Work on the roof has moved on, with the final layers of external insulation now laid, and corrugated sheets starting to go up. Hoping that the replacement rooflights will arrive in the next day or two or this will start to cause a hold up. Very satisfying to see the final cladding going up - I just want to see it all up now so we can really say that the structure is weathertight.
2 rooflights fitted (2 still to go). Unfortunately I ordered 2 at the wrong size - biggest cock-up so far. 200mm too tall and I only worked it out after I'd opened a box, so return not possible - want to buy a rooflight anyone? Because they're snug between the purlins there's no chance of making them fit, so one is going back for a hefty (25%) restocking fee and 2 replacements are due any day now. Manufacturer is Keylite - seem to be competitively priced compared to Velux with a better U-value (1.0) on the standard range. Fitting was straightforward once we'd deciphered the international pictogram instructions...!
Mike Hawkins is a co-op member and is responsible for the design and management of the build. He'll also live in it when its finished - hooray! He teaches future architects at Leicester DeMontfort and Birmingham City universities.