French project Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)

One room apartment
Two-room apartment
Three-room apartment


The French project is 16 to 18 storey buildings built from monolithic reinforced concrete. In Riga there are four of these buildings from which only three are fully built according to original floor planning. Centering was ordered in France and the buildings were built floor by floor, pouring concrete in centerings. This project buildings are built in Pļavnieki (Lubānas, A.Saharova, Ilūkstes streets) and in Purvciems (Madonas street) building on Dzelzavas street 68. Building was started in the end of 1980 but it was interrupted and completed in 2004. In one building different layout apartments may be located. Each apartment has a balcony which may vary in space. Separate sanitary facilities. Separate rooms.


Overall characteristics: monolithic reinforced concrete
Loggia: no
Balcony: yes
Floors: 16, 17 or 18
Floor height: 2.50m
Lift: yes
Waste pipe: yes


1. E-mail the required documents and a description of the desired change;
2. In one day we form simplified renovation project – certification card (standard apartment in Riga 129 EUR, in Latvia 149 Eur, other type of apartments 179 EUR);
3. In 10 days approve the project with the Construction Board (36 EUR) and replanning activities can be started;
4. After replanning, order an updated inventory file in the State Land Board (1.4 EUR/m2).


Required documents:

1. Title-deed (land register, cadastral reference, lease agreement);
2. Inventory file with a floor plan.


The project contains:

1. Certification card;
2. Explanatory memorandum;
3. Floor plan with explication of the technical indicators;
4. Main designers’ attestation.


Possible additional requirements:

1. If it is not possible to determine whether the affected walls are non-load bearing, structural engineers survey and conclusion (100 EUR);
2. If WC is transferred over the dwelling premises, agreement with the owner of the apartment below;
3. If a new engineering network for water pipeline and sewerage is created, engineering network scheme (100 EUR);
4. If the building is located in historic monument area or in protection zone, agreement with The State Inspection for Heritage Protection;
5. If the building is a state historical monument, the inventories act of premises cultural heritage (100 EUR).