The Attic extension Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an attic extension, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does attic 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 attic 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 attic 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 Attic extension Consultation
We offer free attic 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 attic extension in attic 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
house refurbishments near Coley, RG2 0
kitchen refurbishment near The Mount, RG1 5
bathroom renovations near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
house refurbishments near New Town, RG1 3
kitchen refurbishment near Caversham, RG4 8
house renovation near Whiteknights, RG1 5
refurbishment company near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
house refurbishments near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and remodeling is not something that we do really frequently, so it goes without saying that picking a builder can be a difficult choice with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common errors you’re more likely to delight in a tension totally free build and eliminate budget blow outs.
Selecting the wrong kind of builder
Rather merely, if you are extending or remodeling you need to only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are building a brand-new house you should only be speaking to contractors who are experienced in brand-new homes. The very best brand-new home builder in the area could be the worst option to develop your extension because there is a lot different about an extension that can quickly capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new home contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling tasks; nevertheless that is frequently since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting extensive quotes
Far a lot of individuals select a builder based on quotes that have a lot of essential items missing out on which are not transparent. No matter how detailed and extensive the illustrations might appear, there will generally be a lot of things missing from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the contractors have actually just been supplied with plans to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of essential items missing out on from the quote and an extremely high probability that will lead to extra costs and prospective dispute with the builder. To avoid this you ought to always issue the contractors with a detailed Inclusions Schedule along with the drawings. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure 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 a lot easier for everyone involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the cheapest quote is the ideal price
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some loan, however if that quote is substantially less expensive than the other quotes then you should be really careful prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes need to be providing you some clues as to exactly what the best rate is to finish the task. Picking a builder that has actually provided a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may result in future problems if in fact 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 few terms that you definitely should understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of extra costs during construction and your budget plan burning out. There are two key terms that will be vital in your evaluation 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 an obligation to include figures that are sensible, there is also a substantial variety in the expense of lots of products that might be considered practical. For example, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are also toilets available for over 3000. You need to be especially alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are in some cases utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in reality it might actually be extremely misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more detail on why it’s so crucial to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking with existing clients
It’s not difficult for home builders to provide you the details of a number of clients who they understand have actually been happy with their services; and because of that asking builders for referrals is a little a wild-goose chase as they are just going to offer you details of people who will say the right thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better advised 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 more useful as they are still immersed while doing so
Not knowing who you’ll be handling
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site daily, whilst some structure business will have a team of people and the individual who prepares and presents the quote may not be your primary contact throughout the construct … you may never ever see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be vital to guarantee a successful result, so make sure you comprehend who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is omitted from the quote
Among the best methods to clarify exactly what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate exactly what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic way to uncover any of those products that may have been presumed by either party are either consisted of or excluded. Lighting, for instance, frequently creates confusion and ends in difference if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder may quote for lights, nevertheless that will typically only include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably expecting that light fittings are consisted of