The Loft extension Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an loft extension, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does loft 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 loft 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 loft 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 Loft extension Consultation
We offer free loft 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 loft extension in loft 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.
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7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and refurbishing is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without stating that picking a builder can be a difficult choice with significant repercussions if you get it incorrect. By avoiding these common errors you’re more likely to enjoy a stress free develop and eliminate budget plan blow outs.
Choosing the incorrect kind of builder
Rather simply, if you are extending or refurbishing you need to only be speaking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are building a new house you need to just be talking to builders who are experienced in brand-new homes. The best brand-new house builder in town might be the worst choice to build your extension because there is a lot various about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for brand-new home contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling jobs; nevertheless that is frequently because they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently handles the intricacies of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far a lot of individuals pick a builder based on quotes that have a great deal of crucial items missing which are not transparent. No matter how detailed and extensive the drawings may appear, there will normally be a great deal of things missing from the illustrations that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the home builders have actually just been provided with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a great deal of crucial products missing from the quote and a really high possibility that will cause extra expenses and possible conflict with the builder. To avoid this you ought to always provide the builders with an extensive Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, warranties that the quotes you get will be far more thorough and transparent, making it much easier for everyone included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the most inexpensive quote is the best cost
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 ought to be extremely cautious before you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes must be offering you some ideas as to exactly what the right cost is to finish the job. Picking a builder that has actually provided a quote that is considerably less than other quotes may result in future problems if in fact the builder has 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 number of terms that you definitely should comprehend when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher danger of extra expenses throughout construction and your budget blowing out. There are 2 crucial terms that will be crucial in your evaluation of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to include figures that are realistic, there is likewise a huge variety in the cost of lots of products that might be considered practical. For instance, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are also toilets 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 appearance competitive when in reality it might actually be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so important to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not talking with present clients
It’s easy for builders to give you the details of a couple of customers who they understand have actually been happy with their services; and for that reason asking contractors for recommendations is a bit of a waste of time as they are just going to provide you information of individuals who will state the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact details of a couple of present customers. Existing clients will give you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed while doing so
Not knowing who you’ll be dealing with
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site daily, whilst some building companies will have a group of people and the individual who prepares and presents the quote may not be your main contact throughout the construct … you may never see them throughout the remainder of the process. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for lots of months and a close working relationship will be critical to guarantee an effective result, so make certain you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is excluded from the quote
One of the very best ways to clarify what is consisted of in the quote is to ask the builder to confirm exactly what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is an excellent method to unearth any of those products that may have been assumed by either celebration are either consisted of or left out. Lighting, for example, typically creates confusion and ends in argument if it is not made clear at the beginning. A builder might price quote for lights, nevertheless that will typically only include the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably anticipating that light fittings are consisted of