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:house refurbishments near Reading, RG1 1
bathroom renovations near Coley, RG2 0
house renovation near The Mount, RG1 5
renovation near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
renovation near New Town, RG1 3
home improvement near Caversham, RG4 8
refurbishment company near Whiteknights, RG1 5
bathroom renovations near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
property refurbishment near Whitley, RG2 0
renovation near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without stating that selecting a builder can be a challenging choice with substantial repercussions if you get it wrong. By avoiding these typical mistakes you’re more likely to take pleasure in a stress free build and get rid of spending plan blow outs.
Selecting the incorrect kind of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or renovating you should just be speaking with contractors who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are building a brand-new home you ought to just be talking to contractors who are experienced in new homes. The very best brand-new home builder in town might be the worst choice to construct your extension since there is so much various about an extension that can easily capture out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and restoration projects; nevertheless that is frequently since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that effectively deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far too many people select a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of important products missing out on and that are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and extensive the illustrations may appear, there will normally be a great deal of things missing from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a thorough quote.
If the home builders have only been offered with plans to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of crucial products missing out on from the quote and a very high possibility that will cause additional expenses and prospective dispute with the builder. To prevent this you should always issue the home builders with a comprehensive Inclusions Schedule along with the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you understand exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, assurances that the quotes you get will be much more thorough and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the most inexpensive quote is the ideal cost
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some money, however if that quote is significantly cheaper than the other quotes then you should be very cautious prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of similar quotes ought to be offering you some ideas regarding what the ideal cost is to finish the job. Choosing a builder that has actually provided a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may result in future concerns if in truth the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take faster ways and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding jargon in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you definitely must comprehend when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher danger of additional costs throughout construction and your budget plan burning out. There are two key terms that will be vital in your assessment of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to consist of figures that are sensible, there is likewise a huge range in the expense of many products that could be considered sensible. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available 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 used to make a quote look competitive when in truth it may in fact 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 speaking with present customers
It’s not difficult for home builders to provide you the details of a number of customers who they understand have actually mored than happy with their services; and because of that asking home builders for referrals is a little bit of a waste of time as they are just going to give you details of people who will state the best thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact information of a number of current clients. Current clients will provide you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed in the process
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site day to day, whilst some building companies will have a group of people and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the develop … you may never see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be handling your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be important to ensure an effective result, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is omitted from the quote
Among the very best methods to clarify what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to confirm what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a terrific method to uncover any of those items that might have been assumed by either party are either consisted of or omitted. Lighting, for instance, often produces confusion and ends in disagreement if it is not made clear at the beginning. A builder might quote for lights, however that will often just include the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is most likely anticipating that light fittings are included