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Find out what our clients say about us and our service

Luxury Yacht in Barcelona

Great review given by Chief Engineer Graham Pink after we completed work on a luxury yacht out in Barcelona over the past few years. Intelligent Abodes upgraded the Lutron lighting control and Lutron integration of automated TV lift and blinds.

Steve Graham – Home Owner

“Building our own Grand Design in Devon we needed someone to do justice to the smart house concept and wanted someone local. Intelligent Abodes gave us the palette of options which allowed us to do what we needed within our budget.

We took their advice and and they fitted a superb sound system all linked into a central rack installation which also linked the set up with our tv’s and a range of programme feeds; wired in preparation for future options; gave us a WiFi system to maximise the benefit of high speed broadband throughout the house; a system to manage heating from our iPads and phones. It was all fitted with the minimum of fuss and disruption and we have also had all the after sales service needed to get the full benefit from the systems.

We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wanting a 21st Century home”

Michelle & Brian Knowles – Home Owners

“We would like to thank you for persevering with the challenges during the installation of our a-v system. It says a lot about the professionalism and business ethics of your company that you were prepared to work on until you resolved the problem”.

Catherine Callas – Home Owner

“We were so impressed with Tim…..he was incredibly efficient, polite, did exactly what we were looking for but better than that he manage to enhance the ideas we had…in terms of the work and the way Tim has carried everything out it has been amazing…he’s tidy, clean, he’s been incredibly efficient and manages to enhance it that little bit extra and give us something extra special.”

Greg Fitzgerald – CEO of Linden Homes/Galliford Try

“The quotation was well presented and competitive. Tim was excellent in problem-solving on site, helping us achieve the desired outcome.”

Mike – Home Owner

“We have used Intelligent Abodes in two homes now and would have no hesitation in recommending them…..Tim knows what he is doing.”

Amanda and Tony Dowling – Home Owners

“My Husband and I asked Karen and Tim Chugg to install a sound system for our home. We needed a TV surround sound with all available music options at our fingertips.

It was an indulgence on our part and we had no real idea of exactly what we wanted. Karen spoke to us, came to see the space we had and guided us through the options available. Her patience knows no bounds and she was keen to ensure we were very happy with the recommended system.

When we were ready for installation, Tim arranged for all the equipment to be delivered and arranged a day to install. It took a while as we had no idea of the amount of wiring and technology involved.

Tim is diligent and a perfectionist. He will not leave a project until he and his client are totally satisfied with the result.

It was a leap of faith to work with Karen and Tim and we were not disappointed. They are very approachable, and every aspect of the installation was very clear. Appointments were adhered to and communication was first class.

Their customer service is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble. Our leap of faith in an ever-changing industry was wholly justified in the system we now have and love. I think we are lucky to have met them.”

Sonia Meaden, Home Owner

“Having now settled into the Penthouse we thought it was time to let you know how thrilled we are with the blinds and the lighting scheme. The blinds exceeded our expectations with the lack of noise and light black out. We are also happy with your after-sales service, always very responsive.”


Michael Caines chef/patron of Lympstone Manor

Michael Caines MBE is the holder of two Michelin stars for 18 consecutive years, and was awarded a Michelin star for Lympstone Manor just six months after opening. Intelligent Abodes was involved in the design phase of Lympstone Manor, working with the mechanical and electrical engineers, interior designers and lighting consultants to achieve the ideal lighting scenario for all events in the main areas of the hotel.

David and Sue Inglis – Home Owners

“They were able to advise and suggest the best ways to achieve our vision. They not only completed all the electrical work …… but were able to marry up our sound system with our lighting system. Tim Chugg the proprietor and his team offered good advice and their knowledge was of great benefit to us. We found them to be clean, courteous workers and all the work was completed within the budget we had set. The final result has been even better than anticipated.”

Claire – Home Owner

“I have been very pleased with the work Intelligent Abodes has done for me from start to finish. Karen and Tim took the time to explain all the different solutions and benefits. They presented the products and systems in a very user-friendly way so it was easy to understand for the lay person, ……always extremely helpful and the after sales service has been fantastic.”

Karen Chugg explains what smart home automation is

What is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all.

Smart Lighting Control & Design

Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space and features in your home, exceptionally user-friendly, it is operated through wall switches, voice-control using Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, or via an app on your smartphone or tablets, enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Smart Automated Blinds & Curtains

Whether you are building, renovating or just want to add a change to an existing room, we offer smart blind and curtain solutions controlled by a switch smart device or voice. They now incorporate light and heat managing fabrics for temperature control and protection from damaging UV rays.

Smart Multi-Room Audio System Installation

The ultimate connection of all your entertainment technology - TV, radio, laptop, cinema, record deck and speakers to create a seamless smart multi-audio experience. Listen to music in every room, with individual music and source choice controlled by switches or apps.


home cinema projector dropping from ceiling

Smart Home Cinema Solutions & Design

We cover all the options, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector in a cinema room with multiple speakers, our ultimate goal is to create a fully immersive viewing experience for your cinema, media room or multi-purpose room.

Smart Security Integration

We combine conventional security solutions such as alarms and CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems.

Man controlling smart devices from iPad

Smart Home & Business Networking Solutions

We specialise in designing high-end home and business networking and Wi-Fi installations using the latest technologies, ensuring the highest level of security, protecting your privacy and ensuring that vulnerable smart devices, can’t be used to access your network.

Exterior of Lympstone Manor

Smart Solutions for Hotels and Restaurants

We bring smart design and control to boutique hospitality, retail outlets and places of work for local owners, such as Michael Caines, proprietor of Mickeys Beach, Exmouth & Lympstone Manor Hotel and the Darts Farm Family, with smart lighting control, music systems and motorised blinds and curtains.

How we work with you

The Process


We arrange to meet you

Karen, our Director and Customer Service award-winner will listen and gain an understanding of your unique requirements, aspirations, and lifestyle.

We deliver a bespoke design plan

Karen will then give you estimated costs, for the design, products and specifications, delivered, within your agreed budget.

We coordinate & work as a team

Tim, our Projects Director, will work with your designers, electricians and project managers to ensure our services are coordinated and everything is delivered in the correct order.

Then give you a full handover

On completion, Tim will demonstrate how your systems work together, ensuring that everything works as you requested, with a handover pack for future reference.

We then offer continued support

In the coming months we provide a full follow-up service for your new technology and then further over the years to keep you up to date with emerging innovations.