HJG, Oxford

I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Riley since 2001. During that time he has successfully completed some complicated work in a sensitive environment in our family house near Caylus.

I have been uniformly impressed by the range of technical skills he has deployed as well as by his detailed understanding of the needs of his clients and of the particular aesthetic requirements of the buildings on which he has commissioned work. Perhaps most important of all, his relations with the local artisans and their confidence in—and respect for—him have in my experience ensured that all the work which he has supervised has been completed to the highest standard and (which cannot be taken for granted) always on time.

His estimating and accounting work is impeccable, and this is always helpful in considering a range of design options. I would always be glad, of course, to answer any queries addressed to me through him.

HJG, Oxford