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Evolution of home automation: 93 Esdale Street Development

Home automation allows for unprecedented levels of comfort and convenience to be achieved. A six-unit development in Nunawading, Victoria, demonstrates how the latest solutions can be leveraged to create homes where technology works seamlessly with its occupants.

Find out how Legrand worked with Contractor, Jen-Electrix, to create smart, connected, modern and user-friendly homes.

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Kit Haselden Photography

Preserving a taste of the past: Vinegar Factory renovation

The successful renovation of a dilapidated vinegar factory into a stylish home and office demanded the sympathetic use of the existing space and materials, in conjunction with the bold utilisation of new design approaches and cutting-edge products.

Director of ONE20 Group Architects, Adrian Light, selected an array of our products to integrate with the architecture and design of the space. To find out more about how Legrand helped with this transformation, click here.

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Northcote Vinegar Factory - Kit Haseldon

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V by Crown Group, Sydney, NSW

With sweeping views across Sydney’s skyline and Parramatta’s Heritage Parklands, V by Crown Group offers ultimate comfort and luxury for stayers, whilst creating a community feel with its friendly staff and prime location.

Constructed of supreme-quality welded steel wire, Legrand’s Cablofil Cable Management System was used. Offering Trough Trays, Fas Power and Fiber Optics, Cablofil is a market leader in providing the most specified cable management solutions.

Legrand’s distribution boards were selected for efficient power management. These products enable excellent operation among different types of appliances, as well as extra-safe testing capabilities with their automatic and manual features.

For Emergency solutions, V by Crown selected Legrand’s Emergency Lighting range, which is designed to withstand tough environments and weather conditions. The LEDs are also fantastic energy-savers and have an extensive lifespan for longer performance.

Excel Life’s selection of switches, sockets and powerpoints were also selected for their functional design and sleek coverplate finishes.

Another solution, which integrated beautifully into V by Crown Group’s design plan, was Legrand’s BTicino Door Entry system. This range offers prestigious intercoms that are designed for multi-storey apartments towers.

Products:

-Cablofil Cable Management
-Legrand Energy Management Distribution range
-Legrand Emergency Lighting solutions
-Excel Life switches, sockets and powerpoints
-BTicino Intercomm Door Entry System

Contractor:

 G&S Maroun

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www.vbycrown.com.au

University of Wollongong Student Accommodation, Wollongong, NSW

University of Wollongong provides living options that suite an array of budgets and living needs. Students have the chance to live in a community that houses people from so many walks of life and countries. Living on campus allows residents to thrive in an environment committed to providing high academic achievement, involvement, personal development and fun activities.

As part of the resident’s power distribution installation, Cablofil wire mesh cable trays were selected. These trays are constructed of precision and are engineered from years of research. The versatility of this product means there is no need for installation limitations and their open structure maximises ventilation, whilst minimises the build up of debris.

The Excel Life range was selected for its super-performing products, bringing high-tech and easy-use to the everyday.

The complex also incorporated Como switches and sockets into its interior design plan. A distinctive feature of this range is the generous switch surface area. Coupled with this is its distinctive ultra-modern style, making it an ideal solution for a contemporary looking finish.

For effective emergency lighting testing, the residential complex incorporated Legrand’s Axiom Emergency Lighting System. This system is made to streamline the testing process, as the wireless feature allows for remote, automated testing; providing the ultimate, ‘round-the-clock’ convenience.

Products:

-Cablofil
-Excel Life
-Como
-Axiom Emergency

Contractor:

Star Wollongong

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www.uow.edu.au

Botania by Meriton Sydney, NSW

Situated in the midst of World Class entertainment and sporting venues opposite Bicentennial Park, Botania has cemented itself as Sydney’s urban sanctuary.

Immersed in nature, the apartments rise up to 9 levels and offer spectacular parkland to city views. The design of all 300 units has been carefully thought out in terms of lifestyle convenience. Renters or buyers can choose from a selection of apartments, each tailored to suit different everyday needs.

For supreme operation of power and effective use of energy, Legrand’s distribution boards were selected. The automatic and manual functions of these products allow for top-quality operation among different types of appliances, as well as extra-safe testing capabilities.

Legrand’s Emergency Lighting range was an excellent energy-efficient solution for the complex. The extensive range of Emergency Exit Signs, Luminaires and Testing Systems are designed to withstand tough environments and weather conditions, as well as operate with utmost reliability over long periods.

Botania added an extra slice of sleekness by choosing Excel Life’s range of switches, sockets and powerpoints. All products are renowned for their excellent safety features, sturdy design and impeccable coverplate finishes.

