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The Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark is a new scheme from BRE, taking up the reigns from the Code for Sustainable Homes assessment.

Home Quality Mark at Ecobuild 2015Since Code was abolished some clients, especially local authorities have lacked a rating system which they can apply to new build homes in the UK.

BRE have now provided that much needed assessment route which demonstrates building performance and quality.

HQM – A New Scheme

BE were one of the first to report on the unveiling of the Home Quality Mark at Ecobuild 2015. We were also among the first to become qualified HQM Assessors and we have been working on HQM schemes using the BRE’s beta version.

Since then we’ve been keeping tabs on announcements from the government about their ‘new technical standards’, and on the content of the Home Quality Mark, both of which are replace the outgoing Code for Sustainable Homes.

The scheme uses a five star rating to rank construction quality, comfort and wellbeing and running costs. It is designed to work in the new framework, and with the new national technical standards on water, access, space and security.

You can find out more and keep up to date with our Blog articles and also BREs Home Quality Mark website.

There are also a number of study sites in development.

We look forward to helping you with your new schemes and the new HQM rating in the not too distant future.

Would you like to discuss your project?

Call us for a chat on 01202 280062 or email be@buildenergy.co.uk.

Recent Projects

"BE are fantastic building energy assessors, with competency across many areas. We have found them very useful on small and large projects. With the larger projects they can provide a range of assessments with one point of contact. We submitted a planning application for 224 residential apartments for a site in Luton. BE provided the flood, acoustic, heat loss and SUDS reports. The scheme was consented and reports were excellent. We have found them to been frank and honest with their advice. They are also lovely people to work with… which is very important."

Adam Covell
- ECA Architecture

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