CODE & BRE HOME QUALITY MARK

Our involvement in the rating and assessment of domestic buildings has been a fundamental part of the company’s growth since 2004. Originally known as ‘Ecohomes’ the establishment of national initiatives saw the formation of the Code for Sustainable Homes in 2007.

We have successfully contributed to a range of domestic assessments from large phased residential regeneration schemes to bespoke single dwellings.

Our experienced team offer guidance, analysis and efficient solutions for meeting required scores or ratings, in addition to comprehensive assessment from the pre-assessment stage to final certification.

GWP Project Services’ licensed and accredited members specialise in planning and pre-planning support, including production of licensed pre- assessment reports, now mandatory for the majority of planning applications nationwide.

Our proactive evaluation will highlight areas to potentially maximise efficiencies and reduce cost whilst maintaining credit scores and ratings through the assessment process.

 

HOME QUALITY MARK

GWP Project Services are qualified to undertake Home Quality Mark assessments, the BRE’s latest sustainability standard for domestic buildings. Issues considered under the new domestic assessment scheme include; building quality, running costs and the local environment.

The Home Quality Mark is split into three sections:

– Knowledge Sharing, which aims to reduce the performance gap between energy calculations and the as built design.

– Our Surroundings, considering building services, transport infrastructure and local amenities.

– My Home – focusing on the quality of internal spaces.

Dwellings certified under the Quality Mark offer a range of benefits to occupants including low energy bills, low mortgage / insurance costs, lots of natural light, good air quality, low CO2 emissions and sustainable materials.