Using a simple overall star rating, the Home Quality Mark will give householders a clear picture of a home’s quality.
In addition, indicators that demonstrate the home’s running costs, how it will protect occupants’ health and wellbeing, and its environmental footprint, will help everyone to fully understand its long term quality and performance. The overall star rating and three indicator ratings will be presented as a ‘scorecard’, an example of which is give below.
Overtime, further indicators will be available, such as resilience to climate change, connectivity, Section 7 for Scotland, and more.
Home Quality Mark 4 Star Home
An Excellent new home. Achieving this Mark means that the home is designed and built to have very low running costs, many positive impacts upon your health and wellbeing, all with an extremely low impact upon our environment.
Issued for: Test House, BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9XX
Assessor: A Assessors
Architect: Quality Designers
Developer: Quality Home Builders
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Why a Home Quality Mark?
Recent independent research shows that householders value expert guidance that they can trust when selecting a home.
How Is It Assessed?
Independent, fully trained and licensed professionals will asseess and score wide ranging aspects of a new home to give an overall quality rating.
Who is Behind the Home Quality Mark?
BRE, the UK's leading building science centre.