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First floor framed

The first floor frame was put in place today, and this evening I stood and looked out our windows for the first time. The only walls that aren't in place are the internal walls for the walk-in-robe. There wasn't enough light to take photos.

This morning I also discussed with Matt, our builder, whether we should replace our planned ensuite skylight with a window.  We've become concerned that without an opening window in the ensuite, it will trap summer heat, and could also be damp and always need a fan running whenever the shower is used.  Opening skylights are about twice the price of fixed ones, and difficult to open.

I talked it through with Matt.  He advised that it would need to go back to the building inspector for approval, which he'd be happy to do.  A counter argument we identified was that with an opening skylight, rising hot air can escape through it. Rather than risk a delay, I decided to proceed with the opening skylight.

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  1. It's looking really good. Should have seen the cat though when Matt started tossing the roof tiles into the skip. :)

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