Once you have paid the deposit on your new house the next big step is the Pre Start or Selection Meeting. (some builders call it the ‘Gallery Meeting’, if you are having a custom built house it may be called ‘Detailed Design’)

This is normally the day when you sit down with your builder and select all the details that turn an empty house into a home.

There is lots to think about on the day……………..and its difficult and expensive to change things later.

The builder will be trying to up-sell you expensive upgrades and all you want is another opinion!

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  1. Milton

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I
    had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas
    out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any ideas or hints? Many thanks!

    1. Brian Ashworth (Post author)

      I think about things when I am driving home and by the time I get home I’m ready to go.

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