Products:

-Legrand Energy Management Distribution range
-Legrand Emergency Lighting solutions
-Excel Life switches, sockets and powerpoints

Contractor:

HNK

Proximity Hamilton, Brisbane, QLD

Proximity Hamilton offers apartments that have it all; elegance, spectacular river and city views, and easy access to the all conveniences of Portside Wharf and Brisbane CBD. Designed by leading architects, Proximity is a contemporary 14 storey development consisting of 127 apartments right in the heart of the Hamilton/Ascot precinct, just six kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.

 Excel Life was selected, not only for its impeccable finishes in various ranges which added to Proximity’s air of elegance, but for its renowned top-quality products. Excel Life products have been meticulously engineered in consultation with electrical contractors to ensure they operate at the highest standard.

Products:

-Excel Life

Contractor:

Ikon Electrical

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www.proximityhamilton.com.au

The Hamilton, Brisbane, QLD

The Hamilton was born out of a desire to create innovative apartments that are expertly crafted for the ultimate lifestyle. Situated in one of Queensland’s most vibrant and dynamic locations, it is a residential experience that is redefining the very notion of modern apartment living.

All of The Hamilton’s 285 apartments are equipped with carefully researched interiors, furnishings and appliances. A modern innovation that was integrated into their design plan was the BTicino D45 Door Entry System. This high performing system was selected for its elegant design and slim, compact shape. Its impeccable aesthetic finish, combined with the technological expertise of Legrand’s engineers, makes this unit the perfect choice for modern homes.

For extra-added safety, Legrand Photoelectric Smoke Alarms were selected for their simple design and efficient operation. Our newest model is specifically designed to detect smoldering fires and has the latest research innovations to enhance smoke detection efficiency.

Products:

-BTicino D45 Door Entry System
-Legrand Photoelectric Smoke Alarm

Contractor:

Woods Bagot

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www.livethehamilton.com.au

Wheller on the Park, Chermside Brisbane, QLD

Imagine independent retirement living in resort-style surrounds located in Brisbane's inner suburbs. Imagine contemporary, open-plan apartments without the maintenance of a large home and garden. Imagine a lifestyle of convenience and relaxation.

Located close to Downfall Creek Reserve, with resort style surroundings, Wheller on the Park retirement village in Chermside offers modern retirement living in a social and secure environment.

Legrand’s Arteor Euro switches and square sockets were selected for their strong, bold-edge finishes. Their sleek design and high quality craftsmanship integrated beautifully with the apartments’ contemporary open plan layouts.

For easy entry and added safety, the apartments also incorporated our BTicino D45 Video Door Entry System. Simple to use and modern in design, it performs the classical video door entry functions, as well as managing various home-automation functions. This unit is ideal for large complexes and can cater for up to 4000 apartments.

Legrand’s power protection provides a comprehensive solution all residential and commercial applications. For Wheller on the Park, our high performing switchboards were used for their reliability and superior performance.

Products:

Arteor Switches and sockets
BTicino D45 Door Entry System
Legrand Power Protection solutions

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 www.wmq.org.au/services/retirement-living

Hamilton Reach Apartments, Brisbane, QLD

Situated just 6kms from Brisbane’s CBD, Hamilton Reach is set amidst 304 hectares of prime riverfront land with residents enjoying a low to medium density residential environment of contemporary 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, terrace homes and river villas. Hamilton Reach consists of 78 apartments.

The Excel Life range of dimmers and switches are featured throughout the complex. They were chosen for their super smooth dimming and aesthetic appeal. They are LED friendly and feature overload protection for added safety, and work brilliantly with slave switches for multi-way dimming in large rooms.

Products:

-Excel Life

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 www.northshorehamilton.com.au

Infinity Tower by Meriton, Brisbane, QLD

Infinity is Brisbane’s tallest residential tower, with 81 levels of contemporary living and 549 meticulously designed apartments. The breathtaking architectural design of Infinity means that each apartment boasts fantastic views while featuring the highest quality fixtures and finishes for which Meriton is renowned.

Excel Life switches and powerpoints with metal cover plates were chosen for their contemporary and timeless design. Legrand’s Power protection was installed to protect property and residents against electric shocks and fire.

Products:

-Excel Life
-Power Protection

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http://www.meriton.com.au/

Azure Blue Retirement Community Complex, Brisbane, QLD

Azure Blue aims to redefine retirement with its luxurious, ‘resort style’ retirement community. They have 122 apartments located in the heart of Brisbane in Queensland.

As part of Azure Blue’s interior design, Legrand’s Arteor range was selected. This top-quality range is specifically designed for user ease and comfort, ensuring every product is finished with a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic style.

The Excel Life range of switches and powerpoints were also selected for their renowned contemporary and timeless design.

Legrand’s Axiom emergency lighting system was also implemented to regularly check Azure Blue’s emergency lighting. This system significantly reduces emergency lighting costs, while ensuring a safer environment for patrons and staff.

