Preserving the fine and rare

Precise control of air quality, humidity and temperature to facilitate the preservation of fine wines, artworks, and classic collections.

Fine Wines

Fine Wine requires meticulous temperature and humidity control to allow the wine to mature and develop in flavour and bouquet. Temperature control is regulated to within one degree of the optimum temperature (13°C) and humidity to between 65 and 75% RH, preserving both the wine and the bottles and facilitating appreciation of the investment.

Fine Art

Fine Art is susceptible to the smallest changes in its environment because of the age and the nature of the artwork. Fine control of that environment minimises the effects of external elements such as daily temperature fluctuations and ensures the preservation of these works. Strict and accurate monitoring of the humidity and temperature conditions are critical for curators, auction houses and collectors alike.

Classic Cars

Classic Cars require precise environment control to limit the prospect of corrosion, decomposition and mould growth. Classic collections are particularly at risk to this because of the nature of their materials, such as wood, metal, leather, fabrics and rubber. Preservation of exquisitely crafted vehicles is critical to ensure that age doesn’t compromise their quality. This requires accurate temperature control and regulation of relative humidity to between 40 and 60%.

Archive Storage

Archive storage includes the preservation of a wide variety of products in differing materials, such as papers, parchments, negatives and transparencies, digital records, vinyls and video recordings. There are many contributing factors to the deterioration of such materials, for example humidity, temperature, light, manual handling and air-borne pollutants, which can be minutely controlled and monitored to maintain optimum preservative storage conditions.

The last project that Calibre worked on with my team we designed a inlet and extract ventilation air system hidden within the cornice and they designed and installed a bespoke solution that worked perfectly.

Gemma McCloskey

Gemma McCloskey

Project Architect, Studio Indigo

Case Studies

Battersea I

Mechanical climate systems to a 10,000 sq.ft, 6-bedroom penthouse.

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