A new national housing agency, intended to secure land in desirable areas and support smaller, more innovative housebuilders, has been launched, replacing the Homes and Communities Agency.

Homes England will play “a major role” in delivering around 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s, according to Communities Secretary Sajid David. The Chief Executive of Homes England, Nick Walkley, added: “We will use our land, finance and expertise to expand the delivery of affordable new homes and connect ambitious partners to remove barriers to housebuilding.”

The agency plans to develop a new commercial approach to every stage of the housebuilding process, from acquiring and preparing land to managing and developing it, particularly in high demand and strategically important areas.

Over £750 million of Housing England’s £1 billion short term fund has been committed to SMEs, custom builders and developers using modern methods of construction, boosting the housebuilding rate to over 25,000 and supporting the growth of SME construction companies.

The fact that Housing England highlight developers using “modern methods” shows just how crucial the latest technology is to maintaining a competitive edge in the construction industry.

Software like Eque2’s Housebuilding makes managing housebuilding projects from start to finish easier than ever by bringing all aspects of the house build process into a seamless integrated solution.

Eque2’s housebuilding software increases speed, efficiency and accuracy from site acquisition to sales and customer aftercare; whether it’s monitoring a project’s profitability with real-time updates from teams on-site and in the office or ensuring the sales database is always up to date, Housebuilding ensures projects run smoothly, sales are smooth and customers are happy – putting you firmly ahead of your competitors and reducing the risks of errors and uncertainty.

As well as offering in-depth visibility both project- and business-wide, Housebuilding works around you to totally streamline your processes and improve efficiencies at every stage. Opt for the full suite, or tailor the package to you with the optional Build, Land and Sales modules – it’s totally flexible and works across mobile devices, too.

To find out how Eque2’s Housebuilding software could benefit your business, contact us for a demo today.