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Building Success for Simpson Builders

Established in Beauly in 1999, Simpson Builders has become known for its exceptional customer care and high quality workmanship.


The award-winning bespoke and commercial builder has built an impressive client list – a testament to the outstanding work and word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied customers. Working on all types of projects across the Highlands of Scotland and beyond, the team at Simpson Builders thrives on delivering innovative designs of all shapes and sizes.


With such an impressive reputation it was imperative that the firm found a company that could not only assist its internal team, but also maintain its high standards and way of working. 

When Simpson Builders contacted us about supporting its team on the expansion of Logie Timber’s sawmill, we were more than happy to offer our assistance. The company specifically sought our setting out and site supervision services for the eight-week project due to our expert capabilities and prior experience. 

As with many of our projects, our engineers covered a number of different job roles. These included working alongside the Simpson Builders team on setting out procedures, as well as acting as site supervisor, staff and subcontractor manager, client liaison and coordinator, and HSEQ support specialist

Managing the project from start to finish

Our expert engineers took over site management duties, overseeing every aspect, including the planning, execution, monitoring, control and completion. They ensured that all timeframes, targets and budgets were met, and maintained a good working relationship with the client throughout the entire project. Detailed site reports were sent out daily to give the client evidence that the project was running efficiently and on budget. The feedback we received from Simpson Builders showed they were happy with the way in which we were managing the site, their staff and the subcontractors they had hired. 

Business development manager at Simpsons Builders, Yvonne Simpson said: “We were delighted with the service we received from Hill-Tec. We found them to be very personable and pragmatic with their approach to the delivery of the project. The communication we received from them was amazing and really helped put our minds at ease as we knew everything was going to plan!”

Latest technology used to save time and money

We carried out general setting out procedures as well as a dimensional control survey. This meant we provided accurate 3D measurements to support the execution of the project during the planning and design process. This removed the need for any outdated practices such as hand-drawn mock-ups or trial fits, which in turn reduced the need for traditional onsite work like welding and rigging and more. 

The aim of the dimensional control survey is to accurately measure the fixtures and any other items to ensure that everything will fit correctly on the first go. This saved time and money for Simpson Builders as it meant there wasn’t any need for items to be reworked. Items could also be pre-assembled off-site well in advance, meaning that when it came to the installation process they were ready to go.

Client liaison was crucial when it came to the dimensional control survey, as any unusual findings or occurrences that we encountered had to be reported to Simpsons Builders. These findings could have caused delays, invalidated any previous findings or negatively affected the completed project further down the line.

Only the best will do

We found Duncan and his team to be incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and good value for money – in some cases even saving us money with solutions they have identified. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hill-Tec and their services  

         – Yvonne Simpson, business development manager, Simpson Builders

Safety first for every project

We also provided Simpson Builders’ team with HSEQ support. At Hill-Tec Ltd, we have a forward-thinking approach to health and safety in the workplace. We encourage all our clients to be proactive with their health and safety regulations to avoid any accidents, legal costs or other issues from arising in the future. With this in mind we helped to enforce safety procedures across the site:


  • We offered guidance to the staff and subcontractors under our care
  • Monitored company operations to ensure they complied with safety regulations
  • Reviewed data and identified any safety hazards or concerns
  • Checked all equipment was in safe working order.

Civil engineering specialists on hand to support every project

With 35 years of experience, a professional team, and an impressive array of equipment, we, at Hill-Tec Ltd, offer a comprehensive one-stop construction and engineering site support service. Situated in the Highlands, we take immense pride in catering to the needs of businesses and domestic clients throughout the region. We specialize in tailoring our support to perfectly align with the unique requirements of each individual project.

Our team is armed with a wealth of first-class knowledge and a deep understanding of all construction and engineering processes. This proficiency has been honed through our involvement in some of the UK’s most extensive infrastructure projects. What’s more, our team is well-equipped with CSCS/CPCS training, and our engineers hold prestigious accreditations including SMSTS, lifting operations appointed person, and CPCS Black Card. This ensures that when you entrust us with your project, it’s in the hands of the very best.

If you believe we can help you in any of your upcoming projects then contact Hill-Tec Ltd for more information. 

Managing Director

Gordon Simpson

“We have found Duncan and his team to be incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and good value for money – in some cases even saving us money with solutions they have identified. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hill Tec and their services.”

Managing Director

Ralph Chamberlain

“The site had quite a few challenges but Hill Tec managed to work their way through them and get things completed, displaying a wide range of skills from machine work to engineering and concrete finishing. GPHL will definitely consider employing Hill-Tec again!”

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