The Sign of a Better Home
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 Home Quality Mark does this by providing 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.
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.
HQM ONE MANUAL
The standard for quality and sustainable new homes is now available
WHAT IS THE HOME QUALITY MARK?
An introduction to the Home Quality Mark
WHY A HOME QUALITY MARK?
Recent independent research shows that householders value expert guidance that they can trust when selecting a new home
HOW IS IT ASSESSED?
Independent, fully trained and licensed professionals will assess and score wide ranging aspects of a new home to give an overall quality rating
WHO IS BEHIND THE HQM?
BRE, the UK's leading building science centre