Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Boring, boring, boring ….

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Well piering actually and anything but boring to us as it means progress as our build is well and truly underway  🙂

Well I never thought I would be taking pictures and getting excited about dirt and diggers but I’ll share the joy with some photos.

First up the site was scraped after Easter which lets you see the split level and lay of the land more clearly.

March 2015 041

Next up is piering where they use an excavator and auger to drill holes then fill them with concrete to form piers which the house slab sits on. Fingers crossed they don’t hit rock or it will be $$$.

GR April 2015 021

 

Our site supervisor had called us to let us know that they were planning on doing the piering today – weather dependent. Sydney certainly has had more than its fair share of rain recently. The average monthly rain fall for Sydney in April is 127mm and we had 119mm last Tuesday followed by 105mm on Wednesday, luckily we missed the hail that was closer to the city centre.

So I went up today to see what was happening and was pleased to see them hard at work. The biggest surprise was that the block next to us on our left, a Metricon build, was powering away too. I spoke to the bloke there and he said it was all done that morning, granted he’d started at 6.30 but he’d done the site scrape, plumbing, piering and formwork by 10!

 

piering 4

 

Whilst I was busy watching, the electricians came and put in the power pole on our block. I’m pleased to say that it is in the position I wanted on the garage wall. I was worried they might put it on the study wall which would put it under our bed head. I don’t need my brains scrambled any more than they already are…

Next up please put on your best Crocodile Dundee voice  🙂

 

Call that a drill?!!

 

TBM Elizabeth1

[Tunnel Boring Machine ‘Elizabeth’ photo by Ross Schultz www.dailytelegraph.com.au]

We are not the only ones drilling holes and boring away. There is a massive new $8.3 billion transport system being built for North-West Sydney, the Northwest Rail Link, due to be operational in 2019. There will be a new rail link between Chatswood and Cudgegong Road with 15km of twin underground tunnels between Epping and Bella Vista. We are going to be spoilt for choice of stations when it is completed.

 

NorthWest rail link

 

http://nwrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRkgiHbZGvc

 

[This is especially for my friend back in the UK whose father was involved in creating the Channel Tunnel, I hope he finds it interesting.]

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Author: lunar62

Having lived here as a child in the 60's I fell in love with Australia and always hoped to one day be able to visit again. So when the opportunity came to move here with my husband's job we decided nothing ventured nothing gained and decided to go for it even though it was hard to leave our family and friends behind in the UK. So now we're here lock, stock and barrel, children and pets too and embarking on building a new home.

2 thoughts on “Boring, boring, boring ….

  1. It’s funny how exciting such mundane things can be. Are you going to watch them pour the actual slab?

    • It certainly is exciting, it means we are well and truly into construction 🙂
      I hope I can be available to document the slab pour, it all depends on the weather. We are off for a holiday to NZ at the end of next week so I need them to pour before then!

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