Builders are divided on the future

The results are in. Our sister company has just conducted a survey with 1) users of EstimatorXpress (the same award-winning estimating software we use for our customer quotes) and 2) builders who have yet to make a purchase. The outcome? Builders not benefitting from EstimatorXpress quotations are feeling much less hopeful about business going forward…

The hidden costs of building Part 1

Previously we have suggested that using typical square foot/metre costs as they can be extremely misleading unless you have previously built a particular style and quality of house, in the same area with the same labour force. Experience shows there are very many variables that can significantly affect your costs. In addition to the basic…

The doctor will see you now…

Is estimating giving you a headache? Do you wish there was a cure for over work and under pay? Would love an easy to use construction estimating service that you can download for these ailments? Every builder at some point gets sick – to the back teeth – of the business end of construction work….

5 reasons why you don’t need the HBXL Estimating Service

At HBXL we know everybody is different and everybody has different preferences. This is why some may not have given us a try yet. So we’ve compiled a list of reasons why the Estimating Service may not be the service for you. If you find that these 5 points match with you and your business…

Have you got the 4 cornerstones to a successful project?

NOW WHAT TO DO TO BE SAFE, LEGAL, ON TIME AND IN PROFIT… You wouldn’t build a property on dodgy foundations, so why build your business with poor operations and admin that’s not up to the job? Running your firm this way you reduce your chances of making a profit – and worse – have…

5 signs your construction firm is ready for some extra business support

Here are the tell-tale signs. You’re busy without seeing big profits at the end of the year Keeping the prices ‘competitive’ seems like a good idea, it wins the work and keeps your team busy with you (and no one else). But despite the full order book and working all hours you’re realizing (and so…