The Extensions Specialists Barkham
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an extensions, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does extensions all over Barkham, RG41 4 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of extensions 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 Barkham
Most extensions 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 Extensions Consultation
We offer free extensions 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 extensions in extensions 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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home improvement near Wokingham, RG41 2
renovation near Langley Common, RG2 9
renovation near The Throat, RG40 3
house renovation near Emmbrook, RG41 3
kitchen renovation near Sindlesham, RG41 5
renovation near Carter's Hill, RG41 5
bathroom renovations near Arborfield Garrison, RG2 9
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and remodeling is not something that we do extremely often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a difficult decision with substantial consequences if you get it incorrect. By preventing these typical mistakes you’re most likely to enjoy a tension free construct and eliminate spending plan blow outs.
Picking the incorrect kind of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or renovating you ought to only be speaking to contractors who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are constructing a brand-new house you need to just be speaking with builders who are experienced in new houses. The best new house builder in the area could be the worst option to build your extension due to the fact that there is so much various about an extension that can quickly capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation projects; however that is often due to the fact that they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that effectively deals with the complexities of an extension
Not getting thorough quotes
Far too many individuals pick a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of important items missing which are not transparent. No matter how detailed and exhaustive the drawings may appear, there will generally be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder needs to prepare a detailed quote.
If the home builders have actually only been offered with plans to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a lot of crucial items missing from the quote and a really high probability that will cause extra costs and potential dispute with the builder. To prevent this you need to constantly provide the contractors with a comprehensive Inclusions Schedule as well as the drawings. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you understand what will be included in the quote, warranties that the quotes you receive will be far more extensive and transparent, making it much easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the most affordable quote is the best price
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some money, but if that quote is significantly less expensive than the other quotes then you need to be very mindful before you choose that builder. A grouping of similar quotes must be providing you some ideas as to what the best rate is to complete the project. Selecting a builder that has actually given a quote that is considerably less than other quotes may lead to future concerns if in truth the builder has actually made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding lingo in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely need to understand when examining quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of additional costs during construction and your budget blowing out. There are two key terms that will be crucial in your evaluation of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to comprehend that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has an obligation to consist of figures that are reasonable, there is also a huge variety in the expense of many products that could be considered reasonable. For example, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets readily available for over 3000. You must 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 truth it may really be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not talking with existing clients
It’s easy for builders to offer you the details of a few clients who they understand have been happy with their services; and for that reason asking contractors for recommendations is a little bit of a waste of time as they are just going to provide you details of people who will say the best thing. Instead, you ‘d be better recommended to ask the builder for the contact details of a couple of present customers. Present clients will give you feedback that is less contrived and more useful 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 main builder on site day to day, whilst some structure business will have a team of individuals and the individual who prepares and presents the quote might not be your main contact throughout the construct … you might never see them throughout the rest of the procedure. You’re going to be handling your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be critical to make sure a successful result, so make sure you comprehend who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is omitted from the quote
Among the best ways 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 method to discover any of those products that might have been assumed by either party are either included or excluded. Lighting, for instance, typically creates confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder may estimate for lights, however that will typically only consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably anticipating that light fittings are included