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…

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…

Builder testimonial: How James changed his way of estimating

Hi James, tell us a bit more about who you are and what it is that you do? Mainly from a commercial QS background, I consider myself quite set in my ways using my Excel spreadsheet, spending 4 to 5 days on every job which gave me a sense of confidence that the price was…

Special Report: Finding Finance for New Developments

Harry Midgley from Funding For Business Network explores the options open to housebuilders seeking finance for new developments. The recent recession was a watershed for sourcing finance as High Street banks abdicated from their role as main funders of business. Subsequently a multitude of secondary lenders filled the vacuum. For property developers this presented both…

HBXL Building Software wins Construction Software Provider award

The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018 recognises businesses transforming their respective industries and the standard-bearers of excellence by continually setting industry trends as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement. The judges at Corporate LiveWire have chosen winners for “Construction Service Provider” Award. Based on who have had a…