About Derek


Almost everything you should know about Derek

Derek’s from a floor laying family – his father and three brothers have all been floor layers.  Derek started learning his trade at age 15 and then left school the day after his 16th birthday and became an apprentice floor layer to his father George.  That was over 40 years ago and Derek is still at it!

He takes great pride in a fast, efficient and quality service.  He can offer a lot of flexibility to his many clients, both large and small.  He will work long hours rather than let any one down when his days are full, knowing that it can sometimes be difficult for his customers running a construction project to juggle all trades and that domestic customers appreciate getting their house back to normal as soon as possible.

Despite Derek’s life-long dedication to flooring, he much prefers playing drums in local bands or snatching a few hours off to take in the countryside on his motorbike!

Derek has two children, Katrina and Bradley, with his first wife but answers to Viki Jacobs, his second!  Viki runs the office and is also happy to offer help to customers struggling to choose the right type of floor for their needs or wanting another opinion on interior design which is something of a speciality of hers.