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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > October 2018 > Knocking down internal walls

Knocking down internal walls

Opening up or removing a wall is a great way to create larger living spaces and help natural light to penetrate deeper into your home. Emily Smith highlights the key considerations when doing this
This renovation and extension project by Mulroy Architects involved removing several load-bearing walls; a stepped design has helped with ceiling height consistency in the different zones

The way we interact with our homes is very different to how previous generations did things, both in terms of how much time we spend in certain rooms and our preferences towards more open-plan layouts. So if you’re renovating an older property, chances are you’re planning to reorganise the internal layout to better suit modern life, whether that’s to create larger rooms, make better use of the flow of natural light or to fully incorporate a new extension.

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Inside the October edition of Build It magazine: - Smart Homes special: How tech can simplify your lifestyle - Beginner's guide to winning planning permission - Extension costs guide - Passivhaus: Does it make sense for eco renovations? - How to knock through walls & open up space - Building contracts explained - Underloor heating innovations ... and more!