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:garage conversion near Reading, RG1 1
kitchen renovation near Coley, RG2 0
kitchen refurbishment near The Mount, RG1 5
property refurbishment near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
house renovation near New Town, RG1 3
property refurbishment near Caversham, RG4 8
kitchen renovation near Whiteknights, RG1 5
house renovation near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
kitchen renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and refurbishing is not something that we do really typically, so it goes without saying that picking a builder can be a difficult decision with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these typical mistakes you’re more likely to take pleasure in a stress complimentary build and remove spending plan blow outs.
Selecting the incorrect type of builder
Quite simply, if you are extending or remodeling you must only 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 to home builders who are experienced in brand-new homes. The very best new house builder in the area could be the worst option to build your extension since 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 contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation jobs; nevertheless that is frequently since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately deals with the complexities of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of people pick a builder based on quotes that have a lot of important products missing and that are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and extensive the illustrations might appear, there will typically be a lot of things missing from the illustrations that the builder has to prepare a detailed quote.
If the builders have actually just been supplied with strategies 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 an extremely high probability that will lead to additional costs and possible conflict with the builder. To avoid this you need to constantly release the contractors with a detailed Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be included in the quote, warranties that the quotes you get will be far more extensive and transparent, making it much easier for everybody included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the most inexpensive quote is the right cost
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some cash, but if that quote is significantly more affordable than the other quotes then you need to be really mindful prior to you select that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be providing you some hints as to what the ideal cost is to complete the job. Picking a builder that has actually offered a quote that is significantly less than other quotes might result in future issues if in truth the builder has 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 comprehending jargon in the quote
There are a number of terms that you definitely should understand when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater risk of additional costs throughout construction and your spending plan blowing out. There are two key terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a responsibility to consist of figures that are sensible, there is likewise a huge variety in the expense of many products that could be thought about realistic. For example, a toilet can be acquired for $250 yet there are also 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 often utilized to make a quote look competitive when in reality it might in fact be very misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more information on why it’s so essential to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking to current clients
It’s simple for home builders to offer you the details of a number of clients who they know have actually been happy with their services; and for that reason asking home builders for recommendations is a little a waste of time as they are just going to provide you information of individuals who will state the right thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of present customers. Existing customers will offer you feedback that is less contrived and better 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 website daily, whilst some structure companies will have a team of individuals and the person who prepares and presents the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the build … you may never ever see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be vital to guarantee an effective outcome, so make sure you understand who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is left out from the quote
Among the best methods to clarify exactly what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to verify exactly what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a great way to discover any of those items that may have been assumed by either celebration are either consisted of or excluded. Lighting, for instance, frequently produces confusion and ends in argument if it is not explained at the start. A builder might price quote for lights, however that will typically only include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably expecting that light fittings are consisted of