How To Visit Your New Home's Construction Site Without Stepping on Toes…or Nails

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How To Visit Your New Home’s Construction Site Without Stepping on Toes…or Nails

When your new home is under construction, it’s often one of the most exciting experiences of your life. It’s also normal for you to want to visit your construction site regularly and participate in the process. After all, how often do you get to experience your home being built?

While home builders welcome and appreciate your enthusiasm, it’s a good idea to think about how to visit the site so that you maximize both your and your builder’s enjoyment–and productivity during the construction process.

So, to help ensure you have the best site-visiting experience, our team put together our top three tips for you to consider.

  1. Communication

When you contract with a home building company, you typically will have a specific point of contact person – and depending on who you choose in a builder, this person’s title may vary. At Gallery Homes, this person is the Community Manager.

This is your go-to person who can answer your questions and guide you through the process. He or she can advise you on when the best times are to visit the site, and will set up important meetings with your Personal Builder, such as the formal Frame Walk, or other visits you may want to make to your new home site. These scheduled meetings will give you the perfect opportunities to ask all of your questions without disrupting the progress of the crew or contractors.

  1. Follow the Safety Rules

Ask your Community Manager about your home site’s safety rules. For example, the construction company may require you and other visitors to wear a hard hat, gloves or other protective devices when you visit the site.

To enhance your safety, you should always wear appropriate clothing when you visit. Closed-toe shoes or boots and old clothing is fitting since most construction sites feature dangers such as splintered wood and exposed nails, as well as dirt and gravel piles, dust and plaster.

  1. Document Your Visit

Just as many people take notes at a doctor’s visit, it’s a great idea to take notes and photos or make lists when you visit your new home’s construction site.

Whether you want to stay up-to-date on each stage of the construction process, or make sure you remember your questions for your personal builder, take a recording device or a notebook.

Sharing your list of questions with the Community Manager in one sitting is more efficient for both of you, rather than asking him or her each one sporadically.

Whether your new home is still a dream or is already under construction, keeping these tips in mind should help your overall construction experience go smooth. 

Looking to Build Your Dream Home?

If you’re seeking a home building company that will turn your vision into a reality in Volusia County, consider Gallery Homes. When you begin the new home construction journey, you want to feel like you’re walking with an ally. The right home builder is a partner – someone who is responsive to your needs and questions, and who communicates honestly and has the integrity to honor commitments.

Since 2007, we’ve created more than 500 new homes for satisfied individuals and families and would love to partner with you on building your dream home. Contact our team online or call us directly at (386) 260 – 2291.