Framing is up …
Well over the last two days, Thursday and Friday, the wall framing was completed in the new section of the room.
The small opening you can probably see in the first picture is for a future access hole under the house. This will not be a main access point, but more for inspecting any drainage points and for pest inspections. A new proper access door to under the house will be cut into one of the external brick walls.
The other opening at the end of the block wall in the second picture is to allow access for an inspection point in the sewer line as well as access to a drain pit where the agline runs into.
Both of these doors will be beneath the lowest section of the benchwork.
Both the left hand and right hand walls are load-bearing, and the only section of the rear wall which is load-bearing are the timbers under the steel beams.
If the weather is fine next week, more work will resume on the new deck outside the house, so the next step in the layout room will probably be to install some sarking and insulation in the new walls prior to gyprocking.