Use insulated concrete forms
It is advisable to use insulated concrete forms when building your house. These are one of the most effective materials to resist fires. These are more expensive than normal wooden frames but will help you a lot in resisting fire. Insulated concrete forms can hold the fire for almost four hours. In addition to this, it does not allow cool or warm air out from your house. This will result in saving of electricity bill as in winter your house will stay warmer with less usage of heater. Similarly in summers, your house will stay cooler by using air conditioning units for less time.
Fire-resistant roofing and siding
You should use fire-resistant tiles or even slate for your roof in order to lower chances of getting fire. For sidewalls, you can use fibre cement, stucco, brick or stone veneer. If you are going to add decks, you should use composite boards or pressure-treated wood.
Apply cellulose insulation
Another option is that you use cellulose insulation for your house. It is not only good for the environment but also protects against fire. In order to use it, you need to blow and the insulation will be adjusted around the object.
Fire-resistant windows and doors
You should use fire-resistant windows and doors in order to prevent your house from burning. Apply ordered fire-proof windows or triple-pane windows. For doors, use doors made from steel.
You can install sprinkler system in your house. These will get rid of any small fires in your house. For larger fires, they will hold them until fire brigades arrive.