The Kitchen extensions Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an kitchen extensions, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does kitchen extensions 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 kitchen 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 Reading
Most kitchen 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 Kitchen extensions Consultation
We offer free kitchen 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 Contractors in London?
- Specialists in kitchen extensions in kitchen 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:garage conversion near Reading, RG1 1
home improvement near Coley, RG2 0
renovation near The Mount, RG1 5
house renovation near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
house refurbishments near New Town, RG1 3
refurbishment company near Caversham, RG4 8
garage conversion near Whiteknights, RG1 5
house refurbishments near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
bathroom renovations near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating is not something that we do very often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a difficult choice with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By preventing these common errors you’re most likely to delight in a stress totally free construct and get rid of budget blow outs.
Picking the incorrect kind of builder
Quite simply, if you are extending or refurbishing you should only be talking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are constructing a brand-new house you need to only be talking with builders who are experienced in new homes. The very best new home builder in the area could be the worst choice to build your extension because there is so much different about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation jobs; however that is typically since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that properly handles the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far a lot of people choose a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of important products missing which are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and extensive the illustrations might appear, there will typically be a lot of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the builders have only been offered 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 an extremely high possibility that will lead to extra expenses and possible dispute with the builder. To prevent this you need to constantly provide the builders with a thorough Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be included in the quote, assurances that the quotes you get will be much more comprehensive and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the cheapest quote is the best rate
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some money, however if that quote is considerably cheaper than the other quotes then you should be extremely cautious before you pick that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be giving you some clues regarding what the right rate is to finish the project. Picking a builder that has provided a quote that is substantially less than other quotes might result in future issues 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 lingo in the quote
There are a number of terms that you definitely must understand when examining quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher danger of extra costs throughout construction and your spending plan blowing out. There are two 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 include figures that are reasonable, there is also a substantial range in the expense of many products that might be considered reasonable. For example, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are likewise toilets readily available for over 3000. You should be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are often utilized to make a quote look competitive when in truth it might actually be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so essential to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not speaking with current customers
It’s not difficult for contractors to give you the details of a number of customers who they understand have actually enjoyed with their services; and because of that asking builders for referrals is a little bit of a waste of time as they are just going to offer you information of individuals who will state the best thing. Instead, you ‘d be better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of existing customers. Present customers will provide you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed at the same time
Unknowning who you’ll be handling
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on website day to day, whilst some building companies will have a group of people and the individual who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be critical to ensure an effective outcome, so ensure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is left out from the quote
Among the best ways to clarify what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to confirm what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is an excellent method to discover any of those items that may have been presumed by either party are either consisted of or omitted. Lighting, for example, often produces confusion and ends in dispute if it is not explained at the start. A builder may estimate for lights, nevertheless that will frequently just consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably anticipating that light fittings are consisted of