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Welcome to Custom Controls. We are an award winning installer of High End Home Automation & Entertainment systems - specialising in systems for discerning private clients. We have offices in London, Manchester and The Alps and undertake projects around the world. We have a huge number of case studies available showing everything from lighting control systems through to high end private home cinemas, from one room through to homes spanning multiple buildings. The size and budget of our projects vary wildly but each has a consistent theme - Quality. Since 1998 we have delivered high end systems beyond client expectations.
Huge Crestron Installation in Dubai Crestron Integration Award Winner 2012 – Our Fullest Home Automation Project! This huge Crestron Installation in Dubai encompasses everything we do well – full Crestron HD Audio and Video, Lighting and Heating controls spanning two huge villas and gardens for a private family in Dubai. The standard of finish on this project is like nothing experienced before with Artcoustic speaker packages to every room and wealth of sources to enjoy. This is the pinnacle of Home Automation! Full Home Automation for this Beautiful Dubai Villa Complex: Few projects we have completed rival this project for scale, reach and finish. 55,000 square feet of living space across two villas are extended by a further 55,000 square…Read More
Crestron Audio Video & Lighting Control in Derby Crestron Integration Award Winner 2013 – Beautiful New Build with Full Crestron! This stunning new build in the Derby countryside benefits from a full Crestron Audio Video, Lighting, Security and HVAC system. A mixture of Crestron in-wall touchpanels and iPads allow easy control from anywhere in the home with bespoke interfaces designed to be simple to use by guests or family. This project was the first in the UK to use Crestron’s dimmable LED fittings, providing a full end to end solution. Crestron Audio Video, Lighting Control & HVAC control in Derby: The technically astute owner of this project had already done huge amounts of research by the time of our first…Read More
Claridge’s Hotel Penthouse Suites – Mayfair Crestron Integration Award Winner 2011! – Best High Rise in Europe Working in the listed Claridge’s Penthouse apartments must be one of our highest profile projects yet. The aim was to install new Crestron controlled Loewe Multi-Media systems in two apartments of three rooms and ensure it could easily be controlled by any nationality. The results are stunning! High End AV for one of the Country’s Best Five Star Hotels: Working in the iconic Claridge’s hotel presented a special set of challenges – the final system had to be easy to use by multiple nationalities and blend in with the high end interiors. The system also had to be designed around the fact that…Read More
Whole House Lighting & AV in West London Full Crestron HD Audio Video and Lighting Control This stunning Mews house benefits from a full Crestron whole home Audio Video system. Crestron wireless lighting controls allow easy control of all lighting levels in the home with lighting scenes availablt to be recalled by wall mounted keypads, Apple iPads or Crestron MLX-3 handheld remotes. Scene setting is straightforward – simply select the room and applicable lighting channels are presented on the iPads, adjust and save down to one of the scene buttons. It couldn’t be simpler, yet it offers a huge amount of control. Key rooms benefit from Crestron MLX-3 handheld remote controls allowing easy control of the room – including all AV…Read More
Whole House Audio Video Installation in North London Fully Integrated Crestron Whole House Audio Video This family home of a well known person within the music industry benefits from one of the fullest Whole House Audio Video installations we have undertaken. The whole project was designed by us and managed over the course of 18 months, with us taking on the role of AV Consultants in addition to integrator. Media input plates in key areas allow the client to add in sources such as laptops and iPods wherever they are in the home – perfect when you have brought some work home from the studio and want to share. The in-wall iPad docks keep them charged but also allow music…Read More
Bespoke Crestron Audio Video Installation in Mayfair Multi-Room Audio Video Throughout this Lovely Apartment This apartment in London’s fashionable Mayfair area benefits from a ultra-discreet, multi-room audio video system. Full HD Audio and Video distribution via a Crestron Digital Media system allows any source to any display. Music sources such as DAB radio and Airplay devices can be enjoyed per room or grouped together for parties. A Crestron control system allows easy control of lighting and audio video sources by way of a custom designed Apple iPad. High End Whole Home Audio Video & Lighting Installation: The brief for this high end apartment in Mayfair, London was straightforward: distribute HD Audio and Video around two bedrooms and two living room…Read More
