What is the Home Quality Mark?

HQM certified homes achieve high standards of quality, running costs, health and wellbeing, and environmental impact.

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is an independently assessed certification scheme for new homes. It awards certificates with a simple star rating for the standard of a home’s design, construction and sustainability.

The assessments are focused on the needs and expectations of people living in the home. Every home with an HQM certificate meets standards that are significantly higher than minimum standards such as Building Regulations.

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“A new national quality mark will give those buying or renting new homes the confidence that they are choosing a well built, cost-effective home that is designed and built to exceed expectations.”

Gwyn Roberts, Head of Housing and Policy