Deal puts HBXL in the frame
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
PVC-U company Crystal Direct team up with HBXL
The UK’s leading developer of estimating software has teamed up with one of the country’s best known manufacturers and suppliers of PVC-U windows, doors, conservatories and roof lights.
It means builders and tradesmen who use HBXL’s EstimatorXpress estimating software will be able to access live material prices from Crystal Direct which produces and supplies PVC-U products direct to the trade.
As the only estimating software in the country that uses live material prices means building firms wanting to price up an extension, conversion or new build that includes new doors, windows, conservatories or roof lights will get a true quote based on real material prices from this major manufacturer.
With Crystal Direct operating right across the country that includes free deliveries on no minimum order quantity, the agreement to provide prices through EstimatorXpress makes sense for the thousands of software users.
Joanna Mulgrew, director at HBXL said: “This is great news for users of EstimatorXpress”
“Gaining material prices online avoids having to get them phone, which we know can be time consuming, and is why we have developed links with this leading supplier of PVC-U”.
“One reason EstimatorXpress has been so successful is because of its direct link to live price lists which are updated as prices change via the internet. That way users know the quotes they are producing are 100% accurate, placing them at a huge advantage against their competitors.”
Using on-screen drawings, all builders have to do is input the dimensions of the job they’re working on. Once this is done and at the click of a button, the software then works out a full estimate right down to the pane of glass and lock.
The software even reminds the builder about important aspects of any job so nothing is missed, making the estimate even more accurate.
With EstimatorXpress users winning 230 per cent more business and spending half the time they were before working out their estimates, the agreement between HBXL and Crystal Direct will go on to strengthen the position of all users – especially with PVC-U products accounting for between 80-90% of UK window sales in the domestic market.
Joanna added: “We’re hugely excited by this new partnership and look forward to working closely with the team from Crystal Direct to make sure builders and tradesmen across the country thrive in the coming years.”
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