The effects of the heavy rain of 2012 has been well documented from farmers whose grain yield and quality of grain is down to wine producers in the south of England – some of whom have written off their entire harvest because the grapes are not good enough.
As this picture shows the builder who we were working for on this project was taking no chances with the rain and had a scaffolding canopy erected over the build site. This is also often done when roofs are lost through fire and (in the absence of any roof timbers) is the only way feasible way to protect what remains of the property.
This is an additional expense for the client, but the job can be completed a lot quicker for the client without the fear of water damage to the structure of the property. I wonder if these ‘top hats’ will become more common in the future on certain types of jobs?