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Housebuilders appetite for multi-utility services grows

Multi Utility

The government’s recent announcement that it will pump £5billion pounds into the economy to build tens of thousands of homes is putting increasing pressure on housebuilders to improve efficiency and drive results.

One strategy adopted by housebuilders is to use a single contractor to install all utilities including gas, water, electricity, heat and fibre. A recent survey of 17 of the UK’s leading housebuilders shows over three quarters are already using a bundled multi-utility service to simplify, speed up and drive down costs of installation.

Clancy Docwra’s Multi-Utility division has seen a 126% increase in revenue from £13M to 30M in the last 5 years as housebuilders demand for multi-utility and duel fuel continues to surge.

Clancy Docwra’s Multi-Utility business currently accounts for 13% of their total turnover, however, this figure is projected to increase to 20% by 2020.

Responding to this growth Clancy Docwra has now begun multi-utility operations in the south of the country.

Clancy Docwra have recently made two senior recruits to support these ambitions. Kelly Ferris joins as Business Development Manager for the North of England and Francesca Buck, Business Development Manager for the South. Both come with a wealth of experience within the Multi-Utility sector.

Commenting on the projected growth Ronan Clancy Associate Director – Business Development said, “We see Multi-Utility as a key area of growth for the business and as such we are investing significantly in our account management, operations and delivery.

We are delighted to have won our first few jobs in the south of England, the largest of which is to install gas, water and electrical infrastructure to over 1,000 new dwellings in Shinfield, Berkshire on behalf of a consortium of developers comprising Linden Homes, Bloor Homes and Bovis Homes.”

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