Having to get ready for some predicted rain.
I wanted to extend the building wrap up to the top of the wall - but first there were a number of preparation steps.
The temporary TV cable was running between the existing building wrap and the stud frame.
To reroute the cable I found it easiest to drop the mast right down, unplug the cable from the antenna and then rerun it.
This involved loosening the top and bottom U bolts - took about an hour all up.
The next job was to complete the flashing around the stairwell window.
I needed to extend the diagnonal cuts in the building wrap immediately above the window and insert some Poly Flash.
I finished this off by sealing over each cut with some of the Dupont product that I use for flashing around the bottom of window frames.
At this point both Ian and Jim and Sandy popped in but I had to keep working as I had a number of tasks to complete before this part of the site became unbearably hot in the summer sun.
Following this I undid the corner timber trims at each end of the side wall to facilitate installing the building wrap.
I stopped for coffee with Jim and Sandy.
Jim very kindly assisted with installing the building wrap - this is so much easier and quicker with two people on the job.
By now it was mid afternoon and too hot to work on this side of the building.
I took a break for about an hour and a half and then installed one more run of cladding.
I am at the point where I need to move the scaffolding up another 600 mm but first I need to apply the sealant at each join.
I have realised that this needs to be done in the warm weather - so with rain expected on Monday I am hoping to do this on Sunday.
I need to establish a new datum point by marking up the new building wrap but I cannot do this until I move the scaffolding up.
After a pleasant morning having breakfast at a cafe and visiting Bunnings, I headed out to site at around 2.00 pm.
I masked up each gap and applied Sikoflex sealant.
Then I realised it would be very beneficial during the expected rain storm to reinstall some missing flashing.
This could not be done safely off a ladder so I needed to start on the next layer of scaffolding planks.
I managed to set this up very quickly in about an hour and a half and then spent half an hour refixing the flashing.
There is one piece missing - but I have really done everything in my power to keep the rain out.
This scaffolding needs a lot more work to extend it to the full length of the wall and to make it safe.
I may even need to purchase some more clamps and 50 mm pipe.