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26 Feb 2016

Indoor and outdoor air pollution – how can Home Quality Mark reduce the number of deaths?

As a new dad, you tend to sit up when headlines talk of 40,000 deaths due to the air we breathe.  The recent report by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is quite stark about all the different pollutants, where they come from and how...
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20 Jan 2016

What makes a good home?

Following an extensive consultation with leading players in the house building industry, BRE’s national quality mark for new housing, the Home Quality Mark (HQM), is now open for registrations.  HQM is designed to transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and...
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27 Nov 2015

400,000 homes is the tip of the iceberg

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced the creation of 400,000 homes by the end of the decade. This is hugely welcomed, however is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to helping the current housing crisis and will still mean we have 40% less homes than required....
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14 Oct 2015

Do consumers want a more sustainable home?

The Home Quality Mark is the new national quality mark for sustainable homes being developed by BRE and a group of industry partners. Part of the development of the new scheme involved a series of consumer research projects, designed to understand whether consumers cared about...
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20 Sep 2015

Home Quality Mark HQM – 5 things you need to know

During Summer, the BRE Academy launched training on the Home Quality Mark – the new national standard. To celebrate this, we thought we’d share 5 things you probably should know about this standard – and why you should think about becoming a HQM assessor. HQM gives...
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16 Sep 2015

Home Quality Mark Training

Home Quality Mark Training The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the new national quality mark designed to give people the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed, well built, and cost effective to run. To carry out Home Quality Mark Assessments,...
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