HBXL’s new Estimating Service is proving popular with builders merchants, which helps increase market share and improve profit margins.
The estimating service can help merchants to establish better working relationships with building firms and offers speedy and accurate quotes for their customers.
The service has already been used to provide quotes in excess of £40 million.
Joanna Mulgrew, marketing director at HBXL, said: “The popularity of the service shows that the build sector is making the most of new technology that is tailor made specifically for them.
“Every good builder’s merchant will have a hub of local builders who rely on them for good customer service. But how often have they had plans sat on their desk for a week or two and just not had the time to do them?
“By outsourcing take-offs to the HBXL Estimating Service merchants can offer their customers a really quick turnaround.”
The service works by sending a set of building plans to HBXL where the company’s expert estimators will price up the plans quickly and accurately.
Once complete a detailed estimate report pack is then sent back outlining a summary of the project’s cost, detailed breakdown of materials, plant and labour, cost breakdown of each build phase, cash flow projection and a build program for when each part of the project will take place.