Aerial skills are required for this line of work.
Acrophobics need not apply. (All photos by author.)
Once we had the layout refined and decided on timber frame construction for the center portion of the house, structural insulated panels (SIPs) were the natural choice for sheathing the frame and giving it a high R-value insulation. We could have chosen stick-frame construction (2 x 6s with insulation) for the side wings but decided to keep going with the panel construction. Simplicity is another principle we followed.
|Dormer side panel gets lifted into place.|
|Door and window openings are made in the workshop.|
|Panels awaiting installation.|
Some of the hardware used.
The longest screw is 13 inches long.