Egons Garklavs

Egons Garklavs

Ideologist of Dores Factory
Sharing knowledge and experience that comes from love for wooden architecture
Gatis Zamurs

Gatis Zamurs

Executive director of Latvian Wood Construction Cluster
Messenger of global and local trends in wooden construction and architecture
Edgars Buksans

Edgars Buksans

Latvia University of Agriculture, Forest Faculty Associate Professor,

Research and Development Institute of Forests and Wood Manufacturing (MeKa), technical laboratory manager
Teacher of practical and lost wisdom of wood, explaining science simplified
Edgars Ivanovs

Edgars Ivanovs

Developer of Riga Powerhouse
Guide to ecological lifestyle and thinking


Dachmaterialien Für Blockhäuser

Dores 06.08.2018

Die Harmonie mit der städtischen Umgebung und der umliegenden Architektur oder die Integration in die Natur gilt als eine Voraussetzung für ein schönes und gut gestaltetes Haus. Das Dach ist einer der wichtigsten Bestandteile eines Hauses. Es spielt eine bedeutende Rolle beim Gesamtbild des Gebäudes und schützt natürlich vor Regen, Sonne, Schnee und Wind. Wir geben Vorschläge! Dachmaterialien Für Holzhäuser.


Natürliche Reinigungsmittel für Ihren Haushalt

Dores 29.03.2018

Eine saubere und ordentliche Umgebung wirkt sich positiv auf die Gesundheit und das Wohlbefinden der Menschen aus. Da viele Menschen die meiste Zeit zu Hause verbringen, ist es wichtig, das Haus sauber zu halten und die Luft nicht mit Chemikalien zu belasten. “Dores Fabrika” hat Empfehlungen für die tägliche Reinigungsarbeiten vorbereitet, damit Reinigungsmittel sowohl für das Haus als auch für die Bewohner und die Umwelt unbedenklich sind.


Kennenlernen – Dores NEUE PROJEKTE

Dores 12.03.2018

Die Natur inspiriert und der Mensch schafft! Warten Sie mit Ihrem Dores Holzhaus auf den Frühling!
Ferienhäuser, Bäder, Campinghütten oder vielleicht das erste, lang ersehnte Wohnhaus?


Fenster – die Augen des Hauses

Dores 15.02.2018

Die warmen Strahlen der Morgensonne, ein helles Licht auf dem Schreibtisch und ein gemütlicher Sonnenuntergang im Zimmer.- gerade aus diesen Gründen sind die Fenster beim Bau des Hauses so bedeutend. Man sagt, dass die Fenster die Augen des Hauses sind, d. h. eines der wichtigsten Elemente am Bau des Hauses. Wie kann man die beste Lösung der Fenster für sein Zuhause finden? Lassen Sie uns einmal die Eigenschaften der Holzfenster betrachten, warum es sich lohnt, diese auszuwählen, und was zu tun ist, damit sie eine Lebensdauer bis zu 100 Jahren heben.


Residental houses in Moscow

Dores 15.01.2016

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 through out generations.    

“Lejaskukri” wooden house farmstead in north of Vidzeme

Dores Fabrika 30.07.2015

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.

DORES log houses. DORES home in Turaida, Latvia.

Dores Fabrika 30.07.2015

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

Wooden skyscraper: a creative ambition or a rational decision?

Gatis Zamurs 09.07.2015

 “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.    

Dores flying wooden house in Swiss mountains

Dores Factory 07.07.2015

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!    

Dores ready for Ecobuild exhibition in London!

admin 28.02.2014

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.    

Tips how to take care of a wooden house

Edgars Buksans 30.07.2015

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.    

Dores Factory praised as responsible and sustainable company

Dores 28.02.2014

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.    

Wooden skyscraper: a creative ambition or a rational decision?

Gatis Zamurs 08.07.2015

 “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    

Planting forests on Dore’s birthday!

Dores Factory 25.05.2015

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.    

Tips for choosing sustainable building materials

Dores Factory 25.05.2015

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.    

Discover traditions of wooden architecture in Latvia and Europe

Dores Factory 15.04.2015

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.    

Wooden station for the only aerial cable-way in the Baltic States

Dores Factory 18.03.2015

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

Environmentally friendly and sustainable home for the owner and the Earth alike

Edgars Ivanovs 18.03.2015

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.    

Actions, not homes, cause fire hazard

Edgars Buksans 18.03.2015

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.    

Greetings from Ecobuild 2015 in London!

Dores Factory 04.03.2015

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.    

Scientific study concludes: wood is the warmest

Dores Factory 02.03.2015

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.    

The charm of the Land of the Rising Sun or interesting facts about houses in Japan

Dores Factory 02.03.2015

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.     

Back into the woods: global construction trends show that people are returning to wooden houses

Egons Garklavs 02.03.2015

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