This week, Dean and crew have achieved a major leap forward in the transformation of the attic into bona fide living space. All it took was one nice day and demolition on the North side of the roof was complete. That same day, walls were erected and we could secure the space from the elements. Notice how carefully the tarps are attached to the framing, creating the walls and ceiling under which we can continue working, undisturbed by the weather. You can also see what was going on inside the attic before the new dormer roofs could be constructed. The large laminated beams and extra wall framing needed to be installed to accommodate the additional weight of the dormers. Also, the foundation was strengthened and all of this new weight on the roof is now directed down to the new foundation piers. The effect is dramatic as the space takes shape for the new bathroom and stair hall. Soon, the South side of the house will be framed in and the bedroom and closet spaces will be defined. At this point, we will be able to sheet the framing with plywood and get “dried-in” for the remainder of the project.