Deckbuilders was formed in 2003, initially as a Sub-Contracting Company to a larger timber supplier working within the Commercial and Residential sectors. The founding Director Jason Wakley had many years of experience in the Deck and Landscape Industry. Achieving many awards for his Landscape works including Show Garden of the Year 2000 at the Royal Welsh Show and much praise from his “Deck” Peers for his can do attitude and design skills.
Jason’s primary focus was to achieve his long term goal of becoming the UK market leading company in the Design and Installation of Timber Decking. Jason remembers “It was at a time when there were numerous decking companies around building structures that were either built from the cheapest timber possible, with no design or structural integrity, if I was going to do something, I wanted to do it right and to a very high standard”. My first port of call was to become a Member of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association and to obtain as much information as I could from them regarding best practice and then setting out to better it.
As with everything, the key was to recruit experienced staff. Luckily we have managed to do that and more importantly every member of the team sees Deckbuilders as a passion with timber construction and not just a job. We spent a lot of time in the early days designing a Computer Aided Design package that would not only help us create the best Design possible for our Clients but also help with structuring every deck project correctly. It now helps us pick the correct amount of timber for each job which in turn means that when a project is quoted it stays quoted.
Now, fifteen years later we now have a vast library of drawings and experience to fall back on. This was probably highlighted when Deckbuilders was asked to assist with the writing of the NHBC Code of Practice for Timber Decking in the UK.
We have over the years moved locations as expansion decreed and have been at our current location for over ten years. Initially with a small workshop, offices and a yard and increasing over time to incorporate 3500m2 of buildings.
In 2012 we saw the introduction of our milling facilities where we manufacture all of our decking materials. This gave us the opportunity to not only expand the choice of decking that we can provide but also implement quality control systems at source. We now have control over the treatment process as well and in 2015 we installed our own plant, where all our timbers are treated to hazard class 4.
In 2017 we expanded the company further to develop design solutions for creating bespoke timber framed buildings and Structural Insulated Panel production as well as timber cladding solutions. We were inspected and became an approved CLADMARK Installer by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association, an exciting new development for the business and opening new opportunities for manufacturing and installing energy efficient timber framed buildings for commercial use”.