Nearly weathertight

Rear of the house
Rear of the house

Steve and his crew finished the “felt and batten” of the main roof on Friday afternoon, so the building is almost weathertight. There is one more window to install and the oak garden room roof can’t be worked on until the scaffolding above is removed.  The oak at front and rear is due for glazing and the front and rear door should all be delivered in the coming week.

The building was very light with all of the window openings, and although there are a lot of large windows in the house, once they were fitted in place the interior did become quite a bit darker.

Installation from outside showing airtight membrane
Installation from outside showing airtight membrane

The windows have been installed to seal them to the airtight frame. The brick cladding will just cover the edges of the windows to give a very neat finish.

A few pictures from the inside show the main features I designed with the windows in place.

 

Kitchen / diner with french doors in the oak
Kitchen / diner with french doors in the oak
Hallway from the landing showing the oak posts and beams
Hallway from the landing showing the oak posts and beams
Master bedroom with french doors to a Juliet balcony
Master bedroom with french doors to a Juliet balcony

 

Now the internal first fix can start in earnest, whilst the roof is being tiled.

2 thoughts on “Nearly weathertight”

  1. Looking good, very good. Perhaps we should have the party now before all that furniture and fittings stuff goes in.
    Great looking house Mick.
    M&M

  2. Mick, the progress since our visit in October is unbelievable, well done. Looking really good.
    Regards Pete and Dilys.

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