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Quiet Mark reports half of adults want quieter home

Over half of UK adults would like a quieter home, Quiet Mark has revealed in its National Noise Report.

How quiet are air source heat pumps?

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.

DESIGNING for WELLBEING in EDUCATIONAL and CIVIC BUILDINGS with HAWKINS\BROWN

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.

Quiet Mark at Currys

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.

Lights, Camera, Acoustics! Film Studio Acoustic Design with Barry Jobling of Hoare Lea

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 by Quiet Mark

Acoustics Academy is the new online platform to equip and empower architects and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions

Quiet Mark: Increases Awareness of the Impact Noise has on our Health

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.

Quiet Please - Tips to keep the noise down by Poppy Szkiler, CoFounder/CEO, Quiet Mark

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.

Best fridge freezers buying guide: top brands and models

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.

Hearing is Believing: Evidence-based, Experiential Design in the Built Environment

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.

Best dishwasher buying guide: top brands and models

Discover some of the best dishwasher brands, and find the right dishwasher for your household and budget, with the BBC Good Food dishwasher buying guide.

Solutions for a peaceful home

Discover the benefits of products designed to achieve low noise levels

Why background noise at home is driving us mad – and how to get away from it

The chugging, huffing, whirring or gurgling of our homes and interiors can feel deafening and distracting, but there is another way to live

The Quiet Revolution

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. 

Quiet appliances: Why they could be your kitchen saviour

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.

Quietly Keeping it Cool – 8 Quiet Mark Certified Refrigeration Appliances

This piece highlights 8 Quiet Mark certified fridges and fridge freezers to suit a wide range of kitchen sizes and budgets.

7 quiet fans that won't keep you up at night

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.

The Art of Field Recording

With Bernie Krause, PhD, President & Soundscape Ecologist - Wild Sanctuary and Melisssa Pons, Field Recordist & Sound Designer - Melissapons.com

Freedom Day Special - Acoustics in Large Public Spaces

With Richard King - Associate at Sandy Brown and Martin Rawlins - Head of Sales UK at BASWA acoustic

Shhhh. These are the world's quietest fans, certified by Quiet Mark

Officially declared ‘quiet’, these fans are especially useful when you’re trying to sleep…

Europe’s First Urban Quiet Park Is Finally Here

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.

Quiet Mark reports half of adults want quieter home

14th October 2021

Over half of UK adults would like a quieter home, Quiet Mark has revealed in its National Noise Report.

How quiet are air source heat pumps?

22nd September 2021

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.

DESIGNING for WELLBEING in EDUCATIONAL and CIVIC BUILDINGS with HAWKINS\BROWN

13th October 2021

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.

Quiet Mark at Currys

14th October 2021

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.

Lights, Camera, Acoustics! Film Studio Acoustic Design with Barry Jobling of Hoare Lea

13th October 2021

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 by Quiet Mark

21st September 2021

Acoustics Academy is the new online platform to equip and empower architects and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions

Quiet Mark: Increases Awareness of the Impact Noise has on our Health

28th September 2021

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.

Quiet Please - Tips to keep the noise down by Poppy Szkiler, CoFounder/CEO, Quiet Mark

01st October 2021

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.

Best fridge freezers buying guide: top brands and models

17th September 2021

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.

Hearing is Believing: Evidence-based, Experiential Design in the Built Environment

16th September 2021

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.

Best dishwasher buying guide: top brands and models

02nd September 2021

Discover some of the best dishwasher brands, and find the right dishwasher for your household and budget, with the BBC Good Food dishwasher buying guide.

Solutions for a peaceful home

07th September 2021

Discover the benefits of products designed to achieve low noise levels

Why background noise at home is driving us mad – and how to get away from it

22nd August 2021

The chugging, huffing, whirring or gurgling of our homes and interiors can feel deafening and distracting, but there is another way to live

The Quiet Revolution

01st August 2021

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. 

Quiet appliances: Why they could be your kitchen saviour

05th August 2021

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.

Quietly Keeping it Cool – 8 Quiet Mark Certified Refrigeration Appliances

25th July 2021

This piece highlights 8 Quiet Mark certified fridges and fridge freezers to suit a wide range of kitchen sizes and budgets.

7 quiet fans that won't keep you up at night

15th July 2021

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.

The Art of Field Recording

11th August 2021

With Bernie Krause, PhD, President & Soundscape Ecologist - Wild Sanctuary and Melisssa Pons, Field Recordist & Sound Designer - Melissapons.com

Freedom Day Special - Acoustics in Large Public Spaces

11th August 2021

With Richard King - Associate at Sandy Brown and Martin Rawlins - Head of Sales UK at BASWA acoustic

Shhhh. These are the world's quietest fans, certified by Quiet Mark

08th July 2021

Officially declared ‘quiet’, these fans are especially useful when you’re trying to sleep…

Europe’s First Urban Quiet Park Is Finally Here

19th July 2021

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.

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