Growth in construction

Growth in construction UK: the current industry climate 2016 Builders and developers are encouraged to make the most of a period of continued growth in the construction sector. According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) ‘State of Trade Survey’ the first three months of 2016 have continued the trend of UK SME building firms experiencing…

Estimating service lets builder’s enjoy their summer holidays

Maintain your workload whilst on holiday Time pressed builders worried that they’ll lose out on future work because of the summer holidays are being advised to make the most of a service that will produce their estimates while they’re away. It means builders will be able to enjoy some much deserved down time, safe in the…

How To Achieve Part L Without Renewables

Guest blog from Graham Suttill, Sustainable Buildings Assessor at Darren Evans Assessments: Increasingly stringent efficiency requirements within Part L of the Building Regulations mean that many projects struggle to achieve compliance without bolting on renewable technologies. However, despite renewables being an easy option this is not always appropriate. In these instances, creative thinking can instead…

Professional Plans Service helps speed up building approvals

A new professional plans service has been launched that will provide builders a cost effective solution to producing drawings for extensions. Whether it’s for scheme, planning application or building regulations, the new service does away with the need to use an architect. The latest offer from HBXL Professional Services, it’s perfect for building firms wanting…

What’s the worst that could happen?….Health & Safety facts

Some scary Health & Safety facts to absorb right here! To help you keep your staff and public safe, to ensure that you stay within the law and avoid fines and fees, use the Health & Safety Service from HBXL Professional Services. WE keep our resources up-to-date, meeting all the latest regulations including CDM 2015 – so…

Estimating service helps builders claim back their time

Builders claim estimating is still the most time consuming part of their job. That’s one conclusion from research carried out by building software specialist company HBXL which wanted to find out a bit more on builder work patterns and how they managed their time on a day-to-day basis. Of those surveyed 44% said estimating took up…