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EDITOR’S VOICE Hello and welcome to the October issue of TCF.


With the return to work, roads are back to their usual capacity, building and construction work has started up again and the general hustle and bustle of every-day life has returned.


This is clearly great news for the economy; however, it has left me hankering for the one benefit that lockdown brought to many of us urban dwellers: peace and quiet. I don’t know about you but when I was working at home over the summer months, I was able to enjoy listening to bird song rather than the usual dull buzz of traffic in the distance.


Interior designers and architects have long talked about the many health and wellbeing gains that a connection to nature can bring to our working and home lives. In fact, one of the first talks I attended as editor of TCF was on biophilia and the advantages of embracing natural elements in building design. While biophilic design has often focused on the senses of sight and touch by bringing natural colours and textures inside, the auditory aspect has been often overlooked.


This is something that Quiet Mark is seeking to change with the launch of the Acoustics Academy earlier this year. The online platform seeks to empower architects and the building sector to consider noise quality at each step of the building process with verified acoustic solutions for every building environment. To find out more, don’t miss our exclusive article from the experts at Quiet Mark on page 32.


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Some acoustic flooring solutions have other advantages above and beyond their sensory properties as we hear from Unifloor whose Jumpax free-floating underlay system was selected by contractors facing uneven subfloors during a retail renovation.


Clearly, noise quality is of the utmost importance in any education setting and we find out how Altro’s Ensemble modular flooring has contributed to a peaceful atmosphere at a library in Sweden. In our education section we get some top interior tips from Heckmondwike FB on how to make education facilities safe and hygienic with COVID-19 in mind.


And working through the pandemic, our Makeover of the Month features a hospital project where Bostik stepped in to provide technical advice and products to enable fast progress despite the challenges presented by the lockdown period.


I hope you enjoy the issue!.


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