In the next year I’ll be taking on the renovation of an old house - I will be putting in new wiring, conduits etc. - so we can consider this a blank slate.
I live in Malta - houses here are mostly built out of a combination of limestone and cement bricks, and all electrical systems are UK standard. This particular residence consists of a 3 story building covering about 100 square meters of the land, and another 400 square meters garden, pool, and external dining area.
Not by professions, but I’m experienced when it comes to electricity, home automation using z-wave, x10 and hue.
So - I’ve been thinking this over and I’m currently considering a setup where all the desired automation appliance circuits would be driven by din based contractors, which in turn are driven by zwave micro-switches. ST hub would live in the same electrical services room. This would cover appliances like water pumps, heating, irrigation etc.
I would also require zwave dimmers for light control, as well as a number of physical switches to control lights. This is where I’m a bit confused mostly due to the distance certain lights would be (especially the external ones). I could run the wiring to the same central location (so ST hub would be in range) but it seems like a wiring nightmare, plus I’m not sure that would solve the physical switches issue as those would need to be located in a sensible/relevant location.
Should I just relax and rely on zwave-plus mesh capabilities? Am i over thinking this? What are my options for wall-switches to trigger zwave applicances/lights?
Any feedback would be appreciated