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House log - Progress 17/01

January 17, 2020Category: House
Today I went by and saw the ground prepared. I shot a quick movie: youtube: CJZ1JP8-9u0 I also took some pics, because it's the first time I see any progress on this plot! And here's the second one: HTH,

House log - Kick-off Meeting

December 19, 2019Category: House
Today I have had the kick-off meeting for the house building. The guys from Germany (the site coordinator and the cellar builder) came here. They brought a translator. The Geometer came in as well as the guy from the digging company. The Geometer and the construction guys agreed on the reference…

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 Geometre

November 28, 2019Category: House
I've met with the Geometer , the guy that will place the house on the plot. I went to the place and arrived a couple of minutes early, but the guy that I was supposed to meet was out... because he forgot about the meeting. Oh well... His boss stepped in and we had a quite nice conversation. He…

House log - Meeting with the Digging Company

November 28, 2019Category: House
I've meet with one of the digging contractors at the plot. The meeting was designed to answer some questions from raised from the contract, but it was set up a the plot. Its success was rather limited because I had a bunch of papers in my hand which were flopping all over the place with the wind…

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…
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