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Exploring the Virtue Architecture Processes

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Stage 1 - The Consultation

Our project manager will discuss your ideas and goals, and provide a quote based on your planning drawings or our expert advice. You can then view our work and meet customers before making a decision.

Stage 2 - The Design Phase

We generate planning drawings and prepare documentation while waiting for council approval. Our project manager fine-tunes project details with you during this time.

Stage 3 - Building the Structure

Once all parties have approved, our project manager will contact you with the start date and begin the project within 10 days. We take an average of 10-12 weeks to complete the work and is divided into different main phases.

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Building the Extension

The average single story rear extension to completion takes between 10-12 weeks. The key tasks when constructing a standard extension are split into six main phases.

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Foundations

Clear space, dig approved depth foundations, pour concrete and install necessary steels to support the structure.

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Roof Construction

Install steel beams, weatherproof and construct roof, add tiles or felt for pitched/flat roof, install new floor in new area.

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Brickwork

After the concrete dries, start brickwork; building control officer approves damp proofing in early stage, then continue brickwork to roof plate level.

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Internal Work

Install internal walls, arrange drainage, plumbing, and electrical points. Skim walls and complete finishing touches.

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Demolition

Knock through, remove exterior wall, install final steel beams for structural soundness, move kitchen, and seal off back area for security.

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Kitchen Installation

Installation of kitchen, skirting, doors, and flooring completed; room decoration finished for immediate use.

Building the Loft

The average Loft extension to completion takes between 6-9 weeks. The key tasks when constructing a standard loft are split into six main phases.

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Preparations

The team will ensure the area is safe for work by erecting scaffolding and implementing necessary precautions.

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Cladding The Domer

After constructing the frame, we weatherproof the dormer and surrounding areas to secure, insulate, and protect the loft from weather elements.

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Steelwork

The team will install steel beams to secure the building for loft conversion, followed by installation of the new floor structure.

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Internal Work

Internal work begins after weatherproofing, including wall installation, drainage, plumbing, electrical points, and stair arrangement.

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Frame Construction

We then create the box structure known as a dormer out of timber and make sure it meets all regulation in terms of Building regulation.

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Final Touch Ups

Finally the walls are skimmed, the carpentry is completed and we paint the walls, ceilings and woodwork.

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