Just A Many Bunch Of Happy Customers:

This is from Mr & Mrs Liam Buckley in Elstree. hi craig and boys, just like to send my thanks for a job well done. the decking looks great and the garden is lovely. thanks for taking the time and effort to do a top job. everyone who comes round can't believe the transformation and the quality of the workmanship. thank you for making the whole process as stress free as possible. yours sincerely Liam and Sunaina.

Hi George as promised a few pictures of our new decking as done by Original Decking Company. The time they have spent here has been a steep learning curve for this company in the fact that they have had to adapt to the different work ethics when dealing with English Heritage, As a company they have listened and adapted very well. Their work has been sympathetic to all original structures whilst being of a very high standard. They have not damaged any of the original structure in any way and as you can see from the pictures the construction/ project has been on quite a large scale. I have been at the Castle for 18 years from a young mason through to my current position of Keeper of Grounds and Building. I would have no hesitations in recommending this company for the works you require and will be using them again myself in the future If you wish to come and see the decking feel free to contact me or if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me, Michael.

B A I L E Y G O M M E-MAIL To whom it may concern. The Original Decking Company. Our company appointed The Original Decking Company Limited to assist our organisation with the construction of a high quality timber decking for our client who own a 2 star listed mill in Radlett Nr St Albans Hertfordshire known as Moor Mill that dates back to the year 800. Although the mill is no longer in use for milling floor it is now used as restaurant the project consisted of a major overhaul of the existing mill to make the wheels as the operational feature of the restaurant together with the construction of a new 85sq/m raised seated timber decking over looking the mill head and weir. The main decking boards and balustrade constructed from Massaranduba and Yellow Balu, the quality/ finishing and workmanship was found to be to an exceptional standard and we would highly recommend The Original Decking Company Limited to any of our other clients wishing to consider timber decking. We have retained their details on our records for future works with our company. George Game. On Behalf Of BAILEYGOMM Limited. design engineering construction management 39 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9BA t: +44(0)1920 468951 f: +44(0)1920 462135 www.BAILEYGOMM.co.uk

On behalf of Ranjit and myself, I would like to thank you and your team for the work which you carried out last week in building our new garden deck, it has completely transformed our garden and we are enjoying it so much more as a result! I'm so pleased with the quality and colour of the Epai wood used and the amber decking lights which you recommended, really sets it all off! Apart from the quality of workmanship, which I had expected, what most impressed me with the 'lads' was how professional, courteous and clean they were.. I never thought I would say this about any building crew, but it was a pleasure to have them around! Best regards, Ranjit & Sandra.

The commitment of this company to quality and customer satisfaction is remarkable. T. Drury.

Craig, Now that we've been living with our deck for a month, I just wanted to thank you and your team for the fantastic work you did in December, adding our new outdoor room to the house - it is already getting frequent use as the 'winter garden' by the kids, and we're looking forward to warmer weather when we can make full use of it. We were particularly impressed by the attention to detail of the team, and the way that you all just got on and got the job done. This is not our general experience of building trades in the UK! So, thanks again, and we will happily recommend you to others needing similar services.

Craig and his team have provided an excellent decking solution for our split levelled garden. The work has been completed to an exceptionally high quality and to a practical design agreed by both parties. Craig provided detailed expertise in identifying options for the solution, but also understood our personal ideas and was able to incorporate these into the final design. The team were friendly and reliable and even provided their own coffee, milk and sugar!!!!! The final result is far better than any other designs we received during the initial tender process. (In all we reviewed 8 designs and quotes before deciding on The Original Decking Company). In summary an impressive decking solution was provided and the team ensured this was a pleasant experience.

Craig and his team have done a superb job. I chose the composite decking and the results are brilliant. The guys were polite, helpful, and got the job done on time.”

