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House log - A first checklist

September 30, 2019Category: House
With the process of building the house, I've also built a checklist of items I needed to have. Here it is: Family Label Description Cash Bank Unless you're rich or a very good saver, this is where your money comes from. Assets Weigh your assets (cash, savings...) well before going to the bank…

House log - A Checklist for Smart House

September 30, 2019Category: House
With the process of building the house, I'm building the list of smart house items: Family Label Description House Communication There are many smart house systems, wired (KNX, DALI, DMX) and wireless (ZigBee, Z-Wave, WiFi). Each has advantages and disadvantages. Smarts There are many systems that…

House Log – Preliminary Approval

May 14, 2019Category: House
So we got the preliminary approval from the Commune. They say they're OK with us building the house, but we need to wait a cooling-off period of 30 days. They gave us a long list of 'but'-s to their agreement to build: The 3 tall-stemmed trees that are indicated on the planting plan as "Existing…

House log - Positive reply from the Flemish Government (Forestry)

March 25, 2019Category: House
We have submitted our reply for the Forestry Department's query on deforestation and we got a positive reply (partially reproduced below). The following conditions must be included literally in the permit conditions of the environmental permit: The license is granted on the basis of Article 90bis…

House log - Public Consultation

March 21, 2019Category: House
Last month we got the news that we need to have a public consultation for the house. Cool! I get to have a sticker/poster thing announcing the house :) We had a term set to 32 days (default is 30). The Commune even sent us the poster we needed to display, an A2 sheet :). It's yellow with a black…

House Log - More Requests from the Commune

February 6, 2019Category: House
Well, this year we did manage to push the button and launch the building permit application process. We celebrated ... prematurely, as shortly after we got a nice message from the commune requesting several more documents: A deforestation plan A rain water management plan/form Glorious! And to…

Fitting-out with DaVinci

January 25, 2019Category: House
On 10-11/01 we had the fitting-out session with DaVinci. This was thouroughly enjoyable experience, particularly after the surprise we had with the planning permission . We had 2 days of hard work with DaVinci's architect, going floor by floor in the house ands asking questions of each feature…

House Log - Finally Pushed the Button

January 24, 2019Category: House
On 14/01/19 we pushed the button and submitted the file to the Commune. This happens after the file was put in via an online site on 26/09/2018, but our architect forgot to notify us that we needed to sign online. So we've both pushed the button and the Commune can receive the file. Now the fun…

New House Activities Checklist

January 24, 2019Category: House
Preparation Make a "maximum" budget. Subtract 15%. Those will be your buffer See many house builders. We went to Germany @ FertigHausWelt for example. Quite a lot build outside their country Get an architect in Belgium to at least submit papers Make sure the contract is not the default one Push the…
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