A Brief Guide to the Home Quality Mark

A plain English guide to the HQM that highlights the benefits for all stakeholders, while outlining the scoring system and the categories the scheme assesses.

A brief guide to HQM

Consumer Leaflet

It’s important you love where you live. It is also important you make a smart choice on how your home will impact your pocket, your health and wellbeing, and the environment.

Read the Consumer Leaflet (PDF)

Technical Standards 

The HQM ONE standard provides the technical criteria, methodologies and processes required to achieve HQM ratings on new homes.

HQM ONE Standard

Using HQM in Planning Policy

HQM can be a powerful tool the standards outlined in this certification methodology HQM follows aims to produce sustainable homes for the future.

Local Government on BREEAM


This is a open collaboration library of guidance and best practice created by users and other key stakeholders of BREEAM schemes and tools, including HQM and CEEQUAL.


BREEAM Resources

This is a resource library full of briefing papers, videos, guidance notes and documents covering all relevant parts of the BREEAM family.

Resources on BREEAM