CASE STUDY
Brickflow
Brickflow

Building a better way to finance property development

Brickflow is a PropTech startup seeking to solve the problem of fragmented and slow to access property development finance. 

Brickflow provides access to 30 of the UK’s leading lenders in one place and is the UK’s first comparison engine and marketplace for property finance.

Brickflow saves its customers weeks and months of time and effort by digitalising previously onerous and manual processes.

Challenge

Brickflow appointed CCQ early in its inception to provide the technology and product experience required to progress its business concept from ideation through MVP and launch.

Brickflow initially commissioned CCQ to test product-market fit and iterate as users began to engage with its toolsets. The subsequent objective was to provide a foundation for post-launch growth and funding. 

CCQ’s challenge was to deliver a technology architecture and software solution lean enough for the first launch while fit to scale. Crucially, Brickflow required the platform to enable an ambitious product roadmap full of automation and problem solving to streamline the user experience. 

Solution

Our first task was to immerse ourselves in the product vision, understand the customer problem, jobs to be done and the solution hypothesis. 

We were compelled by the founding team’s vision to revolutionise property development finance in true startup style. Further, we could readily see the opportunity to streamline and expedite slow traditional processes using digital technology. 

CCQ worked in close partnership with Brickflow’s founding team to define their product and technology roadmap, contributing ideas and best practices. We moved fast to launch an MVP and optimised and evolved the solution based on user feedback. 

At the heart of the solution, CCQ developed Brickflow’s proprietary matching engine. The platform calculates loan rates and interest, digitising the matching of a finance requirement with the best available lenders on the platform. Our algorithmic models serve up trusted comparisons for developers to choose and progress the best finance options unique to their individual needs. 

Continuing to work with Brickflow and deliver enhancements up to the current day, we’ve matured the underlying technology. As more lending partners have come on board we have further developed Brickflow’s matching and calculator engine to include smarter matching and additional features.

Technologies:
  • N-tier
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Java
  • Spring webapi
  • Source Generators
  • t4 templates
  • Angular
  • React
  • React Native
  • VueJS
  • Entity Framework
  • Typescript
The Work:
  • Design and delivered developer training programmes
  • Software development
  • Front and back end development
  • Software application modernisation
  • Algorithm development
  • Testing
  • Prototyping
  • Technology selection
  • Workflow mapping
  • Application flow mapping
  • User testing
  • User experience design
  • Data integration
  • Data architecture
Results

Since its launch in late 2020, Brickflow has grown to now provide streamlined access to 30 lenders. The platform has saved 1000s of developers’ time and effort in their search for finance. In its first six months alone, Brickflow secured nearly £50m in approved loans.

Additionally, ratifying the business opportunity and securing its future, Brickflow has raised over £350K – at least in part due to the success of its robust platform built by CCQ.

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