HBXL Estimating Service is the sister company of HBXL Building Software, both members of the HBXL Group. The construction software designed by HBXL’s in-house developers is considered the best in the industry and has won countless accolades over the past 20 years. A massive investment has been made into research and development. In fact, there’s nothing like it in the UK.

And that’s why we use it! Our own team employs the powerful, intelligent, award-winning software to produce all our customers’ estimates, drawings, health & safety documents and building contracts.

Our own in-house team of techies support the software and develop it as building technologies change and the needs of our customers evolve. Twenty years on and the drive for continual improvement is ever present. There’s no stopping them!

Quotations and reports

The estimating software, EstimatorXpress is highly detailed, calculating everything involved with the project whether you’re renovating a terraced property, extending an existing home or undertaking a new build.

There isn’t a tube of mastic, brick tie or screw that hasn’t been allowed for. And all the estimates are produced using HBXL Price Tracker™ prices which track national averages to ensure your estimate is bang up to date – PLUS you can specify your own prices for labour and materials if you prefer.

And we know you’ll love the supporting reports that the software produces from the completed estimate. Clever algorithms and complex calcs  ensure you have accurate reports on the overall cost of the project, going right into the nitty gritty detail of the project if you need it, plus profit, cash flow, labour tasks, a build phase Gantt chart, material schedules, and more.

Plan drawings

Relatively inexpensively to you we’re able to provide the most ‘expensive’ of looking drawings and visualisations, thanks to the technology under the bonnet of PlansXpress, the CAD software. A super powerful engine gives the team the ability to produce drawings promptly and with all the relevant Building Regulations and wow-factor landscaping, brick types, and so on.

Health & Safety documents

The CDM regulations that came into force in 2015 were a massive step change for the residential construction industry. We can supply you with every single legally-required document you need to have in place for your building project. HBXL worked hard with our Health & Safety advisor to choose the best software to do this, and that software is the clever Health & Safety Xpert software. And when legislation changes, so does the software.

Building Contracts

Our building contracts are produced using ContractsXpert. All the building contracts and essential letters within the software have all been written with a barrister, experienced in the construction industry. Again, if the law changes, so will our software.

Not forgetting the humans…

The software we use sets us apart from our competitors, but so do the people using it. They pore over our customers’ plans and pick up on missing information, anomalies on the drawings and make suggestions where appropriate. It’s a team effort!