Get the latest Health & Safety Xpert – with new Covid-19 documents >> Read our useful Q & A and download the HBXL Covid-19 quick guide here >> Sign up to watch our ‘Power Hour’ video chat with a Health & Safety expert >> We’ve broken down the government’s ‘Working safely during COVID-19 in construction…More Info

Read More

This is the second in a series of three articles on knowing your costs, for improved financial health and a better chance of winning good profitable work. You’ll find the other two articles here: Part I: How to reduce your overheads >> Part III: How to price for profit and not just to fill the…More Info

 

Read More

Before the pandemic of 2020, were you a profitable building firm? Or have you always known you could do better? This enforced slowdown-cum-shutdown could be viewed as an opportunity to regroup and re-start. And ‘knowing your costs’ is one of the goals in the HBXL Re-start Action Plan. If all your jobs never quite make the…More Info

 

Read More

Now is the time to become skilful at getting out a quote fast. In months to come it will pay-off as you get your name in front of the customer before the competition does. And ‘quoting fast’ is one of the goals in the HBXL Re-start Action Plan. You know ‘fastest finger first’ the initial…More Info

Read More

This page is where you will find tips, advice and a series of ‘Action Plans’ on how to get your game face on, prepare for battle, and come back positively from the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll keep adding to the page so keep coming back! How to make it on to the homeowner’s shortlist – make…More Info

 

Read More

Stunning 3D drawings will get you to the top of the shortlist. We’re here to help you make your business more attractive and more resilient. Plan to design as well as build. Experiment with drawing today and reap the rewards tomorrow! Watch the video above and check out the images created in PlansXpress Premium…More Info

Read More

14-day cooling off – that’s what you have to give a customer when they agree to use your building services. At the point of purchase, you need to say in writing that the homeowner has the right to cancel the contract within 14 days without giving any reason. Our quick Q & A explains the…More Info

 

Read More

Stage payments are the way to go. Asking for a payment out of the blue to buy some materials never goes down well with a customer. It either worries them that you’re skint or disorganised. However, asking for payment along the way is perfectly acceptable, in fact it’s good practice, so long as you make…More Info

 

Read More

An important 6 minute read on using your computer to grow your building business The most powerful piece of kit in your building business is actually your computer. In many ways, the profit doesn’t come from your work on site. It’s what you put into your computer and what you get out of it. The…Read More...

Read More

Have you considered what a difference estimating software could do for your business – not just time-wise but financially too? I’ll explain with a question. Did your final profit for 2019 reflect the amount you believe you deserved based on the quality of your work and service? No? You’re not alone. 51% of the 537…More Info

 

Read More

1 2 3 Next »