£4.5m in one of NI’s first ‘smart’ home developments

Simpson Developments new Dunadry residential site will be one of the first to boast the smartest home technology in the UK including provision for electrical car charging points, smart doorbell technology and more.

Dunadry Gate Site Manager Clive Backus with Simpson Developments Director David Simpson

Ballyclare-based Simpson Developments is pioneering smart housing in Northern Ireland during the construction of its high-end exclusive development in Dunadry, County Antrim.

Dunadry Gate, which will be home to a selection of 13 four and six-bed detached and semi-detached homes, will flaunt some of the most advanced smart home technology, as well as provision for EV charging points for electric cars, greatly contributing to the UK’s target of zero net emissions by 2050.

Among the other smart features on offer to those interested in the new development are smart video doorbells that allow homeowners to tap into an app anywhere reaching directly to their doorstep.

A smart heating setup will also allow customers to have complete control over their energy expenditure, using the same app format from their smart devices while an alarm system/CCTV setup, that also employs smart technology, will give buyers peace of mind that their homes remain secure at all times.

The new high spec homes are illustrative of Simpson Developments dedication to being a leader in the housing market, but they also reflect the firm’s environmental conscience.

Dunadry Gate, which is currently under construction, will support 50 jobs during the building phase.

Speaking about the one-of-a-kind development, David Simpson said: “After many years we have finally started our high-end exclusive development in Dunadry. These homes will, like all of our developments, be built to a high spec but what is unique about this site is the holistic smart home technology each build has.

“We believe we are one of the first in Northern Ireland to fully integrate all the modern smart technology that is available to homes and this development, we hope, will be a pioneer that influences the future of homebuilding in Northern Ireland for many years to come.

“Our decision to marry construction with smart technology means homeowners can rest assured that their homes not only look smart but act it.

“The environment has always been at the forefront of our decisions when planning and realising our developments.

“Green energy has been a major focal point for the UK Government and while recent events have overshadowed that drive, it’s always at the forefront of what we do.

“The electrical charging provision further future proofs our homes making it future ready for the rise of electrical car sales, which have been growing year on year. It also helps contribute to the Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

“We are very excited to unveil our new smart homes to the public and we are confident interest will be high.”

Every Dunadry Gate homebuyer will also receive a free virtual assistant to further complement their smart home.

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