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16 Aug 2020

Home Automation: A Little Bit Of Help

From switching on the kettle when you pull up in the drive, to opening the curtains, turning on the shower and playing your favorite ‘Wake Up’ playlist when it’s time to get going in the morning, home automation is the smart way to manage your home and lifestyle. But when you look at all the options, things can get a bit confusing. Do you really need an automated toilet flush or a smart air freshener? A good place to start […]

19 Jun 2020

Case Study: The Climbing Experience

The Climbing Experience is Kent’s most exciting indoor climbing centre, offering facilities for all levels of experience from novice to expert. With a state-of-the-art bouldering facility, including a 30m competition wall, rock climbing, and 11 belayed top rope lines, plus training and instruction. The Challenge When Climbing Experience took over the premises, based in two large units in Maidstone’s Baltic Wharf Retail Park, they were faced with the prospect of converting the premises from commercial use with utility lighting to […]

17 Jun 2020

One-Stop Electrical Services

Lockdown? What lockdown? One-stop electrical contracting service KEW HOME offer a one-stop electrical contracting service from design and planning through to installation, repairs and maintenance. Despite the challenges we have all faced as a result of the Coronavirus, we are still hard at work but we have made some precautionary steps to ensure that all our staff and customers are safe. Domestic electrical contractors Our fully qualified NICEIC electricians provide both pre-booked and emergency services across the whole of the greater […]

07 Jan 2020

Underfloor Heating: The Benefits

Underfloor heating: The benefits Do as the Romans did Underfloor heating, also known as radiant heating, uses a lower temperature than standard radiators, hence heating costs are reduced and approx 15% savings on heating bills can be achieved, thanks to the efficient way it warms a home. Our underfloor heating systems require little or no maintenance, making the ongoing and long term costs lower still. The systems are invisible and depending on the heat loss of your room, frees up […]

07 Jan 2020

Electrical Safety Certificates

Electrical Safety Certificates Private landlords: Beware of another new requirement due for implementation in 2020 This time last year, the government announced that additional regulations would be added under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which will bring into force the requirement for all landlords to carry out electrical safety checks. As of 25th October 2019 the provisions of the Act relating to electrical safety checks are to come into force allowing the Secretary of State for Housing and Planning […]

06 Jan 2020

Energy efficiency: 2020 vision

2020 vision for private landlords Are you ready for your new year’s regulations? Are you a private landlord? In 2015 the Energy Efficiency Regulations for England and Wales established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties. The changes meant that as of April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties were required to ensure that their properties reached at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new […]

06 Jan 2020

Move up in the world

Loft Conversion: add essential living space (and significant value to your property) There are many ways in which converting your loft space can be of benefit, not least because it will almost certainly add value beyond the cost of the work involved. According to a survey carried out in November 2018 by Nationwide Building Society, a loft conversion incorporating a double bedroom and bathroom can add around 20% to the value of a three-bedroom, one-bathroom property. But remember that if […]

27 Nov 2019

Smart homes make smart savings

Save time and money with home automation  Save time and money with home automation The drive towards automation in the home and in commercial premises, with remote systems controlling lighting, heating, audio visual products, blinds and numerous other appliances, continues to gather speed. Converting to a smart home might seem expensive and complicated at first, but do the benefits outweigh the cost and hassle? Let’s check out why setting up a smart home is a good investment of your time […]

07 Aug 2019

Smart Thinking

KEW Home lead the advance towards home automation.  A smart future beckons for KEW Home… KEW Home find themselves playing their part in one of the most exciting technical revolutions of recent times, one which could define the next twenty years, and the key word is ‘smart’. The drive towards automation in the home and in commercial premises, with remote systems controlling lighting, heating, audio visual products, blinds and numerous other appliances, continues to gather speed. Providing such systems is […]

07 Aug 2019

The Big Interview

KEW Home boss Howard Connolly features in Kingston Borough Business magazine’s ‘Big Interview’ Lighting innovators celebrate 20th anniversary The recent edition of Kingston’s popular Borough Business magazine featured a two page interview with Howard Connolly, KEW Home’s Managing Director, primarily as part of that month’s emphasis on ‘Sustainability’, but it happened to coincide with sister company KEW Lighting & Electrical’s 20th year in business. Howard chose to focus on the benefits of LED lighting as the public appetite for more […]

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