Welcome to Home Quality Mark (HQM), a trusted standard for new homes in the UK. Developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the same trusted organisation behind BREEAM, HQM serves as a beacon of quality and sustainability for housebuilders, and the mark of assurance for homeowners and tenants.
With tens of thousands of homes already registered with HQM, we are committed to demonstrating the high quality of Home Quality Mark approved homes and differentiating them in the marketplace. Whether you’re a property owner, developer, or investor, HQM offers a clear path to sustainability and high-quality living.
Why choose HQM?
In today’s world, sustainability is more than just a buzzword; it’s a necessity. For the build-to-rent and co-living sectors, HQM provides a comprehensive framework for creating homes that are not only environmentally friendly but also cost-effective and comfortable to live in.
As an investor, HQM speaks your language. We understand that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are crucial in your decision-making process. HQM is a tangible way of demonstrating commitment to these principles, offering a clear advantage in a competitive marketplace.
As a developer, when you have the Home Quality Mark on your properties it is more than just a badge; it’s a promise of quality and sustainability that resonates with buyers. It tells them that the home they are considering is built with care for both the occupants and the environment. HQM is about building homes that are not only well-constructed but also contribute positively to the well-being of those who live in them. For developers, it’s an opportunity to stand out in the market by offering homes that truly make a difference.
HQM is a third party certification which provides independent verification that a property has met the expected level of performance for sustainability and quality, thus reducing risk. It can a demonstrable way of highlighting your sustainability leadership through a recognise badge.
HQM and BREEAM: A shared legacy
HQM and BREEAM share a common goal: to create a sustainable and resilient built environment. While BREEAM focuses on commercial properties, HQM is dedicated to residential homes. This shared legacy ensures that whether you’re building a commercial property or a residential home, you have access to a trusted standard that meets your specific needs.
Join us in our mission to create better homes for a better world. Explore our website to learn more about HQM, how it works, and how you can get involved. Together, we can make a difference.
HQM assessor training
To gain an HQM rating a new home must be assessed by one of a network of independent, licensed assessors.
Learners must be an existing, qualified assessor in at least one of the following:
• Code for Sustainable Homes
• BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment
• BREEAM UK New Construction
• BREEAM UK Refurb and fit-out
Please click on the link below to enroll in the HQM Assessor course: