On August 22, ZTC celebrated its 31st anniversary. During these 31 years, we have done a lot, learned and developed. On our 31st anniversary, we would like to show off the purchased new machine Hundegger SC-3.
August 22nd of 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of SIA “ZEMGALES TEHNOLOĢISKAIS CENTRS”.
Specialization in custom designed prefab houses and 30 years of experience allow ZTC to expand the possibilities of prefabricated homes.
It’s time to start judging building sustainability by looking at the whole building life cycle not just energy efficiency during it’s use. See how timber frame buildings stack up in a life cycle assessment and what can be done to build as sustainably as possible.
We share insights on what makes a good exterior wall panel and what choices and tradeoffs a client might face when making choices on price and performance.
We share the story of building an extra storey on their building and experience with ZTC of our client.
A blower door test may be required by building regulation for new buildings or renovation and it is a valuable tool to find air leakage problems for a timely fix.
On the anniversary of the founding of Latvia on 18th November 2020 Head of Zemgales tehnoloģiskais centrs Māris Avotiņš was awarded the highest award of Jelgava City Council – the Decoration of Honour.
First apartment house has been installed in a project near Lillestrøm, Norway where ZTC is the supplier of four prefabricated buildings for Funksjonell AS.
Learn about how prefab house delivery to building site is planned, what the buyer should consider and most common mistakes to avoid.
Upon completion of the third stage of a development project in Ljustero, Sweden blower door tests showed results that meet the requirement of the Passive House standard.
In September 2020 ZTC completed works on a 150 m2 floor area 2,5 storey house extension in Oslo, Norway with a classic board-on-board siding.
We give you a brief overview of the differences between types of construction commonly referred to as “prefabricated”, “modular”, “panelized” or “kit homes” and how that matters.
ZTC is the supplier and installer of prefab wood buildings in a development project on Ljusterö Island, Sweden consisting of 20 structures on four with a total gross area of 1320 m2.
A common topic with potential clients is comparing quotes of alternative suppliers with our offering. This article gives you advice how to better understand and compare prefab house price quotes and avoid common mistakes.
Ķekava High School project is an excellent example of the advantages of wooden panel construction.
Wood panel construction is a great opportunity to improve and develop existing buildings where other development possibilities are scarce. Building extensions upwards could be a gamechanger in the years to come!
In March 2020 ZTC completed a project of an additional sorey construction of 210 m2 floor area on top of a hotel building in Auer, Italy.
ZTC has started deliveries of infill panels for an apartment house project in Falkenberg, Sweden in February 2020.
ZTC finished works on a prefab skiing cabin of 110 m2 floor area in a skiing resort in central Norway in February 2020.
ZTC received an award in nomination “Socially responsible company” in Jelgava City Annual Business Award 2019.
In November 2019 ZTC finished works on a 3 storey vacation house project in a ski resort in France near Geneva. The custom design vacation house is 135 m2 of floor area on first and second floors.
In December 2019 ZTC finished works on a 3 storey apartment house project with 360 m2 of floor area 40 km outside Lugano, Switzerland.
Timber structures would allow us to draw carbon from the air and store it in our homes and offices – leading some to believe that wooden buildings are the future of architecture.
ZTC has finished production of constructively complicated but architecturally very attractive two-storey residential building with a building area of 130 m2. The production and construction of this home would be a challenge for any specialist in the industry.
ZTC has completed its work for a private house in Gotland, Sweden. The building is located on a picturesque, quiet peninsula with magnificent sea view. To fully enjoy the landscape, the 250 m2 house has spacious terraces with a total area of 100m2 and a spacious glazed veranda. Therefore, the building has high architectural requirements and complex structures.
In mid-May, ZTC received the company’s heart-warming award – The Most Friendly Company to its employees. This award was confer on the “Jelgava County Entrepreneurs’ Annual Award” competition.
ZTC received “diamond” at Latvian Association of Civil Engineers Competition “The Best Building in Latvia 2018”. Also Māris Avotiņš, member of the board of ZTC, has received an award as “The Best mentor of the Year 2018” at the Latvian Construction Engineers congress.
ZTC has finished work on a two story twin house project near Gardermoen, Norway. ZTC developed construction drawings, produced house elements and installed them without additional carpentry and roofing works on site for the 300 m2 house.
From 14 to 17 March in the exhibition Māja I 2019 ZTC will present in an interactive demonstration the new production technology that lets us provide wood prefab houses made of construction panels that stabilize indoor air humidity and temperature for a pleasant microclimate.
ZTC is currently assembling a two-storey private house with a living area of 250m2 in Örebro, Sweden. Private house has increased energy efficiency requirements.
ZTC has completed a project in the Netherlands, Amsterdam- has built a prefabricated wooden house, combined with CLT. The building has CLT interior walls, separating walls, and a ceiling. The outer walls of the house are built in the wood panels.
On March 7, the winners of the competition „Latvian Construction Year Award 2018”were awarded. ZTC submitted project to the competition – a multifunctional building in Nack, Sweden won the high 2nd place.
ZTC team wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. May The joy of the season fill your heart with with the goodwill and cheer!
Wood panel house that is combained with CLT built by ZTC in the Netherlands was tested with blower door test in mid November. The building has met the demands of the municipality of Amsterdam and the indicators meet the status of an energy efficient building. We are satisfied with the result N50 = 0,93.
The project MORE-CONNECT implemented by RTU after the Horizon 2020 program, where ZTC also participated, is coming to an end. The project’s goal has been achieved and we are pleased to be able to use our experience and knowledge to improve the insulation of residential buildings and improve their indoor climate.
