The Barn

Luke Murphy
14th August 2019 in Case Studies
We wanted to find out why BBA developments had decided to include home automation in their latest project. So along with Hughes Smart (their Loxone Partner) we paid them a visit to see exactly what they had integrated into this simply stunning home. 

Upon arrival it is instantly noticeable that, although now beautifully modern, the original character of this 19th-century barn lives on. Take a step through the front door and the same sense of juxtaposition is clear with the barn’s original structure now wonderfully integrated into the simply breathtaking interior. This fusion of old and new is constant throughout the property and is one of many reasons why this property is so unique.

Something else that makes the barn unique is its high level of home automation. We were able to speak with Adam Green, Director & Project Manager at BBA developments to understand what convinced them to make this home smart. 

Facts

Development Type
Barn conversion


Location
Cambridgeshire


Developer 
BBA Developments


Loxone Partner
Hughes Smart

Facts

Development Type
Barn Conversion


Location
Cambridgeshire


Developer
BBA Devlopments


Loxone Partner
Hughes Smart

Upon arrival it is instantly noticeable that, although now beautifully modern, the original character of this 19th-century barn lives on. Take a step through the front door and the same sense of juxtaposition is clear with the barn’s original structure now wonderfully integrated into the simply breathtaking interior. This fusion of old and new is constant throughout the property and is one of many reasons why this property is so unique.

Something else that makes the barn unique is its high level of home automation. We were able to speak with Adam Green, Director & Project Manager at BBA developments to understand what convinced them to make this home smart. 

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This project includes automated lighting throughout. With coloured lighting in many of the communal areas. 

The new residents in this home will enjoy multiroom audio in the master bedroom as well as the living area, kitchen and back garden.

The barn’s access control is taken care of by Loxone – with motorised gates & garage door as well as the NFC Code Touch & Intercom.

This house features intelligent heating control – including underfloor heating for those chilly winter nights. 

Adam and the guys at BBA Developments had simply installed network cable on a previous development and this was extremely well received. This led them to want to go one step further and install full home automation on this project – after visiting Hughes’ showroom he knew he’d be going with Loxone. Adam told us that as a developer it is important to have a USP (unique selling point) and that’s exactly what Loxone gave them. The barn was so well done that it was only on the market for one day before it was snapped up by the lucky homeowner.

Adam loved how flexible Loxone was – he was particularly impressed with how easy retrofitting into an existing system was. This will allow him to provide additional upgrades to the homeowners even after the move-in date. He was also very happy with the multifaceted nature of Loxone equipment – citing the Touch Pure as an example. The temperature readings taken by them meant that they avoided the cost of installing dedicated thermostats around the property.

He also stressed the importance of working with a Loxone Partner stating that “we couldn’t have done it without a company like Hughes on-board, from design to installation they couldn’t have been more helpful. The tech speaks for itself but Hughes customer service has ensured that we’ll be returning to them and Loxone for future projects”

This project is a great example of a developer using the services of a professional smart home installation company to better position one of their builds in a competitive market. There’s no doubt that this property was always going to be beautiful however Loxone has helped add a USP to the home. This project was a massive success which was largely down to the hard work from both BBA Developments and Hughes Smart. If you’d like to learn more about either of them simply click their logos.

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