Gibraltar House, Berkshire

Summer 2007

We became involved in this scheme through a recommendation of a local architect, Spratley Studios in Henley, Oxfordshire. The project was a extensive refurbishment to the existing house plus a further extension to the house with fully landscaped gardens.

About the project

What we did.

After our initial consultation with the client we proposed a scheme to them that offered them full flexibility both with the lighting and the lighting control. The client kindy provided us with an indication of furniture layout which enabled us to provide the light source where needed, with light onto artwork and sculptures as well as lights positioned over sofas for task lighting.

The Isis50 Recessed Adjustable Downlight is used to great effect on this project, wall washing and picking out features within the various rooms. We have used the Square 2 Double Recessed Downlight for task lighting over reading areas. In the main lounge, we have 5 amp table lamp circuits positioned all around the room to help layer the lighting effect. In the wine cellar the client wanted a bit of fun so we have used the Light Flow LED strip being controlled through DMX to allow hundreds of different colours. We have used the Silenia Low Level Light  throughout the four levels of the house giving a subtle light across the stairs.

The exterior has several different lighting circuits around the house and in the extensive grounds. The river front has been marked with mini LEDIP Recessed Uplights and the large trees have been illuminated with 70w HQI floods. The scheme inside and out is controlled through the Lutron Homeworks System giving the client complete control over their lighting scheme.

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What the client said

We employed Darklight Design to create a subtle lighting design in our extensive house refurbishment. It was a challenging project due to the complexity of the house and garden requirements. Throughout the whole project Chris Linturn was always available at any time, his attention to the initial drawings, furniture layouts, hanging art etc and the controls required to make the light of these items outstanding was extremely appreciated.

Chris was available from the first fix to the completion of the project and whenever a site visit was required he would always attend.

The final result with regard to the lighting of the house is absolutely fantastic and we have the ability to change the mood settings inside and outside the house to suit every occasion.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chris Linturn and Darklight Designs to anyone who wanted to undertake a project of this size.

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