About Swedish Regulations for building works

Boverket publishes mandatory provisions and general recommendations for building works.

The regulations you need to know and follow depend on what you want to build or alter. This is a description of where to find things on this website.

We have divided up our information in various ways. Under 'Legislation' (Lag & Rätt), we discuss one specific regulation at a time. But you can also base your reading on a subject, e.g. dwelling design, fire protection or personal safety, which may be affected by several different regulations.

Legislation (Lag & rätt)

This is th place where you can find regulations from Boverket, both current and previous regulations, in Swedish. Every regulation Boverket publishes has its own page, such as a page for Boverket's Building Regulations, BBR, and a page for Boverket's general recommendations on fire load, BBRBE. On most of the current regulations page the right-hand side has supplementary material for the regulation in question in the form of impact assessments.

Ongoing regulatory work

More often than not, we are working on the amendment of one of our regulations or on the drafting of new ones. Every regulation we are working on has its own page where you can see its schedule, find its referral version and so on. Usually in Swedish.

PBA knowledge bank (PBL Kunskapsbank)

The PBA knowledge bank contains guidance on the PBA (Planning and Building Act) written for those of you who have quite a lot of prior knowledge. The contents include detailed development plans, building permits, building sanctions and Boverket's Building Regulations, BBR. The pages are under continuous development.

Subject pages

We have divided up our information in various ways. Under 'Legislation', we discuss one specific regulation at a time. But you can also base your reading on a subject, e.g. dwelling design, fire protection or personal safety, which may be affected by several different regulations.

The subject pages contain a lot of useful information, such as links to more indepth material. These pages also provide Q&A on the various subjects.

In English we have subject pages that concern:

Regulatory hierarchy

The Swedish regulatory hierarchy is described in text  to give you an overview and an understanding of the Swedish system.

The Planning and building act and ordinance in English

You can find the The Planning and building act and ordinance in "Related information". The publication is named "Legislation".

Who does what?

Boverket

Boverket's logo
Boverket drafts mandatory provisions and general recommendations in Boverket's Building Regulations.

The Government

Generall logo that represents the gouvernment
The Government adopts the Planning and Building Ordinance, PBO. http://www.government.se/

The Parliament

Generall logo that represents the riksdag
The Parliament adopts the Planning and Building Act, PBA.www.riksdagen.se in English

The municipal building committee

Generall picture that represents the municipal's logo
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