March 28, 2023

The Automated Dwelling Weblog began life in 1996, so 2021 noticed it attain its twenty fifth Anniversary.

The highest 20 hottest posts from the previous 12 months included the brand new Airthings View Plus air high quality monitor at #19 and the Faradite volt free swap at #18.

2021 was additionally our first full calendar yr dwelling within the new Automated Dwelling 2.0. You gained’t be shocked to see the highest 20 is dominated by posts concerning the new home, as that’s been the main target of the weblog.

We’ve nonetheless just a few rooms to finish and at #15 we had been delighted to get the implausible VSSL A.1 sound programs into the upstairs bedrooms this yr

At #14 we coated the rebrand of the Matter good house customary, asking will it matter? (see what we did there). Really I feel it could nicely matter, extra ideas on the topic quickly.

Regardless that it was introduced again in Might, we’re nonetheless ready to obtain our new Loxone Intercom (#13), chip shortages actually grew to become an actual subject in 2021.

A shout out to Mat Smith for his cool DIY multi sensor at #11 and our Siemens good home equipment at #9 which have allowed us to push extra of our power utilization into our night time time electrical energy price. Essential within the yr that noticed such enormous will increase in power costs.

At #10 is the launch of the brand new Boundary DIY Z-Wave Sensible Dwelling Safety System and at #7 my 24 month report on the Tesla Mannequin 3 (I miss you).

Automated Home 2.0 - from Drone

At #3 is an inventory of non-standard issues to wire for in a brand new construct, whereas #2nd place goes to our complete useful resource of hyperlinks for the services we used within the self-build.

However primary for 2021 was our checklist of high suggestions for self builders. Hopefully you discovered one thing helpful there in case you are working by yourself good house construct or planning a renovation.

Keep in mind to check out our Instagram to observe the progress and look out for a complete replace coming subsequent week with a full years information of working prices for an all-electric house with an air supply warmth pump.

Thanks as all the time in your help over the previous 12 months and have an awesome new yr!


20. Yale Linus Sensible Lock Companions with Philips Hue

19. Video: New Airthings View Plus Screens PM2.5, CO2 & Radon

18. Video: Faradite Launch New TAP Volt Free Sensible Dwelling Swap

17. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #42 Our Kitchen with Parkes Interiors

16. Crestron Publicizes DM NAX Matrix Amp & Streaming Music Participant

15. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #40 The VSSL A.1 Music Streaming Amplifier Half 1

14. Will It Matter?

13. Video: Loxone Reveal New Intercom Doorbell

12. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #43 Low Vitality, Airtightness, Budgets, & Compromise

11. Constructing the Final DIY Dwelling Automation Ceiling Multisensor

10. Boundary Launch DIY Z-Wave Sensible Dwelling Safety System

09. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #35 Right here’s All Our Siemens studioLine Sensible Home equipment

08. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #34 Spore True Doorbell for Loxone Set off

07. Tesla Mannequin 3 – 24 Month Replace

06. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #38 The place Did It All Go Flawed With Our Loxone Set up?

05. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #39 The Ache of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

04. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #33 Our Air Supply Warmth Pump

03. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #36 What To Wire For In Your New Home

02. Automated Dwelling: Product Sources for the Automated Dwelling 2.0

01. Automated Dwelling 2.0 – #37 Our High Suggestions for Self Builders