Prior Park College is situated overlooking the beautiful city of Bath. The College has nealry 600 pupils and is one of the largest fully co-educational Catholic Independent boarding and day schools in the UK. Prior Park was formerly the home of Ralph Allen and was built during the Georgian period of Bath stone. During the refurbishment of its refectory, the College approached us as they wanted a lighting feature installed that would become a talking point. Having visited our offices for a LiteTile demonstration, the College asked us to produce a lighting feature for their refectory. We carried out a site survey and we decided a LiteTile unit was the best option. However, we suggested that the LiteTile unit should be surrounded by a purpose-built white frame in order to give the impression of a window in the refectory. Prior Park College agreed with this and we proceeded to manufacture a LiteTile unit. This panel has colour-changing LEDs in it which are controlled by an infra-red remote control unit. The College told us that they “wanted an eye-catching yet practical feature in our servery and we were delighted to find that a local company could provide just that. We are thrilled to be the first educational establishment in the UK to have a LiteTile installed, as well as being the first venue in Bath to have one installed”. The College also said “As well as the feature lighting changing colour, we can set it on one particular colour to suit the occasion or season of the year and we are also going to display pupils’ works of art on it as well”.
This project consisted of the conversion of a grade-II listed hotel near the Royal Albert Hall in London into 18 luxury apartments and two mews houses. The development was formed within the existing seven-storey building façade. The project also included the refurbishment and extension of existing mews houses located behind the hotel into luxury three-bedroom, two-storey mews houses. The architect contacted us as the designer wanted the interiors of these apartments and mews houses to have modern appliances and high-end finishes throughout and the designer thought that illuminated splashbacks met that criteria. All the kitchen cabinetry is white and the designer wanted the splashbacks to be illuminated with white-only LEDs. Following several site meetings and surveys, we produced the splashbacks for this development – some of which had to have additional design work carried out on them as they had to fit into the eaves of the building. As the splashbacks just have white LEDs in them there is no need for a colour control unit and the splashbacks are switched on and off via the main electrical circuit in each apartment or mews house. Installation was carried out by a two-man team over quite a period of time as there were considerable delays with the refurbishment, but the end result is a cool, calm effect in these high-end residences and these images show the splashbacks in both occupied and unoccupied apartments.
A London-based construction company contacted us as their client was building a new family home within a conservation area of an award winning 1960’s development in North London. Their client wanted to create an additional bedroom, bathroom, study, guest room and external deck and provide a practical back yard that could be enjoyed with improved access from the house. Their client also wanted something innovative, different and energy-efficient in their new kitchen and originally we were asked to quote for two splashbacks with just white LEDs. However, they then decided they would like to have two large splashbacks illuminated with colour-changing LEDs. We provided a quote and the client placed the order with us. We then produced technical drawings of their order which were signed off and we commenced production of the two splashbacks. The splashbacks run along two walls and meet in a corner and are controlled by an infra-red control unit. Instead of having just brushed stainless steel frames around the splashbacks, the home owners decided to have the frames painted white to match other surfaces in their new kitchen. (Our frames can be painted to match any RAL or Pantone colour if requried). The home owners are delighted with their LiteTile splashbacks and sent us these lovely images. They told us that when the splashbacks are set on green their children call them Shrek and when they are set on blue they are called Tron!
We were asked to assist Berkshire-based kitchen company Maple & Gray whose client wanted an illuminated splashback in their new kitchen. Maple & Gray were not familiar with our product so we explained the product, its design, its funtionality and the ordering process to them. They have told us that they found installation easy and that the end result is exactly what their client envisaged. Maple and Gray kindly shared these photos with us and they show that a LiteTile splashback fits perfectly into a traditional kitchen and the colour of the kitchen units compliment the colours the LiteTile splashback can produce perfectly.
We were asked to assist kitchen company Custom, based on the Isle of Wight – they were installing a modern kitchen into their client’s house and told us “With lighting and atmosphere an integral part of our dseign we needed to find something that was both impressive and unique.” We installed one single LiteTile spalshback on the wall behind the hob and worktop – and as can be seen, the lights that are in the extractor fan aren’t really needed as the LiteTile produces such a good light! This splashback has colour-changing LEDs in it and is controlled via an infra-red colour control unit and the infra-red “eye” is installed in the kickstrip. After installation, Custom told us “The effect of the LiteTile splashback has been nothing short of stunning – the splashback’s ability to completely change the mood of the kitchen exceeded both our and our client’s expectations”. Custom’s client is delighted with the LiteTile splashback as they have a very minimalist, contemporary kitchen and feel that the splashback compliments this very well and provides an eye-catching feature which has become a focal point of the ktichen. We were delighted to work with Custom to achieve this effect and are very happy to installed the first LiteTile spalshhback on the Isle of Wight.
