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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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