Since the launch of Beta we have engaged with many different HQM stakeholders, including developers, assessors, consultancies designers, consumer groups, representative industry bodies, manufacturers, academics, regulators, planners, agents and various parts of the financial sector. Most have been supportive in the aims of Home Quality Mark, with firm commitments from many via project registrations, recognition, awards and integration. To read about this development and uptake please visit http://brebuzz.net/tag/home-quality-mark/
The HQM ONE Consultation comes at a time when there is an increased focus on quality for new build homes, most recently the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt. The development of the Home Quality Mark scheme supports the culture change required in taking greater responsibility for the performance of homes that are built. HQM certification provides a mechanism that recognises those developers who are already taking responsibility with regards to quality and encourages others to enhance their service. HQM will continue to evolve to take account of changes that the Government decides to progress as a result of this Independent Review or parallel work.
As well as engaging directly with HQM stakeholders, our press activities have reached a circulation of over 500 million people, helping to ensure that consumers recognise Home Quality Mark. Further information can be found at www.homequalitymark.com/media
This engagement forms the basis for the next version; Home Quality Mark ONE.
As before we are seeking your views on the updated scheme. Public consultations for the HQM ONE draft manual will run until Friday 9th of February 2018.
1) Complete the online survey, here:
Note: The survey largely consists of optional parts so you can focus your responses on the areas important to you. The time it takes will depend on how many of these parts you want to answer, and could range from between 20 and 60 minutes.
You should be able to complete the survey over more than one session, as long as you use the same computer and browser you used to start the survey and complete it by the deadline (09/02/18).
3) HQM and BREEAM assessors, and BREEAM APs can sign up to the free online workshop, taking place soon, see here.
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