January Round-up - AI, New Build Mythbusting and NHQB Tips!
I want to start this roundup by making it clear that this has not been written by a robot – you can’t be too sure at the moment – but more on that later!
Having just flown back to the UK from visiting family in Australia, I made the mistake of mentioning in a meeting this morning that it was difficult returning to the cold.
“This isn’t cold,” our team of managers snapped back, making a point of the fact that I had avoided the real cold spell and this was comparatively tropic! Maybe they should’ve been more grateful that I clearly brought the sun back with me.
Weather aside, it’s great to be back in the UK though, and it’s an exciting time at Classic Folios and Spaciable, with new team members settling in and already having a great impact, and new projects and developments in the pipeline.
One of the major pieces of news is that we have become the first content supplier to be accredited by the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), having been considered as one of the “industry’s best assets in providing transparency and quality in customer care.” This is a huge endorsement, as the NHQB looks to raise build quality and customer service standards across the sector. Of course, we raised a glass or two to this news!
On this note, our recent blog provides some excellent tips for developers looking to make customer care resolutions this year that comply with specific requirements of the New Homes Quality Code. For further information about how we can take a load off your mind when it comes to complying with the new Code, we have also outlined how our content and award-winning Spaciable portal can help you tick the necessary boxes to avoid penalties.
You may have heard about the recent report from the Centre for Policy Studies – “The Case for Housebuilding” – which dispels a number of myths about the housing sector. If you haven’t already, it makes fascinating reading and we have summarised the key findings for you here. It supports the beliefs that have been touted by critics of the Government’s housebuilding strategies – including the argument that there is a supply problem that has hindered affordability.
Finally, the AI discussion is inevitable at the moment. Whether at the pub or on LinkedIn, it’s the subject of fierce debate but it’s impossible to deny the fact that recent advances in the field have been startling, and it’s ability to support – rather than outright replace – daily office tasks feels like we’re taking steps towards a new iteration of the Digital Age. It’s clearly going to have a huge impact on all industries – not least, property. Read more about emerging PropTechs in our recent blog.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve suddenly felt the urge to go and watch The Terminator and The Matrix back-to-back…