The Carpenters have continued to work on the roof and have added more sarking and battons getting the roof ready for the new tiles to come tomorrow.
Over the weekend my husband and I tidied up the site, giving it a dust and removing some of the rubbish. We got our 6 year old son involved to pick up all the scattered bent nails. Anthony picked up on the steel beam not being secured in place and as we were concerned about whether it would pass or not, he decided to take matters in his own hands and as per the structural plan worked his magic with some non shrink mortar. It was a little disappointing that the Carpenters weren’t keen to do this for us and labeled it under a “brickies” job.
Anthony has been an absolute machine with the house build so far and his work quite impressive. He isn’t a trained builder or anything but is such a fantastic handyman. After the steel beam, he went ahead and painted the exposed rafters with the external paint we bought.
Come Monday, the Structural Engineer and the PCA arrived to inspect the roof frames and the site. Thankfully not too many hiccups here. Some annoyances to be honest, but nothing that should prevent us to keep us going ahead. Anthony’s work on the beam passed the inspection and the Carpenters work all good, bar the other beam needing an extra stud – but easy enough for them to do.
Now that the work has pretty much passed inspection, we are awaiting our new roof tiles to be installed. Lock up is not too far away now!