Title Image: A corridor in a listed hall showing a Rako dimmer in wood panelling

Grade II* Listed Hall Audio Visual Install

This imposing Grade II* listed hall has been extended over time and constructed with a range of materials, from two-foot-thick stone walls to 18th Century wood. We were approached to create a lighting design (incorporating a lighting control system) that would suit the property and design and install a multi-room audio visual system.

Working with the client and our interior design partners, we produced a lighting control & audio visual retrofit system which works seamlessly with the décor — discrete Monitor Audio speakers fed by a Sonos wireless audio system and Rako light switches, were provided with matching brass plates to blend with the existing electrical fittings. Working in such a restrictive home can prove problematic but our team managed to design, specify and install a system which has provided the family with an elegant and intuitive environment.

A network and RF backbone was installed, utilising many of the hidden cupboards and priest holes throughout the building, allowing this 17th Century house to be fully covered by a wireless network and to receive Sky to every television. The age of the property and its listed status gave rise to much investigative work on the potential cable routes and fitting details, ensuring that all work was carried out to our client’s and the council’s expectations.

The finished article contained:

  • A lighting control system that provides four different scenes for each room.
  • A house-wide music system, controlled from a phone or computer, able to access streaming services, such as Napster and Spotify, or a collection of locally-stored music.
  • A resilient wireless home network.

Take a look through the gallery below to see the end result, or click the How It’s Made button to see the design process.

Project Information

Year: 2013
Audio Zones: 4
Video Zones: 4
Location: North Yorkshire
Property: 17th Century, Grade II* Listed
Installation: Audio Visual Retrofit
Brands: Sonos, Sky, Monitor Audio, Rako

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