It all started when…
At about 18 years old, our MD Jason began labouring. Starting at the bottom of the ladder enabled him to gain extensive experience in all types of groundwork and landscaping. Over the years he found he had an affinity for woodworking and developed increasingly advanced carpentry skills by working on challenging projects with experts who had experience in a great variety of areas of specialisation. After 17 years as a ‘chippy’ (professional carpenter) Jason has developed a skillset that lends itself to bespoke and challenging projects. In fact Jason relishes the opportunity to show off his ‘chops’ on builds with unique requirements.
Jason has been designing and building decking projects for well over a decade now and has some impressive projects under his belt including all-gold award-winning exhibition stands at exhibitions and shows such as The London and Southampton Boat Shows, the Ideal Home Exhibition, This Morning Live, Grand Designs Live and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Show at Hampton Court.
“Having had the pleasure of working with Jason for the last 5 years, I am extremely confident in recommending Jason’s services. Jason goes over and above on every job he works on. He is enthusiastic, trustworthy, hardworking, and brilliant at what he does!” - Megan Hill, Walsham Chalet Park Limited
“I have used Jason’s services through alternative companies I have worked with over a period of 7 years. I have always found his workmanship to be top class. Jason’s work ethic is faultless and he has always conducted himself professionally and always remains courteous with differing customers. He is trustworthy, efficient and punctual and has always gone “The extra mile” when carrying out works. I would thoroughly recommend Jason’s services without any hesitation” - Wayne Grant, Operations Director, The Dream Lodge Group
In January 2019 Jason set-up Peak Decking to provide a more personalised service designing and installing commercial and residential bespoke decking and timber-frame building projects across the south west and nationwide.
Noteworthy builds from previous projects Jason has led are listed below:
Taking over Hampton Court Palace, the world’s biggest horticultural event, the RHS show brings a mammoth 47 gardens across 34 acres.
For the 2016 show, Jason and his team constructed a large hospitality deck around a timber lodge. The European Redwood timber build included a wide, welcoming cornered staircase, a pergola-covered outside kitchen, a seating area with pergola and olive trees growing up through the deck.
The team won 4 gold star awards for the installation in the trade stand categories.
London Boat Show 2016 & 2017 - Excel Centre, London
Hosted at the Excel Centre in the Docklands since 2004, and attracting more than 90,000 visitors across ten days, the capital city's iconic boat show is the UK’s biggest indoor boat show and offers those who love boating a unique insight into what will be the most sought-after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead with over 300 exhibitors showcasing the best the marine world has to offer.
In 2017 Jason and his team built the new Dream Lodge Marina, cabins, outside kitchen and cafe that offered an idyllic setting to see beautiful yachts moored in the marina as well as offering fantastic places to eat and drink.
This Morning Live Event - NEC, Birmingham
Jason and his team built a 160sq. metre Redwood timber deck around a ‘Dream Lodge’ that was the event’s major prize, valued at over £250,000. Major segments from the show were presented from the deck, which included a fully-functional hot-tub and a timber and glass balustrade.
Southampton Boat Show 2015 & 2016
The Southampton Boat Show is an on-water boat show, one of the largest in Europe and the biggest of its type in the UK. The show is held annually in September in Mayflower Park, Southampton and attracts over 110,000 visitors.
In 2015 Jason and his team constructed the hospitality area around a lodge. Materials used were ‘Embered Weathered Oak’ Millboard for the deck, a timber and glass balustrade and responsibly sourced European Redwood timber for the a pergola-covered outside bar.
In 2016 Jason’s team built the hospitality areas around the show-lodge using European Redwood that included seating areas covered by pergolas, a covered kitchen and garden seating with integrated planters.
Four extraordinary days in August 2016 saw BBC’s Countryfile, Britain’s most watched factual television show, brought to life in a new countryside event at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Working in partnership with the National Trust and other key rural organisations, Countryfile Live aimed to display the very best of our living countryside. A large surrounding deck was built by Jason in European Redwood that included a large pergola and an outside kitchen for hospitality during the event.
A spinoff from the BBC Gardeners' World television series, BBC Gardeners' World Live continues to be one of the country's leading gardening events, attracting an audience of between 90,000 and 100,000 visitors annually. 2015 was the last show to include the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show.
Ideal Home Show 2015 & ‘16 & ‘17 - Olympia, London
The Ideal Home Show is the world's longest running exhibition. Its goal is to bring together everything associated with having an "ideal home", such as the latest inventions for the modern house, and to showcase the latest housing designs. One of the most iconic exhibitions in the UK. Home of inspirational events since 1886, The Ideal Home Show has been transforming Britain’s homes since 1908 and, in 2015, the show returned to Olympia, where it all began.
Grand Designs Live 2017
The 13th edition of Media 10’s Grand Designs Live returned to ExCeL London from 29 April to 7 May 2017, featuring more than 500 exhibitors across six key sections. Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud one again hosted the nine-day exhibition. Based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud, the show offers visitors top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones.
Jason was proud to have participated in this multi-award winning event in building a hospitality deck using ‘Embered Weathered Oak’ Millboard with a timber and glass balustrade and featuring a hot tub, pergola and outdoor kitchen.