Here’s what people are saying about HBS:


The children, staff, parents and governors would like to express their sincere thanks to HBS for their outstanding work at Benhurst Primary School. The extensions and internal improvements were undertaken in a thoroughly professional manner and have transformed the school. HBS has provided the children and staff with bright, spacious and modern learning facilities that will enhance the quality of education at our school for many years to come. From start to finish, this project was led in a flexible and innovative way, particularly when challenges arose; our particular thanks are extended to Andy Pratt and Gary Nicholls for their tireless work throughout the project. We have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with the staff of HBS and our children will miss them being around our school! They are a credit to their profession and I would recommend their services without reservation.

– Mr D Denchfield
Head teacher
Benhurst Primary School


Without a doubt the building that HBS have completed is a million miles away from the awful environment that the pupils and staff had to put up with. I would like to make it clear how good the working relationship has been during the build. We have been impressed with the quality of the work carried out, their flexible approach to working around the children and the innovative ideas they have had to overcome problems.

– Malcom Drakes
Head Teacher at Broadford Primary School, Romford, Essex
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It has been in my experience a pleasure to do business with HBS as the offer a prompt and reliable service .
And what I consider to be paramount in any company working in a Hospital environment the operatives are polite tidy and professional .
I would not have any qualms about recommending them.

– Frank Musgrave
Team Leader – Building Maintenance and Improvements
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust



We needed to fix leaks in a flat roof so HBS quickly attended site and recommended a liquid applied solution which they provided and applied, solving our problem quickly and at a very competitive cost. I have worked with Andrew and his team for many years and would highly recommend them as the best in their field.

– Mike Viney
Director – RGS Ltd



I have and continue to instruct HBS on a variety of school works ranging from internal refurbishments to external and internal repairs. They have also completed as programme and to budget with their standard of works being to a very good standard.

– Peter Rowe
School Surveyor – University College School, Frognal, London



HBS Ltd have been the firm’s builders for over twenty years. During that time they have carried our various jobs from small repairs around the office to extensive refurbishment work. All work is done with extreme care and attention to detail. The Directors and staff are very helpful and friendly.
I would not hesitate to recommend HBS to any other business for all types of building work.

– Christine Ring
Practice Manager – Symons, Gay & Leland LLP Solicitors

Symons-Gay Solicitors


Brentwood United Reformed Church wish to thank HBS for the very professional way in whish the major exterior refurbishment of our church was recently carried out. Our building, being Grade 2* listed, required expertise from a number of different trades, all of which you were able to provide. The project was completed on time and to a very high standard and we would have no hesitation in recommending HBS for other building maintenance projects.
HBS Ltd United Reformed Church


Frontside Properties Limited managed the refurbishment of a warehouse on behalf of a well known Spanish food importer in 2012. HBS were engaged as the principal contractor to upgrade the site from a old printing works to a warehouse suitable for food storage and meeting all the hygiene requirements of the client and the EHO. The project was completed on time and on budget and throughout the process, HBS were always responsive and professional to deal with. I would be more than happy to use them for a similar role in the future.

– Philip Harhalakis
Director – Frontside Property Limited


The estates department at the Royal Academy of Music and HBS have established a very good working relationship,which now spans over 20 years. HBS have worked with us and the Crown estate to successfully complete our extensive program of quadrennial external redecoration and remedial repair works for the last 16 years. The end result is consistently to a good commercial standard and completed on time, which as a educational institution is important to us.

– John Gowing
Royal Academy of Music
HBS Ltd-Royal Academy of Music


HBS have worked for us on numerous projects over the years, including Office Refurbishments, School Extensions, Library Conversions, DDA works etc. Many of these projects have required them to deal sensitively with building occupants and communicate widely with all those connected with the project, whilst maintaining fixed deadlines and high standards of work.
They have a talented, courteous and helpful in-house team and only employ equally adept sub-contractors to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standard and to our complete satisfaction.
I would not hesitate in recommending HBS be considered for any future project, and I look forward to working with them again.

– Mark Trimby
Architectural Officer
London Borough of Havering
HBS & London Borough of Havering


I have been using HBS now for a couple of years and find that their “can-do” approach and quality finish is exactly what we require, especially with regards to the roofing works that they have undertaken on some of our less loved properties. Their most recent liquid applied solution to an asbestos profiled sheet roof has made it look as if it has been replaced. A very good job. We will continue using HBS and would certainly recommend them.

– Tim Balsom
Senior Building Surveyor
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