Sound is becoming an increasing factor in decision making when it comes to which technology you use in your home. Household noise complaints have quickly risen in the UK over the last 20 years. Exposure to loud or low continuous vibrations can trigger both physical and emotion responses harming human health, so you can see why it is time to make a change.
We’re lucky enough to be right next to Stand E165 at RHS Hampton Court this year, which is home to The amazing Quiet Mark Treehouse and Garden by John Lewis.
The treehouse is open for visitors to explore and has attracted a lot of attention. It has been specially developed to give people an insight into the quieter style of living.
Making A Change
Since it was founded in 1959 The Noise Abatement Society has devoted itself to finding practical and sustainable solutions to noise issues. They often work in partnerships with the Government, industries and with the public to find these solutions.
The Quiet Mark
Quiet Mark is an international stamp of approval which is awarded by the Noise Abatement society to the quietest technology across more than 30 categories of products.
John lewis have team up with Quiet Mark to introduce the Quiet Mark Award Logo, highlighting the next generation of low noise high quality technology to bring peace and quiet to our homes.
The Quiet Mark Treehouse
Commissioned by Quiet Mark, Blue Forest Luxury Treehouse Builders built this amazing 9m tall 6m wide and 10m long structure. Everyone dreams of a quiet escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life and this treehouse gives people the chance to experience what it would be like to be free of noise.
Made from Kebony wood the tree home has three trunks that merge in the dome roof. It has been insulated using several layers of insulating technology which include Rockwool and Acoustiblok lining to absorb noise.
The inside of the treehouse is host to a number of appliances we encounter every day, only they are much quieter. Visitors are invited to explore the tree house and the beautiful garden designed by David Domoney it is nestled in. The Quiet garden accompanying the house is intended to attract wildlife and the public can learn how they can encourage wildlife into their own gardens.
Domoney has opted to use Meadow turf for the garden. Meadow grass offers great coverage to the soil. It’s a combination of natural wild grass and wildflowers which is incredibly attractive to bee’s in particular. This type of lawn requires less maintenance it eliminates the need to use a loud mower every weekend, keeping noise to a minimal.
A variety of trees have been used to surround the garden which will act as natural sound barriers and absorb unwanted noise with their thick trunks.
Breedon Gravel makes up the path, which has a much lower noise level than traditional gravel when walked on. To achieve a reduced noise level the gravel has been embedded into the ground by cleverly applying a vibrating plate onto the surface of the gravel
If you’re attending the show and have not looked at this feature yet we would highly recommend taking the time to venture over to the stand and give it a good amount of attention.
After the show the Quiet Treehouse is being donated to the Children’s hospice in Sussex, so it really is a once in a lifetime chance to view it.
Check out the pictures we got of it below.