Products:

-Arteor 
-Excel Life
 -Axiom System

Aria Apartments, Perth, WA

ARIA is one of the first true high-end, luxury projects ever developed in WA comprising of 204 Apartments, including 17 penthouse suites.

Excel Life switches and powerpoints with matt silver cover plates were chosen for their contemporary and timeless design. Legrand’s Power protection was installed to protect property and residents against electric shocks and fire.

Architect

Hillam Architects

Electrical Contractor:

Downer Group

Construction Company:

Pro Build Constructions (AUST) PTY LTD

Products:

-Excel Life
-Power Protection

Sky Apartments, Perth, WA

Part of the Diploma Group, Sky Apartments is an apartment block consisting of 118 apartments over 22 Levels. 

HPM Excel Switches and Sockets with Matt Silver coverplates were chosen for their proven reliability and classic finish. Legrand exit signs and emergency lighting was chosen for the competitive total cost of installation.

Architect:

Lawrence Scanlan & Associates

Electrical Contractor:

Global Electrotech

Construction Company:

Diploma Construction

Products:

-HPM Excel Switches and Sockets with Matt Silver Coverplates
-HPM Circuit Protection and load centres
-legrand exit & emergency lighting

Callo Residence, Perth, WA

Situated in the tranquil surrounds of Hazelmere in Perth, Western Australia, the Callo residence utlises the BTicino video door entry, sound diffusion and lighting control systems. The BTicino Axolute video display panel was chosen for it's stylish finish and quality materials: glass and polished metal. BTicino powerpoints and audio visual sockets from the Light range were also installed.

Products:

-Bticino Lighting Control
-Sound Diffusion and Door Entry Systems

Kew Houses, Kew, VIC

This high-profile design project of two adjacent residences cover three levels each and looks onto Melbourne's Yarra River and Studley Park. Both feature 3 bedrooms, entertainment areas and pools. Italian designed, the BTicino video door entry system and wiring devices complemented the very sleek interiors and exteriors.

The Kew houses have won multiple design awards from the Building Designers Association of Victoria including 

  • Design of the Year 2008
  • Best Residential Design 2008
  • Best Interior Design – Residential 2008
  • Most effective use of glass 2008
  • Most effective use of timber 2008

Interior Designer:

Vibe Design

Contractor:

Sparks Electrical

Products:

-Bticino Video Door Entry System
-Bticino Light Switches
-Powerpoints
-Data and Tv Sockets

Trio Apartments, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW

Trio Apartments is part of an urban revitalisation project of the old Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. Fraser's Property developed 403 apartments on the site over 15 floors, as well as commercial, retail and public facilities such as gyms and swimming pools.

Fraser's specified the HPM Excel range of switches, powerpoints, data and tv outlets for the apartments, adding Linea switches and outlets in the kitchens. Legrand Slide Connect G2 exit signs were also specified.

Property Developer:

Frasers Property

Electrical Contractor:

Heyday Electrics

Products:

-HPM Excel Switches and outlets
-HPM Linea Switches and PowerPoints
-HPM and Legrand Circuit Protection and Legrand Slide Connect G2 Exit Signs

Meriton Apartments Rhodes Peninsula, Sydney, NSW

Rhodes Peninsula is a Meriton development of more than 1000 apartments on the former Union Carbine site in Rhodes. 

Meriton specified the HPM Excel range of switches and outlets with matt silver cover plates. To achieve savings on materials, energy-consumption and labour, they also specified the Legrand Slide Connect G2 exit signs and Legrand Satellites to satisfy emergency lighting needs.

Contractor:

HNK Electrical

Products:

-HPM Excel Switches and Outlets
-HPM and Legrand Circuit Protection
-Legrand Slide Connect G2 Exit Signs and Legrand Satellite Emergency Lighting.

Hampton Court House, Sovereign Islands, QLD

Located on the prestigious Sovereign Islands at the Gold Coast, the private residence at Hampton Court in a waterfront home complete with 5 bedrooms, study, home theatre, private jetty and room for 8 cars.

 BTicino lighting control and sound diffusion systems were installed along with the door entry system to provide the house with a point of difference. The simplicity of the touchscreens means every aspect of house from lighting, blinds and sound can be controlled easily from one of the ten touchscreens installed throughout the house. The BTicino Living range of outlets with Brushed steel coverplates were selected for their sleek appearance to compliment the aesthetic of the house.

 Master Builder Award winner 2010

  • Individual Home $2 million plus category, Gold Coast area

Architect:

Paul Mayer design

Electrical Contractor:

Jam electrical

Construction Company:

Malibu developments

Products:

-Bticino lighting control system and touch screens.
-Bticino video door entry system with 2 internal stations and 1 vandall proof outdoor station.
-Bticino sound diffusion system with 6 zones.
-Switches, power points, data and tv sockets with living brushed steel cover plates