The Quiet Mark Certified BASWA Phon Acoustic Plaster System Architect - DDM architectuur // © (c) Lenzer

Acoustic solutions: How to cut the noise in your home

Make your home quieter with these stylish acoustic solutions

Promotional Feature By Jennifer Turner | 3 May 2021

Nearly a third of workers will continue to work remotely post pandemic, according to a recent survey from accountancy firm Deloitte. But how suitable are our homes as work environments? Homes can be noisy, so for acoustic solutions to improve your domestic soundscape, check out Quiet Mark’s new Acoustic Academy…

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The Acoustic Academy

In 2020, Quiet Mark launched its Acoustics Academy, an online platform to equip and empower architects, builders, designers and home improvers with a guide to expertly-verified leading acoustic solutions for every building area.

The Acoustics Academy lists a wide range of products including ceilings, boilers, furniture, insulation, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen appliances and many more. Here, we take a quick look at a small selection of the many solutions found in the directory and how they can combine to help create more productive workspaces and a happier, healthier home.

Vaillant aroTHERM Plus Air Source Heat Pump

This heat pump combines efficient performance with industry leading sustainable credentials. Providing heating and hot water, the aroTHERM plus uses natural refrigerant and has a particularly low global warming potential.

Plus, with sound power as low as 54dB(A) the aroTHERM plus 3.5, 5, 7 and 12 kW outputs have been accredited with the Quiet Mark.

man and two children in front of external heat pump fan with noise cancellation

The Quiet Mark Certified Vaillant aroTHERM Plus Air Source Heat Pump

BASWA Phon Acoustic Plaster System

BASWA acoustic are an innovative Swiss company who pioneered the world’s foremost acoustic plaster system, BASWA Phon. Known by leading architects worldwide for its high quality and discreet appearance, BASWA provides up to Class A sound absorption with a smooth, durable marble plaster finish. It’s available in a choice of textures and system thicknesses to tailor the sound absorption performance and may be tinted to any colour.

BASWA acoustic ceilings can be found in The Shard’s main reception, The Lanesborough Hotel and the Louvre, as well as Grand Designs House of the Year 2017, Caring Wood.

wooden staircase and white walls in modern home with noise dampening treatment

The Quiet Mark Certified BASWA Phon Acoustic Plaster System Caring Wood Riba House of the Year. Photo: James Morris

ROCKWOOL Sound Insulation Slab

ROCKWOOL’s Sound Insulation Slab is ideal for use in residential buildings such as home offices, studies, bedrooms, bathrooms, media and gaming rooms.

It has been uniquely designed for use in internal and separating walls and floors, to reduce noise from adjacent properties and rooms within the same dwelling. The solution helps to create quiet, peaceful and comfortable spaces in your home.

sound reduction slabs placed in partition wall

The Quiet Mark Certified ROCKWOOL Sound Insulation Slab

Novy Panorama Power Vented Downdraft Induction Hob and Hood

The Novy Panorama Power is an induction hob with a downdraft extractor integrated within the hob itself. When not in use the ventilation tower is completely concealed and when activated it elevates to reveal an opaque glass extractor.

The Panorama Power efficiently extracts cooking vapours at source – directly behind the pans. The cooking zones are laid out in a panoramic configuration, thus providing the cook with flexible freedom of movement. By laterally positioning them side-by-side directly in front of the extractor ensures that aerodynamic flow is continually optimised, resulting in a positive effect on Panorama’s noise levels.

induction hob with three stainless steel pans

The Quiet Mark Certified Novy Panorama Power Vented Downdraft Induction Hob and Hood

GROHE Rapid SL Flush System

GROHE’s innovative water technology in its flush system delivers whisper® quiet acoustics, making this a perfect choice for en-suites.

The Rapid SL system includes a clever odour extractor to whisk smells straight out of the bathroom and an infrared control that allows users to trigger the flush with a hand gesture or wirelessly controlled button.

large bathroom with freestanding bath and quiet mark flush system

The Quiet Mark Certified GROHE Rapid SL Flush System

BuzziSpace BuzziMood Biophilic Acoustic Panels

Research shows that incorporating biophilic designs into your workspace has significant benefits to your health and well-being, in addition to increasing productivity, creativity, concentration and cognitive ability.

BuzziSpace’s BuzziMood is the perfect biophilic alternative to conventional noise-control solutions. Its lush botanical appearance is designed from a mix of preserved reindeer moss and upholstered geometric shapes, which additionally helps to absorb sound to create a more relaxed and calm atmosphere.

living wall acoustic wall panels quiet mark certified

Quiet Mark Certified BuzziSpace BuzziMood Biophilic Acoustic Panels

Karndean Korlok Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Karndean Korlok, multi-format Van Gogh and LooseLay collections offer stunning traditional and contemporary wood, stone and sealed concrete designs that will significantly contribute to a peaceful home, supporting the health and wellbeing of the whole family.

With its K-Core technology and easy-fit 5G and 2G click-locking format, the range offers all the durability and practical benefits of luxury vinyl flooring with the additional reassurance that it can reduce noise transfer by 21dB. The elegant Korlok collection offers a range of intricate wood and stone designs to suit any home style.

bedroom with bed arched window and lvt flooring

Quiet Mark Certified Karndean Korlok Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Ask An Expert Weekend – Acoustics Academy at Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live: Ask an Expert Weekend is a new free virtual event taking place from 22-23 May 2021. Quiet Mark’s Acoustics Academy is an official Event Partner, bringing acoustics improving product experts from BASWA acoustic, BuzziSpace, Grohe, Karndean Designflooring, ROCKWOOL, Novy, and Vaillant to discuss your own grand design in free consultations.

To discover more about Quiet Mark’s work on noise pollution visit them online. You can also find out more about the importance of managing sound with the intriguing Quiet Mark podcast.

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Lead image: The Quiet Mark Certified BASWA Phon Acoustic Plaster System Architect – DDM architectuur // © (c) Lenzer