Craftsman Room Addition phase 5
Once the roof was sheathed there was still a lot to do. There was some “pickup” framing (meaning loose ends that needed to be tied up), and the utilities had to be roughed-in. We finally got permission to remove the exterior stucco wall that was separating our addition from the rest of the room it would be joining.
Please note: I am the General Contractor, not the designer of this project.
The fascia at the end of the addition is not square - it is angled like the prow of a ship.
The utilities are added at this stage: plumbing, electrical, cable, and hvac. Here you see insulated ductwork being run for the heating and cooling. You can also see in this picture the radient barrier foil on the bottom of the roof sheathing.
This is a view looking up at the patio ceiling. You can see I've run a purlin under the rafters, with vertical kickers down to the bearing wall. This might be overkill, but the architect put that huge ridge beam in, without a lot of thought to how it would be supported. I'll have more on that coming up - but by adding this purlin I'm sharing some of the load the ridge beam would have taken.
We finally removed the exterior wall, opening the house up to the addition. Now you can see how the addition is just half of the room, which will be one big room.
This overview from the backyard lets you see the addition in perspective to the rest of the house.