I am looking at home automation for a new build and really like the Loxone stuff. Question is though, to save cost, can me and my spark give it a go on a DIY basis? I see they sell all the components online, but how hard is the system to design and configure for a complete novice? My spark doesn't have the time to research it or go on a training course, so I would have to steer him myself. I have no IT or electrical background but I am pretty good at picking things up.
Or are there any other alternatives we should be looking at? I was quoted near £30k for a whole house system of another brand and I nearly fainted..
Gentlemen, thanks to your input above we have now ordered a Samsung Gen 6 ASHP (9kw). The SAP Calc for the house is 6-7kw heat loss so both my supplier and underfloor contractor both agreed that 9kw was ample in size. I hope it does a great job and doesn't cost the earth in electricity!!
cos all being well -I will need to split cut granite blocks to re use them as an outer wall on new house --but no rush --just looking for things
see no point in using 9"+ thick ones for cladding --but 4" will be fine and managable wright for me to work with and other halfs i can sell-- about 900sqm in the old building
so for someone wanting to extend exsisting granite house or wants make a real statement ther must be a market for them