High End Dedicated Home Cinema Room in Dubai A Truly Amazing Eight Person Home Cinema Installed in a Dedicated Room: Opportunities to install Home Cinema rooms are rare – we had an opportunity to turn a blank, unused room into a fully finished home cinema. The result is breathtaking: a 3.5m projector screen displays images from a SIM2 Lumis 3D projector whilst audio is provided by the amazing Artcoustic Spitfire Cinema System. Even the room dimensions have been designed to provide the best possible surround sound experience! A Beautiful Eight Person Private Home Cinema Installation: The Ultimate Home Cinema Installation – 3.5m projection screen showing 3D images at 1080p and full surround sound delivered by a 17 channel audio system….Read More
Award Winning Crestron Installation in London Crestron Integration Award Winner 2010! – Most Innovative Control Solution: This stunning modern townhouse in London benefits from the first Crestron Digital Media Installation in the UK. It was also the proud winner of the pan-European 2010 Crestron Integration Awards. High Definition Audio Video combine with a stunning IP CCTV installation to provide an extremely high quality system – the pictures speak for themselves! Whole House HD Audio Video via Crestron Digital Media: This stunning modern town house in Mayfair benefits from one of the best Crestron installations in the country – and now that’s official after winning the pan-European 2010 Crestron Integration Awards. The Crestron Digital Media system allows any audio video source…Read More
Basement Cinema Installation in Pimlico A Dedicated High End Cinema Room with Artcoustic This home cinema is installed in the basement of a Pimlico townhouse. The cinema forms a part of a larger installation with more information available in it’s own case study. Top of the Range 75″ Samsung LED Display handles Visuals The dimensions of the room lend themselves perfectly to a 75″ LED TV, a larger projector based system would be too dominating in a space this size. The display benefits from a host of sources, including Apple TVs, BluRay players and Sky HD recorders. The room serves multiple purposes with the client entertaining friends during football games and also enjoying feature films with his teenage children. Outstanding…Read More
Full Crestron Environmental Control in a London Town House On one of Belgravia’s most fashionable streets, this London town house is enhanced by a full Crestron HD Audio Video, Lighting and HVAC system. A discreet audio network pipes music around the home – even to the master bedroom en suite where we also fill the bath! A wall of glass that turns opaque at the push of a button and a moving glass roof add the wow factor while still maintaining client convenience. A Stunning Whole House Crestron Home Automation System: This project stands out due to the exceptionally high quality of specification and finish in the property. One of the finest addresses in London, this house deserved the best…Read More
Bespoke Crestron Installation in Pimlico High End Multi-Room Audio Video in the London Townhouse This townhouse in Pimlico, London, benefits from a full Crestron Audio Video installation. HD Audio and Video sources from the central rack are distributed everywhere, from the family kitchen through to the client’s high end, audio only reception/listening room. The whole system is easily controlled via a collection of beautiful bespoke iPads. A dedicated Artcoustic home cinema room completes the package! A Truly Bespoke HD Crestron Installation: Our clients recognised at an early stage of their renovation that they would need the help of a specialist audio video installer. The requirement for full HD audio and video throughout the home, coupled with an easy to use…Read More
Modern Home Cinema Installation in London 55″ Samsung TV with Super Discreet on-wall Artcoustic Speakers! The client brief was to deliver a cutting edge Home Cinema in to this modern extension without spoiling the aesthetics. This Artcoustic surround sound package delivers all that and more! The Denon AVR, Sky HD and Blu-Ray player are hidden away in adjoining room with easy control from a Crestron powered iPad. The ultra slim 55″ Samsung LED TV completes the package –and the client loves the end result! An Artcoustic Home Cinema Installation in London: This home cinema installation proves that a high end Home Cinema can be installed in almost any room without spoiling the room aesthetics. A Truly Discreet Home Cinema Installation:…Read More
Manchester Penthouse Audio Video Installation Crestron Integration Award Winner 2009 – Best High Rise in Europe: At the commanding position on top of Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower, there is a penthouse like no other. Officially the highest living space in Britain, it occupies the top two storeys of the 168.87m building, the tallest in the UK outside London and the tallest residential development in Europe… High End Home Automation in Europe’s Highest Living Space: Our installation in the penthouse of the iconic Beetham Tower in Manchester is one of our highest profile installations yet. The client’s apartment spans the entire two top floors of the tower on levels 47 and 48, making this the highest living space in Europe. Our…Read More
