Great news Morri, wow another in Ryde, you H&H guys will be the majority over there soon!
Its great to see so many H&H builds progressing. We are just finishing up with our selections and will hopefully progress to the next stage soon.
BTW Kjane and Seren1ty, we were quoted about $10K ($80 per square metre) for laminate to the whole of the first floor and stairs for an elyse 38 (excluding bathrooms and toilets). I know this is a subjective question but do you think this is worth it considering you got bamboo and laminate to your ground floors? (I am hoping you will say yes...:-D:-D)
Does anyone think outsourcing the flooring till after handover will save much?
Whilst we are very happy with the bamboo/hard floor downstairs, we are also very happy having the soft warmer carpet (with upgraded underlay) flooring upstairs. kjane nailed it, the noise projected downstairs may be a factor unless you upgrade your upstairs laminate's underlay further (and possibly add soundscreen to the joist space between the 2 levels). Hopefully it is a waterproof laminate, but there are big variations in quality between products so just comparing per square metre will not tell the whole story unfortunately. Though if you believe you are up for dealing with it later, try and get some external quotes based on the required square metreage and go the after handover route. Enjoy the tile selections, we had fun with that one, but just be mindful you don't have heaps of time to make your choices so definitely check it out in advance