The Renovation Specialists Reading
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 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 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 Reading
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.
Nearby areas we cover:garage conversion near Reading, RG1 1
house renovation near Coley, RG2 0
kitchen renovation near The Mount, RG1 5
bathroom renovations near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
home improvement near New Town, RG1 3
renovation near Caversham, RG4 8
kitchen renovation near Whiteknights, RG1 5
home improvement near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
refurbishment company near Whitley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near Emmer Green, RG4 6
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 tricky choice with significant repercussions if you get it wrong. By preventing these common mistakes you’re more likely to take pleasure in a tension complimentary construct and eliminate budget blow outs.
Choosing the wrong kind of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or renovating you need to only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are building a brand-new house you ought to only be talking to home 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 so much different about an extension that can easily catch out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and restoration projects; nevertheless that is often because they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that sufficiently handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting thorough quotes
Far too many individuals choose a builder based on quotes that have a lot of crucial products missing and that are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and exhaustive the illustrations may appear, there will usually be a lot of things missing out on from the illustrations that the builder has to prepare a comprehensive quote.
If the builders have only been provided with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high probability that there will be a lot of important items missing from the quote and a very high probability that will lead to additional expenses and potential dispute with the builder. To avoid this you should constantly release the builders with an extensive Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex guarantee you comprehend what will be included in the quote, assurances 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’
Assuming that the most inexpensive quote is the best rate
It is only natural to be drawn to the quote that will conserve you some cash, but if that quote is considerably cheaper than the other quotes then you ought to be very cautious prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of comparable quotes should be providing you some ideas as to exactly what the ideal rate is to complete the task. Choosing a builder that has given a quote that is significantly less than other quotes might lead to future problems if in reality the builder has actually made an error with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not comprehending lingo in the quote
There are a few terms that you definitely must understand when examining quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a greater threat of extra costs during construction and your budget plan blowing out. There are two key terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you have to understand that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a responsibility to include figures that are reasonable, there is likewise a huge range in the expense of numerous items that could be thought about realistic. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets offered 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 often utilized to make a quote look competitive when in reality it might actually be extremely deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so essential to understand Provisional Sums
Not speaking to existing clients
It’s simple for home builders to offer you the details of a couple of customers who they understand have actually enjoyed with their services; and because of that asking builders for recommendations is a little a wild-goose chase as they are just going to offer you information of individuals who will state the right thing. Instead, you ‘d be much better advised to ask the builder for the contact information of a number of present clients. Current customers will provide you feedback that is less contrived and better as they are still immersed in the process
Unknowning who you’ll be dealing with
Some builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site day to day, whilst some structure business will have a team of individuals and the person who prepares and provides the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the develop … you may never ever see them throughout the rest 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 ensure you understand who it is that you will be dealing with from day to day
Not knowing what is left out from the quote
One of the very best methods 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 discover any of those items that might have been presumed by either celebration are either consisted of or left out. Lighting, for instance, frequently creates confusion and ends in disagreement if it is not explained at the outset. A builder might price quote for lights, however that will frequently only consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is probably anticipating that light fittings are included