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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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.    

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…

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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.

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…

Building Work at Liverpool Waters Starts

Building Work at Liverpool Waters Starts

Peel Land and Property’s £5 million regeneration scheme at Liverpool Waters has officially begun with the ground-breaking ceremony for Plaza 1821 that marks the beginning of a construction session at Princes Dock. The £21 million sixteen-storey residential tower will house 105 one and two bedroom apartments together with amenity space on the ground floor. The real estate enterpriser acts on behalf of Regenda Group and, when finished, Plaza 1821 will be owned and managed by Redwing Living, a Regenda subsidiary.…

SGB Form Four-Year Agreement with Countryside

SGB has announced more details about a new deal that has been made between themselves and the UK property development company, Countryside. SBG is a part of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, and was first established through the merging of Harsco Infrastructure and Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services. The company is a single-source provider of specialist industrial and construction services, working to supply the worldwide energy and infrastructure sectors. The new deal with Countryside is expected to last for four…

David Wilson Homes Donates to Kilbarchan Primary’s Arts Fund

David Wilson Homes Donates to Kilbarchan Primary’s Arts Fund

David Wilson Homes has donated a sum of £1,000 to Kilbarchan Primary School, with the aim of helping the school with arts project. The donation gives the school a major helping hand towards meeting its overall fundraising target of £6,000 by 2018. The fundraising drive is being led by the school’s new head teacher Fiona MacKenzie, with the money to be used to purchase equipment to facilitate arts projects. With these funds, concerts and exhibitions will be elevated to a…

Offsite Awards Recognise Outstanding Projects

Offsite Awards Recognise Outstanding Projects

The team at B & K Structures are celebrating award-winning success, with their projects picking up no less than two trophies and three highly commended certificates, at the Offsite Awards which were held in London this week. As one of the UK's leading offsite specialist contractors, involved in the design, manufacture and delivery of some of the UK's most renowned buildings - B & K Structures have proven experience in understanding complex engineering structures incorporating glulam, cross laminated timber, steel…