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Like the rest of the world, the property sector is being swept along with the rapidly changing digital landscape as demand for new technologies increases.
Software

The age of social media: how landlords can benefit

From listing properties and finding tenants, to screening prospective tenants and much more, the uses of social media in the rental sector are wide ranging. In the age of social media, personal information is fast becoming public property. Millions are now willingly sharing information which was previously confidential; photos, political views, work history and even whereabouts can be found in a few clicks. It’s now easier than ever to build a picture of someone’s habits and tendencies with just basic…

Corporate Social Responsibility

Managing An Award Winning Wedding Venue

How to make a success of your wedding business Good quality facilities management is key to running a successful wedding venue that stands head and shoulders above the competition. Running a wedding venue can be an incredibly profitable and rewarding business – after all, you’re helping couples to plan one of the happiest days of their lives. But it’s not all hearts and roses; managing a successful wedding venue requires commitment, creativity and sheer hard work. First and foremost, you…

Like the rest of the world, the property sector is being swept along with the rapidly changing digital landscape as demand for new technologies increases.
Technologies

Which areas are best to invest in and what software should you use to manage your investments?

There has been much talk about the lack of investment opportunities in the UK in recent years. And it seems to be getting worse, with some UK cities now offering worse rental yields than they did a few months ago. It may even be too late to invest in properties near the long-awaited Elizabeth line in London, as the benefits are already priced in. The good news is that there are still some areas which offer good investment potential. UK…

Technologies

How PropTech is revolutionising Social Housing

Like the rest of the world, the property sector is being swept along with the rapidly changing digital landscape as demand for new technologies increases. For many years, housing providers have operated using static business processes. Software and business process applications have either been developed in-house by teams of IT experts or purchased expensive bespoke packages that have evolved in line with the changing needs of the growing organisation. As a result, many housing providers face considerable legacy system issues…

The housing and building sectors are under great scrutiny in 2018, but the future appears bright. Considering that the Government Construction Strategy promises to boost productivity in government construction, and the pledge to build one million homes in the UK by 2020
Architecture & Design

How garden villages will impact industries and societies around the UK

The housing and building sectors are under great scrutiny in 2018, but the future appears bright. Considering that the Government Construction Strategy promises to boost productivity in government construction, and the pledge to build one million homes in the UK by 2020, we should expect any housing issues to ease in the years to come. But what methods and projects are being adopted to achieve these pledges and promises? One project in the pipeline that could help boost building figures…

Designing a new city can be a challenge, but with a rise in new technology and software — the process is becoming easier. Together with Oasys Ltd, who provide column design software, we consider how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces.    
Technologies

How software is changing the way we build

Designing a new city can be a challenge, but with a rise in new technology and software — the process is becoming easier. Together with Oasys Ltd, who provide column design software, we consider how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces. Using software to manage crowd movement It is capable of simulating thousands of people so that they can be imported into digital models of city spaces. The simulated agents can act intelligently according to…

shale
Technologies

What can shale and biomethane offer the gas industry?

The future of energy is hard to determine, even for experts in the industry. At the 2017 Future Energy Scenarios event, the efficiency and future use of shale gas and biomethane was brought into the discussion. Here to analyse how the UK might benefit from both these forms of energy in the years to come is Flogas — a leading supplier of LPG storage tanks… The future of shale gas Shale and the fracking process are constantly in the news,…

By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more easily or simply reduce the cost of their current business.
Property & Facilities ManagementTechnologies

Streamlining your property portfolio, how PropTech is making management easy

Changes to stamp duty and a lettings fee ban protecting tenants means several new costs have now been placed on property managers by the government. This means that property managers are now looking for ways to reduce costs in other areas. One of the ways to do this is to reduce time (and therefore money) spent on admin. By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more…

Smart meters have been a part of the energy sector for years, with many households switching to them to make their energy consumption more efficient.
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Are you making the most of smart meters in your business?

Smart meters have been a part of the energy sector for years, with many households switching to them to make their energy consumption more efficient. However, are these also beneficial for small businesses? If you want to find out whether a smart meter could help lower costs and save energy at your company building, find out everything you need to know about smart meters from commercial gas leader, Flogas…  How did the smart meter rise in popularity? The history of…

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn of 2017 that an extra 300,000 homes would need to be built annually to try and tackle the housing crisis.
Planning & Developments

Managing the housing crisis, how technology can help

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn of 2017 that an extra 300,000 homes would need to be built annually to try and tackle the housing crisis. An investment of at least £44 billion will be required over the next 5 years for this to be possible. There are currently several initiatives in place to try and manage the housing crisis from the removal of stamp duty applied to purchases below £300,000, to encourage first time buyers to get themselves…