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Smart Buildings

Bespoke Smart Building Solutions & Smart AV Distribution

Smart AV is becoming more commonplace in commercial buildings, and it’s no wonder. These integrated systems make your working experience smooth and seamless, allowing you to control your surroundings with a simple click of a button. It’s even possible to find residential properties that have become AV Smart Homes, optimising occupant comfort.

What is smart building technology?

A smart building is when technology has been used to bring together various elements of security, facilities management, energy management, audiovisual experience and building management systems under one umbrella.

Where commercial buildings simply used to act as settings for people to sit and work, these integrated systems truly redefine how we build and define space. Buildings can deliver every service the occupants need, optimising the space to its fullest potential.

We design and install bespoke smart building solutions for both commercial and residential clients. We provide a flexible service, ranging from full home automation to single room media systems (i.e. a home cinema).

What are the benefits of Smart AV distribution?

  • Smooth and integrated experience
  • Easy to use
  • Control multiple components (including heating, lighting, security and AV distribution) in one
  • Control your energy consumption, improving your energy efficiency and keeping energy costs low
  • Improving overall experience of the working environment leading to increased productivity

The d3 process 

Whether you’re a corporate or private client, we communicate clearly with you around the potential solutions at each step to provide you with total confidence in the outcome. 

d3 has an enviable reputation for bringing together live events, broadcast and corporate installation experience to deliver some of the UK’s best solutions.

We work to establish and fulfil our clients’ needs according to the following process


An initial introduction, face-to-face with the client, to clearly define the project’s objectives and expectations. This allows us to scope out crucial information and sense the client’s individual character and personal requirements. 


We create a bespoke specification for your requirement and present this to you. We have a “Change of Design Request” (CDR) process, which documents changes and preferences you make up to the final proposal, ensuring clarity for both parties. Once the project is signed off, we prepare for swift on-site delivery. 


The entire project is carefully managed by d3 from design to completion. Relationships are established with any other on-site contractors, and a delivery programme is set out according to your agreed specifications. We work with known, top quality, trusted manufacturers to reflect all the relevant factors we have discussed. 

Once the solution is delivered, d3 provides the relevant technical instruction and ongoing support. 

Smart Building Showroom 

In an industry where customers are often left befuddled by ‘techno speak’, we focus on providing the highest quality standards outlined in plain language. However, the best way to truly understand what we can offer you is by visiting our showroom. 

Located in Perth, our joint venture showroom allows clients to see building control technology solutions in situ and consider what offers the best options for their own physical location, budget and requirements. The showroom includes lighting and blind control, CCTV monitoring, door access and AV distribution and control. 

Come and experience the smart technology which offers solutions that all exploit the ‘Internet of Things’, with all the functional offerings that our clients now expect.

Case Studies

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Central Church acquired the iconic Central Hall in the heart of Edinburgh to accommodate the growing vision of what was formerly Morningside Baptist Church. The church desired to breathe new life into the building, creating a premier venue in the city centre.

We understood their aim of incorporating the necessary modern technological requirements while preserving its aesthetic appeal and historical heritage.

We worked with the venue to enhance both a large and small hall: 

Large Hall: 

  • d&b audiotechnik full frequency range sound system
  • Soundcraft digital desk
  • Digital Projection 16k 1080p HD 3 chip DLP projection  - the only projector manufacturer to have ever won an Emmy for its product
  • Distributed LCD screens as fills
  • HD signal distribution
  • Stage lighting 

Small Hall: 

  • d&b audiotechnik full frequency range sound system
  • Digital desk
  • Digital Projection 5K 1080p HD single-chip DLP projection
  • iPad control of systems

d3 continues to provide bi-annual maintenance on all systems, ensuring we always offer our clients the highest.

Manchester United: State of the Art AV Solutions 

d3 have worked closely with Manchester United on several projects at the stadium and training ground. 

We were tasked with providing innovative AV designs for the hospitality areas to make them a benchmark within the Premiership and European stadia environment. Our solution enhances the customer’s experience and the capability of the hospitality and stadium management team. 

Contact our Experts Today 

It would be our pleasure to discuss any requirements you may have. Please get in touch to obtain more comprehensive information on what we can offer you.

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Who We've helped
  • Central Venue, Edinburgh
    Central Venue is a great example of re-invigorating a traditional space with state of the art d&b soundsystem and Digital Projection projection.
  • Manchester United
    d3 have worked closely with Manchester United on a number of projects over the last 8 years.
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  • "We found D3's service to be both efficient and unobtrusive.  The finished job is slick and streamlined and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to others."
    Office Manager

    Braveheart Investment Group PLC
  • "D3 AV share our passion for putting client relationships at the centre. This allows them to understand our needs and goals, creating bespoke solutions that satisfy our clients better than we can imagine."

    Tim Matson, Venue Manager

    Central Venue, Edinburgh
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