Over half of UK adults would like a quieter home, Quiet Mark has revealed in its National Noise Report.
The level of sound an appliance makes while operating and how loud it is are important considerations for homeowners when choosing a new heating system. All Grant air source heat pumps have low noise levels with both the 13kW and 17kW Aerona³ models being awarded the Quiet Mark. In this blog, we interview Simon Gosling from Quiet Mark to learn more about the importance of quiet acoustics.
Established in 1988, Hawkins\Brown is now the seventh largest UK practice, working in a wide range of sectors including residential, infrastructure, education, workplace and CCC (civic, community and culture). QUIET TIMES spoke with Adam Cossey who leads Hawkins\Brown’s CCC sector which is involved in a number of projects including community and Higher Education libraries - most recently, Bristol University’s £100 million new library - as well as a number of Town Hall projects providing new workplace environments for local authorities.
Currys is one of Quiet Mark’s many Retail Partnerships. The Quiet Mark logo is clearly visible throughout their new-look website helping consumers source the quietest appliances available on the market and reduce unwanted noise in their homes.
Film and TV production is the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. The past eighteen months especially have seen a decrease in cinema ticket sales and an increase in demand for streaming services, sparked by the pandemic’s multiple effects on our lifestyle and consumption of visual and acoustic art.
Acoustics Academy is the new online platform to equip and empower architects and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions
KB-Resource caught up with Poppy and she agreed to be interviewed. Poppy Szkiler is the founder and CEO of Quiet Mark, a third-generation family business. The global certification program campaign (founded in 2011) is associated to the UK Noise Abatement Society (NAS) charitable foundation, which was founded by Poppy’s grandfather, John Connell OBE in 1959 and led today by her mother Gloria Connell OBE. Today, her company is conducting expert acoustic testing and verification of products, and over the past 10 years has driven change in manufacturing worldwide to prioritize noise reduction within the design of everyday machines, appliances, technologies and house build materials, creating the first one-stop platform for third party approved noise reduction solutions for every living space to health and well-being.
New-build floors must achieve acoustic values as set out in Building Regulations Part E, and most new extensions must meet them too. The regulations apply to refurbishments as well, albeit with slightly less strict measures. Values for airborne sound insulation, such as speech or TV noise, and impact sound insulation, such as footsteps, must be met.
Price, quality and practicality are all essential when buying a fridge freezer. We review appliances from brands such as LG, Hotpoint, Samsung, Beko and more.
Adrian Passmore, Associate Director, leads ARUP's Acoustics’ 28 staff London team. He speaks to The Quiet Mark Podcast about ARUP's Soundlab, enabling stakeholders to hear how a building will sound, through 3D Technology auralisations, before it's even been built; avoiding mistakes and unnecessary expense.
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The chugging, huffing, whirring or gurgling of our homes and interiors can feel deafening and distracting, but there is another way to live
The search for quieter home appliances was the topic of a recent news report on BBC Breakfast, featuring interviews with Quiet Mark founder Poppy Szkiler and Laurence Mitchell, technology director at John Lewis.
Luckily, there is plenty of quiet appliances for the kitchen these days, from washing machines and dishwashers to extractors and microwaves – not to forget food processors, kettles and other smaller designs.
This piece highlights 8 Quiet Mark certified fridges and fridge freezers to suit a wide range of kitchen sizes and budgets.
Whether you're on the hunt for quiet fans for your bedroom or tower fans, Quiet Mark has uncovered the best ones that won't keep you up at night.
With Bernie Krause, PhD, President & Soundscape Ecologist - Wild Sanctuary and Melisssa Pons, Field Recordist & Sound Designer - Melissapons.com
With Richard King - Associate at Sandy Brown and Martin Rawlins - Head of Sales UK at BASWA acoustic
Officially declared ‘quiet’, these fans are especially useful when you’re trying to sleep…
Just a few miles from Trafalgar Square, Hampstead Heath offers visitors 790 peaceful acres to escape the noise of the city and tune in to the sounds of a pristine green space.