Topping-out speech - which speeches are traditionally given at the topping-out ceremony

As with all traditional and important events, speeches will of course also be swung at the topping-out ceremony. This post explains who gives the traditional topping-out speech and what is and should be said in general.

The tradition of the topping-out speech

Like the entire topping-out ceremony, the tradition of the topping-out speech goes back hundreds of years. The traditional content has actually changed little.

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In the foreground is that the client thanked the carpenters - who were the most important craftsmen in the past when mainly half-timbered buildings - but also all other craftsmen and helpers on the construction site.

Technical requirements should also keep damage from the house and its future residents, and bring blessing to the newly built house.

An element that usually comes today is to entertain all those present with some funny anecdotes from the construction phase, and to tell a little about the construction of the building. This happens especially in the speech of the client.

In some areas, it is also common that one of the carpenters speaks the judgment from the roof. In this case, he is then that after talking the traditional glass of wine and throws the empty glass from the roof.

What should be included in the directional festival

  • Thanks to craftsmen and helper
  • Wishes for blessing and happiness for the house and the residents
  • Entertaining and funny from the client

Who else is allowed to talk

In addition to the traditional customs, the topping-out ceremony naturally also offers a number of parties other than the client and the carpenter the opportunity to become a speaker.

Sometimes the architect says a few more words, or one of the friends or relatives congratulates them on a good start in the new house in a short speech. That’s up to you.

Small liquor bottles on the straightening tree are also almost classic: they always hang there when everything went wrong on the construction site that can go wrong. This statement will then be understood by everyone.

Tips & Tricks Every successful speech needs a continuous "red thread ". Keep this in mind when you, the client, write your speech.