Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Knock, knock!


Who’s there?

The chippies!


I thought I would forgo the plethora of knock knock jokes my youngest son could regale you with.

This week saw the delivery of the doors and the start of fitout. First on was the garage door.

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The garage door does colour match the roof it is just the rain moving in that makes the roof appear grey.

Wood effect garage doors are very popular here at the moment but as you can see we have gone for the standard offering to match our Colorbond roof.

wooden garage door

Neither of us felt strongly one way or the other so we just left it as standard. Saves us trying to colour match it with the timber front door 🙂

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As you can see from all the doors stacked ready for hanging we have different sized doors between the two levels which reflects the difference in ceiling heights between the two.

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Hume Savoy XS24 front door

As standard our builder includes a very fancy pivot front door. However because of our bushfire requirements we require a fire resistant Merbau front door frame so we changed the door to Merbau to match. It struck me as odd that for a BAL12.5 rating you needed the door frame changed but not the door itself.

The standard internal doors are very plain flush doors. On the ground floor they supply them at 2340mm high with 2040mm upstairs. You’d be going some to see a standard door as you go around the show homes as they are all decked out with upgraded doors. The most popular at the moment being LIN1 doors:

Hume Lin1 door

Guess what we went for? Well we went 50/50, posh downstairs and predominantly plain upstairs.

As a security measure we changed the door from the garage into the house to be a solid core door with additional locks rather than the hollow door supplied. It surprised me that it wasn’t standard.

The devil is in the detail. In the Prestige Booklet which lists what the builder includes it says ‘Flush panel 2340mm high internal doors to ground floor (excluding robes)’. I assumed that applied to single story builds and as our wardrobes would be upstairs that meant all the doors downstairs would be 2340mm. I forgot we had a ‘Cloak cupboard’ downstairs which is classed as a robe, however as we had upgraded to LIN1 its height was increased then. Unfortunately now the gyprock is up I can see that the cloak cupboard height is wrong – too low. Hopefully the SS can sort that out easily.

When I was in Melbourne I saw something like this little door:

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When I was about 4 I was convinced a tree near us had a fairy door and lived in hope of catching a glimpse of a fairy. I bet I would have asked Santa for one of these in my stocking.

Well apparently they are proving so popular that some woodlands are having to remove them. Then whilst researching fairy doors I stumbled across an article about emailing trees in Melbourne.

Apparantly it was so people could email the Council if there was an issue with the tree. However people have been emailing the trees to chat and the trees have emailed back 🙂

Next week the kitchen is booked in to be fitted – bring it on!!


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 “Knock, knock!

  1. Doors are good. Kitchen will be even better. Those fairy doors are cute but I think emailing trees might be a little crazy…

  2. We decided to ditch the wood-look garage door too. Love the glazed doors, they’re going to look great.

    • Thanks trixee!
      I’m hoping the LIN1 glazed doors will help with letting more light in downstairs. I’m in the process of getting quotes for window treatments and I think I’ll need a stiff drink when the quotes come in!

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