The Home improvement Specialists Caversham Heights
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an home improvement, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does home improvement all over Caversham Heights, RG4 7 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of home improvement 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 Caversham Heights
Most home improvement 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 Home improvement Consultation
We offer free home improvement 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 home improvement in home improvement 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:home improvement near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
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bathroom renovations near Littlestead Green, RG4 9
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home improvement near Coley, RG2 0
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kitchen renovation near New Town, RG1 3
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating is not something that we do really often, so it goes without saying that selecting a builder can be a difficult choice with substantial consequences if you get it incorrect. By avoiding these common errors you’re more likely to take pleasure in a tension free construct and remove budget plan blow outs.
Choosing the wrong type of builder
Rather simply, if you are extending or refurbishing you need to only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are constructing a brand-new home you must just be speaking to contractors who are experienced in brand-new houses. The best brand-new home builder in town could be the worst option to build your extension due to the fact that there is so much different about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for new home builders to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation jobs; however that is typically since they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that effectively handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting extensive quotes
Far too many individuals select a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of crucial items missing out on which are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and exhaustive the illustrations might appear, there will normally be a great deal of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder has to prepare a thorough quote.
If the contractors have actually just been provided with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a lot of essential products missing out on from the quote and a very high possibility that will cause extra costs and possible dispute with the builder. To avoid this you need to constantly provide the contractors with an extensive Inclusions Schedule along with the drawings. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you receive will be far more thorough and transparent, making it much easier for everyone included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the least expensive quote is the best cost
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some loan, however if that quote is substantially less expensive than the other quotes then you must be extremely careful before you pick that builder. A grouping of similar quotes must be giving you some ideas as to what the ideal cost is to finish the task. Choosing a builder that has offered a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may result in future issues if in fact the builder has actually made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take faster ways and charge for variations down the track
Not comprehending lingo in the quote
There are a number of terms that you definitely need to comprehend when examining quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher danger of extra costs throughout construction and your budget blowing out. There are two key terms that will be important in your assessment 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 likewise a huge range in the cost of numerous products that might be considered practical. For example, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets offered for over 3000. You need to be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are sometimes utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in fact it may actually be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not talking with existing customers
It’s simple for builders to provide you the details of a few customers who they know have enjoyed with their services; and for that reason asking builders for referrals is a little a wild-goose chase as they are just going to offer you details of individuals who will say the right thing. Instead, you ‘d be much better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact information of a couple of current customers. Current clients will offer you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed at the same time
Not knowing who you’ll be dealing with
Some builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site everyday, whilst some building companies will have a team of individuals and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never ever see them throughout the rest of the process. You’re going to be handling your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be important to ensure a successful outcome, so make sure you comprehend who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is excluded from the quote
Among the best ways to clarify what is included 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 an excellent method to uncover any of those items that may have been assumed by either party are either included or excluded. Lighting, for example, typically develops confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the start. A builder may price quote for lights, however that will typically only consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably expecting that light fittings are included