House log – Public Consultation

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 :). […]

House Log – More Requests from the Commune

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 have them done in 12 days too :) […]

Fitting-out with DaVinci

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, room etc. Starting from the beginning, we knew […]

House Log – Finally Pushed the Button

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. Now the fun starts I guess… HTH, A little experiment: If you find this post […]

New House Activities Checklist

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 architect to submit […]

House Log – A Discovery

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 commune, no news is […]

Rules for Your Bathtub

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 advantages and […]

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