About us

Shotley Gate builders Suffolk Build Direct is a young company with an old head. We built up a first-class reputation in the building industry by successfully delivering high-quality projects. The company's core values are quality, efficiency and reliability.


We're proud to say that we've maintained a strong belief in good workmanship and a job well done. Whatever the size of the undertaking, our whole team are aware of the responsibility they have for excellence, safety and respect for the environment.


Suffolk Build Direct believes that people are our main asset, and we're always trying to create the best possible working environment and foster continuous training and development with a strong emphasis on health and safety.


David Rouse - Owner

I am a time served builder for the last 28 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.

After leaving college, my working life started within the house building sector working on Bovis Homes, Wimpey's and Brosleys sites 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. On the completion of the sheduled works we were required to present the customer with a 'satisfaction note' for them to sign and score accordingly for full payment of works.

Within the last fifteen years my works have also 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.

My 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 I also undertook both surveyor and installation training in ThorHelical resin repair systems for our masonry repairs.


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 with CITB SMSTS (Site management safety training scheme).