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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…

Planning Permission in Belgium

February 15, 2015Category: House
When you build something, you will need to get a planning permission (most likely). Here are some links I've found: Planning permission info (Dutch - translated) Getting a planning permission (notaire.be) Planning permission (belgium.be) Planning permission (NL) Belgium is a bit of an odd ball…

Interior Design Links

February 14, 2015Category: House
Here are some links for inspiration: Interior Design My House My Architect - a living show where owners open their houses to public and explain how they did it (Flemish) Cocoon - interior design (and not only) expo in Belgium Archiproducts (IT) - Design blog with many things (living room, kitchen…

Curated List of Huf Haus - Related Materials

February 9, 2015Category: House
Here's a list of Huf Haus-related materials I gathered in the last while. Huf Haus A blog on Huf Haus http://hufhausinus.blogspot.be/ Another Huf Haus user blog Another Huf Haus blog Grand Designs - Huf House revisited -- this was taken down, but there may still be a mirror out there... Grand…

Meteorology

February 8, 2015Category: House
The weather is quite important when you're building a house. Finding statistical data is vital to know if your house needs to be warm, airy, cool, or if your roof needs to support the weight of a lot of snow for example. Of course, the architect will know better, but... Here's a list of links I've…

Registration tax

February 6, 2015Category: House
When you buy land or a place to live, you usually need to pay registration tax. This varies a lot from one country to another. In Belgium, this is quite high (10-13% - ish). You can get some discounts in some cases. Here are the links I've found: Calculating registration tax - official government…

House: Checklist

January 15, 2015Category: House
Here I'll build a checklist of things you need to do when building a house. Preliminaries There are some things which are generic, independent on the land or the end product: Make sure you want to build . I cannot stress this enough. While there are a lot of advantages (from tax to having your own…

House: A Grand Project

October 25, 2014Categories: House, Project Management
And now, something different... We have decided relatively soon we want to build a house . We had several reasons for doing this in Belgium: Prices are high : Depending on area, prices are quite high; in a "good commune", you easily reach 500k for a house and 300k for an apartment. Taxes are high…
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