My advice to anyone who has not yet had there Pre Start Consultation is to request as much information as you can so that you are prepared. For example what are the upgrades. See if you can get a list of All changes and upgrades you can make. And of course the cost. I went in abit blind to my appointment and had nothing but the Colour Selections Workbook. I have read here that some people were able to make changes between themes etc. I was never given that option. The only upgrades that were discussed with me were your standard ones and that's it. It was only after reading posts on this site and reading about upgrades/changes that people had made that I wish I had also done myself. How are you meant to know what changes/upgrades you can make if they don't tell you?!. Also after this appointment you do get told you can not make any further changes. Which they stick too!. This is frustrating when you have been waiting for a year for your land to title. I'm not sure why they don't just wait till closer to the title date.
I feel your pain.We wanted to make changes too but told that after PWC no changes allowed and we weren't told of any options.Really disappointing of HBC.
I asked for all upgrade options and prices before pre-start and they happily obliged ! We knew which changes we wanted to make by the time we got into the consultation!
This is our first build and never done anything like this before ! But as with any major financial investment! Do the research and know your options !