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Houzz, has been an interesting experience for us.We decided to work with Houzz as we believe it is a great platform for us to communicate with a marketplace that is interested in building work and may already have projects in mind that need to be quoted on. It is also one that enabled us to really geo locate our limited marketing spend to focus on...

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Nifty brochue

So this is just a small one but we have just had our new brochure back from the printers and we are fairly chuffed with them.   They were tricky to design and write for, as we wanted to help people understand what they can do with a smart home and to see how much more they can get out of their house, with a little work....

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It’s a punchy title and most of us will fall asleep reading this but this has been a painful set of lessons in what to do when installing a Z-wave smart light switch.What are the components we use?We love the Fibaro Dimmer-2 module, Varilight light switches, plates and anyone for the Pattress boxes and wiring.What are the issues we face?Size, size and size again. Yes,...

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For me, this is one of the most frustrating categories in the Smart home market within the UK.There are several incredible smart lock brands out there; Yale, August, Kwickset, Friday, ERA, Schlage to name several. All of them come with their own designs, technology, ease of integration, power and configuration issues. Some look awesome and others look like something from a 1980’s hotel room door....

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Over the last year we have created a fairly extensive pre-work survey that we ask clients. We don’t always get all the answers but the more information we have before the project starts the easier it is.In this blog we look at a few of the questions and why we need them.1) What wall types do you have where you want us to install light...

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The Nifty Brain

A few months ago, we decided to trademark our ‘Nifty brain, we had put a lot of work into the development of our ‘Nifty brain’. Working to integrate the Openhab base software with what we wanted to offer as a company, what people wanted and what the hardware we all used could do.This multi-year project had finally created a stable, clever and hard-working brain for...

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