Ever since I can remember I have been involved in construction. Back in the 80s I set up my own construction company and over the years I have worked as a Civil Engineer, Property Developer and builder and have built hundreds of extensions and over 80 custom homes.

Having laboured over the manual work and then spent long nights working on estimates I told myself that there must be a better way! As a result I set about writing my own software to estimate jobs and manage my business. The software was regarded really well by my contractors so I launched HBXL Building Software.

HBXL Building Software have now been bringing a complete software range for builders and developers to manage construction projects from start to finish for 16 years and it’s still going strong.

As the construction industry has changed over the years, HBXL has adapted and grown. We’ve added HBXL Professional Services to the HBXL Group as another way to help builders, developers, architects and designers.

Now I am very proud to introduce the latest revolutionary subscription software toolset from the HBXL Group:


My daughters Jo and Cam in the marketing department would at this point have me say;

“BuildingWorks™ is a seamlessly integrated practical BIM software suite to design, evaluate the energy performance and estimate the cost of residential new build homes, extensions, conversions and property refurbishment.”

How I’d put it is that BuildingWorks is an incredibly powerful system that allows construction companies to accurately draft plans for building projects whilst seeing the immediate impact of your design and specification decisions on project cost, energy performance and consumption as well as easily work through construction projects documentation.

We’re very excited to be a part of this movement in the construction industry towards Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is an intelligent way of using 3D modelling software. Its linked to highly data rich products to show the design process key features.  Including all the cost, energy performance and other factors that may influence a decision to use certain materials and practices. There is a government push for all construction to move towards BIM. BuildingWorks is at the forefront of providing a BIM approach to SME builders.

Right from beginning HBXL our purpose has been the same. We aim to help bring the construction industry up to speed with technology.  Embracing a more effective way of working.

We hope that our work over the years has helped make construction safer, managed more efficiently. Ultimately providing a more profitable enterprise that BuildingWorks can further.

If you would like to know more about how BuildingWorks can help your business or would like to speak to me about anything else, don’t hesitate to contact me via hello@getbuildingworks.com.