Jake Robinson

Builder to the Stars

Jake Robinson

Founder of Koh Samui Construction, Villas and Land, Jake owns and operates a portfolio of companies providing products, services and support that span the breadth and depth of the industry.

Jake discovered his flair for carpentry while he was at boarding school in West Sussex, where he made personalised shoeboxes for his teachers. This natural talent earned Jake quite a reputation and pocket money, and he spent his holidays helping out at a local building site. At 17, he became a kitchen fitter having gained a UK City & Guilds certificate in carpentry. His reputation as an outstanding craftsman has resulted in him becoming a carpenter to the stars, with a long list of celebrity clients.

Jake got his first TV break when he was working behind the scenes on Changing Rooms and Carol Smiley suggested he tried his luck in front of the camera. Jake was also chosen to oversee the construction of the huge masterpiece on BBC 1’s live primetime showpiece for “Rolf On Art - The Big Event”. Since then, having been a regular presenter on BBC 1’s Big Strong Boys and Builders Sweat and Tears, Jake has become one of the nation’s favourite DIY experts, with a long list of celebrity clients including Chris Tarrant and Denise Van Outen. His reputation as an outstanding craftsman, at both designing as well as building commercial and residential properties, has resulted in him becoming a “builder to the stars”, with a long list of international clients.

Jake left London to start a new life in Koh Samui and Asia in 2010 and this is when he launched Koh Samui Construction, Koh Samui Land and Koh Samui Villas.

Jake also runs The Islington Building Company, providing building services including extensions, refurbishments, shop-fitting, decorating, plumbing, electrics, flooring, bespoke furniture and much more.

Jake is at home working on a one to one basis with private clients, or organising a team of workers as site manager and considers no job too big or small.

You have come to the right place

“So if it’s a house to build, a swimming pool, a hotel or a refurbishment job, then you have come to the right place. We understand western expectations and I have set out to exceed them with our hand-picked team and trained team. I personally oversee any work done ensuring our standards are always adhered to”.

— Jake Robinson


We speak your language

If you want a quote for any building works it will be done by Jake Robinson himself who personally meets with you and assesses the job at hand. At all times during construction, Jake will be available for you so at no point will you find yourself communicating with builders that don’t understand you. Koh Samui Construction is the perfect solution for those who are not fluent in Thai and would rather deal with people that speak the same language.

Jake Robinson
Builder to the Stars