Dear Craig and the Team Just a quick note to say how happy we are with the fabulous decking you have built for us. When we first came across your website we weren't really sure what we wanted, but it was clear from the photographs of your previous jobs that you could provide a quality product with a wow factor. We weren't wrong! It was great that you were able to listen to our jumble of ideas and pull them together into a fantastic design which was exactly what we wanted, and that your team of professionals were then able to translate that design into the real thing. The lads themselves were great fun to have around and at the same time proved how skilled they are at what they do. There was no mess and the job was completed within the timescale you promised. And all within the budget we had agreed. We are so pleased with what you have done for us and all our friends and family are amazed at the transformation you have achieved. Thank you!! Gail and Anton Stubbs Meir Heath 25 June 2008

My wife & I decided we were not making the best of our property and wanted to combine a more outdoor life in the summer with a reduction on the maintenance in the garden. I had absolutely no experience of any companies that specialised in this area and totally at random, invited 3 local specialists to quote. The approach of the Original Decking person was to offer a really high quality of finish with the others targeting a more mass market with a particular approach but using lower quality materials. I am sure that this would produce an adequate basic result, but we were looking for something a bit more special. I have to say that it was just sheer luck that we chose The Original Decking Company because it is something of an act of faith, when you choose any contractor to work on your property. It soon became evident that we had made the right decision. We have a house that is set on the side of a rather steep hill, with wonderful views but with a garden that was difficult to access. We now have tiers of level decking beautifully finished and lit and has transformed the use that we make of our house. We have since been approached by passers by whilst I am in the garden, who want to know who did the work as they greatly admire the result, as we do. My only argument with the company is with the name - which seems to me to underplay their amazing range of skills and capabilities that they have demonstrated during the work on our project. A word of warning - allow at least £5 per week for coffee and chocolate digestive biscuits, as this seems to be the fuel that they work on!

Dear Craig This is just a quick note to say thanks for the excellent installation of the decking at our newly built house. I was particularly impressed with the obvious experience and ability of a true team of workmen. They knew exactly what they had to do and worked together efficiently and cheerfully. They were so fast yet the result was perfect. I had to admire your use of the latest in equipment that ensured a very accurate and clean job. Thanks also for your creative recommendation on the water feature element of the decking. Aligning the decking in a pattern has worked much better than just a straight line solution. The deck has provided the finishing touch to our ultra modern house and lives well with the other 21st Century features. Thanks again for arranging to carry out the job so quickly and to do so within my budget. Best regards Bob Bayley

Hello Craig We are writing to you to thank you for the fantastic deck that you have built for us. The quality of the build is superb. We were very impressed that you could take onboard some of our ideas, and suggest low maintainance materials, to produce the decking of our dreams. Thank you once again. Linda and Mick Roberson

We had a very water logged lawn surrounded by conifers and shrubs and the bottom of section of the garden did not get much sun. After having French doors installed onto the garden, which left a drop of approx 2 feet, we contacted The Original Decking Co. to ask about replacing half of the garden with decking and take out the grass and replace with decorative gravel instead. The lady who took our initial call was friendly and very helpful, listening to our requirements and arranged a meeting with Craig, who came & carried out a site survey, came up with a design incorporating our own ideas etc and throughout the whole process of design & pricing consulted us at every stage so we felt very much a part of our own project. We chose Ipe hardwood, in smooth finish profile, with a low seated handrail at the bottom, with a small step down onto the newly gravelled section. We also had 3 large Ipe & Balau planters made to sit on one side of the decking, which now house large palms and bamboos, we also had amber deck lights on the decking, white ones shining across the gravel and a couple of spike lights highlighting some of the trees & shrubs in the garden. The lads were great to have around, polite and friendly, kept everywhere as clean & tidy as possible during the whole project build. Thank you for giving us our room outdoors, it looks fantastic! We would have no problem at all recommending you to others thinking of having a deck designed & installed by yourselves and are already spreading the word! Once again thank you very much. Mr Mrs C. Staffordshire.

