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The Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality MarkThe Home Quality Mark
is a rigorous and relevant standard for new homes. Developed by BRE – the UK’s leading building science centre – it helps everyone understand the quality, performance and attributes of new build homes.
Looking for a home with reduced payments and less maintenance? One that is cheaper to run, better located, and more able to cope with the demands of a changing climate?
Look for the Home Quality Mark.

Giving you peace of mind
Developed and assessed by independent experts, the Mark rates the quality, efficiency and performance of each home in ten key areas. Easy to understand and compare, the ratings remove the guess work from one of life’s most important decisions.

Meeting your needs
The Mark also considers the things that influence everyone’s quality of life: space, comfort, light, noise and access to local amenities. Ratings for each of these provide a clear and comprehensive picture that will help you find a home that really works for you.

Saving you money
The Mark brings financial benefits too. Homes receiving a high rating are cheaper to heat and power and less likely to need expensive repairs and maintenance.

How can I obtain certification under The Home Quality Mark?
BBS has independent, fully trained licenced assessors who will rate the new home based on a wide range of technical criteria. Further information for homebuilders and homebuyers is available from our Environmental team. Please contact Louise Veiga on: 01892 891280 or email:

Updated: 2016-01-15 14:57:52   Added: 2016-01-15 14:50:28

BBS 2015 Review

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients a very Happy New Year and look forward to the opportunity of working on many more projects together in 2016.

Here is a review of 2015 which is available to download. 

Updated: 2016-01-07 15:37:51   Added: 2016-01-07 13:49:39

Brick Development Association Award

BBS has recently completed the Building Control on a project near St. James’ in Central London. The project was for the conversion of an existing office building, along with the construction of an additional three stories and basement. The completed project consists of 22 studio, one two and three bedroom high-end residential flats, a basement car park and a ground floor residential unit.

A great deal of thought and consideration went into the architectural detailing on the building’s façade. One of the external corners of the building has a ball-nose feature with a clock. The flats also look out onto external loggia balconies giving the building a stylish look. 

Earlier this week the project won the BDA Chairman's Award : "This building exemplifies the kind of refurbishment project that we need if we are to regenerate our inner city areas in a sustainable way and create the kind of environments which people value and where they want to live."  

Updated: 2015-11-20 15:10:51   Added: 2015-11-20 15:10:51

BBS at the Kent Construction Expo

On Wednesday the 7th October, BBS attended the Kent Construction Expo in Delting, Kent. It was a good opportunity to meet with construction experts operating in the Kent area - from contractors and developers to architects; as well as to say, "Hello" to some familiar faces that we are currently working with on projects across the Kent area. The day was also filled with various workshops and talks from experts across the industry.



Updated: 2015-10-09 15:05:20   Added: 2015-10-08 14:01:28

BBS at The Homebuilding and Renovating Show

On the 25th – 27th of September BBS will be attending and exhibiting at The Excel Centre in London for the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2015.


We will be amongst over 200 companies exhibiting at the event. If you are a self-builder, renovator or home improver the show is a great opportunity to compare new innovative products and services, get free expert advice and attend free seminars and masterclasses.


BBS will be there to discuss Building Control, Environmental and CDM services and we are offering our clients free tickets to the event (normally £12 on the door). Click the banner above to claim your two free tickets!

For further information, please visit the Homebuilding and Renovating Show website: 


Updated: 2015-09-01 16:41:06   Added: 2015-05-07 14:37:39

BBS East Regional Office.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Essex. The office is located in Colchester and will operated by our East Region Team, covering the Essex and East London area.


The new address is: 


BBS Building Control Ltd

North Colchester Business Centre                    

340 The Crescent,                                           



CO4 9AD.


Updated: 2015-09-01 14:46:34   Added: 2015-09-01 14:46:34

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