The Renovation Specialists Lower Shiplake
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an renovation, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does renovation all over Lower Shiplake, RG9 3 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of renovation 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 Shiplake
Most renovation 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 Renovation Consultation
We offer free renovation 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 renovation in renovation 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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garage conversion near Borough Marsh, RG10 8
property refurbishment near Shiplake Row, RG9 4
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kitchen refurbishment near Crazies Hill, RG10 8
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7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and renovating is not something that we do very often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a challenging choice with substantial repercussions if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common mistakes you’re more likely to delight in a tension totally free develop and eliminate budget blow outs.
Picking the incorrect sort of builder
Rather simply, if you are extending or remodeling you need to only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are developing a brand-new house you need to just be talking to contractors who are experienced in brand-new homes. The very best new home builder in the area might be the worst option to develop 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 brand-new home builders to present competitive quotes for extension and restoration projects; nevertheless that is frequently because they don’t have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting thorough quotes
Far too many people choose a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of essential products missing and that are not transparent. No matter how detailed and extensive the illustrations may appear, there will typically be a great deal of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder has to prepare a thorough quote.
If the builders have just been supplied with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a great deal of crucial items missing from the quote and a very high probability that will result in extra costs and possible conflict with the builder. To prevent this you should always provide the home builders with a detailed Inclusions Schedule in addition to the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you comprehend what will be included in the quote, warranties that the quotes you receive will be much more extensive and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody involved to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the most affordable quote is the right cost
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some loan, but if that quote is significantly more affordable than the other quotes then you must be very mindful prior to you select that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes need to be offering you some hints as to what the best rate is to complete the job. Choosing a builder that has actually given a quote that is substantially less than other quotes might result in future problems if in fact 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 number of terms that you absolutely should comprehend when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater risk of extra costs throughout construction and your budget blowing out. There are two key terms that will be important in your evaluation of quotes.
For example, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to comprehend that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to include figures that are practical, there is also a big variety in the cost of many products that could be thought about reasonable. For example, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets offered for over 3000. You must be especially 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 fact it might really be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more detail on why it’s so crucial to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not speaking to present clients
It’s simple for home builders to provide you the information of a couple of clients who they know have actually been happy with their services; and for that reason asking contractors for referrals is a bit of a waste of time as they are just going to give you details of people who will say the ideal thing. Instead, you ‘d be better advised to ask the builder for the contact details of a few current clients. Current customers will offer you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed while doing so
Unknowning who you’ll be handling
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site daily, whilst some structure companies will have a group of individuals and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never see them throughout the rest of the procedure. You’re going to be handling your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be important to guarantee an effective result, so make sure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing what is left out from the quote
One of the very best methods to clarify what is included 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 fantastic method to discover any of those items that might have been presumed by either party are either included or left out. Lighting, for example, often develops confusion and ends in difference if it is not explained at the outset. A builder might estimate for lights, nevertheless that will frequently just include the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is most likely expecting that light fittings are included