Suffolk Build Direct

Suffolk Build Direct is an established building company based in Shotley,Suffolk. We are happy to provide a free,transparent and full quotation on any project you may be considering. Thank you for your valued enquiry and we trust we can be of assistance with your project.


  1. Extensions
  2. Bricklaying
  3. Repointing
  4. Restoration & Refurbishment
  5. Conversions - General
  6. Pitched Roofing
  7. Flat Roofing
  8. Plastering

About Suffolk Build Direct

May I introduce myself and give you a breif summery of my experience without boring you too much.

My name is David Rouse and I am a time served builder for the last 30 years and trading under the name of Suffolk Build Direct. I have worked and established a reputation for quality, reliablity and customer care and I am an experienced multi trade.

My working life started within the house building sector as a sub-contract bricklayer, Bovis Homes, Wimpey's and Brosleys to name a few.
As a sub contractor / sole trader I have worked as a multi trade for local firms including Carter's, Vaughan & Blyth and Cadmans.
These works included the complete management and undertaking of Plastering, Carpentry, Groundworks, Roofing, Painting, Decorating and Brickwork which were all carried out to a high standard with a satisfaction note signed and scored accordingly for completion and payment of works.

For the last 20 years our works have included the rebuild, repair and reinstatement of property after, flood, fire, impact and subsidence. These works ranged from small plaster and decorations repairs to complete rebuilds of property including piling and other foundation works.

Our services have been engaged directly by the following Insurance companies and administrators: Sime Solutions PLC, Tescos, Prudential, Churchills, Direct Line, The Pearl, RBS, and Infront Innovations.
As part of these works we also undertook both surveyor and installation training in ThorHelical resin repair systems for our masonry repairs.


Courses passed.
CITB SMSTS (Site management safety training scheme)
Emergency First Aid
Abrasive Wheels
Working at Height

As part of my management of projects I have had to demonstrate comliance with and sound management of current health and safety legislation and was accredited within the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS).

We also undertook both surveyor and installation training in ThorHelical resin repair systems for our masonry repairs and are recognised approved installers. Suffolk Build Direct have good established relationships with architects and structural engineers to help give a bespoke design, build and management service to suit your needs and budget. The management of such projects can be stressful and time consuming. We can provide a start to finish service so the client does not have to worry with the coordination of architects, engineers, planning and building regulations. We supply the right tradesmen and materials for the job as well as dealing with any health and safety issues and possible building control inspections.

Adding extra living space can potentially give your property added value, whether it is an extension or conversion. By adding an extension, you can release your homes potential, giving it a fresh new feel and create more space in your home without the hassle and expense of moving house. You can alternatively convert your loft, basement or garage into extra living area.

Whether you are looking to extend in the same style or would like to add a contemporary room, we can take the time to go through your plans and create you the space you have always wanted.

Our multi trade teams have vast experience in the refurbishment, renovation and alteration of property through our Insurance repair works and property developments. Whether it is a listed building or a contemporary house Suffolk Build Direct prides its self on meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of the client.

We cover all aspects of plaster, renders, backing coats and skimmed finishes. The re-skimming of damaged and Artex walls and ceilings being a popular and safer option when renovating property and are less disruptive. We also undertake what is known in the trade as ‘Dot and Dab’, the lining of walls with plasterboard, Stud wall partitioning, Metal or Timber stud, dry walling, Tape & Jointing, Remedial Damp proofing and Floor Screeds.

Our external trades include Sand; Lime & Cement rendered finishes, Spar dash, High Build coatings, Tyrolean and Remedial Damp proofing.

Suffolk Build Direct are specialists in dealing with insurance perils and have a long proven track record in providing a quick, reliable, tidy and hassle free service for Policy Holders, Insurance Companies, Engineers and Loss Adjusters alike. These services include the reinstatement and refurbishment of property after subsidence and structural movement, flood, fire and impact damage.

Roof repairs or roof replacements, flat roofs or tiled pitched roofs large or small, we can cater for all needs with over twenty years experience in this field.

We recognise that having contractors working on your premises can be disruptive and can feel intrusive. We take care at the outset to ensure that works projects are planned to minimise any disruption.

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