Belgian extraction and induction manufacturer Novy has been awarded Quiet Mark Certification for 58 extractors, and now has the most certified products in the cooker hood category.
They include the Novy Panorama and Up ranges (pictured) on vented downdraft induction hobs, which are the first extraction hoods to be listed on the Quiet Mark website.
Quiet Mark is an independent, internationally-approved award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation.
It encourages companies to prioritise noise reduction in the design of machines to benefit health and well-being.
Through scientific testing and assessment, Quiet Mark identifies the quietest products in a given category, giving consumers more informed choice about the products they buy.
Novy invented and patented perimeter extraction and reportedly developed the first silencers in cooker hoods.
Now the company works in partnership with acoustic specialists at Flanders University to improve noise levels and the tonal pitch of each appliance.
In fact, Novy claims each cooker hood is designed to be quieter than the sound of cooking.
Country manager of Novy Owain Harrison commented: “Being awarded Quiet Mark certification for so many appliances in our extraction collection is a true endorsement of Novy’s unrivalled position of making some of the quietest cooker hoods and extractors in the sector.
“The Quiet Mark logo will be featured on all our display products in kitchen studios, making it a fantastic talking point for our retail partners.
“In addition, having so many products listed on the Quiet Mark website will deliver greater confidence for consumers who can rest assured that they are purchasing the quietest extraction appliances available because they are endorsed by a trusted independent source.”
Founder and CEO of Quiet Mark Poppy Szkiler said: “Investing in world class acoustic design in the hub of your home is an investment in the health and happiness of your loved ones because sound profoundly effects our stress levels, productivity, brain waves, heart rate – all our physical rhythms.
“Novy’s shared passion and achievement in pioneering lowest sound levels across so many technologies, whilst delivering market leading core performance is a leadership example in understanding how to truly care for their customers.
“Especially at this time of great global change, where family and work life is now often all under one roof daily, solutions to support peace in the home have become a must have.”