Irish start-up ConX has been bought by global platform Houzz, which specialises in home renovation and design and has 67 million users worldwide.

ConX is a software as a service (SaaS) platform for homebuilders and speciality contractors in the construction industry.

Its technology allows companies to manage the critical pre-construction process with takeoff and estimating software.

The company's software, which enables contractors to do on-screen takeoffs from construction plans and turn them into professional estimates up to 10 times faster, is now fully integrated and available in Houzz Pro.

ConX was founded by Dubliner Annie Slattery with her husband, Keith Moore who came from the construction industry.

The company's other co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Clarke, is from Kerry while Dubliner Jonathan Slattery joined ConX in 2017 to drive growth and launch the company globally.

Launched initially in Australia, the ConX software will be integrated into Houzz Pro and is now available in Ireland and around the world.

Houzz allows people to find design inspiration, research and hire home professionals and shop for products to complete their projects.

Headquartered in California, Houzz has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.

"We are thrilled to join forces with Houzz in their mission to create the best software for construction and design," said Annie Slattery, ConX co-founder and chief executive.

"It is incredibly exciting to see ConX's tools built into the end-to-end Houzz Pro offering, helping contractors around the world run efficient, profitable businesses," she added.