Prepare for your visit

Learn more about what happens at a Gallery appointment, so you'll be ready to start choosing colours, tiles and more.

Selection appointments are a crucial step. They’re where you’ll choose the specific product types and colours that go into your home. Knowing what to expect will help you make more informed decisions.

The Gallery showcases fully built kitchens and bathrooms, and offers an extensive collection of bricks, flooring, roofing and paint colours. We also have an impressive selection of fixtures, fittings and joinery options to turn your new house into your dream home.

On the day of your appointment, you’ll be introduced to your interior consultant who will guide you through the process. An electrical specialist will also be there to take you through your plans and assist you with all your electrical needs.

We recommend that you start thinking about your external selections before you move on to your internal selections, to ensure you follow the flow of the Gallery. There’s a variety of options awaiting you, but rest assured your Gallery consultant will be there to help you every step of the way.

Simonds Homes look forward to welcoming you at the Gallery!

Give yourself time

The time required for your appointment depends on the size of home you’re building.

1 Day – Single storey homes
2 Days – Double storey & large single storey homes

There is a lot to cover and we want to ensure you get the best out of your appointment. Please arrive early so we can commence your appointment on time.

Do you have kids? The Gallery is located in an office building. Unfortunately, this means we’re unable to provide childcare or changing facilities. We suggest you have children minded if possible, as your appointment will take the whole day.

Switching your home on

A dedicated consultant will oversee your home’s electrical fittings. They’ll work with you to create a plan of exactly what you want. This includes power point, light and light switch, TV, data and phone point location. We suggest marking up a standard floor plan before the appointment so you’re confident about placement of these items for your needs and furniture layout. Your consultant will also cover heating and cooling as well as items like alarm systems, intercoms, home automation, theatre room cabling and ducted vacuum. If you have any special requirements or ideas for feature lighting, please feel free to compile a list of these.

Making colour selection

We understand everyone’s different, and depending on how much research you’ve done you may need more or less time. In this appointment you’ll finalise all selections concerning your home’s interior and exterior. A qualified Colour Consultant will help you make these decisions, and let you know your options for upgrading or making changes. During your appointment tile, carpet and timber flooring will be handled by supplier specialists. Please note any structural changes to your home and facade must be made with your Customer Relationship Coordinator before your Gallery appointment.


It helps to do your homework

With such a wide range of upgraded products on offer, not all can be displayed at the Gallery. We recommend you start researching products and upgrades as soon as possible. Even if you’re selecting from our standard range we recommend visiting some of our new display homes to get a clearer idea of what you want for your home. After all, it’s one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.


Get ahead with a gallery tour

A Gallery Tour is a great way to get a head start. Taking around 30 minutes, it gives an overview of the Gallery process. The tour will help you understand how your colour appointment will be conducted, as well as what you’ll be selecting on the day. Plus you’ll save time making design decisions by previewing the standard options and upgrades available (not all on display) along with all the colours/materials on offer. It’s a good idea to bring your promotion pack with the items you’ve chosen and have any questions for staff ready. Tours are held on most Saturdays at 10am – please note they are by appointment only.


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Whether you’re ready to build your dream home, already building or just have a few questions, we're here to help.

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