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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…

House Log - A Discovery

January 10, 2019Category: House
Our architect submitted the plans to the commune at the end of September. According to the Belgian law, the whole process should take +/- 3 months. So, we scheduled a fitting-out meeting with DaVinci in the second week of January. We've heard countless times that after submitting the file to the…

Rules for Your Bathtub

May 15, 2016Category: House
One of the important areas in the house is the bathroom. After looking for more types of tubs, I've got a few generic rules: First determine the exact dimensions of the space where the tub will be placed and then consider the types of installations that could fit into that area. Investigate the…

Planning Permission in Belgium

February 15, 2015Category: House
When you build something, you will need to get a planning permission (most likely). Here are some links I've found: Planning permission info (Dutch - translated) Getting a planning permission (notaire.be) Planning permission (belgium.be) Planning permission (NL) Belgium is a bit of an odd ball…

Interior Design Links

February 14, 2015Category: House
Here are some links for inspiration: Interior Design My House My Architect - a living show where owners open their houses to public and explain how they did it (Flemish) Cocoon - interior design (and not only) expo in Belgium Archiproducts (IT) - Design blog with many things (living room, kitchen…
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