Specproject Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)

One room apartment
Two-room apartment
Three-room apartment
Four-room apartment


Specprojekt buildings are located in each district of Riga but in some places, where once developed an extensive type of buildings, these buildings are less. Specprojekt buildings cannot be considered a separate type of modifications – some of the very first Specprojekt buildings are designed on architectural base of other series but it is rather the exception. Usually these buildings are distinguished by the fact that they are built with bricks, which eliminates many of the panel construction problems – warmth and waterproofing. At a time when there was a developed panel construction in the city, other materials were used in these projects.


Overall characteristics:  bricks + panels
Loggia: yes
Balcony: no
Floors: 5, 7 or 9
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).