Garden Fortress are offering Wi-Fi lighting and heating options in their garden offices. This enables their customers total control over their office’s electrics from an app on their smartphone.
Simple remote control and timer systems have been used in garden office design for several years but these systems that you can control on your phone take things to another level.
Garden Fortress use a system called LightwaveRF. The package consists of an app on your smartphone or tablet; you can also access the dashboard via the web. Regular sockets, e.g., light dimmer switches are swapped with Wi-Fi enabled switches which talk to the app via a wireless broadband connection.
From the app you can set up preferences for different settings, for example, you could set lighting presets for different tasks. You can also schedule events, for instance, if you regularly arrive at the office at 9 am, you could have the heating switch on 20 mins before.
Another nifty feature is that the app monitors the energy consumption of the connected devices. This could highlight where your energy spend is going and could save you money in the long run.
Garden Fortress will be happy to explain further how they can incorporate home automation into their garden offices.
4m x 4m garden office with veranda
The office that houses the wi-fi heating and lighting is a 4m x 4m contemporary design with a good sized veranda at the front.
The office has been designed to slot into the end of the garden. This end of the garden is sloping so a step was incorporated into the veranda to overcome the height difference.
Internally the office has a light and airy feel thanks to its fully plastered and decorated finish.
Alongside the office is a discreet storage shed. The door of this storage area has been match clad in the same Cedar boards as the front wall, so you bearly see it.
Garden Fortress build their garden offices from scratch on-site. They handle the whole project from the foundation through to the connection to the mains electric supply.
To learn more about this office and its smartphone-controlled lighting and heating talk to the Garden Fortress team on 01372 602 686
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