Henley have started 2011 with a "War on New House Prices" suggesting that they have reduced house prices. The base prices were lower for most plans, including the Talise, but they have also removed some of the standard inclusions, so to get back to 2010 inclusions you are actually worse off. Regrettably we had ask for our previous deposit to be returned so we had not locked in the 2010 prices. There is still no display of the Talise either, despite some of the new 2011 plans being built.
However after sitting down again with the same sales staff who still had our previous inclusions on file, we appeared to be well ahead of the Barwon on cost. So we paid our deposit again but this time carried through all the way to tender.
Colour selections went well, although the bricks and floor boards we had pre-selected been withdrawn due to "production issues". On other things we were definitely happier with what we choose at Henley, but I think that was due to having another go rather than having better options.
Roof Tiles: Bristlie Magnum
Bricks: Boral Mocha (which had the variation we were after)
Windows: Merino (ie Colourbond Paperbark)
Garage Door: Ranch (raised rectangular panels) in Ironstone
- Tasmanian Oak Laminate Boards (Entry, Hall, Kitchen, Dining, Living)
- Carpet (Lounge, Study and Bedrooms)
Kitchen: 2x600mm ovens side by side with a gas cooktop
- Evaporative Cooling
- 5-star Zoned Gas Heating
- Solar Hot Water
- Double Glazed Windows
Next step is the tender meeting where we will learn the cost of some modifications we requested to the plan and the engineering costs for the slab.