Happy national allotment week! With a rapidly growing population, an estimated 90% of our time spent inside, and with increasingly digitalised realities submerging us (you can buy virtual reality head sets in Tesco?!), I think it’s safe to say, we need to get outdoors; look at the trees, swim in the sea and of course, … Continue reading “Happy National Allotment Week! Growing stuff is good for the soul.”
My name is David Maina and I work for BRE as a technical consultant in the Home Quality Mark (HQM) team. The HQM manual address a number of issues for new homes, which have been identified from research, learnings from previous housing stock issues and by engaging with industry. This is the first of a … Continue reading “HQM spotlight – Access and Space”
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UKGBC recently released a green paper proposing a key leadership role for cities and local authorities in the support of the delivery of new homes.
Gwyn Roberts gives his thoughts on the UK Government’s Housing White Paper.
2016 was supposed to be the year that zero carbon happened, but it didn’t quite pan out as hoped says Gwyn Roberts.
More than 11,000 homes are now registered for assessment under the Home Quality Mark.
The Home Quality Mark and BREEAM Communities are encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
The Home Quality Mark (HQM), the independently assessed mark of distinction for new homes, has uncovered the true meaning behind consumers’ house purchasing decisions.
There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.