart Building Awards are built around integrity and transparency making them the gold standard of AV and install awards.

We can’t wait to attend the Smart Building Awards ceremony on Thursday 30th April 2019 at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre.

Further info can be found on the link below.

Living & QMotion Announce New Partnership

Living are pleased to announce a new partnership with QMotion, a unique solution for their clients Shades and Curtains requirements.

Living now offering a full turnkey solution, from the measuring and specifying stage right the way through to final commissioning. QMotion offer market leading solutions for wireless and wired Blinds/Curtain systems. With a wide range of fabric and material choices for the end user, Living are very excited to offer this service to their clients.

One of the most important factors for Living is the QMotion products will integrate with all the major control systems Living use, such as Control4, RTI, Savant and Crestron.