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.
“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
HQM ONE is now available.
Find out more about HQM training and how to become a licensed assessor.
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.