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20 Jul 2017

HQM spotlight – Access and Space

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....
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30 May 2017

Can building to higher standards help the UK post-BREXIT?

Is there more that we can do to make sure we protect ourselves from the potential risks of Brexit and are able to grow and flourish outside the EU?
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29 Mar 2017

Local Authorities: how to support the delivery of quality, sustainable housing?

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.
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07 Feb 2017

Housing White Paper; Is diversity the only way to solve the housing crisis?

Gwyn Roberts gives his thoughts on the UK Government's Housing White Paper.
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15 Dec 2016

2016 the year of the Zero Carbon Home? – err well no.

2016 was supposed to be the year that zero carbon happened, but it didn’t quite pan out as hoped says Gwyn Roberts.
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06 Dec 2016

11,000 homes registered to the Home Quality Mark

More than 11,000 homes are now registered for assessment under the Home Quality Mark.
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05 Dec 2016

Air pollution and traffic jams, are electric bikes the future?

The Home Quality Mark and BREEAM Communities are encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
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27 Oct 2016

Beacon launch ‘World’s most sustainable residential tower’ coming to Hemel Hempstead #HQMearlyadopter

The launch of the Beacon, the ‘world’s most sustainable residential tower’ coming to Hemel Hempstead.
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20 Oct 2016

Home Quality Mark uncovers the drivers behind house purchasing decisions

The Home Quality Mark (HQM), the independently assessed mark of distinction for new homes, has uncovered the true meaning behind consumers’ house purchasing decisions.
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06 Sep 2016

The value of independent certification of homes

There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.
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