Last week things really flew along. The roof framing is almost complete and the roofing contractor will arrive on Monday to begin the roofing.
This is a photo taken from the family room facing the kitchen.
The rear of the house is a conventional truss roof frame. We engaged a local Ballarat truss manufacturer to fabricate our trusses but they ended up being made in Echuca due to the Ballarat factory being too busy. My lovely wife was born in Echuca so maybe it it fitting that part of our house was as well.
Rear of the house. The double glass sliding door has been installed to the family room.
This is the front of the house with the upper floor frame under construction.
The front of the house is a traditional 'pitched roof' construction. Due to the room-in-the-roof design, trusses were not a viable option for this roof. The pitch of this roof is 40 degrees to accommodate the rooms within.
The roof framing for this roof is actually quite simple but the structural members are large so the builders had a good workout whilst lifting them into position.
Upper flooring has been laid and rafters in position. The pencil marks on the floor represent where the walls will be.
It looks enormous without the walls in place.
This is where the dormer window will be. Have a look at the front elevation and it's the window over the garage.
This is the entry void where the stairs will be.
This week will see some further roofing developments and a heap of scaffolding. We are using American shingles as our roof cladding and the installer will be on board this week to get started. I'll explain more about this roofing system as we get into it.
All for now.