Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Naked ….



Finally some action on the block!

Yesterday saw the start of the scaffolding finally coming down now the main roof is complete. It has been re-erected around the back of the house for the lower alfresco and leisure room roofs. It will also go up at the front for the garage roof.

So here it is:

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Our neighbours roofs have gone on this week so now our side of the street all have their hats on 🙂

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It feels like not a lot of action for us this month after a very good start by Wisdom. The main roof went on four weeks ago today and since then we have waited, and waited, and …

In the mean time they have painted the eaves, installed the down pipes to the first floor, painted them, then acid washed the first floor bricks. I did ask if temporary downpipes would be installed when the gutters went up in June in order to protect the slab but was told the actual downpipes would be fitted quickly and there was no need. I believe the Australian Standard AS2870 says that once the roof is in place temporary downpipes should be installed.

We did have an on-site meeting with Wisdom Landscaping last week which centred around storm water drainage and the rain garden with a side order of paths and the driveway. My next post will be about the rain garden – again. If ever they have any questions about it in a pub quiz I’ll do well. 🙂

Stay tuned for more than you’ll ever want to know about storm water detention and the Hills Council rain garden workings…

Next up is the electrical rough in at the beginning of August once the lower roofs are completed.


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.

6 thoughts on “Naked ….

  1. We seem to be stuck at about the same point as you. Waiting is dull! So nice to see the facade when the scaffold is removed. I like the integration of timber in your columns.

    • I liked your post today about setting up camp on site in October 🙂 At least we are only moving down the road this time not from Brazil like you!
      I added the Merbau posts to break up the brick columns and it seems to have worked out OK.

  2. So nice to be able to see the house without all that steel in the way. I’m looking forward to your stormwater post!

    • I’m looking forward to the lower roofs going on and the acid wash.
      We were at the site today with the laser measure measuring the rain garden to within an inch of its life.
      I’ve learnt the lingo, studied the guidelines and analysed the site contours. Huston we have a go!
      Now we believe we have the stormwater sorted El Nino will bring a drought!

  3. Congrats on getting rid of your staff Lunar, the front looks fantastic. Hope your lower roofing goes on quickly so they can get to your electrical rough in. I had a good giggle about your newly acquired skill set regarding storm water.

    • Thanks Mrs Tribe!
      I think you meant scaff not staff! I don’t want to get rid of my tradies yet 🙂

      No lower roof yet 😦

      Last week I was researching rain gardens and today I’ve been studying how to make window pelmet boxes. Who knows what I’ll be getting to grips with next week!

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