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House log -A Message for an Electrician (for the Building Site)

December 4, 2019Category: House
I got informed by the constructor they require an electrician for the first meeting, to deal with the fuse box for the building site. Here's the message I wrote them (in French): Chère Madame, Cher Monsieur, Nous bâtissons une maison a Rhode Saint Genèse et notre constructeur nous a dit qu'il aurait…

House log - Meeting the Engineer for Sewage Connection

November 27, 2019Category: House
I've met with the Engineer of the sewage (as per a previous post ). We had a very short chat. He told me that: The main pipe is in the middle of the street, 3 meters deep. He needs the exact point where the pipe connection needs to be put out. The works will take about a month once the file is…

House log - Commune Check for the Implantation

November 26, 2019Category: House
The implantation is the process by which your house is positioned on the plot. This is done by a specialised person, a geometer. Our digging contractor pointed out that the Commune may want to verify if the implantation is done correctly. So, today I've asked the commune if they need to verify and…

House log - Application for Sewage Connection

November 20, 2019Category: House
Sewage and residual waters is a kind of monopoly for my Commune. The process goes like this: You apply for Sewage connection. My Commune has a form you fill up and submit. Once you do, you sort of need to pay 2000Eur + VAT. You are appointed by the Commune a contractor that comes and decides how the…

House log - Getting a Géomètre

September 30, 2019Category: House
We're looking for a géomètre. I conceived an universal letter to contact them, sounding like this: Dear Madam or Sir, We are now in position to start the process of building the house. Can you please let me know if your office can perform the pegging out (implantation) for our building site? If…

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…
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