The tender meeting went extremely well.
The site costs were reasonable and no surprises. If anything they came in less than we expected.
The modifications to the plan were also less than we expected. We added a vanity outside the kid's bathroom, much like we had at our former house. We also added 1m across the middle, extending the dining room, laundry and bathroom. These changes were accepted by Henley with little fuss.
The electricals came to more than I had planned, but we included nearly all the fittings and in the end not having to worry about installing later seemed worth it.
We came to a reasonable arrangement with the pool in terms of OH&S. In addition to boarding it up after installation, we will pay for a temporary builders fence around it.
So the floor plan we have agreed to is
The site plan with the pool is
We came away feeling very relieved and believe we made better choices based on what we learnt from the previous builder.
Contract will be ready at the end of the month, hopefully they will start on the site in May and we will have moved in by Christmas.