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• With over 28 years’ experience behind us, and being members of FMB and LHBC, we undertake various, Construction, & Refurbishing assignments from Private, Corporate and Professional Clients, from A-Z.


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2 January 2020

Gus and his team worked on extending our downstairs toilet into an accessible bathroom, for our family. There were quite a few hiccups due to previous works done by the former owner of our house, but Gus was able to resolve them effficiently. His knowledge of building and craftsmanship is highly impressive, and I look forward to working with him in the new year with other projects. More...

Dear Joy, I want to thank you for your kind words, also to thank your mommy your sister and the rest of the family for being such a pleasant and wonderful clients to work with. I will be at your service for any future projects that you and the family will need done. Happy New Year and have a wonderful day. Kind regards Gus & Team

14 October 2019

I hired Gus and his team to do a complete refurb of my 3 bedroom house. I had a complete rewire of the property, plaster throughout walls and ceiling, new doors throughout, new floors, new pipework for downstairs which needed replacing, internal wall removed, new kitchen, windows and patio doors, utility room with downstairs toilet added and decorating throughout.
It was a massive job and I am absolutely thrilled with my new house!
Gus helped me choose suitable options to stick within my budget which was very helpful. He kept me updated every week with a financial spreadsheet to show what had been done and exactly where the costs had been allocated. The whole job took around 8 weeks and I was kept updated the whole way through the process.
Quality of work was of a high standard and Gus, and team were super friendly and happy to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend them and use them again myself for any other projects that I might have.

Good evening George, I wan to thank you for your kind words about myself and my company. As our motto says: Quality is not an act but a (our) habit. We will always try to keep all our customers happy and on budget. I am looking forward to hearing from you on your other forthcoming future purchased properties. Thank you again and take care. Kind regards Gus Barbero Mob: 0777 6060 481 www.gusdesignsltd.co.uk

14 October 2019

Gus and his team did a great job in renovating my flat. They re-did the bathroom, replaced the kitchen units, replaced the laminate floor in the hallway and replaced a couple of old radiators. Finally, they redecorated the whole flat.
The project finished on time, in budget and the end result was amazing. Well-worth the money.

Dear Yiannis, We want to thank you for your kind review to our company, and it was a pleasure undertaking your project, and we want to thank you too for being such a pleasant to work client too. Please do not hesitate to call us if you or your family and friends ever need any Refurbishing work undertaken. Have a pleasant day, and kind regards Gus Barbero

7 June 2019

Gus was wonderful to work with. He managed our loft conversion project within the project timeline. The team has been very professional and the quality of the work has been completed to a high standard. We're very happy with our conversion, and will reach out again when we're ready to tackle our next project. More...

Dear Michael, I am glad you where happy with our company's performance and ability to assist you any way we could in your project. Our sincere gratitude and thank you for your kind words, we always try to excel best way we can. Thank you once more. Kind regards Gus Barbero

7 June 2019

Gus Designs Ltd Team worked at Rainbow Family Centre for the past few months. The work was completed professionally and according to a high standards. Many tasks were done outside of contract. The staff is hard working, reliable, friendly and helpful.

I personally would recommend the Gus Designs Ltd.

Dear Alla, I want to thank you for your kind words, and es it was a pleasure for myself and my team to assist you and to complete the project successfully and on time, having to work, right through Christmas and Easter breaks,just to keep our promise and your deadline. Thank you again Kind regards Gus

30 May 2019

Gus Designs have been professionals during completion of the project and worked flexibly around the needs of our service.
the suggestions have most welcomed...

Hello Anna, I want to thank you for your response, and we are glad that you where happy with our services offered to you the last 6 months on your project, including your gratitude today on site while we finishing all out touch ups and snagging. However, we are surprised for the only 2 Stars rating, you have given us, may I ask what we could do to improve our services? Thank you again for your support.

23 May 2019

Gus has been always helpful for any queries on renovation and building works without any charge and his advice has always been spot on. Once contracted his work is always of outstanding quality and nothing to most builders out there. You know exactly what you pay for with Gus with no surprises. Thanks Gus for all your help! More...

Dear Dimitri, I thank you for your kin words, and the experience you had with me in the construction industry. It has been my pleasure to assist you anyway I can, so please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Have a pleasant day. Kind regards Gus Barbero

22 May 2019

Just wanted to comment on Gus and his company Gus designs. I had what I thought to be quite a big job in my newly acquired home. Damp, damaged floor boards, a bathroom extension involving tiles to the ceiling and a loft which was semi converted. I called Gus made an appointment for him to come over, see the work and discuss our options with my husband and I. He said he would do some plans, took measurements and in a 3 day turnaround was back to explain every thing to us step by step. My husband and I were very impressed with his ideas and price considering he is a master builder and gave him the work. He surprised us, working with a small but efficient team, tidying up after the end of each day and in a shorter time than was quoted, we were good to go. I would not hesitate to recommend Gus Designs to anyone wanting good quality work.