London Living Room Cinema 75″ Samsung TV with a Huge Range of Sources yet Nothing on Show! This Home Cinema Installation was part of our larger Whole House project detailed above. It deserves special mention as the 75″ Samsung TV is a truly subtle install. It benefits from a huge range of sources (Sky HD, PS3, Apple TVs etc.) yet nothing is on show – even the 5.1 surround sound audio system is plastered in to the ceiling and is therefore invisible! A Super Discreet Cinema Installation in a Client’s Living Room: This home cinema is installed in the living room of a larger whole home automation and entertainment project in London’s Belgravia. No Hardware on Show, A Truly Subtle…Read More
A Stunning Home Cinema Installation in a Dedicated Cinema Room: This is a truly stunning room – excellent picture quality courtesy of the super bright, high resolution Sony 4K projector and amazing sound via a full Artcoustic Spitfire SL sound system. The finished room just works beautifully and it is a pleasure to watch films on the 4m wide projector screen as well as being easy control via a custom built Crestron iPad interface. At this budget home cinema doesn’t get any better. Sony 4K Projector, Artcoustic Speakers & 3.8m Screen! This dedicated home cinema room is one of the nicest we have installed. The Sony VPL-VW1000ES is one of the best Ultra HD projectors delivering a huge 4096 x…Read More
Attic Home Cinema Installation in North London A High End Projector Based Home Cinema in North London This attic home cinema installation in North London showcases a lot of what we do well – everything is hidden away until required, allowing the room to transform from a living room to a cinema at the touch of a button! A hidden projector screen in the window alcove drops down at the same time as the projector lowers from the ceiling. The cinema has access to a host of centralised sources including Sky HD and Apple TVs. These sources are distributed around the home in addition to the cinema allowing the clients to watch recorded TV wherever they are in the home…Read More
Basement Cinema Installation in London Full Crestron Digital Media Equipped Basement Home Cinema: As part of a whole house audio video system we installed in London, we also had the opportunity to equip this intimate media room. This home cinema installation benefits from full HD audio and video distribution and the client has an impressive range of sources available (Sky HD, Kaleidescape DVD Server, Arab Sat and Apple TV) not to mention audio only sources – Radio and Kaleidescape Music. A Panasonic HD Plasma does a stunning job of displaying all sources, with a Bowers & Wilkins CM9 boxed speaker system serving up the excellent sound track. Crestron TPS-6X Control: A Crestron 6″ radio touchpanel allows full control of audio…Read More
Bespoke Media Room in Manchester Kaleidescape Equipped Home Cinema in Manchester: As part of the extensive audio video system we installed in the Beetham Tower Penthouse, we also installed a bespoke media room. A dedicated Kaleidescape 1080p player serves up films and music from the whole apartment server – the output of which feeds a superb Classe decoder and amplifier combination. Bowers & Wilkins Signature 8NT speakers are housed in the bespoke media wall with sound reinforced by a huge Bowers & Wilkins Custom Theatre subwoofer. Rear channels are built in to the marble rear wall, providing amazingly clear and powerful sound quality. Custom Media Wall Designed & Built: The media wall was custom designed and built to accommodate every…Read More
Our systems make it very easy to control a huge amount of devices in the home. Entertainment systems distribute high definition audio and video around the home, heating and cooling controls ensure the perfect temperature and lighting controls set the mood. Control of all these subsystems is via custom created interfaces - either wall mounted touch panels or iPads - which provide a common theme to each control. There is no need to master different remote controls or switch things on in a certain order. Our systems tightly integrate devices so we get excellent reporting and 100% reliable control.
All our systems have the option of remote access - allowing home owners to see the status of devices in the home (Is the security system armed? Are the Pool filters running?) as well as providing control from afar. Several of our clients use remote connections to manage the heating of their home, allowing setpoints to be raised an hour or two before returning for example. Huge savings can be had be integrating home devices, in addition to aiding convenience.
At Custom Controls we always aim to go above and beyond client expectations. We are still in touch with, and maintaining, systems which we installed over 10 years ago. Our custom installations usually allow us to gain remote access for pro-active monitoring and fault finding which also enables us to make client changes remotely producing a speedy and efficient response to requests. All our systems benefit from 12 months of warranty ensuring complete satisfaction.
We also undertake support work and maintenance for clients who had an original installation by a third party. We can offer this support on a time and materials basis or as part of an agreed maintenance plan.