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.
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7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating is not something that we do really often, so it goes without saying that selecting a builder can be a difficult choice with considerable repercussions if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common errors you’re most likely to delight in a stress totally free build and eliminate spending plan blow outs.
Choosing the wrong kind of builder
Quite simply, if you are extending or refurbishing you must only be talking with home builders who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are building a brand-new house you ought to just be talking to builders who are experienced in brand-new homes. The best brand-new house builder in town could be the worst choice to construct your extension due to the fact that there is so much different about an extension that can easily catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for brand-new house builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling projects; nevertheless that is typically because they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately handles the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far a lot of individuals pick a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of essential items missing which are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and extensive the illustrations might appear, there will generally be a great deal of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare an extensive quote.
If the contractors have just been provided with plans to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of important items missing out on from the quote and an extremely high likelihood that will result in additional expenses and prospective conflict with the builder. To avoid this you must constantly release the contractors with a detailed Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you comprehend exactly what will be included in the quote, assurances that the quotes you get will be much more thorough and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the cheapest quote is the ideal cost
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some money, but if that quote is considerably cheaper than the other quotes then you must be really mindful prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes ought to be providing you some hints regarding what the right cost is to complete the task. Selecting a builder that has offered a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may lead to future concerns if in reality 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 couple of terms that you absolutely must comprehend when examining quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater danger of additional costs during construction and your budget blowing out. There are 2 key terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to comprehend that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has an obligation to include figures that are practical, there is also a substantial range in the expense of many products that could be thought about sensible. For example, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available for over 3000. You need to be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are sometimes used to make a quote look competitive when in fact it might actually be extremely misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not talking to present customers
It’s not difficult for home builders to offer you the details of a number of customers who they understand have actually been happy with their services; and because of that asking home builders for references is a bit of a waste of time as they are only going to provide you information of individuals who will say the best thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better recommended to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of current customers. Current customers 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 home builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site everyday, whilst some building business will have a group of people and the individual who prepares and presents the quote may not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never ever see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be handling your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be critical to ensure an effective outcome, so make sure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing what is left out from the quote
One of the best methods to clarify exactly what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to validate what is omitted from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a great way to unearth any of those items that might have been presumed by either celebration are either consisted of or left out. Lighting, for example, frequently produces confusion and ends in dispute if it is not made clear at the start. A builder may price quote for lights, nevertheless that will frequently only include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is most likely expecting that light fittings are included