The Extensions Specialists Whiteknights, RG1 5
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an extensions, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does extensions all over Whiteknights, RG1 5 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of extensions 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 Whiteknights
Most extensions 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 Extensions Consultation
We offer free extensions 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 extensions in extensions 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:property refurbishment near Whiteknights, RG1 5
garage conversion near The Mount, RG1 5
property refurbishment near New Town, RG1 3
kitchen refurbishment near Coley, RG2 0
bathroom renovations near Woodley, RG5 3
renovation near Reading, RG1 1
home improvement near Earley, RG6 7
property refurbishment near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
house refurbishments near Whitley, RG2 0
kitchen refurbishment near Lower Earley, RG6 3
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and renovating is not something that we do extremely typically, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a challenging decision with substantial effects if you get it incorrect. By avoiding these common errors you’re most likely to delight in a tension complimentary build and eliminate spending plan blow outs.
Picking the incorrect type of builder
Rather simply, if you are extending or remodeling you need to just be speaking with contractors who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are developing a new house you should just be speaking to home builders who are experienced in new homes. The very best new home builder in the area could be the worst option to construct your extension because there is so much different about an extension that can quickly capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new house builders to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation projects; however that is often since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that properly deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of people choose a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of crucial items missing which are not transparent. No matter how detailed and extensive the illustrations may appear, there will typically be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder needs to prepare a thorough quote.
If the builders have only been supplied with plans to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a lot of important items missing out on from the quote and an extremely high possibility that will result in extra costs and potential conflict with the builder. To prevent this you should constantly provide the builders with a thorough Inclusions Schedule along with the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, assurances that the quotes you receive will be much more thorough and transparent, making it much easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the most inexpensive quote is the right rate
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some money, but if that quote is considerably cheaper than the other quotes then you must be very cautious prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes must be giving you some clues as to what the ideal cost is to finish the job. Selecting a builder that has actually offered a quote that is significantly less than other quotes might result in future issues if in reality the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding lingo in the quote
There are a few terms that you definitely should comprehend when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of extra costs throughout construction and your spending plan burning out. There are 2 key terms that will be vital in your evaluation of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to include figures that are realistic, there is also a huge variety in the cost of many products that might be considered realistic. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available for over 3000. You must be especially alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are often used to make a quote appearance competitive when in truth it might really be extremely deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking with existing customers
It’s simple for home builders to offer you the details of a number of clients who they know have actually mored than happy with their services; and because of that asking contractors for recommendations is a little bit of a wild-goose chase as they are only going to give you details of people who will say the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of present clients. Present customers will provide you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed at the same time
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site daily, whilst some structure companies will have a team of individuals and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the construct … you may never ever see them throughout the rest of the process. You’re going to be handling your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be critical to make sure a successful outcome, so make certain you comprehend who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is excluded from the quote
Among the very best methods to clarify exactly what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a terrific method to unearth any of those products that may have been presumed by either celebration are either included or omitted. Lighting, for example, typically develops confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder may quote for lights, nevertheless that will frequently just include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is most likely anticipating that light fittings are included