As another year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers, suppliers and staff, and reflect on the year gone by. 2019 has been a fantastic year for Smarthomes, it has brought excitement, pride and triumph, undoubtably it has come with its challenges but most of all, we have had a lot of fun. At Smarthomes we work by and believe in an array of core values – passion, leadership and innovation; each job designed, installed or supported this year, was led with these values at the heart of it.
There have been a range of company highlights over the year, a few of which we would like to share with you below:
We have completed the rebrand of the company! Smarthomes has been a leader in the home building and design industry for 14 years and we felt it was time to emphasise our goals and show off all we have to offer! Encompassing the whole home and bring about a new way of life – Intelligent Contemporary Living. We have remodelled our aftercare service, Smartcare which is off to a flying start! Support and aftercare are important to us and our clients, so after listening to their feedback we have a new system in place which is more accommodating and fitting to our client’s needs. Alongside the rebrand came the launch of the new website, corresponding with our new company logo and colours. We hope the website is now easier to navigate and you can find all the information your looking for!
This year, despite the economic uncertainty, we have been lucky enough to meet lots of new clients who are embarking on exciting projects! As well as catching up and reuniting with some customers from old. A new customer brought us a challenge, our biggest retrofit to date! The house was sadly not prepared to be an intelligent home, but no challenge is too big for Smarthomes. We installed wireless lighting control, a wireless audio system, still managing to create a full Dolby Atmos listening experience! A wireless alarm system, HDMI video distribution to multiple sources and whole house CCTV, all integrated together and running on the latest Control4 OS3 platform.
There are a couple of suppliers who we feel deserve a special mention for their efforts and going above and beyond this year. The first is Eurotech Graphics, we have worked alongside them for 12 years and can’t recommend them highly enough. Providing us with detailed CAD drawings and floorplans as per our sketches and designs. No matter how quick the turnaround, they never fail to meet the deadline in a friendly and professional manner. The other is BEW Guildford, all the staff are always more than obliging, constantly providing outstanding knowledge and customer service, great communication, and they always strive to be as efficient and helpful as possible no matter what the question, quotation or order.
As a prime supplier of home building, design and automation we have a couple of hopes and aspirations for the industry next year. In the latter part of 2019, we have all been educated about the impacts of climate change and how, going forward, there needs to be more sustainable solutions. With many companies now accounting for their actions and putting in place climate change and social responsibility policies, we look forward to seeing more eco-friendly products and options on the market. We have also seen the growing concern of climate change in the customers desires, with many of our enquiries focusing on integrating technology into contemporary eco-friendly houses and passive houses. Also, in 2020 we hope that the government review stamp duty on properties below £500,000, which should kick start the housing market, giving more opportunity for people to move up the ladder. Also freeing up more money and allowing intelligent living to be more affordable for everyone.
We would like to wish all our loyal customers, suppliers and partners a very happy Christmas and prosperous New year! Smarthomes will be closed over the festive period, from Monday 24th December our offices will re-open again on 2nd January. We look forward to hearing from you in 2020, with all your exciting new projects.