The carpenters came back this week and Installed window frames and undercladding on the upstairs house. They have also made good progress on the eastern wall with the outer Hardie Primeline cladding.
Mick, our roofing man returned to site and finished all the flashings and installed the special gutter protection for us.
Now for the bad news.
During the course of the week, a very large bushfire statred from lightning in the Waroona area, With the strong easterly winds, it spread rapidly across the coastal plain and down the coast. This resulted in road blockages and isolations and the advice was for Binningup residents to evacuate the town. At 1pm on Friday, we did this and made our way back to Perth via Collie, Quindanning and Pinjarra on the inland roads. We instructed the carpenters to do the same and they departed before the authorities isolated the town.
It is now Sunday and the roads are still closed and we’re unable to return but happily, the situation is no longer threatening.
No photos of the week’s progress are available as they are in the camera left behind at Binningup.
The painter was also due during the week, to paint eaves, barge boards etc, before the scaffolding was to be lowered but the road closures and danger levels meant that neither he nor the scaffolders could get to Binningup.
We have one photo taken from the air on 17th of December and downloaded from nearmap.com which shows the building site quite clearly just before the roof sheeting and insulation were installed. Those items are clearly visible on the roadside verge in front of the house.