Great progress on the house extensions this week. The weather’s been good, Bruce is over his flu and now we have walls! Only framing, but at least it’s starting to feel like a room.
I came over from Wellington last night and found that the east and west wall frames had been erected. Framing for the longer north wall was lying on the concrete slab, partly constructed. Bruce and his offsider Dylan were back today – completed the north frame, erected it, and constructed the sub frame to go under the rafters.
Our cat Chino greatly appreciated his temporary climbing frame:
It was an easy jump to the first dwang but it was a while before he got to the second level, which of course was perpendicularly above him. But I saw him do it – a wee leap then dragging himself up, paw over paw. He must have done the same thing to get to the third level. Getting quite high by that stage and no way down except for a 2.4 metre jump to concrete. I rescued him, then made life easier for both of us by putting a stepladder against the wall.
During the afternoon Bruce constructed a sub frame that will be placed east-west on the outer roof line of the existing lean-to part of the house. New rafters will go across this frame, leading back to where the existing lean-to roof butts against the main part of the house. The existing roof will be hidden underneath one long new roof.