Stephan Chambers, Oxford

Buying and renovating a house in another country is a huge commitment and one that draws on all one’s resources (of cash, of ambition, of courage, of inventiveness). It can’t, in my experience, be done without expert local help. Paul Riley is without doubt the reason our house purchase and renovation went so smoothly. From the outset, we decided to trust him (because we’d seen his work and because we liked him). He repaid that trust by completing a beautiful house on budget, on time and with a really excellent range of local craftspeople. We are very happy with the outcome and wouldn’t contemplate doing this again without him.

Stephan Chambers, Oxford