We stopped by the house last Tuesday evening and, at that point, not much work had been done. In fact no actual work had been started on the house, aside from new piles of brick surrounding the house in preparation for the first good day of weather. Of course, if you live in Sydney, you’d know that we really haven’t had that ‘first good day of weather’ since Tuesday. It’s been cold, rainy, windy – and even the odd waterspout. But apparently Colebee lives in this bubble of reasonably dry weather. I’m not so sure I’ll like that when it comes to landscaping, but while we’re building – I really don’t mind. At any rate, I’m impressed with the amount of work that they were able to complete in the short amount of time they had this week. Megan and I ventured out in the cold this morning to see what had been finished, and here’s a few photos of what we found.
One issue that I’m not entirely clear about is the fact that no weather wrapping was installed before the bricks started going up. According to other blogs and forums I follow, the frame should be wrapped with a protective barrier that assists with condensation and moisture from entering the home. Granted, they’ve only started on the garage area, but even on the wall between the garage and home – shouldn’t it be installed there too?
Brickwork should continue for the next two to three weeks, after which time the cladding and our Colorbond roof goes on. I don’t know how well we’ll actually stay on schedule though, as it’s forecasted to rain from Tuesday on through to Friday. Hopefully this ‘fair weather bubble’ that Colebee resides in holds true, and the brickies can make good progress this week. Either way, I’ll be seeing you next weekend.