Our client had seen a striped illuminated splashback in a well known national store but upon enquiry he was told that he was unable to purchase the splashback on its own. He spent some time looking on the internet for a company who could help him and so he approached us to see if we could re-create the same effect. The original design that our client had seen in the store was a piece of glass, stood away from the wall on batons with LED strips pointing up and down to give a certain amount of illumination behind the glass. After several discussions, we explained to our client that we would be able to take this initial concept to the next level. We provided a quote and an order was placed. This splashback was produced by having a piece of glass flood coated in black vinyl and then lasered to remove the strips. This piece of glass was then back illuminated using Prismex and colour-changing LEDs. We worked very closely with the client in order to get the result he wanted and this resulted in him having the glass recessed into a granite splashback. We then supplied the unit as a “kit of parts” which the client was very happy to assemble himself. This splashback has colour-changing LEDs in it and is controlled by an infra-red remote control unit which our client has cleverly hidden in the extractor fan hood and he is more than happy with the overall effect that the LiteTile splashback produces. The striped design on this splashback was the client’s own design, but any design could be put on a LiteTile splashback – just contact us if you have an idea about the design you want.
Our client contacted us directly as they were renovating a farmhouse and associated outbuildings in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and were very interested in our illuminated splashbacks as they thought a LiteTile splashback would provide a cutting-edge feature in their new kitchen. We had a long talk on the telephone about our product and then arranged a site visit as our client was not sure if two or three LiteTile splashbacks would be suitable for their kitchen. Having visited our client (and being introduced to their wonderful rare breed pigs!), we sent our client a quote for just two splashbacks – one along each wall and meeting in a corner. Our client placed an order for the two splashbacks and we sent them three pages of technical drawings to sign off and when we received this sign off, we commenced production of the LiteTiles. This corner of our client’s kitchen is quite dark so our splashbacks really do add excellent illumination to this part of the room. As our client’s new kitchen appliances were all in brushed stainless steel, they decided not to have the splashback frames painted – so everything coordinates beautifully in their new kitchen. These two splashbacks have colour-changing LEDs in them and they are controlled by an infra-red remote control unit.
Our client was having a new kitchen extension built at the back of his house and had been looking for something unusual for his kitchen for a while. After a discussion with us about the product, installation, electrical requirements etc we provided a quote and the client placed his order. During conversations with our client, we discovered that he wanted a couple of pieces of stainless steel to fit in between two appliances as his kitchen company were not able to provide this. As we use brushed stainless steel frames for our splashbacks, this was not a problem for us and so we also provided this for our client as it matches the frames of our splashback and all his other appliances. This LiteTile splashback has colour-changing LEDs in it and these are controlled by an infra-red remote colour control unit. The images (taken by our client) show the LiteTile splashback installed behind the hob with ceramic tiles either side of it.
Situated on Queen Street, right in the heart of Cardiff, Queens Arcade houses some of the city’s most exciting and well known stores and independent boutiques, plus a range of sports specialist brands. The brief we were given for this project was for a wall wash effect for two corridors and the central rotunda area of this covered shopping mall in central Cardiff. Having carried out a site survey and after several meetings with the designer we were able to achieve this by using a high output wall wash system which consisted of 1 watt constant current LEDs which we made up into bespoke 1200mm long modules. These modules were then mounted on to the walls of the shopping mall and installed into existing alcoves. All these were controlled from one central pc-based control unit. However, this control unit was 400 yards away on the roof of the shopping mall – we therefore had to install specialised DMX signal boosters to allow control from such a long distance. The owners of the shopping mall wanted the lighting to become a focal point of the building so the system was progrmamed to run a slow cycle of the client’s three corporate colours. The system we installed illuminates the top floor walls and the domed ceiling of the shopping mall. The installation (by a 3-man team) was straightforward but due to the shops in the shopping mall being open during the day, the installation had to take place at night time and took a total of 5 nights to complete.
We were commissioned by one of Jersey’s leading commercial and domestic interior specialists to assist with their refurbishment of the Upper Circle Bar in the Jersey Opera House. Finished with comfortable, stylish furnishings and with a capacity for 100 people, they wanted us to create an eye-catching lighting feature in the bar. We suggested a “window effect” on the front of the bar. The client was worried that this effect would be too cumbersome but we designed it so that it would not occupy too much of the internal space of the bar. We were also able to reassure the client that the system would be low maintenance. Having had several discussions with the client, we decided to utilise the LiteTile system in order to produce 4 slimline panels – with colour-changing LEDs along the top and bottom of each glass-fronted panel. Each panel is just 20mm deep and is a “sandwich” of materials with glass on the front, but because of the way the panels were assembled there is minimal chance of damage to the front of the bar. These panels were then installed into the bar carcass and then an ornate wooden frame was mounted over the front. The installation was carried out by a 1-man team over 2 days. This lighting system is controled via a remote wi-fi system and the bar staff are able to select the colours they want displayed to suit special events in the bar or seasons of the year.