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:property refurbishment near Reading, RG1 1
renovation near Coley, RG2 0
home improvement near The Mount, RG1 5
property refurbishment near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
home improvement near New Town, RG1 3
bathroom renovations near Caversham, RG4 8
bathroom renovations near Whiteknights, RG1 5
kitchen refurbishment near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
house renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without stating that choosing a builder can be a difficult decision with considerable consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these typical mistakes you’re more likely to delight in a stress complimentary develop and eliminate budget plan blow outs.
Picking the wrong sort of builder
Quite merely, if you are extending or remodeling you should just be talking to contractors who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are developing a brand-new house you should just be speaking to contractors who are experienced in brand-new homes. The best new home builder in the area could be the worst choice to develop your extension because there is so much various about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for brand-new home contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling projects; nevertheless that is often due to the fact that they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that effectively deals with the complexities of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of people select a builder based on quotes that have a great deal of crucial items missing which are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and exhaustive the drawings might appear, there will usually be a lot of things missing out on from the illustrations that the builder has to prepare an extensive quote.
If the builders have actually just been offered with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a great deal of crucial items missing out on from the quote and a really high probability that will lead to extra expenses and prospective conflict with the builder. To avoid this you need to constantly provide the builders with an extensive Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you comprehend exactly what will be included in the quote, assurances that the quotes you receive will be much more extensive and transparent, making it much easier for everyone involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the least expensive quote is the best cost
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some money, however if that quote is significantly more affordable than the other quotes then you should be very cautious before you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes need to be providing you some hints regarding what the right rate is to finish the task. Picking a builder that has actually given a quote that is significantly less than other quotes might result in future concerns if in fact the builder has actually 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 comprehending lingo in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely must understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher risk of extra costs during construction and your budget burning out. There are two key terms that will be critical in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has an obligation to consist of figures that are practical, there is likewise a huge variety in the expense of many items that could be thought about sensible. For example, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are also toilets readily available for over 3000. You must be especially alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are often utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in truth it might really be extremely deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more information on why it’s so crucial to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking with existing customers
It’s easy for builders to give you the details of a number of clients who they know have been happy with their services; and because of that asking home builders for references is a little bit of a wild-goose chase as they are just going to offer you information of individuals who will say the best thing. Instead, you ‘d be better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of existing customers. Existing 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 home builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on website day to day, whilst some structure business will have a team of people and the person who prepares and presents the quote might not be your main contact throughout the develop … you may never see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be crucial to ensure an effective outcome, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning what is excluded from the quote
One of the best ways to clarify exactly what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to validate what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a great way to discover any of those products that may have been assumed by either party are either consisted of or left out. Lighting, for instance, typically creates confusion and ends in difference if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder may quote for lights, nevertheless that will frequently only consist of the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is most likely expecting that light fittings are consisted of