Home Quality Mark

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 helps house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it gives 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 Sign of a Better Home

The Home Quality Mark provides impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s quality and sustainability. It clearly indicates to householders high standards for running 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.

Climate Resilience in the Built Environment

Climate resilience is an important consideration within the built environment. How can the construction industry mitigate our contribution to, and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate?

Hear what our clients had to say about what climate resilience in the built environment.

Thank you to Andy Barnes of Schofield Lothian Limited, Alice Bailey of Crest Nicholson, Derk Welling of APG, Etienne Dupuy of Invesco, and Stephan De Bie of Vesteda for taking the time to share their thoughts.

For Professionals

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.

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For Householders

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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HQM Blogs

HQM ONE – helping change the culture in home building

A breakthrough in sharing best practice with the new BREEAM Wiki

Making 300,000 new homes a year, happy healthy places to live

HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme