Type 2


This type of apartment building is common from the end of the 1800s to the 1920s.

This building type still uses exterior walls of solid masonry, but the foundations – and possibly the basement exterior walls – are now of concrete cast in situ. The roof structure and covering are the same as in type 1, but the gambrel roof has become more commonplace. This type also differs from type 1 in having main partitions and walls around the stairs constructed of solid masonry. The remaining interior walls are predominantly double board partitions.

The storey partitions have a timber joist framework, with the inclusion of iron beams where required for structural reasons – e.g. for supporting bays – or (exceptionally) with cast concrete for the purposes of making watertight, e.g. in bathrooms. Iron joists (kappedæk) are often used for damp- or fireproofing purposes – e.g. over basements.

Recommended literature in Danish:
Kaare Kristensen: Murarbejde (1917)
Kaare Kristensen: Tømrerarbejde (1920)


    Cornice ("save-a-stretcher")

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    Transverse partitions

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    Stairs and partitions

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    Longitudinal partitions

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    Board partitions

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    Chimneys and partitions

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    Grundejernes Investeringsfond, Realdania og Byggeskadefonden