Hamilton accessories prove good bet for Paul Nicholls
26 June 2012Decorative electrical wiring accessories, audio and lighting control manufacturer Hamilton Litestat has supplied a varied selection of its switch plates and sockets to renowned horse trainer Paul Nicholls’ new house in Ditcheat, Somerset.
Mr Nicholls’ new residence is a luxury 5,500 square foot new build comprising 23 rooms, all of which have been built and finished to his specification. The interiors are elegant and classically styled, yet with contemporary touches to bring them right into the 21st century. Maximum use has been made of natural daylight, with numerous large period-style sash windows looking out on to the beautiful Somerset countryside. However, electric lighting has also been used to stunning effect with an impressive chandelier installed above the main curved staircase. To complete the stylish interior, 90 sockets and 70 switches were specified from a number of Hamilton ranges, including the crystal clear Perception CFX and the traditional Cheriton in polished brass and chrome. Hamilton’s expert team was also commissioned to design and manufacture bespoke data plates for the building’s audiovisual system.
The house was constructed by Dunford Builders Ltd, with the electrical accessories installed by Elecpro of Street, Somerset. The accessories were ordered through Devondale Electrical Distributors of Glastonbury.
Renowned for training winning horses such as Kauto Star, Denman and Big Buck’s, Paul Nicholls’ famous stables are just a short distance way in the village of Ditcheat. Hamilton’s main manufacturing base in Mere is only half an hour away in Mere, Wiltshire, making this a truly Westcountry project.
“Hamilton has long history associated with horse racing – we’re all big fans and sponsored at Wincanton for many years– so to be involved in Paul Nicholls’ house is a privilege,” said managing director Ian Hamilton. “We’re really impressed with the way the plates look now they’re installed, as the Cheriton designs in brass and chrome complement the traditional elements of the interior design, whereas the Perception CFX allows the wall coverings to show through for a subtle, yet contemporary effect.”
Oliver Boon, branch manager for Devondale Electrical Distributors in Glastonbury, added: “Hamilton was chosen to provide the accessoriesbecause there were lots of bespoke plates required and we were confident that no one could do the job better both in terms of value for money, high quality and turnaround time.”
Ian Hamilton, managing director of decorative electrical wiring accessories, audio and lighting controls manufacturer Hamilton Litestat, looks at the benefits of lighting controls within energy management systems in new builds and refurbishments.