The Pre-Start Process

If you’re embarking on the road to building your own home for the first time, you could be forgiven for thinking that construction of your home begins when we pour the concrete floor slab! In actual fact, bringing your dream home to life includes a lot more work “behind the scenes” – well before our construction crew arrives at site. One of the most exciting parts of this pre-construction process is the selection of fittings, fixtures and finishes for your new home – also known as the “Pre-Start Process”.

Once all relevant building applications have been lodged and approvals given, you will be provided with a hard copy Shelford Home Owner’s File containing detailed information about the items requiring selection during your Pre-Start Meeting. Some product selections can be made at our Dixon Road Selection Studio, while others can be made by leafing through product catalogues and brochures, and some will require a visit to the suppliers’ premises (for example ceramic tiles, bricks and pavers).

Our Dixon Road Selection Studio is a purpose-built showroom that brings together all the elements of the home building process in one convenient location. This light and bright display area is a welcoming workspace for our Pre-Start Consultants to guide you through the many available options, ensuring the new home building process is as stress-free for you as is possible. Qualified in interior design and decoration, our Pre-Start Consultants are happy to provide practical and professional advice on not only colour and profile selections, but also the “little things” as well, like the location of your light fittings, the extent of your floor and wall tiling, the surfaces you want painted, and the number of power points you might require.

The Pre-Start Process is an exciting part of the home building journey; however, it can also be a little daunting, given the product selections made at this time could make difference between building a “house” and building a “home”. Accordingly, if you are well prepared and invest the time this important part of the pre-construction process deserves, you’ll get the results you’re looking for when all your colour and profile selections come together!

Your home – your way! It’s the Shelford Quality Homes point of difference!