Bid Writing for House Building

New Housing Development is Integral in the UK Economy

The UK economy depends on new housing development. According to experts, house building adds £19.2bn a year to the UK economy. It is an important incentive for house builders to get involved. With the extension of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy scheme’ until 2023, this means low interest rates will continue to help maintain demand for new-build homes post-Brexit.

With the current housing crisis, the demand for the supply of new homes has increased. It is thought that Britain needs to build 250,000 new homes every year to match the requirements of the population. In the 2020 Spring Budget, the government has pledged £12bn funding for the next round of the Affordable Homes programme, which should stimulate growth in housing association starts from 2021. 

Cost-Effective Development Opportunities

Propeller Studios has successfully supported many house builders to secure new development opportunities working with Housing Associations and councils.

For instance, we have provided a quality tender writing service for an Irish Contractor with a turnover of £50M and secured contract opportunities and tenders to a value of £27M. We have assisted a Southampton based Regional House Builder pre-qualify and secure contracts for Hyde Housing, Southampton City Council and Radian.

Tendering Expertise in Design & Contract Management

We have expertise in tendering for traditional and design and house building contracts whether for social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership or open market sale. We also have expertise in the growing extra care and dementia housing sectors.

  • 97% success rate at PQQ stage
  • 80% success rates on framework contracts
  • 63% success rate of achieving highest quality submission at tender stage
  • 93% achieving top 3 quality score on tender submissions

We just wanted to let you know we have just received confirmation that our tender submission for the above framework has been successful and we are now one of three contractors who have gone forward as the new framework. Can I just say on behalf of everyone here thank you again for your support, assistance, guidance and total commitment to this project, we are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to working again with you very soon on the next big project.” 

Regional Contractor, Construction

Represent Your Company's Values & Best Qualities to Your Audience

It is essential for contractors wishing to win work in this sector to have a robust bid strategy which ensures you put your energy into the right bids and that the bid process is managed effectively and results in well structured, well presented, compelling and compliant tenders that leave your prospect in no doubt that your company represents best value for money and will deliver their project on time, on budget and to the best quality.

Save Time By Distributing Workload

If like many house builders, you do not have the in-house expertise to manage and prepare pre-qualification (PQQ) and tender quality (ITT) submissions, the experienced team at Propeller can help. Our bid response professionals have held senior positions in the construction industry and are hugely experienced in social housing and house building.

Seek Assistance From Propeller Studios - Experts in Your Sector

We have considerable experience of working within Housing Association and the Homes and Communities Agency‘s (HCA) procurement processes and directly employ a consultant with a 100% success rate in HCA Sifting Briefs.

We understand the demands of:

  • master-planning
  • planning
  • design
  • sales values
  • community consultation
  • Section 106 agreements
  • supporting the local economy and employment
  • budget
  • programme
  • quality
  • health and safety
  • environment and sustainability
  • supply chain

We are experienced in writing about:

  • code for sustainable homes
  • lifetime homes
  • building for life
  • secured by design

We excel at pulling together text and input from architects, engineers, planning consultants, urban designers, etc. as well as from our client’s own delivery teams. 

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We achieved a pass rate 


Pre-qualification stage

The largest win was the Department for Education's


Schools' framework

Our smallest win was for a contractor



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