Week Seven

The second storey, under roof goes up. Better weather this week, with the last few days very cold but sunny and clear.  The quagmire created by the forklift is frozen hard which makes moving around the site much easier and on the Thursday and Friday the wind drops, making (almost) ideal working conditions.

Ridge beam being placed

Ridge beam being placed

The huge glulam ridge beam is lifted in, in three sections.  Many rafters follow quickly, so that by the end of the week the shape of the house is is becoming clear.  Curiously, with the beam in place, the size of the house is contained.  Much of the groung floor has the external, air-tight  cladding in place now and this view the spaces for the large south facing windows.

Rafters

The rafters are now in place

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