Construction week 22: wall framing complete

 The girls are happy (and toasty) in these walls.

The girls are happy (and toasty) in these walls.

At long last, our house has been framed in. (We still need a roof over our heads — a minor matter.) It feels good to have that massive task behind us. Our builders are, no doubt, also quite happy about this.

Our walls were no ordinary walls; they were an experiment/idea Mark had as to what they needed to be and how they needed to come together. This wall phase took a couple weeks longer than anticipated by Mark. There were bumps along the road, and a definite learning curve, but the team hit their groove, in spite of the bone-chilling temps, and put together one helluva house shell. We were fortunate to have such an open-minded and capable team, headed by Justin at Cornelis Grey.

We've rented a crane, for this coming Tues, to lift our roof trusses up so the roof can get going this week. Yay! And we're starting to line up tasks to follow. Windows, insulation, siding... Not to mention a whole slew of decisions requiring our attention, e.g. cabinetry, fixtures, flooring... There's no shortage of things to do.

And here are some shots of the shell from today.

 Hello walls

Hello walls

 Welcome inside

Welcome inside

 In the kitchen

In the kitchen

 The wander window in the 'void'. Only 19'10" high (HA!)

The wander window in the 'void'. Only 19'10" high (HA!)

 In the loft

In the loft

 Looking towards the back of the house

Looking towards the back of the house

 Rooftop patio

Rooftop patio