We are delighted with the outcome of the decking fitted, Craig and his team were professional ,polite, well organised and the attention to detail was excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone who was looking to have Decking fitted. Don’t give it a second thought re an alternative company, you most certainly will not be disappointed. Jeremy Curtis

We were wondering what to do with the front of the house as we have a dog that thinks it is a mechanical digger and what was once a nice lawned area became an assault course. I have always considered the garden as another room to be used by the family, but even the dog was complaining it was like a mud bath. So we asked The Original Decking Company to come and have a look at what they could do. I now know why they are called Original Decking because the transformation is totally original. I went with what they recommended, a new type of decking that does not require staining well thats one job less, a lawn that does not need cutting (Astroturf) and lighting that turns itself on and off. What more could a man want. We now have another room that can be used without doing any work on it. I would just like to say a big thank you to Original Decking and the team. Thanks Paul Williams

Dear Craig, Brendan, Nick, Matthew, Shent, Paul, Ash & Baz. Well what can we say except THANK YOU all for building a deck which is beyond our wildest dreams. The craftsmenship & quality shines out. Your hard craft throughout the week was evident for all to see and your commitment to getting it done on such a tight timescale was impressive. Thanks for sticking with us & supporting us throughout the torturous planning process. You are such a superb team who did yourselves & us proud. We have already had many "gob-smacked" reactions & will be recommending you wholeheartly. You are true professionals & experts in your field. Thank You! Love Sal & Jules xx

Mr G Jones, Horsham, Kent.
Hi Brendon Just read your e-mail after being away for a few days. The decking looks great and we did manage to use it quite a bit but it's turned unsettled now so we'll just have to make do with admiring it through the windows until the sunshine returns! Glad to hear you secured the other project. Have put together the following testimonial for you:- After a 3 year major extension/renovation project that left us somewhat disillusioned and cynical about the skills, abilities and dedication of many UK builders, I can only say that our faith has been well and truly restored by the remarkable workmanship and professionalism of The Original Decking Company. Craig,and his team responded quickly after we had been let down by another company and were able to complete the project on schedule and to a very high standard using the latest technology and quality equipment. The installers (Dom, Matt and Lee) were courteous, easy to get on with and showed an attention to detail and willingness to get on with the job that really set them apart. We are really pleased with the finished product and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending The Original Decking Company to others. Please thank the boys again for their good work. And thanks to you for all your help from the office side.

Dear Craig, Brendon and all the guys who did such an excellent job on our new deck. The new composite deck looks amazing and the twin finish is exactly what we needed as we both and the dog (and guests) very accident prone! The care, quality and workmanship that everyone put in on our job is outstanding and the attention to detail has really transformed what was a nasty add on to the garden that housed the shed into a light, modern outdoor room that we will be spending all our summer evenings in for the foreseeable future, and all our winter evenings with the addition of the wonderful hot tub. A special thank you to everyone for enabling me to keep the hot tub part of the deck a secret for as long as possible (although a few extra lessons in hot tub camouflage may be required, Andi was good at this!). It was such a surprise to my husband, even though we had to reveal a day early as no amount of camouflage would have worked on the last night. The construction of the deck area, balustrade surround, and installation of the wireless remote controlled deck and fence lights was to a superior quality and I know it will last us a lifetime, and we would highly recommend The Original Decking Company to anyone considering composite or other decking services. We would gladly welcome people to come and view the decking and hot tub area so that we can show it off to as many people as possible. Everyone we have had into the garden since has been amazed by the work you have done for us, and I have forwarded on yours and outdoor heavens contact details. I cannot thank you all enough for all the effort, support and kindness that we received throughout the planning, design and construction phases of the project… and the advice and help regarding our roof saga from Craig and Shents. One additional member of our family will miss you the most – Oscar (our Boxer dog) he waited each morning by the back gate for the following 3 days for the lads to arrive and fuss him! And for one particular member he waited especially to scare him…. During the week I think the crew got through 3200 assorted chocolate biscuits, 200 cups of tea, 250 cups of coffee, 180 rashers or bacon, 250 sausages, 4 lbs of sugar… and one apple! (Only joking everyone knows they did not have any fruit!! He he).. but i was happy to provide this to such a dilligent and hard working team. Thank You for everything. x x x x Mez & Steve Batterley, Matlock, Derbyshire