Image features example of a new-build contemporary house designed by
Quiet Mark partner and awarding-winning architects Gregory Phillips
Quiet Mark to Unveil
World's First Quiet House
at this year's Show
The Ideal Home Show is set to join the Quiet Revolution with the World's First ‘Quiet House', to be unveiled at this year's show, a concept pioneered by Quiet Mark and developed in partnership with award winning architects Gregory Phillips, and interior designer Martin Hulbert, with lighting by Andrew Orange.
Quiet Mark, the not-for-profit trading arm of the Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation, presents this aspirational Quiet House of the Future to help consumers make more informed choices about the appliances we buy and share our homes with, empowering us all to re-tune the sounds around us and de-stress our personal space.
The distinctive purple Q mark of approval has been awarded to manufacturers who incorporate ‘quiet' into their designs - from kettles to reversing alarms, and extractor fans to silent instruments.
For the first time, major global brands will be side-by-side showcasing their latest low-noise Quiet Mark approved technology in this unique Quiet House of the future, with the aim of improving the aural environment.
Headline partners for the Quiet House include quiet-car leader Lexus, leading global home insulation brand Rockwool, Yamaha Musical Instruments featuring the Silent Piano, Mitsubishi Electric quiet home heating, Pilkington Glass and Cantifix with noise defence windows, and award winners including Philips, Ventaxia, Sennheiser, Magimix, Quiet PC, Bio-ionic and many more.
The Quiet House will be open to the public to tour at this year's Ideal Home Show, which opens its doors for 18 days from the 15th March - 1st April 2013 at London's Earls Court.
The Ideal Home Show 2013 will open from 10am - 6pm daily and late night Thursdays until 9pm. For more information or to purchase tickets to this year's event, please log on to www.idealhomeshow.co.uk or call the booking hotline on 0844 858 6763.
What is clearly understood is that when one is exposed to loud, unexpected noise, or low continual sound vibration, strong physical and emotional responses are triggered, depending on the volume, the length of time and the sound quality and context - we all know what sounds we like and which ones we hate. For this reason Quiet Mark does not mention any specific decibel level for each product, only that they have been compared like for like and that the ones included are quieter than their peers. Explore the Silent Witness pages which offer a variety of expert insight into this intricate and multi-faceted world of sound.
Control the sound in your life
'Your washing machine no longer has to sound like a train coming through your kitchen'
Nobody knows how loud an appliance is going to be until you plug it in at home. No sales person can tell you the comparison of sound quality between products, and there is precious little information on the noise it makes on the packaging.
What sound a machine makes is starting to become a priority for manufacturers, change is happening and Quiet Mark will help the process.
The distinctive purple logo will tell you immediately that this is one of the quietest in category. If consumers demand quieter machines manufacturers will supply them, then quiet will become affordable for all.
By choosing the volume and quality of the sound that surrounds you, bring a more peaceful environment into the home and workplace.