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Read the original article in the September 2021 issue of Grand Designs Magazine here.
In a residential street in south London, dozens of household appliances are being put through their paces - not to measure how well they work, but how loud they sound.
Noise is one of the most commonly-found contaminants in the construction sector. Construction sites produce extensive amounts of noise pollution, the effects of which are experienced immediately.
Seven ways to design a quiet and harmonious home
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.
The chugging, huffing, whirring or gurgling of our homes and interiors can feel deafening and distracting, but there is another way to live