The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the new national quality mark for new build dwellings. HQM will help house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it will give householders the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed and built, and cost effective to run.
The HQM will do this by providing impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s quality. It clearly indicates to householders the overall expected costs, health and wellbeing benefits, and environmental footprint associated with living in the home. In short, HQM helps everyone to fully understand the quality, performance and attributes of a new-build home.
Developed by BRE, the UK’s leading building science centre, the Home Quality Mark is based on years of building standards experience, and is part of the successful BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards. The technical consultation on the Home Quality Mark (HQM) has now closed and the industry-wide feedback and comments received are informing the first version of Home Quality Mark which is about to be launched in October.
If you require any further information on the Home Quality Mark or would like to have a future development assessed under the scheme please get in touch and a member of the team will be able to assist.