And now the roofing starts!

You may recall, last time, we were packing the horizontal steels on the left hand suite, ready to start fitting the joists. Having completed the packing out, we started…

…fitting the joist hangers. We have had to work between showers but otherwise are progressing as we might wish…

…and once we had the joist hangers in place, we started fitting the joists. This wasn’t as straightforward as it sounds, because we first had to check whether the vertical steels were actually vertical and, if not, correct their position. Having done this, we managed to fit the joists in the central sections…

…and, once that was complete, we started fitting the rafters. As you can see, Mike is utterly thrilled about this! He tells me we will have a roof on this building this summer, but he did comment that the summer may last until February…

Once we had one rafter in place, and next few followed reasonably quickly until…

…we reached this point! At this point, we had to stop to request an elevation drawing that we needed to find the necessary dimensions to construct the dormer window frame here. In the meantime we fitted rafters either side leaving us plenty of wiggle room to back fit with the dormer frame next week.

We stopped building for the weekend, and have had the privilege of hosting some really wonderful guests this weekend. We will return to the building work on Monday, we hope!

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