The company was founded by Peter Hare & Paul Humphreys in 1987 during the prestigious re-instatement of Spencer House in London. Following the Windsor Castle fire in 1992, Her Majesty the Queen awarded Hare & Humphreys Ltd the Royal Warrant.
Within a converted tram yard, H&H’s studio and workshops are located in the heart of London’s fashionable WC1. The company now has 4 directors and a gifted management team with extensive experience within their own sectors, restoring, creating and executing decorative schemes in some of the finest properties, cathedrals and churches, national monuments and public buildings in the world.
From our London base we employ and manage between 40 and 60 highly qualified and experienced craftmen and artisans. They work on decorative and interior restoration schemes for historic buildings or residences, as well as ecclesiastical buildings and public buildings. We are also asked to work on some more modern, large country houses, townhouses and flats; where superior or specialist decorative effects may be combined with the Hare and Humphreys “holistic” approach to decorative schemes.
Our unique approach combines professional advice, historical knowledge, aesthetics and practical flair, to make the realisation of all our projects extremely special and satisfying for our clients.
Hare & Humphreys knowledge and responsible approach means that clients see us as partners, as well as facilitators of their decorative or conservation schemes. They trust us to challenge the norm where necessary and utilise the latest technology, in order to make recommendations and fulfil each scheme, according to the parameters set. Once implementation of a scheme starts they find that all our staff work effectively as a team to ensure effective management, timeliness and superb decorative finishes, restoration or conservation success.