Estimating service ideal solution for self builders wanting accurate view on cost

Self- builders wanting to get an accurate view on how much their dream home will cost can take advantage of a new time-saving service.


The HBXL Estimating Service is the latest innovation from the leading building software developer that will provide self-builders not only with a totally accurate idea on how much a project will cost but complete peace of mind on where their money is going.

With any self-build project, making sure there is a sensible and realistic estimate on how much a project will cost is vital, because if there isn’t one, it could prove very expensive in the long run!

With almost 90% of building projects going over budget, anyone thinking about extending their home, renovating an older building or building a new home should make sure they get their budgets right from the very beginning – and stick to them.

And this new service is perfect for getting any project off on the right footing.

Joanna Mulgrew, marketing director at HBXL said this new service will provide self-builders a life line saving them the worry of an accurate building estimate.

She said: “It’s imperative that those looking to build their dream home know where the money is going. Similarly, property renovators need to be more shrewd in today’s market by knowing exactly what their costs are. There’s nothing worse than realising half way through a project that the budget you had will not cover the cost.

“This is a perfect solution for any self-builder wanting to know the cost on the design of their project. The problem is that most self-builders don’t have the expertise to price up accurately the cost of a build.

“What this new service does is provide a one stop shop for self-builders needing to get together a price or quote.”

Ideal for those working on extensions, new build, garages or loft conversions all that’s required is a set of the plans which will be sent to HBXL. Once received a team of expert estimators will price it quickly and accurately.

Joanna added: “We’ll confirm deadlines before we start on a quote, with small jobs taking between three and four days and larger projects taking about seven to ten days maximum.

Joanna said the firm’s estimate pricing was worth every penny with prices ranging from £79 for a garage, £140 for an extension or loft conversion and £199 for a new build.

The self-builder will receive a detailed estimate report pack outlining a summary of the project’s cost, detailed cost breakdown for materials and a build program for when each part of the project will take place.

Joanna added: “This really is the perfect solution for self-builders wanting to keep a close eye on costs. The thing to note is that no other service can provide the level of detail we can and no other service is as accurate.”

For details on the HBXL Estimating Service please call T: 0845 1234 095 or visit the web site