Throughout the build programme we found HBC to be practical, helpful and professional. Due to the specialist nature of the building and its sensitive environment, there have been numerous variations to the contract as we have gone along and, every time, sensible outcomes have been agreed with prompt advice as to cost variations, both up and down. HBC were alert to possible savings and focused on helping us to meet our financial target with an enthusiasm which has been refreshing. Our relationship with them and their Site Manager Frank, was warm, trusting and cordial throughout. We held fortnightly meetings with them at which they have produced up to date Gantt charts and progress reports.

The building work met expectations for quality of build, timeliness and cost.

We would highly recommend this company for future projects.”

Great Wood Trust


Great Wood Camp outside

“A big thank you to the team for all the work you did to provide a home for our son. You have done an exemplary job and he has been a very lucky lad to be given such a lovely place to live. He has had a couple of weeks in there now and seems to be settling in well.

We as parents are just so grateful for everything you have done to the property to make it such a lovely place for him to call home.

Thank you so much.”

Parents of special requirements project at Sedgemoor Road, Woolavington (Purpose Homes)

“Your team have done an amazing job and everyone who visited was thoroughly impressed by it. The turn around time has been impressive considering the amount of work done and the manner of the staff has been nothing but exceptional, nothing was too much for them. A special mention to Frank and the gang in the last couple of days pulling the final pieces together!

It’s been a pleasure working with you all.”

Street YHA


outside of Street YHA

“It was a significant and complex ground works project which we needed completed whilst continuing to run our business.

The approach of both you and all your staff was superb and we are immensely grateful for your professionalism, problem solving abilities and a willingness to come up with affordable solutions that really met our needs.

You really went the extra mile and we were very fortunate to have you involved. Needless to say, we would of course recommend you unequivocally to any other business in need of your services.”

Somerset County Cricket Club

Chief Executive

“To the HBC team.

A huge thank you for all your professionalism and hard work. The project turned on sixpence this week. We are all very grateful we achieved completion today.  I felt you were all proud too. Please thank all of your operatives and subcontractors. What a facility and legacy to leave in Wembdon,

Team Work, you can’t beat it.”

Wembdon Village Green & Sports Field Trust


Wembdon village hall testimonial

“We were extremely happy with the quality of the work that HBC carried out and the relationship that they built up with us as clients. Having major building work being carried out whilst the school is open has the potential to be a nightmare. The professionalism and flexibility of the HBC staff made the experience relatively stress free. They have a good understanding of the needs of a school and would respond to particular health and safety requirements and changes in routes or timetabling.

HBC maintained a very good scheduling or works and finished the projects in the appropriate timescales. The relationship with the architect also made budgeting effective.

I certainly would use HBC again for this type of work and would thoroughly recommend them as a firm.”

Holy Trinity C of E VA Primary School


Thank you for doing such a great job for us. The project was completed on time, your tradesmen were very approachable and we’ve had nothing but compliments on how good the building looks.

Things are going really well at the shop and we are very grateful to HBC for such a great building.

The Spaxton Community Shop Society


Spaxton Community stores new building

“We would like to express our thanks to all concerned at HBC for a job well done. The work environment was challenging, especially with partial possession of the Ward towards the end of the project.

The Site Supervisor’s liaison with clinical staff was exceptional and the highest standard of workmanship has been demonstrated from both HBC workforce and their sub-contractors alike.”

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Estates Officer

“I have worked with Harris Bros and Collard for many years and they come highly recommended as one of the best and most reputable building contractors in the area. The workmanship and quality of their new homes are second to none”

Chartered Building Surveyor, Bridgwater

“HBC have produced a quality building in a co-operative and friendly manner for the children and community of Porlock. The building has delivered us all we could dream of in terms of improving the outcomes for children, parents and the church. We are very grateful to all at HBC and sincerely hope that we can work together in the future.”

Porlock Primary School


“HBC understood how a school must operate and all the restrictions that were necessary to keep the children safe. We now have a wonderful facility that impacts positively upon our school for not only our present pupils, but hopefully for generations to come.”

Kingston St Mary C of E Primary School