The House refurbishments Specialists Lower Caversham
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an house refurbishments, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does house refurbishments all over Lower Caversham, RG4 5 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of house refurbishments 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 Lower Caversham
Most house refurbishments 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 House refurbishments Consultation
We offer free house refurbishments 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 house refurbishments in house refurbishments 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:house refurbishments near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
garage conversion near New Town, RG1 3
kitchen refurbishment near Caversham, RG4 8
home improvement near Reading, RG1 1
home improvement near Emmer Green, RG4 6
garage conversion near The Mount, RG1 5
renovation near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
house renovation near Littlestead Green, RG4 9
bathroom renovations near Whiteknights, RG1 5
renovation near Coley, RG2 0
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do really often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a difficult choice with considerable repercussions if you get it wrong. By preventing these common mistakes you’re most likely to enjoy a stress free build and remove budget blow outs.
Picking the wrong kind of builder
Quite merely, if you are extending or renovating you ought to just be talking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are developing a brand-new house you should just be speaking with contractors who are experienced in brand-new houses. The very best new home builder in town might be the worst option to build your extension due to the fact that there is so much different about an extension that can quickly capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for new home builders to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling jobs; nevertheless that is frequently due to the fact that they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently handles the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far a lot of individuals choose a builder based on quotes that have a great deal of important products missing out on and that are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and exhaustive the illustrations might appear, there will usually be a lot of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the home builders have just been provided with plans to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of essential products missing from the quote and a really high possibility that will cause extra expenses and possible conflict with the builder. To prevent this you ought to always issue the home builders with an extensive Inclusions Schedule in addition to the drawings. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you comprehend what will be included in the quote, assurances that the quotes you receive will be even more extensive and transparent, making it much easier for everyone included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the cheapest quote is the best cost
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some cash, but if that quote is substantially cheaper than the other quotes then you ought to be really mindful before you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be offering you some clues regarding what the right rate is to finish the task. Choosing a builder that has provided a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may cause future issues if in truth the builder has 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 jargon in the quote
There are a number of terms that you definitely should understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher threat of extra costs throughout construction and your spending plan burning out. There are 2 crucial terms that will be crucial in your assessment of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to comprehend that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has a responsibility to include figures that are reasonable, there is likewise a substantial range in the cost of numerous items that might be thought about practical. For instance, a toilet can be acquired for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available for over 3000. You should be especially alert if a quote has a lot of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are often utilized to make a quote look competitive when in fact it may actually be very misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so essential to understand Provisional Sums
Not talking with present customers
It’s simple for builders to provide you the information of a number of clients who they know have been happy with their services; and because of that asking contractors for referrals is a little bit of a wild-goose chase as they are just going to give you details of people who will state the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better recommended to ask the builder for the contact information of a couple of existing clients. Current clients will provide you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed while doing so
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site day to day, whilst some structure companies will have a group of people and the person who prepares and provides 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 crucial to make sure an effective outcome, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Unknowning what is excluded from the quote
Among the best ways to clarify exactly what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate exactly what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic method to uncover any of those products that might have been presumed by either party are either included or excluded. Lighting, for instance, frequently creates confusion and ends in difference if it is not explained at the beginning. A builder may price quote for lights, nevertheless that will often just consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably expecting that light fittings are included