Why Crystal

Crystal Direct PVC-U providers Pick Crystal Direct as your PVC-U manufacturer Our partnership with Crystal Direct means EstimatorXpress and PlansXpress users can now choose from 7,000 top-quality PVC-U products in 15 different colour and wood grain finishes. We’ve added brand new pickers to EstimatorXpress and increased the drawing tools available in PlansXpress to make incorporating…

ContractsXpert 2016 out now

Introducing: ContractsXpert 2016 ContractsXpert 2016 is a totally new software programme. Create watertight contracts to protect both you and your client and know exactly where you stand before you start a job.   Choose when you get paid, have all your documents ready to go and even an introductory letter to explain the finer points – all…

Crystal Installation Service

PVC-U installation made simple To install or not to install that’s the question!? Doing it yourself is a whole lot easier with Crystal Direct products thanks to their clever user-friendly Cav-Crystal fittings. Plus, their partnership with Which? means they can even help you become a PVC-U installation Which? Trusted Trader. And if you want to…

Why HBXL Estimating Service?

Here’s just a few stats on the HBXL Estimating Service and the work that we’ve done! So if you don’t have time to get all your estimating done, why not try out the estimating service?

Pointers to success with building projects; Sticking to budget on a new build

The first piece of advice on sticking to budget on a new build would be to make sure that your initial budget is as realistic and comprehensive as possible. Complete Budget Make sure that not only do you properly account for the physical build costs, but that you allow for all of the hidden expenses. The…

Pointers to success with building projects; Assessing building costs in the ground

Calculating the cost of getting your house out of the ground is probably the trickiest part of any estimate. Above ground it is possible to define almost exactly what materials and labour you require for the construction. Below ground is a potential minefield for the unwary. Nevertheless, by taking a step-by-step approach you can reduce…