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Last month, Eque2 and William Davis Homes joined forces to create a video case study showcasing a day in the life of the team at William Davis Homes featuring their development in Matlock Derbyshire. It captures how the company currently use the complete suite of Eque2’s Housebuilding software to effectively manage every part of the […]
In an industry facing economic uncertainty, an ageing workforce and a revolutionary onset of technological innovation, pioneering firms are using digital construction methods to boost profit margins, changing the way the industry as a whole delivers projects. Better connected Connecting the back office and site staff has long been a stumbling block for construction companies, […]
New measures announced by the government to tackle the housing crisis are set to unlock thousands of homes. Nearly £300m in funding is being invested to deliver much-needed homes in Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed. This funding follows a flurry of recent investments across the UK as […]
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 […]
Lead generation and management can be one of the trickiest parts of running a business, particularly for construction companies. When you’re managing multiple complex projects it can be easy to let customer care slip but, with the right software that can streamline processes and support the lead generation process, you can turn initial leads into […]
With the Budget being released last month, new government figures suggest that housebuilding is at its highest since 2007-8 in England. In the past financial year, 217,350 homes were added to England’s housing stock, with supply increasing by 227,170 between April 2016 and March 2017. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) said the figures confirmed that […]
The rise of technology, particularly mobile is having a huge impact on every industry; a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) analyses exactly what those changes could look like in construction. The report, conducted by the MGI as part of an ongoing research program into automation technologies and their impact, with one of […]
New data collected by Savills for the British Property Federation has highlighted that, despite the ‘broken’ UK housing market, the capacity remains for new homes to be constructed and planned at great speed. According to the research, there are now almost 96,000 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction or in planning, showing a 40% jump on […]
Running a construction business is a complicated, multi-faceted process requiring huge amounts of organisation across people, places and products. With this in mind, as well as the current climate of economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever before to ensure your construction accounting software is up to the job. The key to a successful construction […]
House building by housing associations continues to rise, according to new figures from the National Housing Federation (NHF). 82% of developing housing associations responded to the survey, which aims to gain a complete picture of house building in the sector. The NHF reports 47,709 new homes were started by housing associations in the last financial […]
The house building sector is thriving, according to figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF). NHBC reports that 42,470 new homes were registered in Q1 of this year – a 10 year high and a 17% year-on-year rise. Affordable housing has seen a significant growth in registrations, increasing […]
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