EstimatorXpress is the fastest, most accurate estimating software
Create impressive building plans, stunning 3D visuals plus detailed construction costs in no time. It’s perfect for designing and pricing the cost of new homes, extensions, lofts and renovation work.
Watch the video to see why thousands of UK building firms use it and trust it. It’s our top seller.
With PlansXpress you can easily draft architect quality plans suitable for planning application submission and building control. As you draw your design, a 3D model build up so you can check your design as you go. Want extra wow? The 3D photo-realistic renders are sure to wow clients and the planning dept.
Having drawn your plans it takes just seconds to import your PlansXpress file into EstimatorXpress - then watch it do the number crunching! EstimatorXpress will associate your drawing to its hundreds of thoroughly tested estimating calculators to cost and itemise the work in detail including all your materials, labour and plant to save you hours of time.
It won't make errors in overlooking VAT, wastage, critical costs and/or profit. It will even calculate the wear and tear of your shovel helping you protect your projects profitability.
Your plans are fully costed and quantified in EstimatorXpress including all your materials, labour and plant to save you hours of time. It's often easy to forget to factor in wear and tear, wastage, skips or even the odd roll of lead and these are automatically estimated, direct from your plans to ensure maximum profit on every job.
Exclusive to EstimatorXpress you can link to thousands of live building material prices using our Price Tracker™ service to keep pace with building material prices increases. Plus you can link up to your trade accounts for our partners catalogues inc Tradepoint, Travis Perkins, Keyline, BuilderWarehouse and Crystal Direct (PVC-U doors, windows, conservatories and roof lights).
You can also add in your own building material prices from specialist merchants and EstimatorXpress will colour code these materials for you to prompt you to keep them up-to-date. EstimatorXpress also comes set up with all labour and plant costs built-in. It's just a 10 minute job to update the prices to the rates you pay.
Having imported your plans into EstimatorXpress you can analyse your estimate data in over 80 management reports. Instant reports include; full breakdown of costs, cutting lists, material schedules (Bill of quantities), labour schedules profit forecasts and cashflow analysis. You can drill down into the costs of the project to give you a complete picture of where your money is going. Plus the Stage Payment Calculator will help ensure you get paid on time.
With your drawing imported into EstimatorXpress, it automatically writes up an impressive quote in Microsoft ®Word directly from the job you’ve just estimated without you having to type a thing.
The professional quotes allow you to show as much or as little detail as you want straight from the estimate – with no additional typing! EstimatorXpress quotes are genuinely proven to boost your win rate by 230% and give your customers more confidence in you and your business.
A bit apprehensive about using software in your business? You'll find it straightforward just like Tony.
"The beauty of PlansXpress is that it is so easy to use, even for someone as IT illiterate as me! It’s perfectly made for the build sector. PlansXpress and EstimatorXpress work seamlessly together making it very easy for me to produce the plans and estimates at the click of a button" Tony James, Syston Construction.
Designed for novices, PlansXpress is really easy to use, so drawing your plans from scratch (with a 3D model building as you go!) is a doddle – then export them to EstimatorXpress for an automatic estimate.
And with customer feedback like this “Don’t think your support could be improved unless you can send a coffee down the internet”, if you have any questions we’ll have you sorted in no time.
Converting your CAD and estimating methods over to software or from another solution could seem a bit daunting. We place first class customer support as our top priority which is why we provide a Tutorial Guide, Support Site, telephone support, video tutorials and much, much more. Plus you can contact us by telephone with any questions and we will ensure you're creating stunning plans and accurate estimates from day one.
You can share your plans with colleagues including annotations. If everyone on the project team has PlansXpress they’ll see all specification decisions and exactly how each element is built.
EstimatorXpress 2017 comes with cloud and server saving of estimates as standard (v. 904.7 and later editions) so you can share your building estimate too.
Smaller building companies will appreciate being able to save to the Cloud from one device, and then continue working on a second device (which is running an EstimatorXpress LIVE licence before saving back to the Cloud.
And for larger firms with bigger estimating teams, you’ll fine the EstimatorXpress Enterprise edition and its Manager & Collaborator feature set really powerful. It synchronises your company “settings” to ensure everyone in the team is using latest Price Books, Specifications, Quote templates, Custom Workbooks (Estimating calculators) and more…
We get lots of enquiries from builders and other tradespeople who have been burnt by their software purchases in the past and are looking for software from HBXL that delivers results rather than promises.
So if you’re struggling with any other estimating, CAD, health and safety or contracts software then rather than let it sit on the shelf gathering dust, now’s the time to switch to HBXL and make a huge saving with our Software Scrappage Scheme.