Since Modus Vivendi commenced trading in 2005, we have worked directly with clients to understand their needs and provide simple and reliable integrated systems in homes across London and the South East. Our designers and project managers work closely with the project design team to integrate bespoke solutions in the most discrete and practical manner.
At Modus Vivendi, we understand and appreciate that the personal touch is required to make a house a home, and we go to extreme lengths to meet our client's needs. We have looked after many high-profile clients, and know how to deliver an exceptional service. Our residential portfolio consists of a varied range of projects, from single room cinema installations, to whole house integrated systems, and includes; country mansions, town houses in Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Mayfair, as well as a remote country estate in Ireland.
We are proud that the vast majority of our business comes by way of referrals, which has played a major part in the growth of the company.
Following a recommendation from an existing client, Modus Vivendi were appointed to design, supply and install an impressive yet functional audio visual and control solution to a new build property in Sevenoaks. During a meeting at our showroom, it became apparent that Control4 was going to serve the clients requirements the best, whilst integrating a Rako lighting control system. A dedicated home cinema was also high on the clients ‘wish list’ along with audio distribution to principal rooms, CCTV, underfloor heating integration and gate entry control.
Following a referral from the clients Architect, Modus Vivendi were appointed to carry out the design, supply and installation of a multi-room audio visual and control system, incorporating a ‘lifestyle’ home cinema room in the Basement. Sonos was utilised for distributing audio, as well as enhancing the audio in a couple of TV zones, Control4 for local room control and integration, and a Lutron Homeworks lighting control system throughout.
As part of the renovation of a penthouse apartment, the client required a simple but effective audio visual system to complement their needs. The client had recently completed building their new home in Portugal, and the apartment was to accommodate their stay when visiting friends and family in the UK. Although Crestron was used as the home control system in Portugal, the apartment required a more basic approach, so Control4 was chosen to integrate and manage the services being allowed for. A Lutron lighting system was also installed, along with a high end but discreet B&W surround sound system for the Living Room, and Kaleidescape media server as the main movie player and storage device.
After purchasing a 10 year old property on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent, our client set about carrying out a full renovation, and one of the 'must have's' was a dedicated home cinema room which was to form part of a whole home automation and security system. Following a number of meetings with the client, it became apparent that a system with full flexibility and scalability was a must, and based on the client’s growing list of requirements, it quickly became apparent that Crestron was to be the best solution. Utilising a number of in-wall and wireless touch panels around the property, all aspects of the Audio Visual system can be controlled and monitored, via fully customised Graphical User Interfaces to match the décor in each of the rooms. The system incorporated over 100 circuits of Crestron lighting control, High Definition video distribution utilising Crestron’s acclaimed Digital Media, Blu-ray movie storage, whole house Wi-Fi, integrated 16 camera CCTV and gate entry, as well as multiple discreet TV solutions incorporated into the kitchen splash back and hidden TV mechanisms.
"Oh my god! Lord Of The Rings Blu-ray in the cinema room tonight was simply breath-taking! The screen size is perfect, the projector produces the most amazing picture, far better than any cinema that I have been to, and the sound is unbelievable. I couldn't have imagined it would be like this! I won't want to go to a cinema again. WOW" – Client Quote