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How Construction Software for Bricklayers Can Improve Your Business

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Why those in brickwork need software?

If you’ve built a bricklaying business, you probably take great pride in your work. You’re probably laser-focused on delivering the best possible workmanship to your customers, and you probably run a tight ship on your job sites.

But have you ever stopped to think about how much time you and your team spend doing things that aren’t laying bricks? Let’s look at what your business probably looks like without construction software for bricklayers and how it could help to take your business to the next level.

Female bricklayer troweling cement onto brickwork
Software for brickwork contractors frees up admin time

Administrative Troubles

Many people who start businesses like bricklaying come from the trades. They’re great with their hands, and they have the gift of the gab when dealing with customers. However, most of them don’t love paperwork or administrative tasks.

It’s even worse when you’re trying to track your projects on an enormous whiteboard between searching for receipts, downloading tender documents, and more. Daily progress updates from your job sites are critical, but it’s notoriously hard to get them. A digital solution that links your office with your job sites makes it a lot easier to get the critical progress information you need, so you’re free to handle all the other things that demand your attention.

This might have seemed simple when you first started your business, but once you succeed, it probably feels like you’re drowning in a patchwork of paperwork, emails, and endless files and folders.

Male bricklayer adding cement onto brickwork
Maintaining project information ebbs into productivity

No time for change

One of the most common reasons businesses like yours decide they can’t start using software for brickies is that they just don’t have the time to make changes. Let’s go back a step. How much time are you spending doing everything manually or very close to it? How much time do you spend looking for critical information that you know you left right there?

Most small construction businesses are reluctant to make the change because they think they don’t have the time to learn how to use software designed for bricklayers. What they don’t realise is that it will solve them even more time and money.

Now imagine just how many hours a week you’ll save if you were using software made for brickwork instead of building paperwork mountains.

Newly built houses showing brickwork
Software helps construction business expansion

What to look for when selecting construction software for bricklayers

Hopefully, by this point, you’ve started calculating how much time and money you could be saving if you were using software that is for brickies. However, you should also know that specialist subcontractor software is not all created equal. There are a few things you should look for in your software solution:

  • Is it easy to implement, and is there technical support and onboarding assistance to get you started? After-sales service can make or break quality software for construction, so ensure you’ll get the help you need.
  • Does it allow you to keep your finger on the pulse of your job sites while you’re taking care of the business of your bricklaying business?
  • Is it easy to use and intuitive?
  • Does it integrate with other systems you might have, like an accounting package?
  • Is it in the cloud so that you can access it anywhere?
  • Does it support multiple user types? You will need to create accounts for people who work in your office and in the field, so you want to be able to set access levels.

Quality software for construction pays for itself very quickly. It can help you to do everything from get quotes to your customers faster to increase subcontractor safety on site and nearly everything in between.

So, if it’s time to grow your business, start by finding the right software for bricklayers.

Trimble Viewpoint has been building specialist software for subcontractors for many years, and our team can help you to choose the right solution for your needs.

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Tamara joined the Trimble team in 2020. She likes taking complicated subject matters and making them easy to understand. She is experienced in the construction software market with expertise in content creation and distribution. In her spare time, you'll often find her running or dog-walking (not usually at the same time.)