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ROCKWOOL insulation used in the Quiet Treehouse at the Ideal Home Show 2014

Quiet Mark and John Lewis to unveil world's first Quiet Treehouse at this year's Ideal Home Show

The Quiet Treehouse has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and will be donated to The Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice after the show.

In our busy lives our hearts long to get back to a still and peaceful place often found in nature and what better than a cosy quiet hide-away treehouse far away from the madding crowd to escape to for a while.

John Lewis Britain's best loved department store join with Quiet Mark in 2014 to introduce their latest technology and appliances awarded for excellence in sound quality and quieter yet high performance design following Quiet Mark's ground-breaking Quiet House at the Ideal Home Show in 2013.

The sounds of spring start with John Lewis blending technology in harmony with nature with new season interiors. Step into a fantastical concept tree-home where pressures fade away soothed by harmonious sound in a dynamic next generation sound-designed dream-pad up high above in tree tops looking down on the show below.

Quiet Mark are delighted to be the first aural environment initiative to headline sponsor the Ideal Home Show, the international mark of approval from UK's Noise Abatement Society encourages design of quieter high performance machines and solutions to reduce unwanted noise.

ROCKWOOL products have been used as acoustic insulation for the new Quiet Mark/John Lewis Quiet Treehouse, a world first, which will be unveiled at this year’s Ideal Home Show at Earl’s Court, March 14-30.

ROCKWOOL’s Corporate Affairs Director, Alex Hunter, said:

“As the only provider of thermal insulation to be Quiet Mark approved, ROCKWOOL was delighted to be approached for help with this unique project. The treehouse itself, which has been designed by Blue Forest, looks amazing. The acoustic properties of the treehouse are second to none, thanks in no small part to the use of ROCKWOOL insulation.

“It’s little wonder that Quiet Mark is the main supporter of the Ideal Home Show 2014. ROCKWOOL, as a Quiet Mark approved manufacturer, knows that noise is a nuisance people are increasingly concerned about – from partying neighbours to aircraft. They don’t have to live this way though – good products can reduce unwanted sounds and help us all to live a better, quieter life.”

Sometimes all you really need is somewhere you can take yourself off to for a little bit of peace and quiet.


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