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Housebuilder Pro to allow seamless Tardis 4G integration

Tardis is the UK’s leading 4G and IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity provider to the construction industry. Tardis 4G connectivity allows construction workers to access the internet in the most unlikely of locations where traditional broadband is not yet available.

New housing development plots often take several weeks and sometimes months to get access to the internet via traditional methods such as fibre connections, in which are only usually fully installed and connected just before residents move into the newly constructed houses.

Today, we at Housebuilder Pro are excited to officially announce the seamless integration of Tardis 4G, allowing construction workers across the United Kingdom access to Housebuilder Pro software in the most isolated and unlikely locations. Tardis 4G, in their own words in their promotional video, proudly state that:

“Having connected 29,000 sites in the past 21 years, we have not yet found a site we could not install a 4G network on. Put us to the test!”

We know that having a secure network connection is essential for accessing Housebuilder Pro services which is why we are proud to have this secure relationship in place with Tardis to ensure that our software can be accessed at anytime, anywhere. Nick Taylor, Business Development Manager at Housebuilder Pro commented on this new relationship:

“We are incredibly happy to be forming this collaboration, after having first-hand experience with the lack of broadband availability when you move into a new home. Tardis 4G fills this gap by providing temporary broadband solutions to all residences. Collectively, we are helping our customers by providing unparalleled technology and connectivity solutions”.

A video explaining Tardis 4G connectivity:

Image: Tardis 4G router allowing seamless construction site broadband

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The origin of the Housebuilder Pro software system for new home builders

The origin of Housebuilder Pro

Housebuilder Pro is a full end to end project management software system offering complete administration and operational support throughout the life cycle of the new home build, sale, and aftercare process. Housebuilder Pro, being aimed at new home builders, needed to be sophisticated, detailed, and comprehensive for all relevant parties: contractors, site managers, site workers and customers. How did one project for a customer eventually become its own self-sufficient brand subsidiary of software specialists Shoothill?

Innovation in action

Jeremy Shingler of Shingler Homes approached Shoothill in mid-2018 and requested the build of a ‘complete business management software system’ for his company. Shoothill produced version one of this software quickly and, over the course of the next several weeks and months, new features were added, and changes were made to tailor to the requirements of Shingler Homes. In September 2018, Jeremy approached Shoothill and suggested that Shoothill should investigate selling the product to other new home builders and described how he found it difficult to find a product that was as comprehensive as he wanted.

Shoothill took this suggestion seriously, and on the 29th November 2018, Housebuilder Pro was incorporated.

“The whole team is positive, full of energy and new ideas, technically brilliant and easy to get on with” – Jeremy Shingler, Managing Director of Shingler Homes Ltd

Development

Shoothill, being Microsoft Silver Partners, have a great wealth of experience on Microsoft Azure in which Housebuilder Pro is hosted. With the customer in mind, Housebuilder Pro needed to be cloud based from the very beginning. Cloud hosting allows the Housebuilder Pro system to connect to our customers’ team both in office and on site, or anywhere relevant with an internet connection. Cloud based technology allows for paperless records alongside secure and accessible data storage, digitally transforming the customer relationship management process.

Present Day

Housebuilder Pro is currently sitting extremely well with our customers. Our first customer to integrate the system after the brand was incorporated was SJ Roberts Homes, closely followed by Shropshire Homes. Today, Housebuilder Pro is proud to have many other highly reputable development firms on board, who all speak highly of the software system.

“At SJ Roberts Homes, we are determined to strengthen our local supply chain, and Shoothill – along with their excellent software Housebuilder Pro – fits the bill perfectly” – Mike Sambrook, Managing Director of SJ Roberts Homes

Housebuilder Pro recently released Site Tracker, a free to use QR code-based visitor and contractor registration system allowing housing development firms to track guests as they arrive and leave sites and offices, our response to COVID-19. You can register your company today. For more information, visit the Site Tracker tab on our home page.

For business enquiries and more information, contact info@housebuilderpro.co.uk or get in touch with us by phone at 01743 644821.

