Window installed by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton

Extra windows on the staircase for extra light up to your loft conversion

Installed Richard at Jackson Lofts Brighton

Small windows or light tunnels are a great way to add extra light into your hall way to your new loft conversion. Richard can install these for you during the build.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Skylight replacement installed by Richard Jackson Velux fitter

Brighton Loft Conversions view Brighton East Sussex, built by Richard Jackson

Velux roof windows installed in Brighton by Jackson Loft Conversion

Do you have a window that requires upgrading, there is nothing more annoying than a leaky window, no job is too small for Richard. He is also happy for you to buy the window for fit only. Working locally throughout Brighton Richard can pop round to an instant quote and potential date.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

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Loft Conversion Staircase built by Richard Jackson Carpenter

Loft Conversion staircase built by Richard Jackson
Loft Conversion staircase built by Richard Jackson

Bespoke staircase to match the existing built by Jackson Loft Conversion

The staircase is the most important element of a loft conversion, all staircases are bespoke to fit the house or building. Hand made by joiners from Richard’s measurements. Matching your existing staircase and decor.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Jackson Loft Conversion reviews, Brighton & Hove

Rich converted the loft at our 1930’s semi, and created two fantastic bedrooms and a bathroom. The thing that amazed me most was how little disruption there was to the rest of the house..”
Says: M & J Long, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2011

“Richard Jackson’s immediate positive response to our initial enquiry about roof lights was a refreshing change from the apathy and off-putting attitudes so commonly encountered from “builders?…” Says: Sally Henry BA (Hons) MA MCSD, Brighton Velux replacement, 2016

“Richard is a trustworthy human being, he is professional and thorough in his work. He plans well, explains and offers good advise on what actually needs to be done, as well as keeping us informed throughout the stage’s of development…” Says: Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2019

Checkatrade Brighton Loft Conversion builder

See Richard’s references here

You are very welcome to check Richard trade credentials any time here or there. Jackson Loft Conversions have had lots of lovely clients leave reviews on this website. Checkatrade wanted money to keep my reviews!

Some of Richard’s clients are very happy to show off their new loft conversion space built by Jackson Lofts.

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Hip Roof Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts in Brighton

Which type of house can have a hip roof loft conversion?

A semi detached house or end of terrace house, possibly from the 1920’s or later. This type of house can have a hip roof. This design is the most efficient method for your new loft conversion with a rear box Dorma to maximise space.

Rear Box Dorma loft conversion in Brighton, East Sussex

A rear box Dorma will accommodate the staircase, en-suite shower and toilet. Smart tiles hung on the gable end will match the existing roof tiles. This will take slightly longer at 10 weeks to build. These types of loft conversion are very popular throughout Brighton.

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Richard Jackson can install your Velux roof windows in Sussex

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Skylights can be installed into any new or old roof extension

Fed up of the dark… Richard can help you see the light, with ideas of how many roof windows you can have in your new or old extension.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

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What height should my loft be for a loft conversion in Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

A recommended height of 7ft 6″ or 2.3 metres, 90″ or 230 cm for a loft conversion

You can check yourself by measuring the floor of your loft to the apex of the roof, this measurement is more than 7ft 6″ (2.3 metres, 90″ or 230cm) then you have a good chance you can have a loft conversion. Most attics are suitable for conversion.

Richard is happy to give you with a ballpark figure and ideas of how to get maximum space for your conversion.

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Jackson loft conversion can build all shape and sizes of roofs in Brighton and Hove

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Richard enjoys the complex carpentry of a roof structure

To some loft conversion companies building a roof can be complex. Richard has years of experience and can build all types of roof structures. It is important to him to match your roof tiles. If a roof is build properly it will never leak.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Richard is your local, professional loft conversion carpenter. Working to your requirements. A guaranteed stress free conversion with the minimum of disruption to your household and neighbours.

  • FREE loft conversion design and planning help
  • Advice on architect drawings and building regulations
  • Competitive prices
  • Management of other trades and contractors
  • Velux fitter accreditation
  • Full Public Liability insurance
  • Building loft conversion since 2001
  • Reliable, tidy and considerate
  • Excellent references available
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How long will it take to build a loft conversion in Brighton?

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

A loft conversion takes 8 weeks with Jackson Lofts Brighton

A standard loft conversion can take 8 weeks to build. During the first 6 weeks Richard and his team will access the loft via the scaffolding and keep disruption to your home to a minimum.

A Velux or eves loft conversion in an average 3 bedroom terraced house with a master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom would take between 5 to 6 weeks.

When changes are made to the initial design or specialist windows with a longer order time this can add to this build time.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

How to get a loft conversion estimate…

  1. Contact Richard through his contact form below.
  2. Richard will visit you to look at your property and loft space, to discuss loft conversion requirements. A ‘ballpark’ estimate and availability will be given.
  3. Richard will then organise draft drawings from his Architect.
  4. When a design is agreed and a final estimate will be produced.

