The Home Quality Mark shows the impact of the home on the occupant’s health and wellbeing which is of particular importance as buildings become more airtight, respiratory conditions rise and our population gets older. It demonstrates the home’s environmental footprint and its resilience to flooding and overheating in a changing climate. In addition, HQM evaluates the digital connectivity and performance of the home as the speed, reliability and connectivity of new technology becomes ever more critical.
The Home Quality Mark enables housing developers to showcase the quality of their new homes and identify them as having the added benefits of being likely to need less maintenance, cheaper to run, better located, and more able to cope with the demands of a changing climate.
HQM has been developed by BRE, the UK’s leading building science centre, based on years of building standards experience. It is part of the BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards.
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.