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Housebuilder Pro’s free Site Tracker goes live

Housebuilder Pro has developed a new QR code-based visitor and contractor registration system called Site Tracker. We are incredibly proud and excited to release this today for housing development organisations nation-wide. Site Tracker allows you to track guests as they arrive and leave your sites and offices, whilst your visitors and contractors simply have to scan the system generated QR code and choose whether they are signing in or signing out.

Nick Taylor, Business Development Manager at Housebuilder Pro states that “All visitors need to sign in and out to the site offices daily, but this can be challenging to maintain in light of current restrictions without touching registers, sign-in sheets and sharing of pens”.

“We have developed the app to reduce these issues whilst maintaining all legal and health & safety requirements for site use. It is our way of helping during these difficult and complex times. We are incredibly excited to get this out there”.

Just seven days ago, the BBC published an article regarding the current success of the housing industry despite the pandemic, in which Halifax states that “The average UK home costs more than £250,000” while simultaneously boasting a 7.5% increase in average price compared to October of last year.

Nick Taylor commented: “With the current success of the housing market, we want to ensure that COVID-19 has as little impact as possible down the line. Site Tracker is here for that purpose”.

Housebuilder Pro Site Tracker is free to use and you can register your company today. For more information, visit the Site Tracker tab on our home page.

For business enquiries and more information, contact info@housebuilderpro.co.uk or get in touch with us by phone at 01743 644821.

Image: Housebuilder Pro’s Site Tracker in action

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Fernham Homes next in line to integrate Housebuilder Pro software

Fernham Homes of Tonbridge, Kent is the next major house builder to implement Housebuilder Pro software.

Paul Rosbrook, Operations Director at Fernham Homes was sourcing a new CRM system when he came across Housebuilder Pro. “I was immediately impressed that the system met not only our CRM requirements but had so many additional benefits including after care, customer choices and the sales progression process”.

Fernham Homes are embarking on ambitious growth plans to take the business to more than 200 units per year and felt that the system would improve controls and procedures to support this growth.

Paul commented: “We are very grateful for Housebuilder Pro’s support thus far and we are excited to bring systems to a sophisticated central online management system. We at Fernham Homes are dedicated to realising our own potential and the integration of Housebuilder Pro is a step in the right direction”.

Nick Taylor, Business Development Manager at Housebuilder Pro stated: “Housebuilder Pro is really starting to get attention now. We are incredibly pleased to have Fernham Homes on board with Housebuilder Pro. They have been great, and we are excited to see what the future holds. These are incredibly exciting times for us”.

Housebuilder Pro is an advanced and sophisticated software system that goes above and beyond standard CRM systems with unique, simple to use features such as a Customer Portal which allow customers revolutionary access to their property from anywhere with an internet connection, enabling them to view their documents, track their progress on their purchase, make a choices wish list and add after care snags for review.

Further information about Housebuilder Pro can be found at https://housebuilderpro.co.uk/.

For business enquiries and more information, contact info@housebuilderpro.co.uk or get in touch with us by phone at 01743 644821.

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Wavensmere Homes next major housing development firm to introduce Housebuilder Pro software to their systems

• Wavensmere Homes of Warwickshire takes on Housebuilder Pro software, having spotted a kaizen-style opportunity to transform their IT systems.

Donna Smith, Sales Director at Wavensmere Homes, said: “Wavensmere Homes have specialised in unique renovation projects since 2004 and with our company growing at the rate it is, we knew we needed to take our CRM system to the next level and were impressed to learn that Housebuilder Pro could not only completely fulfil all our CRM needs, but that it can do so much more. The beauty of Housebuilder Pro is that it displays all construction, sales, customer and aftercare data all in one place, allowing development firms like ours to access vitally important information quickly, from not only the sales office, but also on-site”.

Nick Taylor, Business Development Manager at Housebuilder Pro stated: “We are incredibly proud and excited to be able to work with such a well-established UK housing development firm such as Wavensmere Homes and securing such a prestigious company as a new customer for Housebuilder Pro only further validates the need for this amazing software out there”.

Simon Jeavons, Chief Operating Officer at Shoothill, said: “The housing development industry is large and complex and so we’re delighted to help firms like Wavensmere and make their lives easier. After only a few months since launching Housebuilder Pro, it seems that this software has a really exciting future”.

