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…

Future Build Trend Points Towards Light Houses

Maximising Natural Light from HBXL The desire to bring the ‘outside in’ has led to home owners looking at the amount of light entering their property and the techniques for maximising natural light. That’s one of the hottest trends currently sweeping the country on new builds, refurbs and renovation projects. With the country’s economy also improving…

Unlimited fines for health and safety breaches

Those flouting health and safety laws will now be subject to tougher penalties as unlimited magistrates’ fining powers come into force. The cap on how much the magistrates’ court can fine offenders has been removed. That means unlimited fines for health and safety breaches and now allows magistrates’ to impose higher fines for offences that were…