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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > May 2018 > Building your loft space

Building your loft space

From rules and regulations to practical considerations, here’s what you need to know
Fitted furniture, such as these designs from Neville Johnson ( can make the most of the unusual space within a loft conversion

Irrespective of whether your project requires full planning consent, it will always need to conform to the performance and safety standards laid out in the Building Regulations (known as Building Standards in Scotland). Among the key areas to consider on a loft conversion are:

Structural stability of the joists, roof, foundations etc.

Fire safety and means of escape.

Thermal performance of the loft envelope (roof, windows etc) and house as a whole.

Sound insulation between rooms and storeys.

Electrics & plumbing installations properly certified.

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In the May edition of Build It magazine, you'll find a wealth of inspiration and advice for your self-build, renovation or extension project, including: - Cover house: A traditional-style new home on a garden plot (p20) - Kitchen design ideas (p72) - Does solar battery storage make sense? (p74) - Driveway design ideas (p80) - Complete guide to loft conversions (p 84) - Modern glazed extensions (p98) - How to keep your project on budget (p110)