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We've had problems with our underfloor heating in Edinburgh for quite some time. Neil was recommended to us and he came at the arranged time and replaced all the controls and thermostats.
He (and Derek) definitely know their stuff - they have many years experience in this area.
They then spent time testing thoroughly and followed up the next morning to ensure all was working. Definitely recommended.


I bought a house where a major selling point was 'The Smart Home System'. The system had many faults that the builder failed to address.

After many years of frustration IDES were recommended to me. It’s the best recommendation I have ever received.

Stephen Kerr identified faults in my music system arising from incorrect wiring. Total rewiring would have resulted in considerable damage to 9 rooms. Instead IDES designed a combination of rewiring, replacement amplifier and portable HEOS speakers, involving no damage to my internal decor.

The new music system is exceptional. After many years I now have a sound system that is state of the art. The HEOS system is unbelievably good. Fantastic doesn't do the system justice.

I also needed attention to my KNX heating system. Previous companies had recommended replacement pipework, which would have resulted in damage to floors, Neil identified replacing faulty radiator valves. As a result of this my entire heating system now works with great efficiency including 2 radiators which had not produced any heat for years.

The total cost was very acceptable.

In summary the work and results produced by IDES LTD were superb, I cannot recommend IDES highly enough.

Philip Connolly-Edinburgh, HEOS-KNX

At the turn of this century we renovated a Grade 1 listed, 16th century home in East Lothian and IDES LTD were involved from the planning stage. They dealt with HiFi, Sky, Tv’s, alarm and fire systems and computer systems Throughout they have been thorough, professional and exemplary in both the installation and ongoing care and support, we have asked endless questions all of which have been responded to efficiently and with care and attention. We have been able to respond to each new level of IT as the original installation was faultless, thereby saving us considerable costs as technology has moved forward. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone, their thoughtfulness and innovative approach to all things high tech is exemplary.

Ray Green-Scotland

>Dear Douglas
I undertook to get back to you on how I got on with IDES and I have to tell you it was a revelatory experience. For the first time in all the years I have been here I had someone in my flat who actually fully and properly understood the heating system. I had IDES LTD in, after they fixed my initial problem, to service and re-calibrate the thermostats. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who has not had it done. It gives them an opportunity to check which thermostats are connected to which part of the system and to correct any wiring anomalies of which there were several in my flat and I can't believe I am alone. The work has eradicated the cold spots I had. Neil himself I found to be professional, genial and communicative as to the issues. I only wish I had met him some years ago. Five stars. As Chairman of our Association you should feel confident about recommending IDES LTD to other owners, my best to you,

Charles T-Edinburgh

I have used IDES as a trusted supplier since 2006. As part of a new build property they installed my extensive security system incorporating alarm, CCTV and security lighting. In addition they designed and installed our audio visual systems throughout the property and telephone system incorporating switchboard with multiple lines and over 12 extension handsets.
Over the years, as technology changes and our requirements and usage change, they have been responsive to helping us modify and upgrade using innovative solutions. In addition they have installed for us Solar panels and managed the design and installation of standby generator services which secures uninterrupted power to support a high tech house.

They are my first port of call for solutions based electrical services.

Jack M-Perth

We bought and refurbished a town house in Edinburgh’s New Town in 2005. Ides fitted the Hi FI, SKY, TV’s, broadband and alarm and have continued to maintain them ever since through multiple updates. We wouldn’t have stayed with them if their service and price had not continued to meet our high standards.

Geoff A

I have been using IDES since 1999, initially they had installed the security system in my new home and a few years later I employed them as part of the team on a major renovation project. Here they installed lighting control, multi room music and a home cinema. Since then I have kept in touch and used them to make any changes to the lighting control and to keep the Audio-Visual system up to date with the latest technology.

Stephen Sharkey, Aberlady

For over 15 years, IDES has provided my family with a range of services, including audio visual systems, security systems and lighting. I have been impressed by their flexibility and the bespoke solutions that they propose, their level of technical knowledge and their ability to innovative. IDES also benchmark well on pricing and, therefore, represents a compelling value proposition.
For me, an important consideration in engaging a service provider is their responsiveness and in this respect IDES score highly, particularly their after sales service which is exemplary. For all my electrical system requirements my first call would be to IDES.

Michael H, Edinburgh