Housing crisis? What about the small building firm crisis?

The housing shortage is being talked about up and down the country from Westminster to the corner shop. Adrian Wild, founder and Managing Director of HBXL, and ex builder and developer of many years, is a well known advocate for small builders in the UK. Here he considers the grand plans people have for small…

HBXL Building Software celebrating entrepreneurs in Great Britain

UPDATE: We’re really pleased to report that Adrian was crowned runner-up in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in November 2017. HBXL was presented with second prize, just losing out to Spectrum Collections who went on to win the overall competition. So…! In…

The doctor will see you now…

Is estimating giving you a headache? Do you wish there was a cure for over work and under pay? Would love an easy to use construction estimating software that you can download for these ailments? Every builder at some point gets sick – to the back teeth – of the business end of construction work….

EstimatorXpress can now do even more work for you

EstimatorXpress is the multi award-winning, fast, accurate estimating software for domestic construction projects such as new builds, extensions and renovations. It has become the industry standard and thousands of building firms around the UK use the software day in day out.  One of the reasons for its ongoing popularity is the regular addition of new…

Health & Safety Xpert: Talk about useful briefing scripts

Are you talking enough to everyone on site about health & safety? Do you make sure everyone is fully aware of the hazards on site each day? What about when a new piece of kit arrives on site? Or when you reach a particularly hazardous stage in the build? Do you explain what measures are…

In one: How to estimate, design, organise, avoid fines and late payers

Five essential integrated business partners in the shape of construction software They say teamwork makes the dream work and we’d have to agree. Wouldn’t you love to be surrounded by a team, totally integrated, working together in harmony, without the slightest disagreement, there for you 24 hours a day? Looking after your estimating, your plans,…