After 10 months of delays, mostly due to a 6-month wait for report & consent from council, followed by reluctance from our builder to make minor aesthetic changes to meet councils requests, we've started looking at different builders.
The Henley Aegean 38 has caught our attention. It has a similar design to round 1, but rooms rearranged such that it's taken care of some of the compromises we felt we made last time. My wife's quote is that it's designed by someone who actually wants to live in it. The finishes are also better, but that comes at price too.
Having had experience has made a big difference to turnaround as we know what we want and what council needs. Also we've overcome some hang ups on compromising on things we really want (high ceilings) so it's beans-on-toast for the next few months.
We are also considering outsourcing some of the work post-handover. In particular, the carpeting and engineered floors. Can anyone offer advice on whether this is a good option with Henley?
We're currently finalizing quotes so will hopefully be posting regular updates on progress. 🤞🏻