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I am embarking on getting planning permission in Brussels for a very simple extension to my house.

I have been to the archives and got my plans, and now am ready to fill out the mountains of forms and do the drawings but I notice you have to put down an architect - I dont want to use one but just a structural engineer to work out the loads on the steel beams etc.

Do I have to use an architect? Why?

Any recommendations from any architects would be useful in the Uccle area

From the archives Aug 22, 2011 10:38

We are altering the ground floor of our house in Sint gillis creating a cour and altering the footprint of our house.The commune have said that we can do the plans ourselves I think because it is in a renovation zone.Ask at the commune.If you need an architect expect to pay around 1500euro for the plans.

themissus Jun 9, 2014 12:26

You can try my architect- he's a fresh young man with impressive talent!
Urbanism, modern, and eco! Alexandru.Patrichi@gmail.com

CC_R Jun 22, 2015 17:29

My friend drew her own sketch for a conservatory in Overijse commune, she said they just wanted a sketch. They did come and mesaure it after to ensure it was as she had drawn.
A builder told me if you break a supporting wall you definitely need permission to do any changes to your house. Although rebuilding a shed at the side of our house of less than 40m2 he said we wouldn't need plans as long as after we gave in sketch in after. I need to confirm that with commune before we proceed. I would suggest pop in or ring to your commune and speak the appropriate department they are pretty helpful I think as a rule.

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