Brent Matchett, who replaced the original Gables this year with The Gables Speight's Ale House, was determined to create an outstanding new venue for this upmarket suburb, that would attract the same loyalty from the punters.
Brent and the team have done a stunning job – including specifying Jenkin A-lign solid timber weatherboards. It’s an authentic touch in a suburb known for having one of the world’s finest collections of historic timber weatherboard villas.
“The weatherboard look is part of the Speight’s Ale House concept,” Brent says. He’d seen Jenkin A-lign in place at Arran Pene’s Ale House in Hamilton, so knew that he would end up with a smart finish for The Gables. The system performed to Brent’s expectations. “It was fantastic seeing the A-lign go up – it was just so quick.”