Electrical wiring accessories provider Hamilton Litestat has supported the development of Bristol’s historic Redland Court, providing designer wiring accessories to create continuity between its period property restoration and its new-build homes.
Set in parkland on the old site of Redland High Girls’ School, developer Juniper Homes has created a collection of apartments and family townhouses providing high-specification, contemporary living.
The challenge was to balance the classic and contemporary – giving new purpose to Grade II listed buildings and restoring original features, while blending this with the new homes.
The Bristol-based developer tasked local electrical contractor, David Fear Electrical Contractors, to source decorative electrical wiring accessories that would create continuity throughout.
High quality manufacture and finishes were of the utmost importance. Having worked with Hamilton previously, the company’s Hartland designer switch plates and sockets were selected. The Hartland collection has a slim, elegant and classic design, while soft round edges nod to the contemporary.
To complement the varied buildings, the Hartland design was specified in two finishes: Antique Brass plates with Antique Brass Switches and Black inserts for those with period features. Meanwhile, Satin Steel plates with Satin Steel switches and White inserts were used for contemporary properties.
Project Director, Jeff Spears from Juniper Homes said: “In this unique development that comprises period and contemporary buildings, Hamilton provided us with a stunning design solution that maintains consistency throughout, tailoring the finishes to suit the age of each building. Often an overlooked design element, Hamilton’s electrical wiring accessories contribute to the high-quality, polished finish that was the vision for the project.”
Power was delivered via double switched sockets, with select sockets upgraded with dual USB 2.4A Ultra charging outlets. Lighting is controlled with a mix of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-Gang LEDITB100 2-Way Dimmers.
In kitchens, a 6-Gang Grid plate controls all the modern electricals. Hamilton’s Grid-IT range provides flexibility, with a wide range of modules that clip into place on-site, featuring printed words or symbols to denote their function: Oven, Fridge, Dish Washer etc.
Living room media plates feature TV/FM/2x SAT outlets, plus a 1-Gang Telephone Slave to support media and connectivity requirements.
In bathrooms, the Hartland plate finish was coordinated with the shower and tap fittings. A dual voltage unswitched shaving socket provides safe power for electricals, while a 20A cable outlet has been installed for the towel rail.