We, Karen and Tim Chugg pride ourselves on providing a professional, reliable complete home automation service, for both your home and boutique commercial properties.
What makes us different?
We like to treat each project with the care and consideration as if it were our own home. Having built our home, we appreciate the highs, lows and challenges, so we feel that not only do we have the knowledge, but the experience to support you with planning your interior for future living. Our clients at Intelligent Abodes get two caring professionals for the price of one.
What skills and experience can Karen & Tim bring to the project?
Karen with her previous experience and training in project management and design, leading sales and business teams to award success, recognises the importance of understanding your individual needs and complementing them with a well-designed solution that will enhance your living space.
Karen brings her flair for design, aesthetics and knowledge of how a solution will be used, the benefits, and where it will fit into a client's life, once they move in.
As a winner at the Venus Awards for Customer Services in Devon, she is recognised for her outstanding service offered to her customers: “Karen exudes warmth and concern for her customers. She demonstrated that in delivering her product, nothing was too much trouble and would go above and beyond the call of duty. Karen was an outstanding candidate and her sincerity is a fantastic quality.”
Tim takes Karen’s design and works out how best to achieve it efficiently, with a cost-effective functioning system. His insightful knowledge of automated products, integration and programming ensures that your solution is designed to intuitively meet your technology requirements, making it fun and easy to use.
Tim is the man on site, so you see one manager throughout the project. He has many years of experience working closely on site with other designers, trades and professionals to ensure a timely and smooth installation.
Tim is a qualified NICEIC electrician who has specialised in home automation since 2006. Tim with his training, experience and knowledge can carry out the cabling as well as the automation. Very useful for retrofits where it requires minor electrical modifications like an extra socket or a change to light fittings. Rather than waiting for an additional person to carry out this work, Tim will do it all, ensuring he saves you time and money, finding the ideal solution for minor electrical works with minimal disruption.
Lastly, Tim has a great attention to detail, to the point of being a perfectionist - an ideal quality for his line of work.
Karen and Tim
We both think outside the box, looking at our client's requirements as a whole. We check how our systems and design solutions will impact on other aspects of the site. For example, when installing lighting control, we will ensure seamless integration with the bathrooms, living space and a chosen kitchen company.
We both plan meticulously from design to completion - so we check there is a room to house the equipment and that it is well ventilated. We think about cable runs, ensuring they are not excessive and re-designing if there are easier ways. We liaise with architects if anything is to be integrated into the structure such as recessed blinds, or TVs to prevent costly alterations.
We project manage where requested by our clients. With a cinema room, we would coordinate the complete project, from the cabinet maker, provision of cinema seating, lighting, appropriate wall coverings, to all the audio-visual equipment. We strive to make the process as smooth as possible for our clients.
We are proud to be a member of CEDIA, not only a sign of quality, it is also shows that as a family run business, we care enough about our work and our clients to invest our time in remaining continually up-to-date with the very latest industry innovations and best practices.
Our dedicated team of experts provide a comprehensive design and installation service throughout the South West from Gloucestershire through to Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
Intelligent Abodes Ltd is NICEIC registered for additional reassurance.
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