...Carlisle Monaco that is.
We officially cancelled our PD contract during the week and today paid our initial deposit with Carlisle to begin the process (again!). Hans, the Sales Manager, assures us that the land will title in December so the developer avoids paying a big whack of land tax, but just to be sure we've booked a February site start.
I'm pretty impressed with Carlisle. I know it's early days, but in comparision to the PD experience, we certainly feel more informed. Could be that we recently went through a similar process, but they seem to take more time explaining what is and isn't included as well as trying to upsell at every opportunity. Some may not like this approach, but I actually prefer to know everything we could have, and then make informed decisions.
After another walk through today, I'm even more impressed with the design and the way it will sit on our block. And we found out that the corner sliding doors in the kitchen / meals close onto each other so there's no need for an internal pillar. This means we can open up the whole back corner straight onto the alfresco! Niiiiice.
Next step: Facade selection and structural variations.