Roof Trusses

14 March. After only 42 days  the house is now really taking shape.

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Looking at the cavernous space up here we make a snap decision to get some drawings done to add a staircase to the loft area. It involves a slight reconfiguration to the first floor but gives us an additional 340 sq ft of space. Otherwise, with the planned loft ladder we would only make one visit a year up here to get the Christmas tree! Sorry make that two visits – I would have to take it back!

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The snow starts and is blowing horizontally but we keep going.

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The first truss goes up. It is bitterly cold this morning with a real feel temperature of -10ºC and it REALLY FEELS like it!

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We have a platform system erected on the first floor, making it easy for the guys to walk about and install the roof trusses.

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The crane is a monster and makes easy work of the job in hand

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The first load of two arrives.

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11 March and the 29 Ton crane arrives to offload the Roof Trusses and lift them up onto the building.

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