The decking I can deal with and obviously have completed after handover. Solid timber floor needs to go down before kitchen etc, so you get the perfect finish (which you can't get with pre-finished timber / bamboo - don't get me started on the timber edging they use around kitchen fixtures!). They won't even let me bring my own guys in to do it during the build either.
Can anyone who's built with PD confirm or deny whether this information is correct?
No help to you al all but I wasn't impressed with the wood floor options on offer. My advice would be to get them to cancel your flooring if you can get a credit and do it post handover to get exactly what you want. Not a pretty on PCI / key day but probably a lot less hassle if you can get it measure and ordered for installation within the first few days (remembering to allow for appliance install for a day).