How our client increased margin by 71%.

A case study by Barry Chapman, Managing Director at Chalkstring. I want to share with you how one of our clients recently used…
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Top tips for nailing software implementation.

Hear from Sarah Crawford, Business Services Director at Chalkstring, on how you can introduce new software into your business successfully. Armed with practical…
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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, as a Yorkshireman, turned…
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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. Check out our short video…
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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 wayCreate instant valuations, including all materials…
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Meet Joni Lewis.

We’ve asked Joni, our Consultant Quantity Surveyor to share all about her role supporting Chalkstring clients. And hear about her scary avalanche story. What…
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Chalkstring releases major new supply & fit functionality for contractors.

Chalkstring, the UK’s leading provider of project cost management software for construction contractors, has released major new functionality to enable contractors who subcontract work…
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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 or not making…
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Meet Priya Deo.

We’ve asked Priya, our Training Manager, to share all about her role at Chalkstring and why she has a love for Columbo. What…
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Learnings from Digital Construction Week 2019.

Hear from Sarah Crawford regarding how we can help the industry adopt tech more successfully. Sat on the train home last night, I pondered…
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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 up to at the…
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Mee Refurb Ltd benefits from Chalkstring.

Check out this short video to see how this expert interior fit-out specialist benefits from our project cost management software, giving: Seamless procurement including orders, deliveries &…
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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 business benefits, and everything…
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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, and much…
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Are you set to reduce construction costs by 33%, in line with the UK Government’s Construction 2025 Report?

What measures are you putting in place to lower project costs? Given the current climate, many contractors are left scratching their heads, wondering how…
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Meet Sarah Crawford.

We’ve asked Sarah Crawford, our Business Services Director, a few questions about her role at Chalkstring and what makes her tick.   What does…
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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 due to…
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How you can keep tight control of project costs.

In just 40 seconds, Barry Chapman, Managing Director at Chalkstring, explains how integrated project cost management software ensures contractors and specialist subcontractors keep tight control…
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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 null and void. Do…
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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. The construction…
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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’ at the Construction Computing Awards. Chalkstring…
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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 change management. The reality…
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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 your chosen software effectively.
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3 ways cost control software improves efficiency.

This blog explores how software can automate repetitive tasks, provide one source of information & handle variations in a fraction of the time. Are…
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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 of a construction project. Productivity in…
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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 software lives and how…
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Save money, make money & streamline processes.

In this short video, Barry Chapman, our Managing Director, quickly explains how our customers have become more efficient by automating and streamlining processes with…
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Meet Ed Swift.

Get to know Ed Swift, our Business Services Specialist in this short blog. Learn about his role at Chalkstring and hear his interesting choice…
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