Builders! Six reasons why you need to be on your game…

Potential customers don’t like poor communication even if the quote is in the right ball park for them Do you ever have dead cert, ‘in the bag’ jobs that still go elsewhere? What went wrong? The price was slap bang in the middle? They seemed interested…? Well you might be surprised to know that often…

Award winning HBXL Building Software

Best Construction Software Provider – winner During the awards process Corporate Livewire invited over 100,000 corporate professionals, the general public and subscriber base to nominate associations, companies & individuals based on their achievements over the previous 12 months and HBXL is delighted to have won Best Construction Software Provider 2019. Information was submitted to Corporate…

Introducing PlansXpress 2019

The development team at HBXL Building Software have been working on a brand new version of PlansXpress! And it’s not your ‘average’ update either – an amazing amount has happened in development to make it a really, valuable piece of software. As you may or may not know, HBXL invest 25% of turnover into R&D to…

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…