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Helen Seymour-Smith
Jody - The automated blinds where supplied by Caribbean Blinds UK Ltd. You can find more on our website www.seymoursmith.co.uk which will take you to the blog of the house.
   
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Helen Seymour-Smith
@deborahsears - Thank you for your kind comments about the house. Although I project managed the build, both Chris and I designed the house. It was very much a collaborative project. Chris ended up on the Grand Designs cutting room floor because the director's angle was a women in a man's world.
We have a new ground breaking project called The Sheds, soon to be built, which can be found on our website www.seymoursmith.co.uk.
   
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A beautiful home with stunning architecture.

This would have been an ideal candidate for an automated home where the blinds support the stable heating or cooling of the property based on the home owners requirements and the position of the sun and the heat therein. A true smart home will make use of solar gain to reduce heating bills and saving enerergy by automatically moving blinds to keep the temperature at a constant level. This would be by shading or opening to allow the sum to heat / not heat the rooms.

   

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