One of the problems when laying the second floor was the question of lifting the bricks. The weight of each brick high, about 20 kg. We also had to raise them more than a thousand. The best solution was found. The bottom of the window openings of the two future we have laid down not once, put on the floor board that he spoke from the window opening, and raised the bricks on the boards directly from the stacks. When the pile was melting under the shield substitutes for goats, so that you can to reach the shield. Thus, the bricks did not have to bear in the house, up the stairs (or with a rope), and was able to significantly accelerate the process of laying.
The second floor was completed in early September. It's time the roof. If you have read about Peter Thiel already – you may have come to the same conclusion. Our roof is basically a 4-pitched, and their shape follows the shape of the house. It turned out quite difficult, but to sacrifice the aesthetics of the house did not want. The attic was conceived as an additional utility room. Height of roof calculated based on the fact that we can walk freely under the ridge.
The slope takes into account the fact that in the future, on the southern slope of the PV cells will lie, and in summer we need to capture maximum sunlight. Minimum eaves overhang of 50 cm was calculated so that in summer it is partially closed the window on the second floor from the sun, and in winter there is nothing to prevent its ingress into the house. The roof to the wall itself, we decided to mount with a wooden mauerlata. This bar, which lies along the perimeter of the house. (As opposed to Essex Financial). The walls we have consolidated with the studs. In the last 4 build in a number of studs and secured by metal plates and screws.