EU referendum affecting material prices – does your estimate include them?

You might be starting to feel the effects of the Brexit plans with ever-increasing materials prices. This is a response to rising commodity prices, currency fluctuations and unavoidable operating costs. It’s really important to use the very latest prices in quotes to protect your margin. And uniquely we do at the HBXL Estimating Service. We…

Buy cheap buy twice: do you get from estimators what you pay for?

There are so many sayings relating to money – probably because it makes the world go round! ‘Cheap and cheerful’ is another one. Let’s face it – things are usually cheap for a reason. And that’s OK when it need only be short-term and there are no repercussions attached to it. But you wouldn’t scrimp…

Accurate estimating service uses true labour rates

Accurate estimates from accurate prices When creating an estimate it is vitally important to ensure that you are using the most up to date rates and that nothing is missed out. No points for guessing who ends up paying the difference when the job comes in too high! This situation is easily avoided however if builders…

Award winning estimating service

At HBXL Estimating Service, we believe the best praise we can get is from our users. This is why we are so proud of our user reviews and our estimating service survey results! On top of this we are happy to say that we have been recognised for the service we provide and our methods…

What’s the difference between a Quantity Surveyor and an Estimator?

How do you decide who should put together a particular customer quote? When is a) a Quantity Surveyor b) a building estimator from an estimating service or c) you or a colleague, the right fit? What’s the difference? What a Quantity Surveyor excels at… For our money Quantity Surveyors come into their own on projects…

Undercover estimate independently proves accuracy of HBXL Estimating Service

We often highlight how the HBXL Estimating Service guarantees a high level of accuracy and recently we had proof of this.  A client secretly put us to the test without our knowledge! Read on to find out what happened… Secret testing reveals Estimating Service true level of accuracy… It was a day like any other….