London Buddhist Vihara Proposed New Extension

Dear Devotee/Supporter                                                                                      

New Extension Works at the London Buddhist Vihara

Appeal for the LBV Building Fund

As we informed you in our previous letter, the construction work of the new extension at the Vihara commenced on 20 January 2020.

The work had been progressing well until the Government imposed a lockdown on 23 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the Contractor was prepared to continue with the building works, though there were some delays as anticipated for fabricated work and sub-contract work due to the closing down of their workshops and offices.

Despite the initial set back, the Contractor has been able to continue and we are happy with the current progress of the works and their high quality of work.

A copy of the progress report updated to 31 August is attached herewith for your information.

We are trying our best to stay within the budget and we expect the work to be completed by end of November 2020 barring any further serious lockdown measures taken by the Government due to any increase of COVID 19 situation.

As you are aware, due to the Coronavirus restrictions, the Vihara has remained closed to the public and perhaps as a result, our Building Fund did not reach the expected level that we were hoping for at the start of the project.

Now that we are at the finishing stages of the project, we are making this appeal to all our kind and generous devotees and supporters for much needed funds which would enable us to complete the Project successfully as planned.

If you wish to make a donation, please make it payable to the following account.

Payee – London Buddhist Vihara Builidng Fund or LBV Building Fund

Bank – NatWest

A/c No ; 33928452

Sort Code; 56-00-31

 Your donation will be gratefully received and acknowledged with a receipt

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LONDON BUDDHIST VIHARA EXTENSION WORKS

PROGRESS UPDATE NO 8
FOR PERIOD ENDING  31 August 2020

  1. Work Commenced on 20 January 2020
  2. Ground Floor Works
  • After the removal of the boiler, the demolition of the external walls are completed
  • Oil Tank (storage tank for boiler ) was cut into sections and removed
  • Excavation for external walls are completed
  • Concrete foundations for internal walls completed
  • Brickwork in foundations for internal walls are in progress
  • Excavation for column foundations are completed
  • Concreting foundations for columns are completed after approval from Builidng Control for soil condition and depth of foundation
  • Ground floor slab completed after completion of breaking existing slab to make levels including additional hardcore filling as required
  • Generally, all ground works are completed
  1. Ground floor toilet conversion to Ladies Toilet
  • All work completed
  1. External Walls
  • Brickwork in ground floor external walls completed to first floor level
  • All external walls in Ground Floor and First floor are completed
  • All brickwork completed except link to existing kitchen and new kitchen
  1. Partition Walls

Ground Floor

  • Timber framework for internal partition walls are completed and plasterboard work in progress
  • Plasterboard work to walls including staircase enclosure completed
  • Plastering work to walls completed
  • Painting to walls in progress

First Floor

  • Internal partition walls in corridor and 4 bedrooms are completed with framework and plasterboard
  • All timber boarding to bathroom walls are completed
  • Plastering work completed in walls in corridor and all bedrooms
  • Painting work in progress
  1. Ceiling Work

Ground Floor

  • Plaster boarding work completed
  • Plastering ceiling work completed

First floor

  • Plaster boarding work completed
  • Plastering ceiling work completed
  • Painting in progress
  1. Floor finishes
  • Ground floor – Floor screed completed
  • First floor – bathroom tiling completed in all 3 bathrooms
  • All floor tiling materials are on site for Ground floor and First floor
  1. Roof Work
  • Main Hall Roof

All boarding and edging completed and completely sealed off.

Laying of final roofing felt layer will be completed along with other roof areas in one continuous operation by roofing sub-contractor

  • First Floor

Flat Roof

All timber framework completed including eaves for tile roof

Roof boarding completed

Side roof tiling completed

Pitch Roof

Timber framework Completed

All roof battens completed

Roof tiling completed

  1. Steel Erection work
  • Erection of all steel columns and beams in Ground Floor and First Floor area completed
  1. Acoustic Doors – Main Hall/Sermon Hall
  • Work in both Doors are complete, and area cleared.
  1. Mechanical Installation
  • The removal of the ducts and old cables above Sermon Hall ceiling are completed  and cleared from site and now ready for installation of first fix M&E works

