Will building material costs go down in 2022 in the UK?

Building material costs have been rising for months. Shortages are biting hard. Delays are difficult to manage. There’s so much to think about right now. What to do? Read on… There’s no indication that inflation will improve any time soon. In July the highest rise since records began was reported – with 20% inflation year…

Win a Makita Coffee Maker for you and a mate – perfect for freezing building sites

WIN a Makita Coffee Maker for you and a friend! For your chance to win not one but two Makita Coffee Makers simply follow HBXL on Facebook, like the post about the giveaway and let us know in the comments what materials you’re finding it hardest to source right now. The winner will be selected…

The HBXL mission to help builders protect their 2022 profit

We’re on a mission to help builders protect their profit into 2022, when jobs that are being quoted now actually kick off. Hello, Joanna here, the Operations Director for the HBXL Group of companies. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing advice and tips to help you, a busy builder and most probably…

How long does it take to learn estimating software for builders?

Want to learn estimating software but think it will take too long or be too complex? Then think again! It takes just hours not weeks to learn and is a lot more straightforward than you might realise – that’s if you’re using EstimatorXpress of course! In a nutshell: Simply identify from the huge choice of…

What is the best estimating software for builders in the UK?

The best estimating software for builders in the UK really depends on your needs. HBXL’s EstimatorXpress is the first choice for small to medium sized UK-based building firms working on residential projects such as extensions, loft conversions and new builds. So if that’s you – you’ve come to the right place! Scan the important points…

Mission: To help put an inflation percentage into estimates of every builder

Builder alert – how inflation savvy are you? Watch 09:00 minutes into the video below to see my (pretty scary) inflation example It’s tough enough being a builder but it may surprise you and even worry you to discover just how big the impact inflation will have on your jobs starting in six, nine, 12…