This essay includes the planning and designing of a house as well as writing a rapport about how
to increase fire safety in small buildings.
More than 6000 homes burn in Sweden every year (Brandskyddsföreningen, 2012c). The
devastation and the costs are usually very high. This report examines possible measures to reduce
both personal injuries and economic losses resulting from house fires in small buildings.
play a major role when it comes to constructional fire safety. However the
Swedish building regulations are very low for small buildings and this is an
argument for raising the requirements.
The report shows and describes possible methods to build safer with regards to fire in terms of
materials and different building structures. Major focus has been on fire cells but other solutions
are also examined and described. The conclusion is that the
Swedish building regulations should
increase and the building norms need to be changed. Swedish insurance companies are very
positive to these proposals. Facts and conclusions are based on information from books and
The small building is planned on the property Sjöängen 5:15 in the Swedish town Borlänge.
Necessary information for the construction of the house is reported in text and appendix.
includes documents describing construction equipment, materials, energy consumption and costs.
The house is planned for
Swedish building regulations and abides to building norms. This essay
contains necessary drawings, descriptions and calculations.
2012. , 92 p.