What my clients say

I have worked with many wonderful clients, architects and contractors. Here are a few testimonials from them.

We looked at a property which Hilary had developed and were so impressed with the quality of the work and the design that we asked her to project manage the conversion of a former care home, now derelict, which we had bought as our family home. 
Hilary totally guided us through the entire process, from engaging architects and engineers, to working with us on design and layout, to advising us on the tender process and appointing a contractor.
 Very hands on, Hilary is an on-site presence and knows everything that is going on, decisions can be made easily with her advice and she certainly helps to advise on costs. 
Incredibly knowledgeable about the build she is also brilliant at design and helped us with kitchen and bathrooms, joinery, lighting, tiling and floor finishes, producing sample after sample for us to look at and taking us to countless showrooms to look at materials. 
Even when it came to the final stages, Hilary helped us with furnishings, many of which we had made, she has a huge number of great contacts and contractors who have worked with her for years, this is all invaluable and something we simply would not have had access to without her. 
We love our house and have recommended Hilary to several friends who were embarking on projects in their homes, it was a great experience working with Hilary and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

I was living in a 1970s time warp and was frankly loathing the idea of refurbishing and remodelling my house from top to bottom. So much so, I had put off starting the project for some time. I had seen the work that Hilary had carried out on another project in Totteridge and instructed Hilary to act as my project manager but she did so much more than that. Put simply, she made the experience pain free- enjoyable even! Hilary introduced me to an architect, managed the planning process, assisted with drawing up the specification of works, engaging with the other contractors and dealing with steps needed prior to works getting underway. Once the works started, Hilary was on site daily liaising with the building team to ensure everything ran smoothly and so avoiding the need for me to spend precious time doing so. In addition though to managing the project, builders and day to day issues that arose, Hilary helped in the design of my kitchen- introducing me to the kitchen company, my bathrooms and floor finishings - again introducing me to suppliers who were more cost effective than I had bargained for. Hilary also gave me a multitude of ideas about lighting, colour schemes, finishings and furnishings- in short making my life easy and pain free - such that I didn’t even have to go a dreaded paint or tile shop. Instead, Hilary provided loads of paint/tile samples from which I picked. If anyone had told me before I started that this refurbishment would have been easy and hassle free I would never have believed them but it was. Hilary made that happen and in the bargain I also have a house which is just fabulous. If you are looking for someone to help manage a building project then look no further than Hilary.
We were recommended to use Hilary by my business partner whose house she had worked on and what a great recommendation that was!
 The detail she put into our project and the ideas which she gave us were invaluable and we are incredibly thankful for her advice and we will definitely use her in future.

Paul and Annika
I have worked with Hilary for over 20 years on projects of all kinds and most recently the magnificent restoration of Grade 2 Listed Totteridge Park. Hilary always strives to get the best value and result for her client Her comprehensive understanding of both design and construction brings added value to the build process and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Will Moses
CSM Architects
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Hilary Scott for some time now. Hilary and I have embarked on varying scales of projects over a 20 year span and what stands out to me is the way in which she considers every detail with her exacting standards. From initial consultation through to the design and procurement stages, the process is carried out in a manner in which no stone is left unturned. Hilary has a wealth of experience and an exceptional eye for detail, coupled with a contacts book overflowing with an abundance of professional and reliable trades people not only here in the North of England, but now proving to be on a national scale. All aspects of her work are carried out with careful consideration and the upmost integrity, whether a simple project or a huge one in which she is involved in every aspect. Not only has it been beneficial for me to be able to work along side Hilary, it’s been an absolute pleasure.
Paul Randall
Director PT Ranson
Hilary was recommended to us by a neighbour and we would never have been able to complete our extension without her. She introduced us to the architect and builder and negotiated on our behalf, she helped with the design and layout and specification of materials. We wanted very large glass panels and she recommended IQ Glass who she had worked with before, the result surpassed our expectations.Ours was a complicated build and Hilary took away all the stress from us. She is an absolute perfectionist! Would love to work with her again and would not hesitate in recommending her.
L Huart
We have worked with Hilary for many years on a variety of residential projects and with her involvement the project always runs more efficiently. Hilary’s wealth of experience puts her in an ideal position to take the client by the hand through all phases of the project, help the client to make decisions and solve any problems that might arise. Hilary manages the various tradespeople on site to ensure perfect co-ordination of the job, this is less stressful for everyone involved and ensures that mistakes are not made. I would recommend Hilary to any of my clients embarking upon building works in their home.
Julia Brown
Mowlem & Co
We worked very closely with Hilary on a development in Totteridge. This was a very challenging refurbishment of a grade II listed building and its adjacent grounds. The existing properties were completely stripped so the building was back to its shell. The architect had designed all the layouts and structural works but had a limited role once the project was on site. Hilary took the lead on the management side and ended up driving forward all aspects of the project to ensure the project was delivered on time and on budget.

 Hilary spent a lot of time on site and was always at hand when it mattered. Her proactive and direct approach meant it was always easier to find a solution when any issues arose. There were no interiors selected at the outset and the client instructed Hilary to design and select all the interiors. Hilary has great eye for detail and has done a fantastic job on the finishing, especially with some really challenging spaces.

 She takes a methodical and dedicated approach to work which means you always get her full attention. Our relationship with Hilary was professional yet friendly at all times. She is a real pleasure to work with and if any future projects came along we would not hesitate to work with her again.
John Sullivan
Director Sullivan Brothers
Hilary performed the role of Project Manager for the complete restoration of our house in 2012. This involved assistance with the selection of the architect and principal contractors, help in working with the architect to create the final layout, the day to day project management of the builders and other trades, the design of the kitchen and joinery throughout the house, and advice around colour schemes and furnishing. This happened over the period of about 18 months and at all times Hilary was dedicated to the project and exhibited tremendous enthusiasm, energy, attention to detail, and good taste. We valued very much her advice and experience and the result was a wonderful family house. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hilary.
W Morris
Hilary has worked for me for 15 years and has project managed all of my building projects in that time, from smaller interior design schemes to the complete renovation of my London family home. Totally ‘hands on’ and practical but with a great eye for design and detail, I trust Hilary to always deliver to the highest standard. Hilary Project Managed a huge renovation project for me whilst I was living overseas and I had total confidence in her ability and integrity, she always has my interests at heart. Hard working, enthusiastic and totally committed to her work, with a wealth of experience and contacts, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Hilary.
J Barton