Our exposé on inaccurate quoting

A builder who uses both HBXL’s EstimatorXpress software and our Estimating Service, was offered a free estimate by his local builders’ merchant. The deal involved the fee being returned to him if he went on to buy the materials from them. So, curious, he decided to get them to price the job – he reasoned…

Soaring material price rises highlight need to stay on top of costs

Research from the FMB in 2017 reported soaring material prices with 32% of builders reporting their margin being squeezed. Small building firms were asked which materials have increased the most and the results were as follows: Timber Insulation Bricks Blocks Windows Plasterboard / Slate (joint sixth) Boilers and radiators Porcelain products As you can see, the…

What powers our accurate, professional-looking estimates?

There are lots of estimating services out there; a mix of one-man-bands and larger businesses, some based in the UK, some using estimators overseas. But there’s only one company producing estimates here in the UK using EstimatorXpress software, and that’s the HBXL Estimating Service. And we’ve plenty of examples where our professional-looking quotes have been…

Ever wondered why building firms give their jobs to our Estimating Service?

You may or may not be surprised by the reasons… “I just don’t have the time to do it myself” It’s a vicious circle. You need to get the work in to do the work, and when you’re doing the work you haven’t got time to get the work in. Something has to give if…

How do we do in an HBXL Estimating Service review?

An estimating service that doesn’t deliver on value, accuracy, deadlines and professionalism isn’t much of a service. And since here at HBXL we know we’re only as good as our last job we’re keen for customers to review our service with the team. Each customer has the opportunity to respond to a survey after every…

UK Estimating Service hits the big time!

Leading UK estimating service – HBXL Estimating Service – reaches £265 Million! The leading UK estimating service has now officially hit £265 Million worth of jobs estimated for! This not only demonstrates our popularity but also confirms the need for busy builders to offload some of their estimates to a professional service. Take a look at…