Thermal imaging surveys for housing developments and new builds, in accordance with the new BRE Home Quality Mark Technical Manual – SD232:2015.
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating system to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs. The mark was developed by BRE, and is part of the BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards.
Our engineers hold PCN Category 1 & 2 thermal imaging qualifications – accredited by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing – which meet the requirements for undertaking thermal imaging surveys for Home Quality Mark credits.
The following is an extract from the Home Quality Mark website:
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.
Developed by BRE, the UK’s leading building science centre, the Home Quality Mark is based on years of building standards experience, and is part of the successful BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards.
How It Works
A Home Quality Mark survey involves the test and inspection of the integrity of building fabric, carried out post-construction, which includes the quality assurance of continuity of insulation, avoidance of thermal bridging and air leakage pathways. Once a survey has been completed and the report has been delivered (5-10 days from the date of survey), it’s then passed onto your Home Quality Mark assessor who will submit it as part of your Home Quality Mark application.