Ha, yep, sounds like we are in the same ballpark.
I'll give that basin guy a call today if he's a bit lame... can't be dealing with ikea basins and their tap holes. I bought those (just) @Airhead approved taps as they were the nicest ones I could find IMO below 1k a pop.
I got a lad off my builder too, seems a decent chap, just said he'll throw in a freebie if I help with his website, just advice, what could go wrong! Ha.
I'm paying a bit more per week but its the lowest quote I could get I haggled it down a few hundred. Not sure why they were coming in so high on a simple build, postcode?