Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

PCI Date


After a frustrating couple of weeks where the tilers were AWOL I’m pleased to say that they arrived early this morning and are busy laying the main floor tiles and finishing the en-suite.

Main floors:

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The step down for the split level:

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The SS called from the site to go over a few details and as I couldn’t visualise what he was trying to explain I shot up to see him as we rent just around the corner. Bonus being I got a quick look around the house as it has been a couple of weeks since we’ve been inside as we are now locked out.

The showers screens and mirrors are now in, another item off the ‘To Do’ list:


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Main Bath:

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Main Bath Vanity:

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Powder Room:

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He also gave us our Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) date – 1st December – with handover on December 14th if there are no major problems or hold ups. So YAY! that we have actually got a date but BOO! that it is in December. We really hoped that we would be in during November especially as the official Contract End Date was October 27th. We want to celebrate Christmas in our new house and we have our first visitor arriving NYE. Williewombat has booked his flight from Edinburgh and wants to be the first to stay in the guest room.

Meanwhile we’ve been busy, whilst waiting for the tilers, with meetings with the landscaper, the pool company and the removal company. By a process of elimination we’ve designed the garden, entertainment area and pool and are very pleased with what we have come up with. Now we are waiting for the quotes to come back. I think I’ll need a very stiff drink before I read those. We may well have to change our ideas or do it in phases depending on the final figures. I plan to write about what we have designed in a future blog post.

Right now my life now revolves around lists:

  • Build ‘To Do’ List
  • PCI List
  • Rental Bond Cleaning List
  • Packing List
  • Moving List

And let’s not forget the Christmas List. I have tried to be organised and have just about finished my Christmas shopping with most of it done in July! I just need to wrap it now before I pack it away 🙂


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.

10 thoughts on “PCI Date

  1. Tiles look great Lunar. Tiling to the ceiling certainly looks effective. You sound very organised to me. I might have to follow your lead and start making some lists. We should be just a couple of days behind you for PCI, in theory. Our tiling has not yet started however…

    • Thanks Johanne. Your build certainly has picked up the pace recently. Perhaps it was your threat to camp out in their show homes that spurred them on 🙂

  2. It’s all looking very good, but importantly, congratulations on getting a PCI date! You’re sounding very organised.

  3. Congrats wish it was us. The way thing are progressing for us, I doubt we will be in by next Christmas. Onto our 2nd SS now, oh and haven’t met him either. Brick due to start next Monday, fingers crossed it doesn’t rain. If it follows in line with my luck with Melbourne Cup … it will.

    • Thanks Linda. I saw your brick delivery the other day and keep looking for your brickies starting. You seem to have loads of bricks, should be plenty left for a letterbox.
      Fingers crossed for good weather for you.

  4. Yay for PCI! A new house for Christmas. What a fabulous present😄

    • Thanks Sheilzy.
      How about you, are you hoping for a Landscaper for Christmas?

      • Landscaping finally started last week but work ground to a halt with all this rain. Front and rear yard look like dogs breakfast😢 Hopefully we’ve seen the last of the rain and our guys can get cracking. We definitely want to be finished before Christmas! Will try to post an update on the blog soon.

      • I look forward to reading about it 🙂

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