Gilbert Builders

About Gilbert Builders Ltd

Established in 1966, Gilbert Builders was formed by Ivan Gilbert, working from his home in Gisleham. Today the company operates from purpose built office and warehousing in South Lowestoft Industrial Estate.

Ivan begun the business at the age of 24 and was regularly seen cycling around Gisleham with tools a toe. He quickly established a reputation for hard-work, honesty and loyalty to a growing local client base. Ivan retired from the business in 2004, handing over the running of Gilbert Builders to his son Richard and daughter Rachel.

The business has since grown to offer a complete turnkey building service; from conception through to completion, in all industry sectors.

We work with a range of customers and clients, including:

  • Private homeowners
  • Lidl’s Foodstores
  • Orwell Housing Association
  • Expro North Sea
  • Broadland Housing Association
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Orbit Housing Association
  • Waveney District Council
  • Pontins Holiday
  • Hoseasons / Wyndham
  • Belle Coaches
  • Association British Ports
  • Banardo’s
  • Barclays Bank
  • Wrights Mazda
  • Jewsons Building Merchants
  • HM Prison
  • Aldreds Commercial
  • Fred Long Estates
  • Two-Sisters Food Group
  • Londis Convenience Stores
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Thompson Estates
  • Warner Leisure
  • Housing 21
  • Pleasurewood Hills
  • Subway
  • Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary
  • Kingsley Healthcare
  • TUI UK Retail Ltd
  • Thompson Holidays
  • First Choice Holidays
  • Anglian Bus
  • Brown & Co
  • Watson Estate Agents
  • Richard Perkins Associates

For further information, or to request a free no-obligation quotation,
please contact us with your requirements.

Gilbert Builders

Gilbert Builders - Built on the foundations of excellence

Gilbert Builders are always delighted to hear from our customers so whatever your enquiry might be get in touch today!

Gilbert Builders - Lowestoft's Building Professionals

Our construction, plumbing, electrical and Solvadamp services are available to customers throughout East Anglia.

Residential and New Builds

Residential & New Builds

From new build single dwellings to multiple residential complexes, Gilbert Builders offer a bespoke building solution to all residential developments.

Commercial and Industrial Building

Commercial & Industrial

From shop fitting, new offices, a warehouse of retail outlet, Gilbert Builders can provide turnkey and fast-track commercial and industrial developments to suit your business need.

Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing & Heating

Gilbert Builders offer a complete and competitive range of plumbing and heating services for customers throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex including new installations, adaptions and maintenance works.

Building Extensions and Adaptions

Extensions & Adaptions

Whether you require an extension to your home, adaption to suit your lifestyle or conversion to make best space, Gilbert Builders can provide a range of options to suit your needs.

Electrical Services

Electrical Services

Gilbert Electrical and Security Ltd offer a complete, independent and competitive electrical and security services throughout Lowestoft, Suffolk and the whole of East Anglia.


Solvadamp specialise in damp proofing, woodworm treatment and dry rot treatment for customers throughout the East Anglia region, including Lowestoft, Norwich, Great Yarmouth and beyond!

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