Estimating Software for extensions
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
EstimatorXpress is the best UK estimating software for extension projects
HBXL‘s award winning estimating software is the perfect tool for estimating house extensions because it is fast, easy to use and always 100% accurate. Tom Brooks, one of our fantastic Support Team demonstrates exactly how easy it is to produce an estimate in our quick videos explaining how…
First things first, an important trick to start off with is the ability to use specifications based on the project type i.e. an extension or a new build. If you choose an extension specification then EstimatorXpress will help you by suggesting you choose labour and plant options that suit smaller projects – for example a JCB won’t be applicable for most extension projects and something smaller would be required like a mini digger. This same distinction is made for all of the reports such as the build programme so that the whole process of estimating is already tailored to the job in hand.
Starting with the external walls for our basic ‘getting started’ example, Tom demonstrates the Brick and Block Cavity Wall workbook – one of the most commonly used workbooks in EstimatorXpress. With useful tips along the way, Tom gives you a quick look at the fast, step-by-step process that makes EstimatorXpress so easy to use. The principles used in this example are the same for Cavity Block walls, Stone Faced Cavity walls and internal walls.
In this next video, Tom uses the Extension Slab workbook to create a new extension slab using the helpful tech tips and tech labels to make the task even quicker and easier taking just over 3 minutes.
Every home needs a roof and in this video Tom is uses of one of several types of roofs workbooks available.
Finally, in this video Tom shows you an example of one of the many Opening and Structural openings workbooks. Structural openings are useful for extension projects for creating modern, open plan spaces. So that the extension feels part of the whole, rather than a separate addition.
Moving on, Tom now shows in this video how you can use the Internal Renovation workbook in EstimatorXpress to cost out a range of renovation tasks in just one workbook. A level of renovation work is usually required when adding an extension to the part of the property the extension will be adjoined to. So this estimating calculator (or Workbook as we call them!) is really handy.
Windows are essential to a a quality extension. In this video Tom demonstrates to you the basic principles of using one of the many different windows workbooks using one of many different dimensions wizards. In a matter of minutes the task is complete.
It really is that quick and easy to estimate a new build project with EstimatorXpress from HBXL. If you think it looked too easy and believe it is probably too good to be true then we encourage you to get a 14 day, free trial to find out for yourself. It’s no obligation, and only takes a minute to fill in with no credit card details required. There’s absolutely no reason you wouldn’t give it a try today.