      Ventilation System

  • Work commenced in early July and the following works completed.
  • 6 Air Handling Units installed above Sermon Hall ceiling
  • All ducting work is completed

      Heating System

  • All pipe work completed on the Ground Floor and first floor
  1. Electrical Installation
  • Ground Floor - First fix electrical work completed in new extension
  • First Floor - First fix electrical work completed in new extension
  • First floor - Second fix light fittings/fixtures completed
  • Main Hall – Light fittings installation in progress (completed in one side)
  1. Plumbing and Drainage Installation
  • Ground Floor - First fix drainage work completed in new extension
  • Ground floor – First fix plumbing installation completed
  • First Floor – First fix drainage work completed in all bathrooms
  • First floor – First fix plumbing installation completed
  • First floor – Shower trays installed in all 3 bathrooms with pipe fittings
  • All sanitary fittings are on site
  1. Fire Alarm Installation
  • First Floor – First fix completed
  • Ground Floor – First fix completed
  1. Roof Lantern – Main Hall
  • Glazing and timber frame removed
  • Cleaning steel frame completed
  • Timber frames for windows completed
  • Roof timber framework completed
  • Painting framework completed
  1. New Kitchen
  • Demolition of two bathrooms completed to make it into one bigger room for the new kitchen
  • Stripping out of all the rooms are completed
  • First fix plumbing installation completed
  • First fix heating installation completed
  • First fix electrical installation is completed
  • Floor tiling completed
  • Installation of Kitchen units in progress
  • Dish Washer and Hot cupboard on site
  1. First floor Toilet Conversion to Gents Toilet
  • Removing existing sanitary fittings completed
  • Removing toilet partitions completed
  • Removing wall tiles and floor finishes completed
  • Plumbing work commenced
  1. Staircase- Ground Floor to First floor
  • Installation of staircase completed excluding the handrail.
  1. General Notes

Still the work is being carried out under the  COVID 19 lockdown regulations for construction sites since June 2020.

.Prepared by Leslie Dep – 7 September 2020

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LONDON BUDDHIST VIHARA EXTENSION WORKS

PROGRESS UPDATE NO 6, FOR PERIOD ENDING 30 June 2020

1.
Work Commenced on 20 January 2020
2.
Ground Floor Works

* After the removal of the boiler, the demolition of the external walls are completed

* Oil Tank (storage tank for boiler ) was cut into sections and removed

* Excavation for external walls are completed

* Concrete foundations for internal walls completed

* Brickwork in foundations for internal walls are in progress

* Excavation for column foundations are completed

* Concreting foundations for columns are completed after approval from Builidng Control for soil condition and depth of foundation

* Ground floor slab completed after completion of breaking existing slab to make levels including additional hardcore filling as required

* Generally, all ground works are completed

3. Ground floor toilet conversion to Ladies Toilet

* All work completed

4. Walls

* Brickwork in ground floor external walls completed to first floor level

* All external walls in Ground Floor and First floor are completed

5. Roof Work

* Main Hall Roof
All boarding and edging completed and completely sealed off.
Laying of final roofing felt layer will be completed along with other roof areas in one continuous operation by roofing sub-contractor

* First Floor Extension

Flat Roof – All timber framework completed including eaves for tile roof
6. Steel Erection work

* Erection of all steel columns and beams in Ground Floor and First Floor area completed

7. Acoustic Doors – Main Hall/Sermon Hall

* Work in both Doors are complete, and area cleared.

8.Mechanical Installation

* After the recent visit to the site by the Mechanical Services sub-contractor it was found that the old ducts and unused cables in the Sermon Hall within the space between the ceiling and the roof has to be removed and the area needs to be cleared to make way to install the new Mechanical system.

The removal of the ducts and old cables above Sermon Hall ceiling are completed and cleared from site and now ready for installation of first fix M&E works

* Work will commence on mechanical installation from first week of July.
9. Electrical Installation

* First fix electrical work commenced in First floor Extension
* First fix electrical work commenced in Main Hall

10. Drainage Installation

* First fix drainage work commenced in First Floor Extension

11. Roof Lantern – Main Hall

* Glazing and timber frame removed
* Cleaning steel frame in progress

12. General Notes

As the lockdown conditions are still in place, a programme review will be undertaken at the end of July 2020 and the progress of work will be monitored on a regular basis until completion.

