Well the guys have been cranking-
First the floor of the loft was put in, and then they started on the ceiling.
It may seem a bit premature, but the ceiling goes in BEFORE the roof goes on.
We decided on having a pine tongue and groove ceiling. (The thought of hanging sheetrock 25 ft in the air and then having to tape it and paint it, made the decision easy.)
Since the framing will show below the ceiling, the pine was laid on top of the frame.
Installed on top of the ceiling are SIPS. (Structural insulated panels). These panels are made in New Hampshire by Panel Pros to Brendan's specs. They are basically plywood sandwiches with solid foam insulation in between. The foam is about 5 inches thick so they really insulate well.
The panels arrived by truck from NH and we had a crane waiting to unload them, stack them in the right order to install and then hoist them up on the roof. There are 18 panels in all. Most of them are about 16ft long and about 5 ft wide. They get screwed, (9 inch screws), to the timber frame to secure them.
After the panels are installed, foam insulation is sprayed in to the gaps between the panels to form a continuous seal.
Topping this all off will be a burgundy metal roof.
By the end of the week, we were weathertight on top.