The Quiet Mark Podcast

Episode 7/ Pt2: IMPROVING ACOUSTICS FOR A NEW NORMAL - Nigel Sill - Enfield Speciality Doors

July 22, 2020 Quiet Mark
The Quiet Mark Podcast
Episode 7/ Pt2: IMPROVING ACOUSTICS FOR A NEW NORMAL - Nigel Sill - Enfield Speciality Doors
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Episode 7/ Pt2: IMPROVING ACOUSTICS FOR A NEW NORMAL - Nigel Sill - Enfield Speciality Doors
Jul 22, 2020
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In Episode 7, Pt.2 of The Quiet Mark Podcast, introducing our audio resource book for architects, Simon Gosling talks with Nigel Sill - Chairman at Enfield Speciality Doors whose Quiet Mark certified products enable architects to improve the acoustics and sound design of buildings, without compromising on the visual aesthetic.

Enfield Doors was established in 1936, producing doors for the local building trade. Nigel joined the company in 1965 and in 1983 Enfield began manufacturing fire doors. Acoustic, security, and X-ray doors followed and now the company specialises in bespoke, flush timber-framed doors for a variety of applications.

Nigel is a resident along the Heathrow flight path and is a staunch supporter of campaigns to highlight the health hazards of excessive noise. He understands the importance of the Quiet Mark scheme and is pleased to have Quiet Mark approval across Enfield’s entire range of acoustic door sets.

The long-standing team has unparalleled expertise and knowledge and after Grenfell, Nigel called the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to talk to them about fire doors, which resulted in a visit to the factory. MHCLG then asked some key fire door suppliers to help them. Enfield provided technical advice, and design and fire protection expertise. Enfield provided MHCLG with sample fire doors and were the first to be successfully tested to the amended standard. Enfield’s doors passed the test with a large margin: ‘opening in’ exceeded the time by 19% and ‘opening out’ by an exceptional 70% (51 minutes).

Nigel is passionate about quality and customer service and Enfield has achieved the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and ISO 9001 for quality management.

Enfield Speciality Doors are listed within Quiet Mark's Acoustic Academy: a brand new, free to use online platform, designed to further equip and empower architects, builders and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions for every building application area including; approved specialist acoustic glazing, sound barriers, panels, pumps, acoustic doors, flooring, insulation, commercial ventilation, acoustic plasters and surfaces and much more. 

Example building application areas include, residential, commercial, industrial, schools, offices, healthcare, hospitals, restaurants and public spaces.

Poppy Szkiler, Founder and CEO, Quiet Mark says: “Acoustics Academy is our new online platform developed to serve the Building sector by further equipping and empowering industry to easily find the latest expert-approved acoustic materials, products and solutions organised in a one-stop online hub for the right building applications and scenarios.
“Building design is now evolving to prioritise responsible sound-design transforming living spaces into harmonious soundscapes that deliver excellent acoustics to support health, well-being and desire for quieter living. A property that has been carefully designed acoustically creates a beautiful, calm, supportive environment, reducing unnecessary stress for all inhabitants for generations to come.”

Show Notes

In Episode 7, Pt.2 of The Quiet Mark Podcast, introducing our audio resource book for architects, Simon Gosling talks with Nigel Sill - Chairman at Enfield Speciality Doors whose Quiet Mark certified products enable architects to improve the acoustics and sound design of buildings, without compromising on the visual aesthetic.

Enfield Doors was established in 1936, producing doors for the local building trade. Nigel joined the company in 1965 and in 1983 Enfield began manufacturing fire doors. Acoustic, security, and X-ray doors followed and now the company specialises in bespoke, flush timber-framed doors for a variety of applications.

Nigel is a resident along the Heathrow flight path and is a staunch supporter of campaigns to highlight the health hazards of excessive noise. He understands the importance of the Quiet Mark scheme and is pleased to have Quiet Mark approval across Enfield’s entire range of acoustic door sets.

The long-standing team has unparalleled expertise and knowledge and after Grenfell, Nigel called the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to talk to them about fire doors, which resulted in a visit to the factory. MHCLG then asked some key fire door suppliers to help them. Enfield provided technical advice, and design and fire protection expertise. Enfield provided MHCLG with sample fire doors and were the first to be successfully tested to the amended standard. Enfield’s doors passed the test with a large margin: ‘opening in’ exceeded the time by 19% and ‘opening out’ by an exceptional 70% (51 minutes).

Nigel is passionate about quality and customer service and Enfield has achieved the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and ISO 9001 for quality management.

Enfield Speciality Doors are listed within Quiet Mark's Acoustic Academy: a brand new, free to use online platform, designed to further equip and empower architects, builders and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions for every building application area including; approved specialist acoustic glazing, sound barriers, panels, pumps, acoustic doors, flooring, insulation, commercial ventilation, acoustic plasters and surfaces and much more. 

Example building application areas include, residential, commercial, industrial, schools, offices, healthcare, hospitals, restaurants and public spaces.

Poppy Szkiler, Founder and CEO, Quiet Mark says: “Acoustics Academy is our new online platform developed to serve the Building sector by further equipping and empowering industry to easily find the latest expert-approved acoustic materials, products and solutions organised in a one-stop online hub for the right building applications and scenarios.
“Building design is now evolving to prioritise responsible sound-design transforming living spaces into harmonious soundscapes that deliver excellent acoustics to support health, well-being and desire for quieter living. A property that has been carefully designed acoustically creates a beautiful, calm, supportive environment, reducing unnecessary stress for all inhabitants for generations to come.”