Going into Christmas we thought we soon have a slab, frame, walls, but little did we know the engineering report had already come back requiring a suspended P-class and tree root barriers around nearly the entire slab. Fairhaven called us while we were on holiday and we dropped by the office to get the run down.
To cut a long story short, despite the lack of trees of any size on three sides of the house, the builder wasn't willing the challenge the engineering report and suggested that pay pay an Arborist to assess the trees. It seemed very different from my line of work where you can still challenge an auditor to justify their findings.
The Arborist report said one tree in one corner might be a problem, but by this time we had already gone back to Henley. To be honest, I had always preferred the Talise plan to the Barwon so that did give us a chance to have another look.