The Home improvement Specialists The Mount
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 The Mount, RG1 5 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 The Mount
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:garage conversion near The Mount, RG1 5
kitchen renovation near Whiteknights, RG1 5
garage conversion near Coley, RG2 0
kitchen refurbishment near New Town, RG1 3
home improvement near Reading, RG1 1
home improvement near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
renovation near Whitley, RG2 0
renovation near Woodley, RG5 3
bathroom renovations near Whitley Wood, RG2 8
house refurbishments near Earley, RG6 7
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without saying that picking a builder can be a tricky decision with significant effects if you get it incorrect. By preventing these common mistakes you’re most likely to enjoy a stress complimentary develop and remove budget blow outs.
Choosing the incorrect sort of builder
Quite merely, if you are extending or refurbishing you must only be talking with home builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are developing a brand-new home you need to just be talking with home builders who are experienced in new houses. The very best brand-new home builder in the area could be the worst choice to build your extension because there is a lot different about an extension that can easily catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for brand-new house builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling tasks; nevertheless that is frequently because they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of individuals select a builder based on quotes that have a great deal of important products missing which are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and extensive the drawings might appear, there will normally be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder has to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the builders have actually only 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 expenses and prospective conflict with the builder. To avoid this you must always issue the contractors with a detailed Inclusions Schedule as well as the drawings. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you comprehend what will be included in the quote, warranties that the quotes you receive will be much more extensive and transparent, making it much easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the least expensive quote is the ideal rate
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some loan, but if that quote is substantially more affordable than the other quotes then you need to be very careful prior to you pick that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes ought to be giving you some ideas as to exactly what the best rate is to complete the project. Choosing a builder that has provided a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may result in future issues if in reality the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you desire 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 comprehend when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater danger of extra costs throughout construction and your budget burning out. There are two essential terms that will be critical in your evaluation of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a responsibility to consist of figures that are sensible, there is likewise a huge variety in the expense of numerous items that might be thought about sensible. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets offered for over 3000. You must be particularly alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are sometimes 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 comprehend Provisional Sums
Not talking with present clients
It’s simple for home builders to provide you the details of a couple of clients who they understand have been happy with their services; and because of that asking contractors for referrals is a little a waste of time as they are just going to offer you information of individuals who will state the ideal thing. Instead, you ‘d be better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a few present customers. Present customers will offer you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed while doing so
Unknowning who you’ll be handling
Some builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site day to day, whilst some building companies will have a team of individuals and the individual who prepares and presents the quote may not be your primary contact throughout the build … you might never see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be handling your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be important to make sure an effective outcome, so ensure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing 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 what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic way to discover any of those products that may have been presumed by either celebration are either consisted of or excluded. Lighting, for instance, often creates confusion and ends in difference if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder might price quote for lights, however that will frequently only include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably anticipating that light fittings are consisted of