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 and now allows magistrates’ to impose higher fines for offences that were committed on or after 12th March 2015. Magistrates…

CDM 2015 Honeymoon now over

Builders are being warned that the six-month ‘grace’ period has now expired following the introduction of the revised Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 regulations. The new rules came into force on 6 April 2015 and brought a raft of new measures designed to improve health and safety on site. Including a host of changes, those…

Construction bounce back: the latest stats

UK construction did better than predicted, getting off to a healthier start in 2015 than originally expected. Brick production has been stepped up by 7% this year in the face of rising demands – but set-backs, such as skills shortages, still remain. With construction workloads rising, it’s important to keep on top of things. The…

Best ever EstimatorXpress and over 4000 new PVC-U products

Introducing the best ever interface and 1000s of PVC-U doors and windows. We’ve just launched an exciting new 2015 version of EstimatorXpress with maximum user-friendliness and a great new addition.

EstimatorXpress: getting down to the facts

Here are nine impressive facts about our award-winning software, EstimatorXpress. With figures like these you can see why we’re number one!

Country’s leading estimating service joins forces with TradePoint

Users of the country’s leading estimating service will now be able to incorporate prices from TradePoint, the trade only arm of B&Q. It means builders and tradespeople who utilise HBXL’s Estimating Service will be able to request the use of live material prices from the TradePoint material price list when their estimates are being put…