Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Bricks Glorious Bricks!


Last week’s Friday update from our Site Supervisor promised an action packed week and so far so good   🙂

Monday: Brick delivery

Tuesday: Brickies lay 1st course of bricks

Wednesday: Granite Guard termite treatment to be installed

Thursday: Brickies return

What fantastic progress with the construction so far from Wisdom, here’s hoping it continues. From what I’ve heard there is a shortage of brickies in Sydney so we were lucky to get them straight away.

Framing took a week and I was there when the chippies finished and tidied up, they left the site spotless. I’m thinking ‘It looks great just go, I want to take photos before the light changes!’ I got back home at 5pm and lo and behold there in my inbox was the Framing invoice. You’ve got to love the Accounts Department’s efficiency. Pity they couldn’t do a secondment to help out the Estimating department  🙂

It’s not happened unless there is photographic evidence so:

First up a panorama of both sides of the street, it’s all go! It turns out to be mainly double stories on our side of the street and single stories on the other. We should hopefully be able to see the Blue Mountains in the far distance from upstairs.

Street Panorama 020615 Collage


The main brick was delivered on Monday and the accent brick today and I double checked and they are the correct ones. More importantly I still like them!

Brick Collage


  1. Brick delivery
  2. Correct bricks:
    • Main brick: PGH Foundations ‘Cement’
    • Accent brick: PGH Alfresco ‘Chocolatto’
  3. Pallets broken down and ready for action
  4. 1st course laid and the accent brick
  5. Interested local keeping an eye on things


Here’s hoping the brickies are here to stay, when they are finished I think it will be the installation of the fascia and guttering then the roof. Houspect, our independent building inspectors, were at the site today doing the second inspection, framing and roof trusses, hopefully we will get their report tomorrow as they are pretty quick.

I am off to the UK on Thursday for a few weeks R&R so fingers crossed the weather is kind here and by the time I get back the brickies have finished. I will do my best to keep updating the blog as hubby will be keeping me abreast of progress.



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.

5 thoughts on “Bricks Glorious Bricks!

  1. Your Majestic is looking mighty fine! The construction gods are certainly on your side. There are a lot of builds out there grinding to a standstill waiting for brickies to start. I’m surprised WH didn’t send you a text to let you know the framing invoice had been sent. Metricon’s accounts send us the invoice via text, email and snail mail! Talk about highly efficient machines👏
    Loooks like you got the hang of pic collage. Well done😄
    Ps, have an awesome holiday to the UK. Fingers crossed you come back to a fully bricked house!

    • Thanks Sheilzy.
      We are very pleased with the Construction progress – long may it continue 🙂
      I think by the time our brickies finish that the two Wisdom builds next to us will be framed and ready for brickies. A rolling programme.
      Wisdom’s invoices arrive by email and then snail’s mail (but with a nice stamp). We actually chased them up for the slab invoice as we were going away and wanted to have it sorted before we went. I bet they don’t get too many people asking for their invoices 🙂
      I’m looking forward to my hols and I’ll certainly have my fingers crossed for a fully bricked house on my return.
      I’ll still be following your build from the UK 🙂

  2. Goodness, how quickly it goes up! Never ceases to amaze me. Our builder was late with the plate height invoice, but you’re right, we didn’t chase them up about it!

    • The timber framed houses certainly seem to fly up. Let’s hope they stay up too! I loved the story of the Three Little Pigs when I was little and now I am Little Pig 2.5 wood and brick 🙂
      I need to go google plate height I keep hearing it mentioned but I’m not sure what it is.

      • Oh I guess you may not have that over there, maybe the equivalent is frame complete? It’s when they’ve finished the bricks such that they are ready to start work on the roof timbers.

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