Construction, in itself, is different here. There's no wooden construction (at least for the most part), instead everything is made of concrete and brick and silly things like insulation and vapor barriers aren't de riguer here. We didn't have the best vantage point, as the addition is tucked in behind a sharply slanted roof, but we still marveled at the process.
|Lower right is roof line prior to changes (ignore the view)|
|Shiny new fencing to keep out prying eyes!|
|The cinder block is new, as are the bricks|
Once the wall had reached a certain height forms were placed on top of the brick and a unifying layer of cement was poured to hold the works together (presumably a wall plate?)..That's when the investigation of the connecting roof began. They took away part of the roofing, I'm guessing to see how they might merge the three different pitches. They only took away a 2x2 section at first and eventually most of the facing roof was removed as they started on the addition's roof.
|The yellow building belongs to the neighbours|
|Not exactly 2 X 4 construction, right?|
The interior work will continue, away from our prying eyes, but the re-bar in the front needs to be dealt with and we wait with baited breath to see if a larger window will be installed in the front.
|Note the Re-bar on the right...building continues (?)|