Wooden buildings Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)


The buildings are mainly built in the second half of 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century when the prevailing was eclecticism and Art Nouveau. Details in volume and facades around rhythmically accommodated window boxes, gables and cornices are typical for this time. Often in wooden buildings great stairwell and apartment interiors are preserved.

In wooden houses loft can be built, large bathrooms can be incorporated and it can be insulated with modern materials in the same way as any other building. Wooden houses can also be replanned – with large two-floor apartments with a loft. In wooden house it is easier to breathe and the sleep can be better. It can be possible to uncover and restore the original wooden interiors.


Overall characteristics:  wood
Loggia: yes
Balcony: no
Floors: 1 to 3
Floor height: 2.5m to 3.5m
Lift: no
Waste pipe: no


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).