BPHA - Help To Buy

BPHA required an integrated application to deliver the primary government scheme, Help To Buy, to cover 1/3 of England. With an integrated property portal, fully automated application form and processing system and multi-stakeholder access, Spinbox designed and developed on top of Sitefinity a full bespoke solution.

Extensible Software Brief

When it comes to affordable housing, Spinbox knows how to deliver. With over 10 years’ experience, Spinbox have produced some of most advanced integrated web solutions and bespoke applications to date, with BPHA’ s Help to Buy no exception!

Spinbox were set the challenge to architect, design and develop a fully integrated web application allowing for the BPHA team to manage Help To Buy Properties and Applications.

As well as the custom web app, the solution needed to be delivered with enterprise CMS capabilities and stakeholder management interfaces to cover the largest HTB region in the UK.

BPHA wanted a site which not only provides detailed information to customers searching for information on all aspects of Help to Buy, but that also allows them to search for properties and apply online to reduce the administration of paper applications.
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Business Application Solution

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With pre-existing process knowledge, Spinbox analysts worked with the BPHA team to define the core requirements of the application system and portal.

With rapid functional development over a series of sprints, the custom application system came online in phase 1. With an agile phased release the full system allowed for the following functionality:

  • User portal & Applications

  • Automated application logic builder

  • Integration with 3rd party systems

  • Advanced reporting

  • Stakeholder property portal

  • Property Search & Applying

  • Nominations & Completions administration

  • Mail merge & automated document generation

  • User alerts & email distribution

The application has been developed and integrated with Sitefinity CMS, providing a full .NET application with online marketing built in.

With ground breaking automated approval logic builder, BPHA can adjust the rules to mark automatically approve or fail an application.


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Productivity Results

The results for BPHA have transformed the business and service provided to meet all Homes England expectations.

Covering the largest UK region, all SLA on application marking and applicant communications are met through the automation.

The solution allowed for transformation of a paper-based process to be 100% digital. The ROI allows a previously 15 admin person process to be reduced to 3 person task.

The application is a critical part to the constant altering Help to Buy government scheme, which allows for rapid changes and scalability to adapt to the influx of applications and users and changing content and eligibility of the scheme.