This is our scaffolding. In wet weather it does mean that the build can continue. Our builder thinks it funny and pointless that I moan about this feature. When it rains, he points at it and smiles. Think of the time they'd spend off the job otherwise.
But only up to a point.
IN WINDY WEATHER IT CAN FUCK OFF!
In windy weather you may as well forget about sleeping. Well unless you're my wife who seems able to sleep through anything. For three days the wind blew, and people were making jokes about our house being similar to a sailing ship.
WELL IT'S NOT FUCKING FUNNY WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GET TO FUCKING SLEEP IT'S NOT!
So, if you are thinking of getting one, and I suggest you do if the build is as substantial as this, just remember that there will be days where sleep isn't an option.