ECC Home Quality Mark (HQM) on-line survey

Essex County Council and BRE are working on a joint project relating to Home Quality Mark and are asking for Organisation and Citizen engagement to form a complete picture of Essex residents values and priorities when identifying or purchasing a home.

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has been created to serve the UK’s house builders and the householders who buy and rent new homes.

HQM will help house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it will give householders the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed and built, and cost effective to run.

The Home Quality Mark will do this by providing impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s quality. It clearly indicates to householders the overall expected costs, health and wellbeing benefits, and environmental footprint associated with living in the home. In short, HQM helps everyone to fully understand the quality, performance and attributes of a new-build home.

Essex County Council have created an online survey to establish essential aspects and appetite for HQM within all areas of development (District Councils, Parish Councils, Developers and Residents) and would ask if you could complete and promote to relevant people within your organisation

The online survey can be found via the link below


Home Quality Mark (HQM) online engagement

 The survey is open to 14th April 2018 and for more information relating to HQM please visit

 If you have any further enquiries please do contact one of the team:


Sean Marks, Engagement Analyst – [email protected]
Sam Graves, Commissioning Officer – [email protected]
Charlene Clear, Building Research Establishment – [email protected]


Sean Marks

 Engagement Analyst (Citizen Insight)

Intelligence and Insight

Corporate Development

Essex County Council

Telephone: 03330136522 | Mob: 07738 885793

Email:[email protected]