Further information about Housebuilder Pro can be found at https://housebuilderpro.co.uk/

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Shropshire Homes implement Shoothill’s Housebuilder Pro software

  • Full end to send suite that takes a new home from an initial sales enquiry through to choices, snag fulfilment and document repository.
  • Previously time-consuming workflows can be achieved swiftly and effortlessly through the software, as can customer relations and sales
  • Housebuilder Pro software now used by 3 of Shropshire’s most successful house building firms

Richard Shackleton MD at Shropshire homes commented: “We are always on the lookout for new ways to further improve our business, both for our employees and customers alike.  Housebuilder Pro is an excellent tool to help ensure we are working as efficiently as possible, enabling us to enhance our sales process to customers and be able to provide them with an online resource for all documentation and guarantees associated with their property for 10 years after the sale.  We’re also excited to be working with a local software developer like Shoothill as we bring this digital transformation to life inside our business.”

Nick Taylor Business Development Manager at Housebuilder Pro said “Historically, the house-building industry is one often inundated with paperwork and can be hindered by any breakdown of communication. Shropshire Homes is one of the county’s largest housebuilders and them selecting Housebuilder Pro to manage their sales prospects, customers, choices, snags and aftercare as their software of choice is vindication of this amazing product.  Driven by industry know-how at every step, Housebuilder Pro is the full-service software solution for any new home developer”.

“We’re delighted to be working with a fantastic firm like Shropshire Homes. With their experience and skill in the home building market, and Housebuilder Pro’s pioneering functionality, we’re sure they’ll continue to build on their success and deliver more and more quality new builds to the county,” said Simon Jeavons, COO at Shoothill “Housebuilder Pro fulfils a much-needed niche and we’re delighted we can help local enterprises expand their potential through our software.”

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Macbryde Homes added to the growing list of Housebuilder Pro customers

• Housebuilder Pro Software now being used outside Shropshire for the first time
• Product provides full end to send suite that takes a new home from initial sales enquiry through to choices, snag reporting and resolution and a comprehensive document repository.
• Previously time-consuming workflows can be achieved swiftly and effortlessly through the software, as can customer relations and sales

Caryl Russell, Sales Manager, at Macbryde said: “We’ve been looking for the best software solution that could fulfil our specific needs for quite a while now and we have had time to compare many of the products on the market. When we saw Housebuilder Pro and its capabilities, we knew we had found the right software for our business. For us, one of the biggest attractions to it was that it was obvious that Housebuilder Pro has been designed from the ground up by house builders for house builders and given the fact that its always evolving with new features, making this decision was pretty much a no-brainer”.

Nick Taylor, Business Development Manager, at Housebuilder Pro said “With over 30 years’ experience in the industry Macbryde Homes are one of the of the regions most respected house builders, and so seeing them choose our software to power their business at each stage of the house sale from managing their sales prospects, customers, choices, snags and aftercare is further vindication that we have a great product and one that’s sorely needed out there”

“We’re absolutely delighted that Macbryde Homes have chosen Housebuilder Pro and are proud to be working with Caryl, Sarah and the team”

Shoothill Ltd, which owns Housebuilder Pro, itself is an award winning software company with over 15 years’ experience and our skill is knowing each and every market we build software for in intricate detail.

“Housebuilder Pro is the result of years of developing software within the property industry and we saw a gap in the market for software that’s available for a reasonable price”. These rapid sales are confirmation to us that we were right to bring HBP to market”, said Simon Jeavons, COO at Shoothill “Housebuilder Pro fulfils a much needed niche in the market and we are already seeing some major successes for our customers using our software.”

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Nick Taylor appointed as BDM of Housebuilder Pro Limited

Specialist house builder software provider Housebuilder Pro announces the appointment of Nick Taylor as Business Development Manager, effective immediately.  Nick has over 30 years’ experience working within the commercial print and software industry, in various senior commercial and business development roles both in the UK and USA.

Housebuilder Pro provides a much-needed digital transformation to the house-building industry, a process which has previously relied heavily on paperwork. Utilising a software solution allows for better organisation, a more efficient workflow, and provides vigorous support for team members and customers alike.

