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.
Nearby areas we cover:renovation near Reading, RG1 1
garage conversion near Coley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near The Mount, RG1 5
kitchen renovation near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
renovation near New Town, RG1 3
home improvement near Caversham, RG4 8
property refurbishment near Whiteknights, RG1 5
property refurbishment near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
home improvement near Whitley, RG2 0
kitchen renovation near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and remodeling is not something that we do really often, so it goes without saying that selecting a builder can be a tricky choice with substantial consequences if you get it wrong. By preventing these common errors you’re most likely to enjoy a tension free build and get rid of budget blow outs.
Picking the wrong sort of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or refurbishing you must just be speaking to home builders who are experienced in extensions and restorations, and, if you are constructing a brand-new house you ought to just be talking to builders who are experienced in new houses. The very best brand-new home builder in the area might be the worst choice to construct your extension because there is a lot different about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not uncommon for new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling projects; however that is often due to the fact that they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that properly handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far a lot of people pick a builder based upon quotes that have a great deal of essential items missing and that are not transparent. No matter how detailed and extensive the drawings may appear, there will generally be a great deal of things missing from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare an extensive quote.
If the contractors have just been offered with plans to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of crucial items missing from the quote and a really high possibility that will cause extra expenses and prospective conflict with the builder. To avoid this you should always issue the contractors with an extensive Inclusions Schedule along with the drawings. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you receive will be far more comprehensive and transparent, making it much easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the cheapest quote is the best rate
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some money, but if that quote is substantially cheaper than the other quotes then you need to be really mindful prior to you pick that builder. A grouping of similar quotes need to be offering you some clues as to what the best rate is to finish the project. Picking a builder that has provided a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may result in future concerns if in truth the builder has actually made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you want is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding jargon in the quote
There are a few terms that you definitely should understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of extra costs throughout construction and your budget plan blowing out. There are two essential terms that will be crucial 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 a duty to include figures that are practical, there is likewise a huge variety in the expense of numerous items that could be thought about practical. For instance, a toilet can be acquired for $250 yet there are also toilets available for over 3000. You ought to be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are in some cases utilized to make a quote appearance competitive when in truth it may really be really misleading. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more detail on why it’s so crucial to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not talking to existing customers
It’s simple for contractors to offer you the information of a few clients who they know have actually enjoyed with their services; and for that reason asking home builders for references is a bit of a waste of time as they are just going to provide you information of people who will say the right thing. Rather, you ‘d be better recommended to ask the builder for the contact details of a number of existing clients. Present clients will provide you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed while doing so
Not knowing who you’ll be dealing with
Some home builders will prepare the quote and be the main builder on website everyday, whilst some building business will have a group of people and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you may never see them throughout the rest of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for lots of months and a close working relationship will be crucial to make sure an effective outcome, so make certain you comprehend who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Not knowing 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 confirm what is left out 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 celebration are either included or omitted. Lighting, for example, often produces confusion and ends in difference if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder may price estimate for lights, nevertheless that will typically only include the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably expecting that light fittings are consisted of