Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Calm after the Storm.


Sydney has certainly been having some wild weather recently so we went up to the block to see how it fared after yesterday’s deluge. I should have been brave and gone up during it to see how our storm water system of the rain tank and rain garden were coping.

Amazingly things didn’t look too bad today.

I hope no-one was in situ when the wind caught this on 313 !

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The swales at the front were clear of water but full of rubbish. Hubby thinks I’m mad but I keep disposable gloves and rubbish bags in the car and clean up the swales after the tradies every so often. I don’t think our new neighbours across the way, who have already moved in, want to look out at empty tuna cans, Red Bull cans, carry out containers and builder’s rubbish strewn around. Six bags later it looked a lot better!

However, that was at the end of our visit, when we rocked up we were pleased to see:

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Glass splashback time! 🙂

The tilers finished the main floors and Laundry on Wednesday and we have been well and truly locked out with no sneaking in to peek. With Decoglaze there we were able to pop in for a quick look around to see what’s been happening:

  • Main floor tiling completed
  • Laundry tiles completed
  • Master robe, WIP & Cloak cupboard fit out
  • Wire shelving corrected to walk-in-robes in beds 3 & 4
  • Main bath display niche glass shelf fitted
  • Glass splashback to Kitchen & Butler’s Pantry being fitted

There was a bit of storm water inside which is surprising as both the front door and balcony door have step downs to their porches. However they are to be fitted with draft excluders as part of our BAL 12.5 requirements for embers. I better check what form they take and if they’ll exclude water.

Here’s some photos of what’s been done this week:

Main tiling:


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Step down:

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Laundry: Not quite how the tile layout was specified

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Master robes fit out:


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Hers 🙂

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Wire shelving in Beds 3 & 4 sorted:

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Latte glass splashback in progress:

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Bath display niche glass shelf:

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The painters were busy next door at 310 and said they would be back to us on Wednesday November 11th which is great. Our SS’s text update this week said the gyprock would be patched up next week followed by the painters. Therefore I take it the gyprockers will be there on Monday. I’ve also had a call from Wisdom Landscaping this week to say the driveway will be done the week commencing November 18th. It’s all go 🙂 !

What’s left to do?

  • Internal Painting
  • Exterior lower paintwork
  • Driveway
  • Balcony balustrading
  • Air con grills
  • Final electrical fit off
  • Door furniture
  • Fly screens & doors
  • Carpet
  • NBN

What’s done but needs fixed?

  • Rain garden
  • En-suite WC tiling
  • Powder Room mirror
  • Balcony door double glazed




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.

12 thoughts on “Calm after the Storm.

  1. Lunar your floor tiling looks great and the entry hallway is gorgeous. Things are certainly coming along now! Not quite sure what happened with the laundry, how had you specified it?

    • Thanks trixee,
      I have plans for the entry niches if only I could decide on an accent colour.
      The laundry was supposed to just have one row of the tiles laid vertically instead of the one and a bit they did. I imagine they did it to tile to the base of the overhead cupboards. Never mind its only a minor blip.

  2. So so close. Lots of progress. What is it with tradies and cans of tuna? That’s what’s left at our site too.

    • Yep very pleased with all the progress this week.
      Someone was keen on KFC earlier in the build. There was a tub of KFC coleslaw left inside for weeks. Worryingly it never seemed to go off 🙂

  3. Coming together beautifully! Love the coffered ceiling in the hallway and the niche is a great idea. Wish I’d thought of it. You’re at the pointy end now, how exciting!

    • Thanks Sheilzy,
      The coffered ceiling and niches were actually Wisdom’s design , not mine 🙂
      However I have plans for a fitted mirror and artwork once we are in.

  4. Hey Lunar, are those LIN1 doors in clear finish that I see near the front door? Do you have any more pics of those? We’ve chosen clear finish as well (to match the stairs, it would’ve cost a lot to stain all the woodwork) but my wife is having trouble picturing what the clear finish looks like as we only ever see them stained in ‘Japan Black’ in display homes.

    We love your blog and pics by the way, we took inspiration for our bathrooms from your sons bathroom! Hope PCI all goes smoothly and you can move in before Christmas.

    • Welcome ShuddaBeenATradie, glad you are enjoying my blog!
      Yes those are maple LIN1 doors in a clear finish. I love Maple so didn’t see the need to stain them a different ‘wood’ colour – especially as it would cost extra 🙂 I will see if I have any other photos of them and put them on the Wisdom HomeOne thread for you. I’ve just been up to the house and the painters are just finishing 🙂

    • Glad you liked the boys bathroom too 🙂

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