Danish Building Act

The purpose of the Building Act is to ensure:

  •  that buildings are constructed, laid out and used in a way that is satisfactory in terms of fire protection, safety and health
  •  that unbuilt areas in a building project are of a satisfactory quality in terms of operation and maintenance
  •  that building damage is repaired 
  •  that buildings cater to the needs of people with disabilities
  •  that high architectural quality is promoted 
  •  that the productivity of the building is promoted
  •  that unnecessary consumption of resources in buildings is prevented
  •  that unnecessary consumption of raw materials is prevented


The Building Act applies to:
  •  new buildings and building extensions
  •  building conversions and other essential changes in relation to the provisions of the Building Act
  •  alterations to buildings that are significant in relation to the provisions of the act
  •  building demolition
  •  maintenance, conversion and other alterations to existing buildings that affect energy consumption.


The Building Act covers:
  •  requirements concerning the execution, fitting out and maintenance of buildings and areas
  •  requirements concerning fire protection measures relating to chimneys and fireplaces
  •  a certification scheme for transportable structures
  •  a certification scheme for technical elements
  •  requirements concerning building permits
  •  requirements concerning completion certificates
  •  a description of the role of local councils in the processing of building permit applications
  •  information about accidental damage building insurance
  •  miscellaneous provisions about other matters
  •  market surveillance requirements