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
property refurbishment near Coley, RG2 0
property refurbishment near The Mount, RG1 5
kitchen refurbishment near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
kitchen renovation near New Town, RG1 3
house refurbishments near Caversham, RG4 8
house renovation near Whiteknights, RG1 5
home improvement near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
bathroom renovations near Whitley, RG2 0
kitchen refurbishment near Emmer Green, RG4 6
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Structure and renovating 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 incorrect. By preventing these common mistakes you’re most likely to enjoy a tension totally free construct and remove budget plan blow outs.
Picking the incorrect kind of builder
Rather just, if you are extending or remodeling you need to only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and renovations, and, if you are constructing a new home you need to only be speaking with home builders who are experienced in new houses. The very best brand-new house builder in the area might be the worst choice to build your extension due to the fact that there is so much different about an extension that can quickly capture out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for new house contractors to present competitive quotes for extension and remodelling projects; nevertheless that is typically since they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that properly handles the complexities of an extension
Not getting comprehensive quotes
Far too many individuals choose a builder based on quotes that have a lot of crucial products missing which are not transparent. No matter how comprehensive and exhaustive the illustrations may appear, there will normally be a lot of things missing out on from the illustrations that the builder needs to prepare an extensive quote.
If the contractors have only been offered with plans to prepare their quote there is a high possibility that there will be a lot of crucial products missing from the quote and a really high probability that will lead to extra costs and prospective dispute with the builder. To avoid this you ought to always issue the contractors with a detailed Inclusions Schedule as well as the illustrations. Inclusions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you understand what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you get will be far more thorough and transparent, making it a lot easier for everybody included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Presuming that the most affordable quote is the ideal price
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some loan, however if that quote is substantially more affordable than the other quotes then you need to be really cautious before you choose that builder. A grouping of similar quotes ought to be giving you some clues as to what the ideal rate is to complete the project. Choosing a builder that has given a quote that is considerably less than other quotes might cause future issues if in truth the builder has 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 lingo in the quote
There are a couple of terms that you absolutely must understand when evaluating quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher danger of extra expenses during construction and your budget burning out. There are 2 crucial terms that will be vital in your evaluation of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ products and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to comprehend that they are allowances just and whilst the builder has a responsibility to include figures that are practical, there is likewise a big range in the cost of lots of products that might be thought about reasonable. For instance, a toilet can be purchased for $250 yet there are likewise toilets available for over 3000. You need to be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are often used to make a quote appearance competitive when in reality it might in fact be very deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, enters into a lot more detail on why it’s so important to understand Provisional Sums
Not talking with existing clients
It’s simple for builders to offer you the information of a couple of customers who they know have mored than happy with their services; and because of that asking contractors for referrals is a bit of a waste of time as they are just going to provide 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 few current clients. Current customers will give you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed in the process
Not knowing who you’ll be handling
Some contractors will prepare the quote and be the main builder on site day to day, whilst some structure business will have a group of people and the individual who prepares and presents the quote might not be your main contact throughout the build … you might never ever see them throughout the remainder of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be critical to make sure a successful result, so ensure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Unknowning exactly what is omitted from the quote
Among the very best methods to clarify exactly 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 great way to uncover any of those products that might have been assumed by either party are either included or excluded. Lighting, for instance, frequently creates confusion and ends in disagreement if it is not made clear at the outset. A builder might price quote for lights, nevertheless that will typically just consist of the batten fitting (globe holder) and no light fittings, whereas the client is most likely anticipating that light fittings are included