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Chalkstring launches integrated takeoff

Chalkstring, the UK’s leading provider of construction cost management software for specialist subcontractors, announces the launch of its embedded drawing

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How our client increased margin by 71%.

A client recently used Chalkstring to inflate their final margin significantly – from 10.9% at tender to 18.6% at completion…

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Cloud computing explained.

In this blog we simplify the jargon often used in the technology industry and help you to understand where Chalkstring…

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How to manage progress, valuations & applications with ease

Watch our short video and see how Chalkstring enables you to easily update site progress in a unique way…

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How you can replace monthly cost reports with real-time reporting

Forget compiling Cost Value Reconciliations (CVRs) manually – live project commercials are only ever a few clicks away…

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Meet Stuart Friend

Learn more about Stuart, our Product Director. Hear about his role at Chalkstring and why being a Manchester United fan…

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Streamline your whole procurement process

Buying materials based on gut feel, rather than what you actually need? Is uncertainty over whether orders have been delivered…

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Top tips for nailing software implementation

Hear from Sarah Crawford, Operations Director at Chalkstring, on how you can introduce new software into your business successfully….

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Are you set to reduce construction costs by 33%, in line with the UK Government’s report?

What measures are you putting in place to lower project costs? Given the current climate, many contractors are left scratching…

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Meet Barry Chapman

Learn more about Barry, our Managing Director. He shares titbits on what his role entails and what he really gets…

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How data silos impact upon business efficiency and project delivery

If you’re like many construction contractors who use multiple systems and spreadsheets to manage all the financial aspects of their…

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Chalkstring releases major new supply & fit functionality

Chalkstring, the UK’s leading provider of project cost management software for construction contractors, has released major new functionality to enable…

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How to implement new software successfully

You’ve invested in a great software package that’s set to digitally transform your organisation. There are going to be huge…

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How to reduce waste on construction projects

Each year more than 400 million tonnes of materials get delivered to site, with 60 million tonnes going straight to the tip…

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Onsite admin just got easier. Here’s how

Watch our 40 second video and hear how Chalkstring automates and speeds up onsite admin from progress, valuations and applications to variations…

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Why traditional Cost Value reconciliations are old fashioned

This blog explores how construction contractors can use software for real-time management data, rendering the traditional monthly Cost Value Reconciliation…

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Why spreadsheets are failing the construction industry

Barry Chapman, Managing Director at Chalkstring, explains why spreadsheets can leave construction projects open to risk and contracting businesses out of pocket…

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Why onsite admin is killing your team’s productivity

This blog explores how traditional systems and processes for collating, sharing and managing data impact upon the efficiency…

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How to manage variations more profitably

This blog identifies the typical issues construction contractors experience when managing variations and provides guidance on how software can automate…

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Chalkstring wins Innovation of the Year 2018

We’re delighted Chalkstring, our project cost control software for construction contractors, has won ‘Innovation of the Year 2018’…

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3 steps for choosing the right construction software

In this blog we outline the core steps you should take when considering a software supplier, including how to implement…

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