With the process of building the house, I've also built a checklist of items I needed to have. Here it is:
|Unless you're rich or a very good saver, this is where your money comes from.
|Weigh your assets (cash, savings...) well before going to the bank. Bankers don't like haggling and coming each time with a different amount looks unprofessional.
|Get many quotes from digging companies. Ask your constructor exactly what they need.
|Get many quotes from Geometers for implantation.
|Sometimes, the Commune may want to check the implantation. Make sure you ask them.
|The water connection is essential. Check with the Planning department who's your supplier. There's usually a monopoly.
|Check with the Planning department. There's a law that you should separate it from sewage.
|The Commune/city usually controls this, but outsources it to a sub-contractor. Make sure you get the details. You might need a septic tank.
|This is essential. See with your provider (Planning department should provide the list) what they can offer on your street. You might need extra components.
|Decide if you want this. If you do, same as above.
|If you need it, research the subject. There are salt-, or CO2-based softeners. Beware of devices which only transform the calcium/hardness into fine dust.
The checklist for smart house items is here.