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House log - A first checklist

September 30th, 2019 - House(1 min)

With the process of building the house, I’ve also built a checklist of items I needed to have. Here it is:

FamilyLabelDescription
CashBankUnless you’re rich or a very good saver, this is where your money comes from.
AssetsWeigh your assets (cash, savings…) well before going to the bank. Bankers don’t like haggling and coming each time with a different amount looks unprofessional.
Ground worksDiggerGet many quotes from digging companies. Ask your constructor exactly what they need.
ConnectionsWaterThe water connection is essential. Check with the Planning department who’s your supplier. There’s usually a monopoly.
RainwaterCheck with the Planning department. There’s a law that you should separate it from sewage.
SewageThe Commune/city usually controls this, but outsources it to a sub-contractor. Make sure you get the details. You might need a septic tank.
ElectricityThis is essential. See with your provider (Planning department should provide the list) what they can offer on your street. You might need extra components.
GasDecide if you want this. If you do, same as above.
WaterSoftenerIf you need it, research the subject. There are salt-, or CO2-based softeners. Beware of devices which only transform the calcium/hardness into fine dust.

The checklist for smart house items is here.

HTH,

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