The ConX Blog

Drywall Calculator - Need Help Pricing Drywall Jobs?

You come home after a day on site. Print out the set of blueprints (if you own a printer), if not get them printed at your nearest print shop. Clear a space on the dining room table, grab your scale ruler and highlighters, and settle in for the night. A couple of hours later once you’ve finished measuring, add up all your measurements, add your rates and then flick an email over to the builder with the quote. Surely there's a better way?

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Why You Should Be Certified as a Tradie

In this blog, Skills Certified explore why it is so important for Australian tradies to receive their certification before starting to commence work. 

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The Tiling Tool That Will Save You 1000s of hours

Tiling Calculator, Tiling Software

You wouldn’t use a tool from 30 years ago to cut your tiles, so why would you use pens, paper and rulers to do your estimating?

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The 4 Best Construction Estimating Software on the Market

First things first it completely depends on the size of your company. A multinational company will have entirely different needs and budget than your small residential builder. Licenses for some of these can cost thousands of dollars per year per user. 

Another major factor is who will be using the software? Will it be a professional estimator who has completed a degree in estimating or a painter by trade looking to price a local job?

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Creating a Winning Building Quote

Let’s be honest as tradies, quoting for jobs probably isn’t exactly what you’d love to be doing, but it’s obviously a must. On the upside if you’re good at creating successful quotes, and win more jobs, you can spend less time quoting and more time out on site. In order to give yourself an edge over competitors here’s a couple of hot tips.

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Outsourcing your Estimating and Bill of Quantities

Leading on from my challenges, we’ve recently launched a new Takeoff service at ConX, making it easier for builders and subbies to get their quantities done for them. I know the pain, I’ve felt it first hand and I am passionate about making it accessible for others through a reliable, cost effective service. 

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6 proven ways to grow your building and trade contracting business

1. Use referrals
To get these you must Be as professional as possible with every client on every job...

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3 Ways drones can help your construction company

Drones in Construction
Should you get a drone? Drones are everywhere now and have become affordable with high quality cameras. They are amazing fun to take videos and photos of your favourite sports and hobbies, here is a quick look at a few ways to utilise them for your construction business.

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