Join our Fully-Funded Software, Skills & Training Scheme

100 software and training grants available on a first come first served basis. All small-to-medium UK building firms of new homes, extensions and renovation works qualify for this online training and 60 days’ free use of the software. Only conditions are that you are new to HBXL and are available to take up the training course on the specified days.

Free software training for building firms

This is a really excellent opportunity for any forward-thinking business firm.

  • Keen to use your time during the enforced site shutdowns in a positive way?
  • Want to become digital-savvy?
  • Want to re-start your business with all guns blazing when the time comes?

HBXL have developed a brand new free scheme consisting of 60-days of software usage, combined with online training delivered live by a real human (!), to give building firms a significant boost in response to the Covid-19 lockdown.

You can choose from three training & software options

CAD training & software – aimed at firms wanting to offer a wider service. You’ll be given the opportunity to use builder-friendly CAD software tools to draft Planning & Building Regulation standard plans and elevations and client-impressing 3D visuals.

Estimating training & software – aimed at firms looking to focus in on more profitable projects in the future. You’ll be shown how to speed up estimating, improve accuracy, ensure the hidden costs of building are covered in a project, and produce professional-looking quotes. THESE SESSIONS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE

Take-off training & software – aimed at firms who regularly receive building plans from clients. You’ll learn how to trace plans using one software tool and import it into another to get an instant estimate, along with schedules of materials, labour and plant.

What happens on the skills course

Olivia, your trainer, will guide you and all the other trainees in a remote online demonstration of the software over the course of 4 separate sessions, each up to around 2 hours long. As Olivia shows you how to use a feature of the software on screen, you can replicate what she’s doing on your own computer. At the end of each training module, there’ll be a question and answer session.

What you’ll receive in the HBXL training package

  • 60-days of full software usage (no restrictions)
  • Your own dedicated Account Manager to support your training
  • A free online software skills course, delivered in four parts
  • Unlimited access to how-to videos and recorded webinars
  • One-hour of free business advice and coaching focusing on winning work
  • A certificate of attendance on completion
  • A voucher to use HBXL software in the future

The three software packages that will be used in the training are PlansXpress, EstimatorXpress and the Take-off & Estimate Kit.

Adrian Wild, founder of HBXL is very aware that the COVID-19 crisis has put building firms in a perilous state of limbo.

“We want to help by making software accessible to all. Far from going into hibernation, we know builders want to use their enforced downtime well. We know you are keen to ensure that there will be a business for your employees and sub-contractors to come back to when the lockdown is over.”

What next?

Well firstly, don’t hang around – the initial 100 places will go fast!

  • Fill in the form below, choosing one software training course that suits your needs
  • Only apply if you are available for the duration of the skills course
  • Await confirmation that you have applied in time and we will set you up with the software remotely
  • Then you can start preparing for your amazing business come-back!
  • Please do note that you’ll need to register your credit card details with the HBXL team WHEN THEY CALL TO CONFIRM YOUR SOFTWARE AND TRAINING BOOKING – these will only be used should you wish to continue using the software after the 60-days. We will discuss this with you well in advance to discuss payment terms.It’s 100% no-obligation!

If you would like to know more about the scheme please call 0117 916 7892 to speak to a member of the HBXL team.

Terms and conditions apply.
Interested parties can only apply if they have never undertaken an HBXL software trial, or owned/subscribed to HBXL software.
The training is for the sole use of the registered trainee only.
Trainees must advise by  5pm on the last working day before 60th day, should they no longer wish to use the software selected. But as above the HBXL team will be in contact with you well before that – there is absolutely no obligation that you retain the software although we hope you will!