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The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has been created to serve the UK’s house builders and the householders who buy and rent new homes.
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 Home Quality Mark 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.
Why choose to build a Home Quality Mark approved home?
Find out why developers, home builders and RSLs are choosing to back HQM and what it can offer you.
Why choose to buy or rent a Home Quality Mark approved home?
Find out what a home built to the HQM standard can offer you in terms of cost savings, health and wellbeing benefits and long term resilience against flooding and other climate change impacts.
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Free registrations for six months
The beta version of BRE's Home Quality Mark is now available and open for registrations