It’s snow joke! Whatever the weather we can still talk estimating software…

The frost and snow has defeated just about all of the United Kingdom now. Yet, despite the weather we’re still able to advise building firms on how to make the most of their business. Whilst saving time and money and  maximizing profit… So if you’re snowed in, give us a call on 0117 916 7898…

Should you charge customers for your building quote?

Here’s a snapshot of reactions from our own research and forums and articles across the internet on the subject of building quotes and whether it is OK to charge the customer for them. We haven’t come across a recommendation from the FMB or a suggestion for homeowners by the consumer magazine Which! And that’s no…

So you think you’re charging what you’re worth?

Well there’s a good chance you’re charging 15% LESS than you could be. Heart-sinking thought? You may imagine your price is right yet your competitors can charge more AND win the work. Take a look at the following true stories from our partners Better Business Group. This will ensure you are charging your worth. Then look…

Introducing accurate estimating in under 30-minutes!

Forget what you’ve ever known about estimating software for builders, forget any pre-conceptions about complexity and time-spent doing it… History has been rewritten. You see, we know there are times when you just want to be able to pull together an accurate quote LIGHTNING FAST. We present to you the fastest accurate estimating software! The…

Carillion Crisis: a timely reminder that decent profit margins matter!

January’s Carillion crisis has reignited lots of talk about profit (and loss) in the construction industry. Listening to Paul Lester, previously of John Laing Infrastructure and Balfour Beatty, talking to the BBC, he said: “The construction industry operates on profit margins of 3%. So wafer thin margins. If you’re 10% out on your costings you’re…

Manage your cash flow easily with EstimatorXpress

As anyone with experience in the construction industry will know, cash flow is a crucial factor in a building firm’s success. Many a good building firm has gone out of business due to poor cash management! (usually waiting for a client to pay). Smart planning On top of costing your projects quickly and accurately EstimatorXpress…