What is the Home Quality Mark?
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs.
Who is Behind the Home Quality Mark?
The UK’s leading building science centre, BRE, is introducing the Home Quality Mark
How are Homes Assessed?
Independent, fully trained and licensed professionals assess and score wide ranging aspects of a new home to give an overall quality rating. This 5-star rating makes it easy to quickly compare different homes in terms of their overall performance.
Ratings and Stars
Using a simple overall star rating, the Home Quality Mark gives householders a clear picture of a home’s quality.
Value of the HQM
In the UK we face an estimated requirement for 250,000 new homes a year. In the drive to deliver these we must avoid repeating mistakes of the past, by ensuring that we build high quality homes that will sustainably meet the long-term needs of their occupants.