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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…

Letter from the Commune to Cut the Grass

June 26, 2017Category: House
Today I got a letter from the Commune to cut the grass. The letter was in Flemish. I reproduced its translated content below. Not maintained plot + footpath for your plot Dear, The police have determined that your plot + the footpath for your plot, located on the street , are not maintained. Please…

We had to hire an architect

March 16, 2017Category: House
Well, our constructor told us we need an architect. So I did some digging... Payment Scheme I found here a way to schedule payments to the architect: Phase Activity Percentage Effort Conception Etudes préliminaires 5 % 33 h Avant projet sommaire (APS) 10 % 66 h Avant projet détaillé (APD) 10 % 6…

We have lift-off

August 22, 2016Category: House
We gave the green light to the builders to start the process. The letter goes something like this: We are hereby agreeing to proceed with the planning application for our house. This phase of the project encompasses only the activities related to obtaining the planning permission from the commune…

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…
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