There is a big beam that hangs overhead of where my desk will be. I don't like it - it blocks the window - but I never considered that it could be removed. The contractor has also disliked it from day one. He's complained about it a number of times, but I never expected him to do anything about it.
There are options to beef up the joists that will mean the beam can come out, but that would cost a lot of money. Since I was satisfied to keep it a week ago, I decided to keep the money and live with the beam.
This is what the room looked like when they went home today. Suddenly, it seems a lot smaller, but it'll stretch out once the furniture, etc is in place.
They'll be back tomorrow to finish the drywalling. Mudding and taping is next week, and then it's over to me to paint before the floor goes in.