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Ground floor extended and opened up with characterful modern interior design

Project manager: Cato Creative

Property type: 3 storey residential

Property location: London

Open Plan rooms: Kitchen, dining, living space

Size of open plan space: 250 to 500 sq ft

The brief

The family living in this three storey London home had outgrown their communal living spaces. Having seen the clever, space maximising designs Cato Creative carried out on the house next door, the family decided it was time to overhaul their own ground floor space. They wanted the space to be extended and the whole ground floor level to be one open planned room with clearly defined living spaces - kitchen, dining area, lounge. By keeping the design open plan, this meant the family were able to entertain guests in a warm, social environment.

The limitations

As with next door, open plan design is a popular trend but it does flag up issues with building control and meeting fire safety regulations. In order for the designs to be signed off alongside maintaining their carefully created aesthetic, they needed an unobtrusive fire suppression system

The solution

Having used the Automist fixed wall head in the ground floor open plan design for next door, Cato Creative knew this was the easy, efficient and cost-effective solution for ensuring building control sign off of this open plan design. They asked Blue Light to install the fixed wall head in the kitchen and living spaces.

Potential benefits of using

James Dyson said of the device, after it won the James Dyson Award in 2009: "This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.
James Dyson