Report virtual tour Latvian home factories
The building capacity is one of the constraints for speeding up the production of affordable houses in the Netherlands. We went on a virtual tour to three Latvian home factories to see what they have to offer. Can these factories produce homes that comply with the Dutch standards and of course, what are the costs?
All three factories export their homes to European countries. Most of them go to Scandinavia. Most projects are designed by the architects of customers and the main material used is timber. All three can build modular so most of the work can be done off-site. References can be found on the company websites. See the hyperlinks below. An overview of all Latvian factories can be found on the website of the Latvian Wood Construction Cluster.
Price indications vary from 900 euro up to 1.300 euro per square meter excluding VAT and excluding the cost for transportation. De exact costs of course depend on the requirements.
The virtual tours are not derived from the meeting becasue of the quality of the recording. Instead you find virtual tours that give a good impression of the three Latvian factories. More information on the companies and about reference projects can be found under the videos.
Background and additional information
The Ostby factory manufactures wooden panels and modules at a professional high-quality level. We offer to design and assemble these materials in to prefabricated housing. Our core competence is the production of Detached private houses, Townhouses and Twin houses, Apartments, Commercial buildings. We also provide Project engineering and technical calculations for each product, House delivery to customer's building site Assembly supervision services.
Custom-made prefabricated timber frame modular houses from Latvia. Built from the scratch in 1993, BYKO-LAT evolved into one of the largest and most efficient timber production plants in Latvia and currently is one of the leading forest products exporters from the country. More than 90% of goods are sold outside Latvia – mainly to the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
Prefabricated timber frame MODULES &PANELS for fast on-site construction. Flexible designs according to customer requirements & appropriate country regulations. The possibilities of our high-quality and long-lasting wooden frame construction technology are practically limitless. Due to its relatively light weight, durability, flexibility and variety of possible shapes, Wood is increasingly used as the main building material for the creation of various architectural masterpieces. The system of wooden frame panels and modules provides an opportunity to build buildings of any application, size and complexity.