We have been working with Joe Cauchi since winter 2002/3, first to build a swimming pool and landscape the garden around, and subsequently to do other improvements to our old farmhouse, which had originally been converted in the 1970’s. These have included installing en-suite bathrooms, levelling and replacing a floor which was sinking, redoing the kitchen, knocking archways between rooms and installing arched doorways, replacing the courtyard floor and several plumbing, electrical and finishing jobs.
We are delighted to be working with Joe, as he is the only builder that we have ever come across who actually does what he says he is going to do, on time and within budget! This is frankly nothing short of miraculous. It is easy to keep in touch with progress from England, as he responds promptly to emails, gives updates and sends images of the work in progress and finished jobs.
Joe is a strong character and not afraid to make clear recommendations based on his years of building experience. We have sometimes disagreed and he is happy to argue points and give way where appropriate. However, he will not compromise when it comes to structural issues. We have discovered over the last few years, that he knows what he is doing and has always been right about what is needed. As we are in England most of the time, it is important to know that the work is in the hands of someone we trust. We are very happy that Joe is taking care of it.

Polly Rubinstein & Penny Lovelessvia Website

We first met Joe Cauchi in 1995. We had just bought a very old farmhouse in the centre of Victoria, Gozo and didn’t really know where to start with the renovations! Someone recommended Joe to us.
We immediately liked how he took the time to show us other properties he was either working on or had finished. We could see immediately the “quality” of the work. More importantly, like all true craftsmen, we could see Joe “loved stone”. He had ideas and suggestions that we had never dreamt of, and we were always confident that Joe’s suggestions would look great and be safe! There is a strong trust element in Joe’s work. Since those early days, we have not been disappointed. We now have a truly beautiful home on Gozo thanks to Joe and his excellent workers.
Throughout the course of the renovations, Joe has helped us organize and arrange things well outside his scope of works. On our most recent trip to Gozo we had a very heavy cupboard we needed to move to another floor. Joe immediately sends four of his workers to give us a hand …. that’s Joe Cauchi for you!

Hans Friederich & Bee Bonnigervia Website

Converting our Farmhouse, J.C.D Ltd’s expertise and its first rate skilled employees, transformed it beyond our expectations. Being the type of individuals, were quality and excellence are our top priority, J.C.D Ltd are a company that one can trust, always willing to discuss new ideas and ready to give advice from past experiences.

Mangion Familyvia Website

In December 2000 we bought a very old farmhouse in Gharb/Gozo. The previous owner had already started some reconstruction jobs but obviously without any concept. In generally the house was in very poor condition; no windows in several rooms, the roof was not water proved, the basement and the room in the first floor were wet and water and electricity only partially available. After checking all the works which were done till our overtaking we found out the circumstance that several different companies worked there before. Each of them has done a partial job but not considering what the others companies had already done and with really big quality differences.
We searched for all these companies and I spoke with them all. After discussing all the necessary jobs for the further reconstruction and conversion, the job was given to the company Joe Cauchi from Gharb/ Gozo. The reason for this decision was that he was the only one who wants to develop with me a general plan of conversion, taking under consideration to importance to the spirit of this old farmhouse. A further reason was that he gave a warranty for all his finished jobs and he has all the necessary specialists (carpenter, plumber, electrician etc.) employed in his company.
Our idea from the beginning was to get everything done from one hand covered by one responsibility only.
We decided not to use modern materials like aluminium, steel or others. We agreed only to use natural materials which are available on the island, considering the character of these old villages. Every job was discussed very long in advance to find the best solution considering the experiences of J.C.D Ltd and our expectations.
Joe Cauchi as the owner of the company has always suggested a lot of ideas and proposals to improve the single solutions. Meanwhile a big progress was achieved and we are especially satisfied with the high quality of all the finished jobs. Another advantage was the easy way of communication between the company and our side because we are only temporarily present on Gozo. They speak fluent English and, can communicate email and fax. It might sound normal, but not all turnkey companies have these facilities.
For everybody who prefers excellent quality works and professional consulting, as well as some time for the total conversion ,I would always recommend J.C. over and over again.

Heidi and Bernd Blickensdorffvia Website

We would recommend Joe Cauchi for your building works. Having bought an unconverted farmhouse, he has transformed it beyond our expectations, whilst retaining the original features. He and his employees are first-class tradesmen.

Marilyn Moorevia Website

In late 1999 Antje and I, anticipating our retirement bought an old, somewhat renovated farmhouse in Birbuba, which had previously been occupied purely as a holiday residence for a few weeks per year by a Maltese family.
We decided to improve the condition of the fabric of the house and enquired about local builders. Joe Cauchi was recommended to us; his original ideas appealed to us and we decided to employ him, originally to renovate and enclose our outside staircase and to extend our balcony area. We were delighted with the result and the very high standard of finish.
Since then, Joe has renovated our courtyard walls and steps, installing a 3-tier fountain, constructing stone arches and a new courtyard balcony. He has installed a new en-suite master bathroom, all to our complete satisfaction. During the winter of 2007-8 he totally re-pointed our mill room, removing an old, oppressive balcony and introducing new features, such as a Romeo and Juliet balcony. Presently he is renovating and re-pointing our office as well as repairing the outside façade of the house.
We would emphasise that all of this work has had to be done by Joe and his team without any supervision on our part, as we have to spend many months of the year in Germany. Joe enjoys our complete trust in this regard and he has never disappointed us. We shall continue to work with him on new ideas.
Joe knows Gozo farmhouses. His advice and ideas our invaluable, his workers skilled. We recommend him without any reservation.

Antje & Roger Bexfield Birbuba, Gharbvia Website


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