The Loft extension Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an loft extension, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does loft extension 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 loft extension 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 loft extension 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 Loft extension Consultation
We offer free loft extension 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 loft extension in loft extension 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
garage conversion near Coley, RG2 0
home improvement near The Mount, RG1 5
home improvement near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
property refurbishment near New Town, RG1 3
bathroom renovations near Caversham, RG4 8
home improvement near Whiteknights, RG1 5
kitchen refurbishment near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
garage conversion near Whitley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do very typically, so it goes without stating that picking a builder can be a tricky choice with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common errors you’re most likely to enjoy a tension free construct and eliminate budget plan blow outs.
Picking the incorrect kind of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or renovating you must only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are building a brand-new home you should only be speaking with home builders who are experienced in brand-new houses. The best new house builder in town could be the worst choice to construct your extension because there is a lot various about an extension that can easily capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new home builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling tasks; however that is typically due to the fact that they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting thorough quotes
Far too many individuals select a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of crucial products missing and that are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and exhaustive the drawings may appear, there will typically be a great deal of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a thorough quote.
If the contractors have only been supplied with plans to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a great deal of essential items missing from the quote and a very high probability that will lead to extra expenses and possible dispute with the builder. To avoid this you should constantly release the home builders with a thorough Inclusions Schedule in addition to the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you get will be much more extensive and transparent, making it a lot easier for everyone involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the cheapest quote is the best rate
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some cash, but if that quote is considerably cheaper than the other quotes then you ought to be really cautious before you select that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be giving you some ideas regarding exactly what the right rate is to finish the project. Choosing a builder that has actually offered a quote that is substantially less than other quotes might result in future concerns if in reality the builder has made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you want is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding lingo in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely must understand when examining quotes. If you do not, you will be exposed to a greater danger of extra costs during construction and your budget plan burning out. There are 2 crucial terms that will be critical in your evaluation of quotes.
For instance, 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 also a big range in the cost of numerous products that could be considered realistic. For instance, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are also toilets offered 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 used to make a quote look competitive when in reality it might really be very misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so crucial to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not speaking with present customers
It’s easy for builders to give you the information of a number of clients who they understand have mored than happy with their services; and because of that asking home builders for recommendations is a little a wild-goose chase as they are just going to provide you information of people who will state the right thing. Instead, you ‘d be better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact information of a few present clients. Current customers will offer you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed while doing so
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site daily, whilst some structure companies will have a team of people and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never ever see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be handling your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be crucial to make sure a successful outcome, so ensure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is left out from the quote
Among the 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 fantastic method to unearth any of those items that might have been presumed by either celebration are either consisted of or left out. Lighting, for example, often develops confusion and ends in dispute if it is not explained at the start. A builder might estimate for lights, however that will frequently only consist of the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably expecting that light fittings are included