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:renovation near Reading, RG1 1
kitchen renovation near Coley, RG2 0
house refurbishments near The Mount, RG1 5
refurbishment company near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
property refurbishment near New Town, RG1 3
property refurbishment near Caversham, RG4 8
home improvement near Whiteknights, RG1 5
renovation near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
kitchen renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
renovation near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating is not something that we do extremely typically, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a tricky choice with substantial repercussions if you get it wrong. By preventing these common errors you’re most likely to enjoy a stress free build and eliminate spending plan blow outs.
Picking the wrong type of builder
Rather just, if you are extending or refurbishing you should just be talking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are developing a brand-new home you need to only be talking with home builders who are experienced in brand-new homes. The very best new house builder in the area could be the worst option to develop your extension because there is so much various about an extension that can easily catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation tasks; nevertheless that is frequently because they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far too many people choose a builder based on quotes that have a lot of essential items missing out on which are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and extensive the illustrations may appear, there will normally be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the builders have only been provided with plans to prepare their quote there is a high possibility that there will be a great deal of essential products missing out on from the quote and a really high probability that will lead to extra expenses and possible dispute with the builder. To avoid this you ought to constantly release the home builders with an extensive Inclusions Schedule in addition to the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, warranties that the quotes you receive will be much more thorough and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the cheapest quote is the right cost
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some loan, however if that quote is significantly less expensive than the other quotes then you should be very cautious prior to you pick that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes must be giving you some hints as to exactly what the right cost is to finish the task. Selecting a builder that has provided a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may result in future issues if in fact the builder has made an error with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding jargon in the quote
There are a few terms that you absolutely should understand when evaluating quotes. If you do not, you will be exposed to a greater danger of extra expenses during construction and your budget plan burning out. There are two essential terms that will be critical in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has a duty to include figures that are sensible, there is likewise a big range in the cost of numerous items that could be considered reasonable. For example, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are also toilets available for over 3000. You need to be particularly alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are in some cases used to make a quote look competitive when in reality it might really be extremely misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so essential to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking with existing clients
It’s simple for builders to give you the information of a couple of clients who they know have been happy with their services; and because of that asking builders for recommendations is a bit of a wild-goose chase as they are just going to offer you details of individuals who will say the right thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact details of a couple of current customers. Current customers will offer you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed at the same time
Not knowing who you’ll be handling
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site day to day, whilst some building business will have a team of individuals and the person who prepares and presents the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the build … you might never ever see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be important to make sure an effective result, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is left out from the quote
One of the best ways to clarify exactly what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to verify exactly what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a terrific way to unearth any of those items that may have been presumed by either celebration are either included or left out. Lighting, for instance, typically produces confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the start. A builder may price estimate for lights, nevertheless that will frequently just include the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably expecting that light fittings are included