Since 2017 ZTC production plant has been producing three storey apartment houses for a site in Åre, Sweden. Three of seven prefab houses were assembled in 2017 and other four was finished this year.
In May 2018 ZTC received the European Technical Assessment for the wood houses produced by the company. ETA certification proves the competency of ZTC to produce houses compliant with European requirements and proper use of materials in the product. Hence ZTC can now issue Declaration of Performance and affix the CE marking to its products.
Member of board of ZTC and company Cross Timber Systems Māris Avotiņš introduced the ambassador Seong-Jin HAN with the production of CLT elements and possibilities of application.
Ecological house built with “breathing” envelope structures act as a buffer between differing air humidity levels inside and outside. Living in optimal relative humidity can improve health, comfort, productivity nad sleep quality.
ZTC has signed a contract to build a prefab wooden house in Gardermoen, Norway. The two storey twin house will have two apartments of 100 m2 floor space and a terrace of 14 m2 each.
From 8 to 11 March in the exhibition Māja I 2018 ZTC will present in an interactive demonstration the new production technology that lets us provide wood prefab houses made of construction panels that stabilize indoor air humidity and temperature for a pleasant microclimate.
To understand how wooden panel houses are the best value you have to look deeper than just a comparison of material costs. Fast, lightweight and precise construction has beneficial implications on cost beyond the material.
Works are in full swing in Nacka, Sweden where we are building a restaurant and three houses in a new living quarter being built on the shore where customs area used to be.
ZTC has signed a contract to design, produce and assemble a restaurant and three residential houses in the suburb of Stockholm in Nacka, Sweden. Production of the construction elements of these houses started in January 2018.
Why Sortland, a town in an archipelago in northern Norway became known for being distinctively blue? We were part of it -one of the towns landmark buildings was built together with us – ZTC.
Zemgale Technological Centre has invested significantly this year into improving production of its prefab houses.
From November Zemgale Technological Centre has changed the production process to using an industrial insulation system, so that panels are packed with cellulose or wood fibre wool with the highest quality.
ZTC workers produced insulated cross laminated timber – CLT panels for a hotel building in Arlanda, Sweden in cooperation with CTS.
So many questions and so many choices. Make choosing the right house design for you easier with these 6 simple steps.
From Thursday 28th September to Friday 29th September 2017 ZTC is exhibiting at Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Brattørkaia 1, Trondheim, Norway.
After more than two years of active work on modular retrofitting process development MORE-CONNECT partners, including SIA “Zemgales tehnoloģiskais centrs” (ZTC), have prepared learning modules for engineers, craftsmen, architects etc.
On Friday 4 August 2017 construction works of an additional prefab house factory facility. Assembling works of the factory extension are done by SIA „Steel Constructor MM”.
On Wednesday 21st June 2017 construction of an additional prefab house factory facility was begun with a symbolic laying of a time capsule in the foundation by ZTC – a producer of prefab timber frame houses.
Since May 2017 ZTC production plant has been producing three storey apartment houses for a site in Åre, Sweden. The first of these apartment houses will be assembled in early July and three of seven houses will be completed in the current construction season.
ZTC has completed works on a kindergarten which is located in Skabersjö near Malmo, Sweden. The project was a 1,5 storey 196 m2 wooden panel building.
ZTC built a holiday house in Norway from December 2016 to March 2017. The 105 swuare meter house is loceted in the mountain retreat of Svingvoll near Lillehammer in the depths of the gorgeous mountainous, spruce forest lined part of Norway.
On March 6 in Riga ZTC was awarded 2nd place in the nomination New Public Building at the Latvian Construction Industry Annual Award 2016 for the construction of a kindergarten in Sweden in the village of Bro, near Stockholm.
On 9-12 March ZTC will be participating in “Māja I” 2017 exhibition and presenting visitors with our experience in design, manufacture and construction of high quality and modern design timber houses and the latest offer.
In February 2017 ZTC finished works on a private house that was produced in ZTC factory and assembled by ZTC near Oslo in Nesodden, Norway. The two-storey house is about 300m2 large and is built in the peninsula with views of the city of Oslo and the Oslo Opera House.
The holiday house was built in 2016 by a skiing resort in Rhone Alps, France. The one-and-a-half storey house has a liveable area of 155 square metres and four bedrooms. ZTC provided the house with a decimal guarantee as the legislation in France requires.
ZTC employees have completed work on private homes in Denmark. The ZTC produced wood frame house without windows and roof covering was built by ZTC workers. The customer is satisfied with ZTC work and assembled house.
ZTC finished works on vacation house in Norway in September 2016. Assembly works started on the second half of August. The one-storey holiday house has 100 m2 of floor area.
Ltd „Zemgales tehnoloģiskais centrs” celebrated 25 year anniversary on 22th of August.In a quarter of a century the company has been able to diversify offer range – from log houses, dog huts, prefabricated individual houses up to multi-story apartment houses.
In late August ZTC started to produce a wide range design houses in Denmark. Approximately 200 m2 large residential house will be in 3 levels to adapt the relief of building place.
In the middle of May ZTC started kindergarten assembly near Stockholm. At the moment, ZTC workers are building approximately 1000 m2 large building.
ZTC team has worked hard on a project in Sweden from March 2016 to complete 38 camping apartments near Stockholm. In this project ZTC delivers a complete construction kit, that is – includeing furniture, sanitary equipment, etc.
On early December of 2014 ZTC finished works on a three storey building in the very north of Norway in Sortland. ZTC worked on this project for less than six months.