Thursday, 10 March 2016

Photo Record of Our House Build - At last, a Roof!

After what seems like a year and a half but in reality it was only about18 months, we finally get a roof.
The steel turned up early in the morning and the roof was pretty much finished by the end of the day.  Next step will be to install the windows.
First crane load - roofing insulation.
We insisted in having as much insulation as possible in the tight flat roof crawl space so hopefully there'll be no need for air-conditioning in the summer.
Time will tell if this is to be the case.
Work begins:
The insulation and steel is craned onto the roof and the three boys hop about on the joists.
Missing your step would be painful, if not terminal.
I well remember a holiday labouring job years ago in the UK where we had to remove old iron radiators from a house after the floor boards had been removed.
Not much fun hopping from joist to joist with a 35kg radiator on your shoulder.
The roofers had done this much by 9:30 in the morning.
Things have changed since the days of slate tiles and pitched roofs
With an impending storm in the distance, the roof is, finally, on.
The brick walls have yet to be capped, the bulk of the roof was done in one day.
Builder's Squigglings
No one owns a notepad it seems.
Everyone scribbles notes, reminders and directions on whatever surface happens to be near at the time
(All Pics Apple iPhone)

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