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…

EstimatorXpress – the Microsoft Office migration

We’ve been aware for some time that the changes happening at Microsoft (in terms of MS Excel) has been impacting EstimatorXpress performance and we’re now well on the way to moving completely away from you requiring MS Excel or MS Word at all to run EstimatorXpress. This is exciting news as it will mean faster…

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…

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…