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des dass house

A Truly Intuitive Home

Located on a picturesque cliff edge, one architecturally designed home is distinctly different from the other luxury homes surrounding it. Not immediately obvious at first, the magic is in-built amongst the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive views, discreetly hidden behind the walls is smart home technology called C-Bus.

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Modern home on hill, at night time.

Creative home meets automated submarine

The sky’s the limit when it comes to home automation for Christchurch couple Wayne and Aimee. They installed C-Bus by Schneider Electric a decade ago and after starting small they have expanded their install and now use it to control nearly everything around the house, as well as their incredible submarine-themed theatre, and classic car showroom and workshop.

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Modern lounge room

Inside a designer's home

Auckland interior designer Donna Jones of The Design Option wanted to make strong statements when renovating her beautiful Kohimarama home, which features grand spaces and expansive views. As someone who loves to constantly update her surroundings, Donna was drawn to the PDL Iconic range with its changeable faceplates and the fact she could incorporate dimmers and USB chargers for added ambience and functionality.

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Ben and Quinn’s Iconic Christchurch home

Ben and Quinn’s Iconic Christchurch home

The transformation of a tired 1940s bungalow into a modern family home by former The Block NZ contestants Ben and Quinn Alexandre got the perfect finishing touch with the award-winning future-ready PDL Iconic switch range. The couple chose the switchgear after visiting Schneider Electric’s Vision Studio in Christchurch and falling in love with its sleek design, changeable faceplates and additional home automation features.

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Modern New Zealand Home

Quake rebuild to ultimate smart home

A trip to choose light switches for their modern, energy efficient new build turned into a plan for a full smart home for Christchurch couple Paul Williams and Alex Hazard, after a visit to PDL Vision Studio showed them what home automation could add to the project. See how the couple controls everything from lights through to sprinklers, from their smartphones or tablets. Smart and simple.

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Innovative shipping container venue

Stylish container transformation in Marlborough

A Marlborough vineyard shipping container venue needed switches to complement its modern industrial look – an ideal job for Saturn Horizon. Corban Walls, director, engineer (& winner of The Block NZ), created the Pavilion using a container. He says the brushed black metal finish of Saturn Horizon is the perfect complement to the raw black steel of the container & its interior elements of wood, glass & ceramic.

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