Dear Mrs Kassianides, I want to thank you for your kind words for me and my company Gus Designs Ltd. We always strive for perfection, and most important for our clients satisfaction, and of course the word of mouth recommendation too. Again my sincere gratitude for your well received comments, always at your service. Have a pleasant day, and kind regards Gus Barbero

22 May 2019

I have been dealing with Gus for more than 20 years. From construction to turn key of several of my homes to restorative and refurbishment of my offices. The professional manner in which he conducts all his business is unsurpassed and the quality of the actual finished work makes one wonder how the budget was not exceeded, truly remarkable. I have complete faith in his work ethic, suggestions and recommendations and simply now just hand over the key for complete ease of mind. More...

Dear Julie Swart, I want to thank you for your kind words, and recommendations for me and my companies in the past Mika Construction Ltd, and recently Gus Designs Ltd. Please do not hesitate to call upon us, to assist you in any future property projects you embark upon. Kind regards Gus Barbero

22 May 2019

As far as Gus Barbero and his company Gus Designs Ltd, I cannot recommend him enough for his professional approach to his work, his experience, ethics etc. He designed and completed two of my projects (my apartment in Maida Vale) and my Hair&Beauty studio ( St. John’s Wood). More...

Dear Sampson, I want to thank you for your kind words, and your recommendation of our experience workmanship and quality we offered to your project. Please fell free to call us again if you ever required our services again. It was a pleasure working with you sir, and thank you Gus Barbero

22 May 2019

5 Stars for Gus Design - Punctual, professional and deadline met. Quality of work is very high with top quality reached in carpentry and some masonry.

Dear Simona, I want to thank you for your kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure working with you on such a difficult and tricky project in such a short time and tight dead line for which we performed. It was also a great pleasure working with you in this project and thank you for your honesty, and professionalism and expertise in your field. Please let us know if you ever need our assistance again.


They are a number of issues involved, but the basic ones are:
1. Check if your roof angle versus surface area of your house sufficient for head clearance (min. 2.3m) then should be possible.
2. Calculate your 2.3m head clearance you get in the roof void, if it is sufficient space to be utilised.
3. Check for any obstacles inside the void area (Chimney stacks, water tanks etc), they can restrict space.
4. If all OK, then check your floor below where is possible to install a staircase to the loft.

Stage 1: The erection of scaffolding (depending of the site layout) preferably from outside.
Stage 2: After inspection by a structural engineer and recommendations, proceed with the structural reinforcement and strength of the structure in total (additional timber joists, steel joists etc).
Stage 3: Install the now cleared space loft floor joists and the construction of the Dormers (making sure the property is sealed from rain). All preferably major external work to be completed (roof covering, lead work, soffits, flushing’s, guttering etc). We also complete the first fix for electrics and plumbing.
Stage 4: The internal loft void is now ready for the internal dry walling arrangement, electrical & plumbing installation, including all thermal insulation, roof ventilation, dry walling skimming, and window / skylight installation.
Stage 5: Now the actual joining of the loft room to the main house takes place, by creating the opening and the installation of the staircase to the loft room area.
Stage 6: The completion of the staircase (handrails, spindles etc), repair ceiling opening to stairs, commence 2nd fixing to electrical and plumbing, hanging doors, fixing skirting’s, and commence decorating to the loft area.
Stage 7: Complete all decoration (painting etc), and undertake quality control, and complete any snagging with the Client.
Stage 8: Schedule for building control with the local authorities or other entity, and have the conversion signed off.

I have spent most of my life in the building industry (over 28 years), not only in the UK, but overseas (Africa, Middle East, Europe & USA). Worked in London as a Senior Project Manager in London for major private and public large building firms, NVQ7 Diploma, Masters in Project Management Degree, and a qualified Party Wall Surveyor for England & Wales. Finally, I decide to branch out on my own, thus creating Gus Designs Ltd, to be able to offer my knowledge and expertise out to the public or corporations. For Gus Designs Ltd, being members of FMB, and LABC, is good enough to prove our high caliber of professionalism and expertise in our field (for the people who know the building industry).

Being master builders and members with the Federation of Master Builders for England and Wales (FMB), our minimum term for our warrantee is 12 (twelve) months plus.

Having excellent knowledge of the United Kingdom, property design mottos, and the common problems of old or new owners are faced (due to the stereotype layouts of properties), I can offer design innovative suggestions in solving the majority of the problems (to the best of my ability), and follow the ideas, design, drawings and costing trough with my team/s in executing each project...thus having a very satisfied Cleint in the end.

As the saying goes: Take an ugly duckling and change it to a prince / princess.... whichever tickle's your fancy..!!
The same as above goes too:
Having excellent knowledge of the United Kingdom, property design mottos, and the common problems of old or new owners are faced (due to the stereotype layouts of properties), I can offer design innovative suggestions in solving the majority of the problems (to the best of my ability), and follow the ideas, design, drawings and costing trough with my team/s in executing each project...thus having a very satisfied Cleint in the end.

Knowledge, Quality, Qualifications, Experience is King...…. as per our Company's moto: QUALITY IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABBIT...!!