|Building Completions||2019 Q4||1,709||2,158||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|Building Permits||2019 Q4||1,939||2,629||#, SA||Quarterly|
|Residential Building Permits||2019 Q4||2,096||2,512||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|House Price Index||2019 Q3||197.23||193.3||Index 2010=100, SA||Quarterly|
|Dwelling Stocks||2018||6.5||5.9||Ths. #||Annual|
|Non-residential Building Completions||2018||1,000||1,251||#||Annual|
|Residential Building Completions||2018||6,472||5,890||#||Annual|
|Non-residential Building Permits||2009||29.03||#||Annual|
For Estonia, stage of construction data (building permits and construction completed) are based on the Construction Works Register. Quarterly and annual.
A building permit issued for the expansion or reconstruction of a construction works also grants the right to modify the utility systems of the construction works.
A building permit issued for the expansion of a construction works also grants the right to reconstruct the construction works.
A building permit is issued for the completed building as a whole. The building permit can also be issued for a part of the building, if it is possible to use it functionally and safely. The building permit issued for a part of the building is valid until the building permit has been issued for the building as a whole. While issuing the building permit for the building, the building permit issued previously for a part of the building and the documents submitted for issuing the building permit are taken into account.
Data are provided by the Statistics Estonia and sourced from the information provided by the Construction Works Register.
Building – construction works, which is permanently attached to the ground, has a roof, envelope structure and interior space.
Building permit – the consent granted by a local government for:
A building permit becomes invalid if building is not commenced within two years as of the date of issue of the building permit.
Civil engineering works – constructions which are not classified under buildings: railways, roads, bridges, etc.
Construction completed – the agreement on the part of a local government that a completed construction works or a part thereof conforms to the requirements prescribed for such construction works and that it may be used for the intended purpose.
Construction started – owners statement to a local government for actual start of the construction works.
Dwelling – a one-family house, section of a two-family or a terraced house, or a flat, which consists of one or more rooms, meets sanitary engineering requirements and is suitable for permanent residence.
Floor area of dwellings – total floor area of functionally united rooms (bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, etc.) and secondary rooms (kitchen, hall, bathroom, toilet, pantry, storage room, built-in cupboards, etc.) necessary or suitable for living in.
Non-residential building – a building not intended for permanent residence.
Residential building – a building, of which all or at least half of area is intended for permanent residence (one-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, terraced house or any other multifamily house). Summerhouses, youth hostels, motels, campsites and other buildings which are intended for relaxation and temporary residence are not considered residential buildings.