A great weekend, thankfully dry, spent with lovely members of the former Nautia housing co-op who came along to lend a hand. Floor joists were fitted at the north end allowing us to lay out sheets of ply to form a safe working platform at either end. The remaining purlins were raised into place and secured - almost at the end of the big-section timber jobs. So really satisfying and definitely getting a feel for the spaces. Now the big question is one of prioritisation in terms of weather proofing - whether to consolidate what we've done so far, or to crack on with the roof. I want to avoid the ply getting wet, especially on the outside where moisture could get trapped by the foil faced insulation that'll go on next...
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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.