The weather has been slightly better towards the end of this week and you can see that in the progress. The bricks made it all the way up to roof height (once the scaffolders finally turned up to do another lift), which means Mav now spends his days hanging out on a scaffold which takes him more than 8mtrs above the ground. It doesn't sound a lot but it's scary when you are up there - at least he gets a good view of terminal 5 and the rides at Thorpe Park!
We met the electricians and plumbers on Saturday morning, and after rejigging the downstairs ensuite, were there to witness the first rafters being attached to the ridge board. Rather Hugh than me, wobbling about 12mtrs above ground... and then the wind got up...! More wobbles... At least they are all really skinny which reduces their air resistance! Dan stayed on the first floor to help hand up bits.. Building a roof is definitely a lot trickier than going up the mast! At least on a boat you can be strapped on or at least have a secure pole to cling to...
Still - the roof going on is great and in a couple of weeks we will have a whole new group of people to annoy with photo calls, as the electrics and plumbing get sorted. Can't wait!!
So now it's back to looking at floor tiles and finalising the finishes... Ordering the house wall plate and trying to find a staircase (long story - don't ask!).