The Attic conversions Specialists Reading, RG1 1
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an attic conversions, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does attic conversions all over Reading, RG1 1 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of attic conversions over the last ten years and have gained invaluable experience in the construction process but also in ensuring all our customers receive great service.
The best attic conversion company in Reading
Most attic conversions are completed with in two weeks, and disruption to the household is kept to a minimum. All carpets and flooring are fully covered before commencement of work. All rubbish and debris are taken away on completion of the conversion or extension.
Free Attic conversions Consultation
We offer free attic conversions consultations, free quotations and a totally professional service from start to finish. If you want to convert your attic, or need insulation added to your current conversion, renovate or refurbish your house, kitchen or just anything, then call us on 020 3389 8528.
Why Choose CC Top Builders?
- Specialists in attic conversions in attic conversions area.
- General Building Work including extensions, sheds etc.
- 10+ years experience.
- Architect Certificate of Compliance (if requested).
- Top quality Velux windows used.
- Dormer windows also available.
- Custom made stairs supplied and installed.
- Choice of wood or plastered finish.
- Most attics completed in under 8 days.
- Full job, start to finish, including plumbing and electrics.
- En-suites installed if required.
- Hip Roof Extensions (subject to planning permission).
- All rubbish taken away on completion of your attic.
- RSJs installed.
- References available on request.
- Free no-obligation quotes.
- Excellent rates.
- Fully Insured.
- See our gallery of pictures for ideas.
- Just want a Velux Window installed? No problem, we can supply and install a Velux in your kitchen or attic.
Nearby areas we cover:bathroom renovations near Reading, RG1 1
property refurbishment near Coley, RG2 0
house renovation near The Mount, RG1 5
house renovation near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
kitchen refurbishment near New Town, RG1 3
garage conversion near Caversham, RG4 8
bathroom renovations near Whiteknights, RG1 5
bathroom renovations near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
bathroom renovations near Whitley, RG2 0
renovation near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do very frequently, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a challenging choice with substantial repercussions if you get it incorrect. By avoiding these typical mistakes you’re most likely to delight in a tension totally free construct and get rid of budget plan blow outs.
Picking the wrong type of builder
Quite merely, if you are extending or remodeling you must just be talking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are constructing a brand-new home you should just be speaking with builders who are experienced in brand-new houses. The best new home builder in the area might be the worst choice to construct your extension due to the fact that there is so much various about an extension that can easily capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for new home builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling projects; nevertheless that is often due to the fact that they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently deals with the complexities of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of people pick a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of important products missing out on and that are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and extensive the drawings might appear, there will typically be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder has to prepare a thorough quote.
If the home builders have only been provided with plans to prepare their quote there is a high possibility that there will be a lot of important items missing out on from the quote and a really high likelihood that will result in extra costs and possible conflict with the builder. To avoid this you need to constantly provide the home builders with a comprehensive Inclusions Schedule in addition to the drawings. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you understand exactly what will be included in the quote, warranties that the quotes you get will be even more extensive and transparent, making it a lot easier for everyone involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the least expensive quote is the ideal price
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some cash, but if that quote is considerably more affordable than the other quotes then you should be really careful prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes need to be providing you some hints as to what the best rate is to complete the task. Choosing a builder that has actually offered a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may lead to future problems if in truth the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you want is for the builder to take faster ways and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding jargon in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely should understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of additional costs throughout construction and your budget plan blowing out. There are 2 crucial terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to comprehend that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a responsibility to consist of figures that are reasonable, there is likewise a huge range in the cost of numerous items that could be considered realistic. For instance, a toilet can be acquired for $250 yet there are likewise toilets readily available for over 3000. You must be particularly alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are sometimes utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in fact it might in fact be extremely misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not speaking to current clients
It’s not difficult for contractors to offer you the information of a couple of customers who they know have enjoyed with their services; and for that reason asking home builders for recommendations is a bit of a wild-goose chase as they are only going to give you information of people who will say the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact details of a few current clients. Present customers will provide you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed in the process
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site daily, whilst some building companies will have a team of individuals and the individual who prepares and presents the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you may never see them throughout the rest of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be vital to make sure an effective result, so make sure you understand who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Unknowning what is excluded from the quote
One of the best ways to clarify what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic way to unearth any of those products that may have been presumed by either party are either included or omitted. Lighting, for example, often creates confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the beginning. A builder may price quote for lights, nevertheless that will often just include the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably expecting that light fittings are consisted of