Based in Shropshire, Mr Taylor is responsible for all of Housebuilder Pro’s business development activities which includes delivery of new software sales, marketing, commercial and customer strategy.

Nick becomes a key member of Housebuilder Pro’s Executive Management team, and provides strong commercial and sales leadership to Housebuilder Pro’s software development team, thus ensuring the delivery of the longer term business and technology strategy of the company.

Rod Plummer, Managing Director of Shoothill commented: “Nick Taylor is an outstanding appointment for Housebuilder Pro as we extend the roll-out of our state of the art suite of software tools aimed at the commercial house building sector across the UK.  His extensive experience and contribution to the business is most opportune at this time, coming after we have already made several significant sales of the software to building firms in Shropshire.  I know he is the perfect fit to drive the company forward as an independent subsidiary of Shoothill.”

Simon Jeavons, Chief Operating Officer at Shoothill & Housebuilder Pro Ltd commented

“Creating this new position of Business Development Manager comes at an exciting time in Housebuilder Pro’s growth and we are delighted that Nick has chosen to further his career with us, adding his valuable skills and expertise to the team.”

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SJ Roberts Homes onboard with Housebuilder Pro

SJ Roberts Homes Ltd has become one of the first companies to capitalise on the unique benefits offered by Housebuilder Pro (HBP) – a pioneering software solution for property developers.

Housebuilder Pro is the first software product developed in partnership with the house-building industry. SJ Roberts Homes, a well-established independent house builder, decided to capitalise on this intuitive software, which was created by fellow Shropshire business, Shoothill.

Managing Director of SJ Roberts Homes, Mike Sambrook, commented: “We were very impressed when we saw what Housebuilder Pro could do. We’re looking forward to using it to enhance both our business and customer experience. At SJ Roberts Homes, we are determined to strengthen our local supply chain, and Shoothill – along with their excellent software – fits the bill perfectly.”

HBP represents a much-needed digital transformation to house-building, a process which has previously relied heavily on paperwork. Utilising a software solution allows for better organisation, a more efficient workflow, and provides vigorous support for team members and customers alike.

As part of the SJ Roberts Group, SJ Roberts Homes have significant and extensive property development experience and are keen to take steps to ensure they are delivering the best quality service.

By offering a swifter and simpler means to manage projects end-to-end, construction to aftercare, Shoothill’s software will empower SJ Roberts Homes to continue delivering excellent service to their customers. The software is designed to enhance the efficiency of their sales process and to guide team members in assuring perfect attentiveness to customers’ needs.

“SJ Roberts Homes is an enterprising group with a lot of valuable experience,” said Simon Jeavons, COO at Shoothill. “We expect Housebuilder Pro to assist them in best capitalising upon their skills and expanding their firm even further.”

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Shoothill and Shingler Homes Unveil ‘Housebuilder Pro’ software

Software company Shoothill and Shingler Homes have partnered to create the UK’s first budget online system aimed at streamlining the house building process for building companies.

The new online system includes everything needed to easily manage, integrate and control new home builds from Sales Leads to Reservation, Choices and Handovers, to follow-up customer service all in one cloud-based system.

“We have been in business for over 20 years and have been looking for a software product like this for nearly all that time,” said Jeremy Shingler MD of Shingler Homes.“

“We were looking for an affordable solution that would help us to automate our whole house sales operation, from tracking new sales leads and show home visitors right through to recording and managing aftercare snags and other issues and although there are high-end solutions available, these are aimed at the large building companies, and so seemed very expensive for your average home builder.

“Therefore, as something didn’t exist that suited our requirements we partnered with an expert software company, Shoothill, to create exactly what we needed and after using it internally for over a year, we then decided to jointly create another version for other House Builders that was not only extremely useful in terms of features but also incredibly flexible to suit a variety of processes.”

Rod Plummer, MD of Shoothill said “For the first time, Housebuilder Pro offers a value for money alternative for helping small to medium-sized housebuilders to better manage their entire new house sale process from end to end. “This is an exciting joint venture between our two companies as we believe that there is a significant gap in the market for a product like this.”

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