The Mansard conversion Specialists Reading
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an mansard conversion, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does mansard conversion 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 mansard conversion 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 mansard conversion 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 Mansard conversion Consultation
We offer free mansard conversion 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 mansard conversion in mansard conversion 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
renovation near Coley, RG2 0
garage conversion near The Mount, RG1 5
garage conversion near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
kitchen renovation near New Town, RG1 3
garage conversion near Caversham, RG4 8
garage conversion near Whiteknights, RG1 5
bathroom renovations near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
kitchen refurbishment near Whitley, RG2 0
bathroom renovations near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and refurbishing is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without stating that choosing a builder can be a challenging decision with substantial consequences if you get it wrong. By preventing these common errors you’re more likely to enjoy a tension complimentary build and remove budget plan blow outs.
Picking the wrong sort of builder
Rather simply, if you are extending or refurbishing you should only be speaking with home builders who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are developing a brand-new home you need to just be talking with builders who are experienced in new homes. The very best new house builder in the area might be the worst option to develop your extension since there is a lot various about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for new home contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and restoration tasks; however that is typically since they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that properly handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far a lot of individuals choose a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of crucial items missing which are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and extensive the drawings might appear, there will generally be a lot of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder has to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the home builders have only been offered with plans to prepare their quote there is a high possibility that there will be a lot of crucial items missing from the quote and an extremely high possibility that will lead to additional costs and potential dispute with the builder. To prevent this you must always issue the builders with a thorough Inclusions Schedule as well as 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 even more thorough and transparent, making it a lot easier for everyone involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the cheapest quote is the ideal rate
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some loan, however if that quote is substantially more affordable than the other quotes then you need to be extremely cautious before you pick that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be giving you some hints as to what the ideal rate is to complete the project. Choosing a builder that has offered a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may lead to future concerns if in truth the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you want 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 absolutely should understand when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of additional costs during construction and your budget plan blowing out. There are two crucial terms that will be important in your evaluation of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to consist of figures that are realistic, there is also a huge variety in the expense of lots of items that might be thought about sensible. For instance, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available for over 3000. You should be especially 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 reality it might in fact be extremely deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking with present clients
It’s simple for contractors to offer you the details of a few customers who they understand have mored than happy with their services; and for that reason asking contractors for recommendations is a bit of a wild-goose chase as they are only going to offer you information of people who will state the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better advised to ask the builder for the contact information of a number of present clients. Current clients will offer you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed in the process
Not knowing who you’ll be handling
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 presents the quote may not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be vital to ensure an effective outcome, so make sure you comprehend who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Not knowing exactly what is omitted from the quote
Among the very best ways to clarify what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to validate exactly what is excluded from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic way to unearth any of those items that may have been presumed by either party are either consisted of or omitted. Lighting, for example, typically develops confusion and ends in difference if it is not explained at the outset. A builder may price quote for lights, nevertheless that will typically only include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably expecting that light fittings are included