Build It magazine May 2017

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Build It magazine’s May issue is packed with detailed practical advice & inspiring projects to help you create your dream home. Here’s a taster of what’s inside:

• This month's cover home – a 1960s bungalow transformed into a light-filled contemporary abode

• 25 top tops for the perfect loft conversion

• Choosing the best structural system

• Getting lighting right

• How to self build on a tricky plot

• Expert guide to beating damp in period homes


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In this issue: 
An ultra-efficient Passivhaus
Keen to lead truly sustainable lifestyles, Penny Edwards and Martin Sherring created this low-bills home for their retirement - plus more reader homes to inspire you!
Choose the right build system for your project
Unsure which structural route is best for your self build ambitions? Emily Smith investigates the main options
Discover the appeal of glazed gables
Find out how this striking glass feature will boost your home's wow-factor and draw natural light deep inside the property
A complete guide to loft conversions
From design to building challenges, Discover how to get this kind of project right with Chris Bates' in-depth advice
Learn the importance of lighting design
Architect Julian Owen shares his top tips on putting together an effective illumination scheme for your home