Our History: 1950 - Present Day


1952 – Jacksons involved in the repair and refurbishment of Basildon Park near Pangbourne: the ceilings had gaping holes 2 yards square where a previous owner had sent samples to the United States hoping to sell the property, and the Library ceiling had collapsed after a fire, leaving only a corner motif.


In 1968, Harry Leighton died leaving the business to his two sons, Colin and Harry, and director Jack Lambert. Within a year it was sold to Clark and Fenn Holdings.


In 1972 the Lyric theatre, Hammersmith, was demolished and Jacksons were commissioned to construct a replica proscenium arch, using sections removed from the old one before it was demolished.


In the 1975 Restoration of Brighton Pavillion - Jacksons were comissioned to created a replica of the white marble dragon fireplace in Buckingham Palace (originally in the Music Room of Brighton Pavillion, moved to London by Queen Victoria)


Jackons were in 1984 awarded the Plaisterer's Trophy, the London Regional Award and the Humber Silver Salver for Fibrous Plastering, for the work they performed on the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall.


In 1988 Jacksons moved to Mitcham to join Clark & Fenn


After the fire at Windsor Castle in 1992, extensive restoration work included the Crimson and Green Drawing Rooms, where they installed wall frames, pilaster panels and window-mirror architraves (all completed in time for the Golden Wedding Anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip in November 1997). In the same year, the recreation of Uppark, West Sussex, earned Jacksons again the Plaisterer's Trophy and the Humber Silver Salver


In 1994, Jacksons repaired the fire damage at Hampton Court


In 1994 Jacksons were involved in the interior of Aspinall's Casino in London. Their ornate plasterwork again earned them an award in the Plaisterer's Trophy competition for that year, which continued the company's run of successful results.


Between 1995 and 2007 they remained as the specialist plaster arm of Clark & Fenn within the large construction groups of both Kvaerner and more recently Skanska UK. Award winning projects which the Mitcham workshops of Jackson's have over this period been associated with include The Brighton Dome Theatre, Tate Britain, Bluewater Kent and a private residence near Oxford.


Purchased in 2011 by a family business and under the direction of David Serra and Xana Haley, George Jackson now operates as an independent company specializing in its core business of classical plasterwork, for which it became world famous, alongside a range of new and exciting finishes and materials.


Our History: 1900-1950