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Think Design & Build. You’ll never look back with our CAD and Estimating software.

Imagine the difference this kit could make to your business. Design & Build without the need to outsource your drawing or estimating work. The drawing tools are user-friendly. You’ll be able to assess the cost of a project quickly and easily, adjusting your design when budget dictates, without spending ages estimating. You’ll have a detailed cost and 3D model at the same time as your design. The potential is exciting. You’ll save time and money whilst demonstrating a level of professionalism that few will be able to compete with.

Want to add design to your business? And make costing easier?

STREAMLINE YOUR OPERATIONS

Costings in minutes, and user-friendly tools to produce professional drawings without any CAD experience.

MANAGE DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY TASKS

The dashboard gives valuable info on your projects that will actively help you run your business.

DON’T GET CAUGHT BY PRICE RISES

You have a huge choice of regularly price-checked materials (we’re not tied to one merchant).

IMPROVE YOUR PROFITABILITY

Price it right. The software’s 100% accurate calculators cost and quantify everything. Nothing’s forgotten.

SHOW YOUR PROFESSIONALISM

Provide detailed quotes, cost breakdowns, architect-quality plans. Add ‘wow factor’ graphics and demonstrate outstanding management skills.

Start by contacting us…

We can give you a live online demonstration from our HQ to your home or office. All you need is a computer, speakers and an internet connection. It can take as little thirty minutes. Call us on 0117 916 7898.

An automatic estimate from your plan drawing

Your Design & Estimate Kit is suitable for designing new homes, extensions, loft conversions and renovations jobs. It’s all click, click, drag and drop, so very easy to pick up. You certainly don’t need any CAD experience. The instant estimate you’ll receive on completion comes from the detail in your drawing. And thanks to a brand new speedy estimating engine with a dashboard that monitors job progress, profit and more - your competition had better watch out!
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    SELECT FROM EASY CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC DRAWING TOOLS
  • 2
    AUTOMATIC ELEVATIONS AND INSTANT ON-BOARD 3D
  • 3
    ADD IN SECTIONS, CROSS SECTIONS & BUILDING REG NOTES*
  • 4
    ONE CLICK INSTANT AUTOMATIC CUSTOMER QUOTATION
  • 5
    Review the job details for the most profitable outcome
  • 6
    Manage all your jobs using the intelligent dashboard
  • 7
    Option - get instant health & safety documents, contracts and more

Friendly? Click, click, drag and drop, everything snaps into place 

  • Scale to quickly and easily set up your drawing and paper size
  • Select your choice of exterior wall from the menu
  • You’ll be prompted to confirm some dimensions
  • Place your walls on the drawing (including SIPs and ICF walls)
  • Click, click, drag and drop, and your walls just snap into place.

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AUTOMATIC ELEVATIONS AND 3D MODELS BUILD-UP AS YOU DRAW

  • That’s floor slab, interior walls, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, stairs…
  • Customise your roof from 10+ styles (including SIPs roofs)
  • Add plumbing and heating symbols from the extensive library
  • Do the same with electrics, landscaping, furniture etc.
  • Set out the soil pipes, inspection chambers, manholes, drain…

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All the detail and hatching you’d expect in a plan is there

  • Add sections from the library – no need to draw your own
  • Add your ready-made Building Reg notes from the library (*coming soon)
  • Save as a PDF, .DWG, .DXF, JPEG for filing and sending on
  • And print your working drawings in plan format or scale down for your office or home printer
  • Option – add the 3D PhotoVisualiser plug-in for photo-real images

Check out the gallery

Professional quotations to win the work

  • No typing required. The final estimate automatically becomes a customer-friendly quotation
  • It looks professional, impressive and can be presented with as little or as much information as you like
  • You can show images of the phases or turn that function off, it’s up to you
  • Add your logo to stand out from the competition
  • Instantly generate a covering letter as well with your preferred quotation format
  • Once you’ve tweaked it just how you want it, you can save it for future use

Check out the documents

Get an at-a-glance view of the job

  • You can easily navigate the individual phases of a job to review and edit as required
  • Check on status, overall cost, profit and price to the customer
  • There are a load more valuable reports produced as a matter of course to help you manage your business better
  • The project’s build program is automatically created based on the information collected by the software
  • Then there’s the materials list, labour schedule, cash flow analysis, and so on…
  • Once you’re happy it’s time for your one click instant customer quotation. No typing required.

