Building a Home Quality Mark Home
Considering building to the Home Quality Mark standards? This page is dedicated to helping developers, members of industry and housing landlords discover more about HQM and why to use it.
HQM ONE Technical Standard
HQM ONE is live!
We are delighted to announce that the HQM ONE technical manuals for new homes are now available for England, Scotland and Wales
HQM One is now Live!
Local Planning and the HQM
Good planning can help to deliver new homes and communities which can positively impact those who live in them, the local area and our natural environment. HQM as well as other BREEAM schemes offer scientifically underpinned, sustainability assessment frameworks through which planners (and others) can communicate and drive forward better development outcomes. Resource packs are available on the BREEAM website, each pack considers how the HQM and other schemes compare to existing planning policy frameworks. They aim to highlight how the scheme can be applied to drive standards in a local authority.
Tools for a HQM Assessment
BREEAM Projects is a tool which can be used by Clients and Assessors for planning and managing your portfolio of projects under the family of BREEAM schemes, including HQM.
Find a Licensed Assessor
Explore the full list of Assessors for the HQM scheme via BREEAM.
HQM Beta Standard
You can access the beta version of the manual here
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.