The Home improvement Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an home improvement, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does home improvement 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 home improvement 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 home improvement 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 Home improvement Consultation
We offer free home improvement 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 Contractors in London?
- Specialists in home improvement in home improvement 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:kitchen refurbishment near Reading, RG1 1
garage conversion near Coley, RG2 0
home improvement near The Mount, RG1 5
kitchen renovation near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
bathroom renovations near New Town, RG1 3
garage conversion near Caversham, RG4 8
garage conversion near Whiteknights, RG1 5
property refurbishment near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
house renovation near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and refurbishing is not something that we do extremely typically, so it goes without stating that picking a builder can be a challenging choice with significant consequences if you get it incorrect. By avoiding these typical errors you’re most likely to delight in a stress complimentary build and eliminate spending plan blow outs.
Selecting the wrong sort of builder
Quite merely, if you are extending or refurbishing you must only be talking with contractors who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are developing a new house you ought to only be talking with builders who are experienced in new houses. The very best new house builder in town might be the worst option to build your extension due to the fact that there is a lot different about an extension that can easily catch out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new house builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling jobs; nevertheless that is frequently due to the fact that they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far too many people select a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of crucial items missing and that are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and extensive the drawings might appear, there will usually be a great deal of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the contractors have actually only been provided with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high possibility that there will be a lot of crucial items missing from the quote and a very high possibility that will cause extra expenses and potential dispute with the builder. To avoid this you ought to constantly release the contractors with an extensive Inclusions Schedule in addition to the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you understand what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you receive will be far more comprehensive and transparent, making it a lot easier for everyone included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the least expensive quote is the best price
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some cash, but if that quote is substantially cheaper than the other quotes then you should be extremely cautious before you select that builder. A grouping of similar quotes should be offering you some clues regarding exactly what the best price is to complete the task. Choosing a builder that has actually offered a quote that is considerably less than other quotes may result in future problems if in reality the builder has made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take faster ways and charge for variations down the track
Not comprehending jargon in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely need to understand when assessing quotes. If you do not, you will be exposed to a greater risk of extra costs during construction and your budget burning out. There are 2 key terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to comprehend that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has a responsibility to include figures that are reasonable, there is likewise a big variety in the expense of numerous products that could be considered reasonable. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are also toilets offered for over 3000. You need to be especially alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are in some cases utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in truth it might really be really misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking to existing customers
It’s not difficult for contractors to provide you the information of a number of clients who they understand have actually mored than happy with their services; and because of that asking builders for referrals is a little bit of a wild-goose chase as they are only going to offer you information of individuals who will say the best thing. Instead, you ‘d be better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of present customers. Current clients will give you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed in the process
Not knowing who you’ll be handling
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site everyday, whilst some structure companies will have a group of individuals and the individual who prepares and presents the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the construct … you might never see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be vital to guarantee a successful result, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is excluded from the quote
One of the very best ways to clarify exactly what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate exactly what is omitted from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic method to uncover any of those items that might have been presumed by either celebration are either included or left out. Lighting, for example, typically develops confusion and ends in difference if it is not made clear at the start. A builder might quote for lights, however that will often just consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is most likely expecting that light fittings are included