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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > May 2019 > Loft conversions

Loft conversions

Transforming your attic into a liveable area could be the best way to get more space in your home without moving house. Here we’ve put together everything you need to know to get your project started
This hip-to-gable loft extension by Architect Your Home (www.architect-yourhome.com) integrates glazed doors that open onto a Juliet balcony for the top-storey bedroom

Gaining a whole new storey of living space thanks to a loft conversion remains a popular project for UK homeowners. You can typically achieve around 30% more floor area in a two storey house – but that’s not the only thing that’ll increase; get it right and the value of your home could go up by 20% or more. The benefits are obvious, but making sure you maximise everything this project could offer is the best route to ensuring success. From understanding options for floors and insulation (page 92) through to glazing options (95) and specifying the best staircase and joinery (page 96), this special guide is packed with the essential info you need to get going with your scheme.

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Beginners guide to extensions - Energy efficient masonry - Renovating a Victorian house - How to maximise your self build budget - Dealing with planning conditions