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…

Top 10 tips: How to win over high value customers

Want high value customers with profitable extension or new build projects? Then you need to know their likes and dislikes. First off, what you think high value customers look for in a builder and what they actually look for are two very different things, so making assumptions is a risky business. We work with Better Business Group (BBG), who mentor building…

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…

EstimatorXpress 2018 Spring update – new features

EstimatorXpress 2018 Spring update is here! The award-winning estimating software being used by builders across the UK, has had its latest update. Users know that every few months there will be an update, from fixes to feature additions. And for the start of May 2018 the software has undergone some clever changes that improve the…

New Toolbox Talks in Health & Safety Xpert 2018

Health & Safety Xpert users! We’ve added new Toolbox Talks in Health & Safety Xpert 2018. Helping users with upholding their health and safety obligations is an ongoing process so as well checking for any changes in legislation, fixing minor bugs, we regularly update the software and add new documents. If you don’t already have…