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Our History

1734

The firm was established.

18th/19th Century

The business centred more on the construction of the dwellings than on their sanitation

1902

Samuel Ironmonger having entrusted the family business to his nephew - Robert Derry - the name of the business changed to Robert Ironmonger Derry.

1934

The original premises at ‘The Old Plumbers Shop’ on Stodman Street was sold and the business moved to St Marks Lane. It was at this time that Samuel Derry joined the business and the name changed again to R I Derry and Son.

1966

The need for more storage space was required so the company purchased a 14,000ft office on William Street.

1980

The business was registered as a Private Limited Company.

1988

The company acquired an electrical contractor allowing them to offer Electrical as well as Mechanical Design and Installation Services.

1991

Became part of the B&K Group of Companies.

1993

The name was changed to Derry Building Services Ltd.

2001

The company moved to their current premises at the newly refurbished Old Hospital on London Road.

2004

Mark Townsend, the current Managing Director, was appointed.

2005

The site was complemented with a 10,000 sq ft office extension to the rear of the existing building.

2014

The company expanded, opening a second office in Birmingham.

2016

Brian Hughes and Gregg Matthews were appointed as Directors.