Watch Videos

A visual analysis of all your jobs and their profitability

  • More than estimating software EstimatorXpress helps you manage your business
  • See at a glance what quotes need finishing or chasing up, what jobs are starting soon, your win rate…
  • View job reports either as bar charts, or pie charts or spreadsheet style data (which you can export to MS Excel)
  • Track profit, cost and sales price to the client by types of material, plant, resource, trade, sub-contractor…
  • Never guess at the profitability of a job again

Watch Videos

Minimise data entry with our X-Connex technology

  • Save time by importing your estimated project into HBXL’s other products
  • Answer a few questions in Health & Safety Xpert for the health and safety documentation relevant to the job
  • Answer a few questions in ContractsXpert for job-specific legally binding client and subbie contract
  • ProjectXpert too – manage multiple jobs or individual jobs with ease with a full project manager toolset

Watch Videos

1

SELECT FROM EASY CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC DRAWING TOOLS

Friendly? Click, click, drag and drop, everything snaps into place 

  • Scale to quickly and easily set up your drawing and paper size
  • Select your choice of exterior wall from the menu
  • You’ll be prompted to confirm some dimensions
  • Place your walls on the drawing (including SIPs and ICF walls)
  • Click, click, drag and drop, and your walls just snap into place.

Watch Videos

2

AUTOMATIC ELEVATIONS AND INSTANT ON-BOARD 3D

AUTOMATIC ELEVATIONS AND 3D MODELS BUILD-UP AS YOU DRAW

  • That’s floor slab, interior walls, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, stairs…
  • Customise your roof from 10+ styles (including SIPs roofs)
  • Add plumbing and heating symbols from the extensive library
  • Do the same with electrics, landscaping, furniture etc.
  • Set out the soil pipes, inspection chambers, manholes, drain…

Watch Videos

3

ADD IN SECTIONS, CROSS SECTIONS & BUILDING REG NOTES*

All the detail and hatching you’d expect in a plan is there

  • Add sections from the library – no need to draw your own
  • Add your ready-made Building Reg notes from the library (*coming soon)
  • Save as a PDF, .DWG, .DXF, JPEG for filing and sending on
  • And print your working drawings in plan format or scale down for your office or home printer
  • Option – add the 3D PhotoVisualiser plug-in for photo-real images

Check out the gallery

4

ONE CLICK INSTANT AUTOMATIC CUSTOMER QUOTATION

Professional quotations to win the work

  • No typing required. The final estimate automatically becomes a customer-friendly quotation
  • It looks professional, impressive and can be presented with as little or as much information as you like
  • You can show images of the phases or turn that function off, it’s up to you
  • Add your logo to stand out from the competition
  • Instantly generate a covering letter as well with your preferred quotation format
  • Once you’ve tweaked it just how you want it, you can save it for future use

Check out the documents

5

Review the job details for the most profitable outcome

Get an at-a-glance view of the job

  • You can easily navigate the individual phases of a job to review and edit as required
  • Check on status, overall cost, profit and price to the customer
  • There are a load more valuable reports produced as a matter of course to help you manage your business better
  • The project’s build program is automatically created based on the information collected by the software
  • Then there’s the materials list, labour schedule, cash flow analysis, and so on…
  • Once you’re happy it’s time for your one click instant customer quotation. No typing required.

Watch Videos

6

Manage all your jobs using the intelligent dashboard

A visual analysis of all your jobs and their profitability

  • More than estimating software EstimatorXpress helps you manage your business
  • See at a glance what quotes need finishing or chasing up, what jobs are starting soon, your win rate…
  • View job reports either as bar charts, or pie charts or spreadsheet style data (which you can export to MS Excel)
  • Track profit, cost and sales price to the client by types of material, plant, resource, trade, sub-contractor…
  • Never guess at the profitability of a job again

Watch Videos

7

Option - get instant health & safety documents, contracts and more

Minimise data entry with our X-Connex technology

  • Save time by importing your estimated project into HBXL’s other products
  • Answer a few questions in Health & Safety Xpert for the health and safety documentation relevant to the job
  • Answer a few questions in ContractsXpert for job-specific legally binding client and subbie contract
  • ProjectXpert too – manage multiple jobs or individual jobs with ease with a full project manager toolset

Watch Videos

Or take a look at our product videos

Pricing

All our software comes with a lifetime licence and free updates, including regular material price checks, and uncapped award-winning telephone, email and chat support for first year.

Design & Estimate Kit Core

Draw:
Building plans and elevations | For planning applications | Building regulation submissions




Estimate:
Extensions | Renovations



System Requirements
£699+VAT for annual subscription
Design & Estimate Kit Plus

Draw:
Building plans and elevations | For planning applications | Building regulation submissions




Estimate:
Extensions | Renovations | Lofts | Plumbing & Heating


System Requirements
£799+VAT for annual subscription
Design & Estimate Kit Premium

Draw:
Building plans and elevations | For planning applications | Building regulation submissions | Includes: 3D PhotoVisualiser | Electrics & Plumbing templates

Estimate:
Extensions | Renovations | Lofts | New Builds | Office Refits | Basements | Plumbing & Heating

System Requirements
£899+VAT for annual subscription

Our amazing support team is here to help you.

Join the HBXL family and Tom, Josh, Shannyn and Joe will be ready and waiting to point you in the right direction, answer questions - by phone, email or live chat.
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We know the software is great and our team is
amazing, and clearly so do the award panels.

Construction Software Provider of the Year
Niche Technology Support Provider
National Technology Awards 2019 Shortlist
Natwest: Family Entrepreneur  of the Year

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