Builder Testimonial: A Q & A with Paul Knapp, owner of B S Knapp, Bristol

Paul has been in the building trade all his working life. Following his father’s retirement, two co-owners joined Paul’s business in the last few years. One disability adaptation project led to another, then another, and although this has become something of a specialism, Paul’s firm also takes on regular extensions and refurbishments. Here’s the face-to-face…

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…

What would your dream building firm be like?

Imagine you could create your dream building firm, the ideal business… Would you charge more for your work? How about a 4 day week? Would you pick and choose your building projects? Would you offer Design & Build? The very best tradesmen? The latest kit? A drone to film your job as you work on…

Future Space welcomes interns for inaugural programme

HBXL recently joined the Future Space intern programme and signed up our first intern! See what Future Space, where our head office is based, have to say on the subject: The start-up and scale-up businesses at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) tech and science innovation hub Future Space have opened their…

EstimatorXpress – the Microsoft Office migration

We’ve been aware for some time that the changes happening at Microsoft (in terms of MS Excel) has been impacting EstimatorXpress performance and we’re now well on the way to moving completely away from you requiring MS Excel or MS Word at all to run EstimatorXpress. This is exciting news as it will mean faster…

PlansXpress and the two buses at once

PlansXpress 2019 – the journey continues You know the analogy “you wait ages for a bus then two come a long at once”, well such is the journey with PlansXpress. This is what happens when you leave our development team in a darkened room! Bus No.1 – it’s arrived! First came PlansXpress v.5. This was…