We’re in the middle of a lull at the moment. After the couple of weekends where we had some momentum getting the wall frames, we have now hit a quiet period. It’s kind of depressing when this happens because just as you feel like you’re that one step closer to lock up – we get to this point and it’s like we’re even further away.
Currently organising a carpenter to do our whacky roof for us. It’s been difficult, also because it seems like everyone in Sydney is building and has taken up all the available carpenters, so the wait is about 2-3 weeks. Not to mention the quotes coming through that are just not adding up to us. Again, the cost of labour can be outrageous at times.
Because we have a street that is practically a one way street and cars are parked either side AND the power lines are low and on our side of the street, it poses a big challenge for us to get a trussed roof craned in. So we are looking at a conventional roof that is to be built on site. I suppose cost wise this will likely be on par with hiring a crane. The safest option really is going to have the roof built at our place.
And so the hunt for a carpenter now continues…