Fitting in with surrounding architecture or the environment is a pre-requisite for a beautiful and harmonious house. The roof – an essential part of a house. It contributes greatly to the creation of the image of the construction and, definitely, protects from rain, scorching heat, snow and wind.

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NEW PROJECT

Total area: 95 m2

Category: family homes, summer houses, saunas
Number of storeys: 1

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NEW PROJECT

Total area: 78 m2
Category: family homes, summer houses, saunas
Number of storeys: 1

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The cleanliness of the place around us, leave a positive impact on human health and emotional background, therefore, we have made an article about natural cleaning products for your house! We  prepared some recommendations on how natural ingredients will help you in daily cleaning work.

Did you know that cleansers can be gentle towards your home, your beloved ones and environment?

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Take a look! New projects of Dores wooden houses are here! Cottages, saunas, camping houses or maybe the first, long-awaited, dwelling house?

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NEW PROJECT

Total area: 50 m2
Category: saunas, family homes, summer houses
Number of storeys: 1

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NEW PROJECT

Total area: 46 m2

Category: saunas, family homes, summer houses

Number of storeys: 1,5

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NEW PROJECT

Total area:  35 m2

Category: sauna, summer house, family home
Number of storeys: 1

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Post and beam is a popular construction across the globe. This solution has many benefits, and by adding Dores’ values, we have started to manufacture an ecological, high-quality post and beam construction buildings with excellent heat insulation.
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The morning sun rays are so warm, clear light falls on the desk and the room is filled with a cosy sunset; this is exactly why windows are so important in the construction of a building. There is a saying that windows are the eyes of a building, thus – one of the most important parts in building construction is how you choose the most appropriate window solution for your home. This time we will have a look at the properties of wooden windows, find out why they are worth choosing, and what we can do to help them serve for up to 100 years.

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NEW PROJECT

Total area: 130 m2

Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2

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Traditions, man, technology, ecology – the foundation of Dores homes. Our ancestors knew the real value of wood. We decided to turn their ideas into a high quality wooden houses.

Inspiration, manufacturing and building – main three processes that is significant part of Dores log homes.

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Dores 955

Total area: 955 m²

Category: family home
Number of storeys: 3 Read more


Safety starts from the foundations and high-quality materials, as well as, precise glued or solid wood constructions by Dores, that will hold the entire home and last for more generations. Read more


POPULAR PROJECT

Total area: 55 m²
Category: summer house, sauna
Number of storeys: 1,5 Read more


Dores 144

Total area: 144 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 138 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 1 Read more


Lets partake a chance to explore the newly realized projects in Moscow. Beautiful residental houses which can give their owners the most precious experience and value of life – sharing love and caring for each other trough out generations. Read more


A living testimonial of destinies of people and Latvia. A story about century-old wooden house and Dores’ patented corner joint, mixed with deeply rooted family traditions, joys and sorrows; the story of the family home of one of the founders of Dores Factory, Kristaps Drone.
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DORES log house in a picturesque town Turaida in Latvia. A family home, finished this spring, inhabited by a lovely couple who most of all about their house love its big terrace, spacious and bright living room, sauna and a cosy kitchen where even washing dishes is a great pleasure.
Project architect: Mikus Zaķis
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 “I’ve seen people come into my buildings and hug wooden columns. I’ve never seen them hug steel or concrete columns.”

Michael Green, architect,
TED Talks. Read more


We are proud about Dores ideologist’s and one of the owner’s Egons Garklāvs passion for wood and amazing knowledge that lets him create not only elegant houses, but a unique wooden balance bike for little racers, as well. Read more


The assembly of Dores most exciting project has started! Eagerly awaited, carefully planned and particularly cherished the Dore’s wooden house in Switzerland is being developed in a close cooperation with its owner engineer Max. As the house is located high in Swiss mountains, assembly becomes an adventure and the only way how to carry logs to the building site is by a helicopter. Take a look at the very begging of its assembly! Read more


We invite everyone to visit us at the Ecobuild 2014 exhibition in London from 4-6 March to take part in the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Read more


Wood as a material is essentially everlasting; for instance, an 800-year-old wooden church in Norway serves as a living proof. In order to ensure that this living material serves well, one must understand it and know how to take care of a wooden house. Edgars tells about longevity of wooden houses and wood finishing solutions. Read more


Dores Factory was recently the first company in Latvia to try out the new online self-assessment tool called Responsible Business Evaluation. Previously a sustainability assessment index was available only for larger companies, however, now also smaller businesses can use the tool to evaluate their level of sustainability. Dores was praised for its foresight, determination and awareness. Read more


 “I’ve seen people come into my buildings and hug wooden columns. I’ve never seen them hug steel or concrete columns.”

Michael Green, architect,
TED Talks, watch the video here Read more


As of last year we have started a beautiful new tradition – planting forests on every Dore’s birthday! We aim to continue this tradition as long as there is space for young forest stands in Latvia. Have a look at this year’s celebration. Read more


When building a home, future homeowners have to take a number of decisions – from choosing the materials for the construction of the building to furnishing it. Our expert on ecological lifestyle highlights what should be taken in consideration when making choices for your future home to be sure that you’ve chosen sustainable building materials. Read more


The beginning of the year marked a release of a new book, “A Latvian’s home”. The author of the book, Janīna Kursīte, is well known in Latvia as a literature specialist, folklorist, linguist and a writer. Apart from being passionate about language and the written word, she is also passionate about wooden architecture and wooden houses. Since 1999 the writer has gone on many expeditions near and far; her travels have led her to homes of Latvians in Russia, Belarus and the West. Read more


A Dores’ home at the most romantic and most extreme tourism object in Latvia – by the aerial cable-way in Sigulda. Read more


Edgars Ivanovs, a supporter of sustainable lifestyle, will broaden your horizons on building an energy-efficient home and what it means to be living in one. It soon becomes evident that an energy-efficient home is not only a beautiful and logical choice, but also a beneficial one. Read more


This week from 3rd of March through 5th of March Dores Factory is taking part in Ecobuild exhibition in London. Ecobuild is the largest marketplace of sustainable and environmentally conscious design, construction and energy in Europe. Read more


When hearing of house fires, people automatically associate them with wooden houses. Edgars Bukšāns, the technical laboratory manager of Research and Development Institute of Forests and Wood Manufacturing (MeKa), explains how safe is wood and that the construction material makes little difference when acting recklessly. Read more


It is two and a half years since a Dores’ home has been a part of a long-term experiment. It pleases us to see that the unique study of the wooden house shows better results than predicted by Dores’ experts and the energy efficiency indexes surpass those of other popular construction materials. Read more


Dores Factory was exploring the east this February, taking part in “Eco House & Eco Building Expo” in Tokyo, Japan. To find out more about the importance of a home and traditions in this distant land we engaged in a conversation with the first Ambassador of Latvia in Japan Pēteris Vaivars and his wife Rina.  Read more


Ideologist and creator of Dores Factory Egons Garklavs tells his recent observations in global construction trends that people are returning to wooden houses. Read more


Total area: 117 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 1 Read more


Total area: 137 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 228,9 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 225 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 225,9 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 82 m²
Category: family home, summer home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 214 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 237 m²
Category: family home, commercial building
Number of storeys: 2

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Total area: 210 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 1 Read more


Total area: 184 m²
Category: family home, commercial building
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 122 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 2 Read more


Total area: 162 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 1 Read more


Total area: 154 m²
Category: family home
Number of storeys: 1 Read more