Prepared by Leslie Dep – 6 July 2020

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Above images show proposed external plans and elevations. Below images show 3D proposed interior designs.

SCOPE OF WORKS

Existing Building
• New ventilation system for the Shrine Room, Sermon Hall and Main Hall
• Replace existing oil-fired boiler with new heating system
• New roof light – Main Hall
• Existing kitchen to be moved to the back of the building where the en-suite room and bathroom are – converting to a new fitted kitchen
• Existing kitchen to be made a sitting area with large windows
• Provide two double doors openings in the wall between the existing kitchen and the Main Hall
• Provide two large acoustic folding door openings in the wall between the Main Hall and the Sermon Hall
• Existing ladies’ toilet to be moved to the current gents toilet and the gents’ toilet to be moved to the existing ladies’ toilet in the first floor
• Existing disabled toilet to be refurbished with additional space
• Existing three small rooms behind the Sermon Hall to be removed and made two rooms for storage
• Existing bedroom at the back to be converted to an accessible bedroom

New Building – First Floor Extension
• One en-suite bedroom
• Three bedrooms with separate bathroom facilities
• One storage room

Services
All necessary mechanical, electrical, fire and drainage services

 

Supporters may wish to undertake the cost of any of the items listed below

COST OF MAJOR ITEMS AND SECTIONS OF WORK					
(INCLUDING LABOUR AND VAT)					
REF	ITEM/SECTION	                                  COST (£)    Qty Reqd		
	General Items				
1	Acoustic Folding  Door 3.0 wide x 3.0m high	 3,300.00 	1		
2	Acoustic Folding  Door 4.0 wide x 3.0m high	 4,200.00 	1		
3	Roof Lantern	                              4,500.00 	1                                		
4	Sink - Double Bowl Aluminium - in Kitchen	 2,600.00 	1		
					
5	Sanitory Fittings			
        WC including finings	                        240.00      11		
5.2	Wash Hand Basins (Individual)	          825.00       6		
5.3	Wash Hand Basins (Counter)	                990.00       3		
5.4	Shower Unit (electrical)	                   525.00 	1		
5.5	Shower Tray (Corner Units) 	                   550.00 	2		
5.6	Urinals	                                 600.00 	3		
					
6	Toilet Finishes							
6.1	GF Accessible Wet Room				
6.1.1	Floor Tiles	                                   600.00 			
6.1.2	Wall Tiles	                                   200.00 			
6.1.3	Accessible fittings 	                         1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 2,200.00 			
					
6.2	GF Disable WC	  			
6.2.1	Floor Tiles	                                   320.00 			
6.2.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.1.3	Accessible fittings 	                           700.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                2,320.00 			
					
6.3	GF Ladies Toilet	  			
6.3.1	Floor Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.3.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,620.00 			
6.3.3	Proprietary toilet partitions and doors	   1,100.00 			
6.3.4	Mirror 2. m x 900 mm high	                   300.00 			
6.3.5	Painting	"                                1,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                5,720.00 			
					
6.4	FF Gents Toilet	  			
6.4.1	Floor Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.4.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,650.00 			
6.4.3	Proprietary toilet partitions and doors	    1,100.00 			
6.4.4	Mirror 2. m x 900 mm high	                   300.00 			
6.4.5	Painting	"                                2,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                6,550.00 			
					
6.5	FF Bathroom 1	  			
6.5.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.5.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,620.00 			
6.5.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.5.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.5.5	Painting	                                 1,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,620.00 			
					
6.6	FF Bathroom 2	 			
6.6.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.6.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.6.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.6.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.5.5	Painting	                                 1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,700.00 			
					
6.7	FF Bathroom 3	  			
6.7.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.7.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.7.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.7.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.7.5	Painting	                                 1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,700.00 			
					
6.8	FF Bathroom 4	  			
6.8.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.8.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,600.00 			
6.8.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.8.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.8.5	Painting	                                 1,000.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,500.00 			
					
6.9	FF Bathroom 5	  			
6 9.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.9.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.9.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.9.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.9.5	Painting	                                 1,000.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,200.00