Securing Your Luxury New Build Property
How to Secure Your Luxury New Build Property
From October 2015 – September 2016, over 350,000 burglaries were reported across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s no surprise that luxury new build properties are a prime target. When planning the construction of a luxury new build, it’s also important to research the different options for securing new build properties, as they can sometimes differ a lot to retro-fit options.
Different properties and applications will result in different applicable solutions, so it’s always important to carefully consider all the options available to you.
Town and country properties
The location of your luxury new build property is a factor to consider. Traditionally, inner city properties, particularly in London, are at most risk. However prestige properties in more rural locations often also see attempted burglaries.
Either way, if you are anticipating that you will spend a lot of time away from your new property, securing new build residential homes has to be a top priority.
Secure your luxury new build property without compromising design
Equilux’s shutters can be seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the building by being built into the lintel. There are many different colour options to choose from, as well as bespoke brick slip lintels for complete invisible integration, making them perfect securing new build properties.
Close co-ordination with the architect at early design stage can ensure that they do not detract from the design of the property, maintaining a high level of security whilst not compromising on the aesthetics. At Equilux, we have solutions for both internal and external doors and shutters, and can suggest which would be most appropriate for your project.
When considering shutters to secure your luxury new build property, it is also important to contact your local council regarding planning. Have a look at our blog on planning permission for security shutters for more detail on this.
For an extra level of security – our exclusive LockDown technology can also ensure that the shutters are never left in an insecure state – this removes the room for human error and also gives you peace of mind that your luxury new build property is secure.
Securing a Luxury New-Build Residential Property: A Case Study
A mix of traditional master craftsmanship combined with the latest building design techniques have been effectively combined in this stunning property in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. The property, set in its own valley, comprises a period cottage with a contemporary extension built into the hillside.
To maximise the visual opportunities of the surrounding countryside, vast glazed facades have been incorporated into the design, with Equilux security shutters intelligently concealed within the honey-coloured Cotswold stone. When lowered, the anodised shutters’ have a subtle matt silver finish which complements the natural choice of building materials.
Equilux security shutters provide security not only when the property is empty, but also during warm nights when the windows are open. As a bespoke solution for this unique property, the shutters are perforated to allow the shutters to remain closed at night whilst allowing natural ventilation from the cooler external air.
The shutters have been fully integrated into the property’s Building Management System and can be remotely controlled at the touch of a button.
Product and technical information
The Equilux built-in shutter system incorporates a shutter within a structural lintel, providing an unobtrusive structurally integrated solution.
The lintel and cavity closer elements of the system are installed in the traditional manner at the time of build. The system addresses the usual issues of lintel design, such as structural load-bearing, cold bridging and damp proofing, but has the added benefit of acting as a security shutter when required. The shutter curtain is installed as a second-fix item via an internal maintenance access panel.
In the raised position, the shutter is completely concealed from view, retaining the clean lines of the opening. In the lowered position, the shutter ensures effective resistance against intruder attack. The absence of visible guide rails or boxes limits the potential for effective attack on the system.
Custom designs such as those for curved and arched windows are available, and aluminium polyester powder coating finishes can be supplied in any RAL/BS colour.
More product and technical information can be accessed through the Equilux Technical Area here.
- Combined structural lintel and shutter hood box for traditional build styles
- Combined side guide and insulated cavity closer, brick tied to structure
- System installed at new build stage
- Routine maintenance via internal access panel
- Shutter and side guides finished to suit project style
- Maximum security due to integrated design
The RIBA National Gold Award winning property, designed by and for the architects practice Found Associates incorporated an extensive sleek modern extension to an existing cottage. Set in its own 16 acre wooded valley, the extension was set into the hillside and provides vast panoramic views of the private valley and pond.
With its extensive indoor and al fresco living and dining space, the property is ideal for families or large groups. The rooftop terrace provides excellent views and an idyllic place for relaxation and recuperation to the background of the Cotswold birdsong and tranquil landscapes.
The self-catering property boasts six double bedrooms, four in the contemporary main house boast full height sliding glass doors with electric blinds and Equilux shutters. The Equilux Shutters boast a bespoke design that provides visibility and ventilation through the shutter – allowing the glazed doors to be left open and with the shutters lowered providing security and airflow throughout.
Close co-ordination with the architect at early design stage ensures the Equilux Shutters do not detract from the design of the luxury retreat. The shutter system is built into the dry stone walling at high level, and the shutter guides incorporated alongside the glazing and electric blinds to provide a seamless security solution to the bedroom suites.
A finish in an anodized silver completes the specification, matching the glazing and complementing the modern contemporary design of the luxury extension. Operated as part of the Lutron system, the Equilux shutters can form part of a scene setting alongside the lighting, audio and heating settings, or operated individually to suit personal requirement.
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Charter Global are industry leaders in the physical protection of new-build prime residential properties. We understand that security, style and peace of mind are all equally important when dealing in the UWNWI industry, and have an industry leading product range and team experience.
If you are working on a prime residential property at the moment, drop us a line below to discuss your physical security requirements. Charter Global provide technical assistance through every stage of your project, and have protected hundreds of prime residential properties whilst ensuring aesthetics always meet the same high, exacting standards.