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HQM supports the drive for quality in Britain's new homes

2/10/2018

Developed by BRE, one of the world’s leading building science centres, and a range of industry partners, the Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the national quality mark for homes, giving consumers a better choice for a healthier, smarter and more sustainable new home.

HQM does this by providing impartial information on a new home’s quality. It will indicate to householders the overall expected running costs, health and wellbeing benefits, and the environmental footprint associated with living in the home. It will also highlight benefits such as access to local amenities and the quality of the local neighbourhood.

For housebuilders, HQM provides robust, third party certification of the quality of a new home, enabling you to communicate to potential buyers.

For investors, lenders, insurers and planners, HQM provides a benchmark of quality, managing and reducing risk over the long-term.

For consumers, HQM provides a trusted mark of quality.

HQM ONE was released in August 2018 and is fully operational now, as an independent industry-driven scheme that aims to help change the culture of housebuilding.

HQM at Housing Market Intelligence Conference 2018

HQM is a main sponsor for this year’s HBF Housing Market Intelligence (HMI) conference which brings together commentators and experts from the industry to try to discuss the economic and political outlook facing the new homes industry. Speakers include the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, Barratt CEO David Thomas, Nick Walkley, CEO of Homes England. More information here

 

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