Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Re-charge batteries


Last week saw us take a break from the build and enjoy a short trip to North Island, New Zealand where we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands, NZ Collage


It was good timing from a build perspective as the slab had just been laid and needed to cure. We were also waiting for the infamous quote for the meter box to be re-sited.

Our neighbour-to-be, Scott, was kind enough to keep an eye on our build and let us know if anything was happening. So after arriving back in the dark on Friday we hot footed it to the site on Saturday morning to check it out.

We arrived just as the frame was finished being delivered, the blue colour on the timber is a termite treatment.

frames 16-05-15

[excuse the wonkey donkey photo – guess who lost the level indicator on her camera….]

The site was looking good as the storm water drainage had been done and the site had been tidied.  Here’s hoping, as we weren’t here to see it happen, that they didn’t cut into the Service Free Zone. This is earmarked for a pool further down the line, hopefully, after we have recovered from the expense of the build.

Enter stage right: The rain garden!

Rain garden 16-05-15

As far as I can tell at this stage it looks OK. I’m not sure it is sited quite correctly as it appears to extend to the boundary line but I shall raise that with our SS when he calls today.

Good news for our neighbours in 309 and 310, also Wisdom builds, who had their sites scraped on Friday and their piering and formwork done on Monday. Today they’ve had their plumbing done and their waffle pods and reo delivered too – its all go!


We have frames!

Just popped up to the site and hoped that they might have started the framing and they’ve nearly finished the ground floor! What a difference a day makes 🙂


GR 19-05-15 GF Frames 001

View from the RHS across 310’s formwork and piering

GR 19-05-15 GF Frames 004

View from the LHS – including the meter box.


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 “Re-charge batteries

  1. That’s what I love about frames, they go up so quickly!

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