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It’s all click, click, drag and drop. No CAD software experience needed.

CAD doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. With PlansXpress, if you can build an extension, you can draw an extension, if you can build a house, you can draw a house. And we’re not talking crude sketches. These are professional building plans, elevations and 3D models - Architect-quality planning application and Building Regs compliant drawings. Time to bring the design in-house and take your business to another level.

Yes you can draw your extensions, loft conversions, new builds

Be the preferred builder

There is often very little to separate builders at the quoting stage. Rise to the top with a high quality plans with your quote.

Impress with a 3D model

Show just how good the project will look. It builds automatically as you draw. With the optional 3D PhotoVisualiser you can really wow!

Show your customer lots of great detail

The software’s in-built building knowledge automatically draws the details and hatching as you’d expect from a detailed plan.

Easily accommodate any changes

To be able to adapt your plan quickly and easily when the goal posts move is a real bonus for the client and for you.

Save money when you don’t outsource

By bringing the design in-house you can save a lot of money on architect and technician fees, especially if there are constant tweaks.

Shorten the chain of command

Employing an architect is one more person to deal with, another relationship to navigate. If you can deal with the planners there’s no stopping you!

Drafting architect-quality plans is easier than you think

This clever software gives you the tools to quickly and easily draw professional building plans with no CAD experience needed. You’ll sail through planning and building regs! Suitable for designing new homes, extensions, loft conversions and renovations jobs. It’s all click, click, drag and drop. Design & Build here you come…
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    Select from easy construction specific drawing tools
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    Automatic elevations and instant on-board 3D
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    Add in sections, cross sections & building reg notes
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    Option – add the 3D PhotoVisualiser plug-in for photo-real images
  • 5
    Option – sync with EstimatorXpress for instant project costings!

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)
  • Do the same with roofs, floor slab, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, stairs…
  • Add symbols from the extensive library for plumbing and heating, electrics, landscaping, bathroom, kitchen furniture etc.
  • Set out the services such as soil pipes, inspection chambers, manholes, drain…

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Automatic elevations and 3D models build-up as you draw

  • 3D model builds simultaneously as you draw
  • Switch easily between block, textured and wire frame models
  • Create elevations in just a few clicks
  • Add paths, patios, driveways, fencing and landscaping to create more realism to the drawing

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

  • Add sections and cross-sections from the library – no need to draw your own
  • Combined with EstimatorXpress you can add your ready-made Building Reg notes from the library
  • 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

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Create impressive 3D visuals that will wow your customers

  • Customise your background with a site photo for example
  • Choose your photo-realistic bricks, roof tiles, driveway
  • Alter the lighting to have the shadows where you want them
  • Select the full render and watch the magic happen
  • Take a snapshot and put it on your website, social media…

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Get an automatic estimate with our X-Connex technology

  • Import your finished plan into EstimatorXpress
  • The software will read the details of the drawing
  • In minutes you will have a 100% accurate estimate, professional quote and 80+ management reports for when the job is won, to help you stay on track and boost your profit.

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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)
  • Do the same with roofs, floor slab, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, stairs…
  • Add symbols from the extensive library for plumbing and heating, electrics, landscaping, bathroom, kitchen furniture etc.
  • Set out the services such as soil pipes, inspection chambers, manholes, drain…

Watch Videos

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Automatic elevations and instant on-board 3D

Automatic elevations and 3D models build-up as you draw

  • 3D model builds simultaneously as you draw
  • Switch easily between block, textured and wire frame models
  • Create elevations in just a few clicks
  • Add paths, patios, driveways, fencing and landscaping to create more realism to the drawing

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 and cross-sections from the library – no need to draw your own
  • Combined with EstimatorXpress you can add your ready-made Building Reg notes from the library
  • 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

Check out the gallery

4

Option – add the 3D PhotoVisualiser plug-in for photo-real images

Create impressive 3D visuals that will wow your customers

  • Customise your background with a site photo for example
  • Choose your photo-realistic bricks, roof tiles, driveway
  • Alter the lighting to have the shadows where you want them
  • Select the full render and watch the magic happen
  • Take a snapshot and put it on your website, social media…

Check out the gallery

5

Option – sync with EstimatorXpress for instant project costings!

Get an automatic estimate with our X-Connex technology

  • Import your finished plan into EstimatorXpress
  • The software will read the details of the drawing
  • In minutes you will have a 100% accurate estimate, professional quote and 80+ management reports for when the job is won, to help you stay on track and boost your profit.

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What our customers say.

Joe and the team have been nothing but helpful and service is first class. We use the PlansXpress program and can' fault it! Not to mention its a million times easier to use than AutoCAD.

Original Trustpilot Review

Terry Wallace, Fire Sprinkler Systems (UK) Ltd

I have used Plans Xpress for a few years now after moving from AutoCAD lite. Originally I was drawn to HBXL for the multiple tool plug ins and bought PlansXpress and EstimatorXpress which was a great time saving tool as long as you input all the details into PlansXpress. A change of circumstances meant I didn't need the additional tools, but will be sticking with PlansXpress. Training and support is first class and I would happily recommended HBXL building software.

Original Trustpilot Review

Mark Borthwick, Borthwick DBM

Pricing

PlansXpress Take-off

Take-off building plans to import into EstimatorXpress for an automatic estimate.




Compare Features System Requirements
£299+VAT for annual subscription
£699+VAT For life time licence
(or two monthly installments of £349.50+ VAT)
PlansXpress Plus

Draw building plans and elevations | Planning applications | Building regulation submission



Compare Features System Requirements
£399+VAT For annual subscription
£899+VAT For life time licence
(or two monthly installments of £499.50+VAT)
PlansXpress Premium

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

Compare Features System Requirements
£499+VAT for annual subscription
£1,199+VAT For life time licence
(or two monthly installments of £599.50+ VAT)

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

You can get an automatic estimate from your plan drawing too!

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Import your drawing into EstimatorXpress for an instant estimate with the Design & Estimate Kit

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Get an automatic estimate from your traced, measured and counted plan with the Take-off & Estimate Kit

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