Construction is moving along slowly but steadily. The weather has been a hindrance with more rain than expected. This has caused some deterioration in the timber especially the Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) the laminations are opening up in some sections. LVL’s have their benefits but they need to be covered up until the time of using them and then only three months in construction before they need to be covered by the external cladding and you don’t want unseasonal wet weather during that time. I have had to paint the LVL's to give some protection from the elements it will be at least another month before I can put the roof on. This is the price you pay for full DIY.
The most recent photos show the bedroom area almost completed. The ceiling joists are installed as are the rafters and the beams to support and hold them in place. Because I am building a conventional roof (not using roof trusses) there are hanging beams, counter beams, strutting beams, purlins and struts to install. The roof will be completed on the bedroom section by the 23rd December. Then it will be a break for Christmas and then into building the living area. As you can see by the plans the living area is not as big or will be as labour intensive as the bedroom area.