Contact Richard by email here

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Jackson Loft Conversion install extra Velux windows into a bathroom for more head height and light

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Qualified Brighton Velux fitter Richard Jackson

Make your existing loft conversion feel bigger by adding more roof windows, this will also add head height for those small ensuite bathrooms. Richard can give you advice on where the best place is to install extra Velux windows.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

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5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton
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Replacement porch roof from plastic to tiles built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

From leaking old plastic roof to dry, warm and light from a Velux

Lots of small extensions, conservatories and porches have plastic roofs and this was the cheapest solution for the short term. But once they become old and leaky it’s time to replace them with tiles to match your existing roof and it will last much longer.

It will look smart, keep you dry and will be insulated against the cold. Add a Veluxe or skylight for extra light and ventilation. Also insulating the internal walls will help with any condensation.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

Velux logo Jackson Lofts Brighton

Loft Conversion reviews for Richard Jackson, Brighton Carpenter

“…Richard was very responsive in terms of communications, was very professional in his approach, and the standard of his work was excellent throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending him!” Says: Peter Coyne, Brighton, 2018

Rich and his team worked hard to do an excellent job on our two bedroom loft conversion, in time and in budget. In addition Rich is a lovely guy which really makes a difference on a long and involved project.” Says: Reuben & Claire, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2006

“We found Richard to be efficient, hard working, polite, professional and reliable. We are very happy with our lovely new living space. We also found Richard to be very helpful in answering our questions and queries along the way.” Says: Ralph and Pauline, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2010

Ground floor ceilings are lowered to make room for a full height loft conversion in Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Before and after lowered ceilings.
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Before and after photo of new ceilings built by Richard Jackson

Not all houses have the height for a useable loft conversion. A way around this is to lower the ceilings on the ground floor. This is project is best suited to houses where the owners can move out or empty houses. There is a lot of dirt and dust hidden in those ceilings.

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Hip to gable loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton

Builts by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Builts by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Large ridge steel installed onto a Brighton house by Richard

Richard is a fully qualified loft conversion carpenter and has been building loft conversions since 2001. Living in Brighton and working within a rough 20 miles radius, it is his small gesture for the environment.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Jackson Loft Conversion reviews, Brighton & Hove

Rich converted the loft at our 1930’s semi, and created two fantastic bedrooms and a bathroom. The thing that amazed me most was how little disruption there was to the rest of the house..”
Says: M & J Long, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2011

“Richard Jackson’s immediate positive response to our initial enquiry about roof lights was a refreshing change from the apathy and off-putting attitudes so commonly encountered from “builders?…” Says: Sally Henry BA (Hons) MA MCSD, Brighton Velux replacement, 2016

“Richard is a trustworthy human being, he is professional and thorough in his work. He plans well, explains and offers good advise on what actually needs to be done, as well as keeping us informed throughout the stage’s of development…” Says: Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2019

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Open up your Brighton views with a new loft conversion built by Richard Jackson

Builts by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Builts by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Check Richard’s trade with all his amazing reviews on his references page

Richard loft conversion clients are also very happy to show off their new views of Brighton & Hove. Add more space, a large new master suite to your home with a loft conversion built by Richard.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Richard also upgrades and replaces old roof windows

Richard is very happy to visit your old roof window or skylight for a free estimate and advise on repairs, replacements or upgrades. Velux windows are a standard size, Richard can also estimate for upgrading to a bigger size. Please see the Velux website for sizes and prices.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

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How to build a Loft Conversion in Brighton and Hove

Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

A very brief description a loft conversion build:

1. Scaffolding goes up and materials arrive.

2. Install steels and new floor structure.

3. Build new roof structure.

4. Install windows

5. 1st fix of electrics and plumbing.

6. Insulation.

7. Plaster boarding.

8. Fit staircase.

9. Plastering.

10. 2nd fix of electrics, plumbing and wood work.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton

Richard is very proud of his reviews

“…He kept everything tidy and cleared up which is also a really good quality in my book. He has great contractors who do their jobs well and efficiently…
Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2019

“… I can’t recommend him highly enough. He gave us an honest price which he stuck too and fitted the job in as requested…”
Troy Rafferty, Loft Conversion, 2016

“Richard converted our loft into an en-suite master bedroom, his price was competitive and he kept to the timelines and amount quoted….”
Jon Callard, Hove Loft Conversion, 2015

Rich worked quickly and efficiently to complete our loft in time..”
Jane Cox, Hove Loft Conversion, 2012

How long will it take to build a loft conversion in Brighton?

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

A loft conversion takes 8 weeks with Jackson Lofts Brighton

A standard loft conversion can take 8 weeks to build. During the first 6 weeks Richard and his team will access the loft via the scaffolding and keep disruption to your home to a minimum.

A Velux or eves loft conversion in an average 3 bedroom terraced house with a master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom would take between 5 to 6 weeks.

When changes are made to the initial design or specialist windows with a longer order time this can add to this build time.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

How to get a loft conversion estimate…

  1. Contact Richard through his contact form below.
  2. Richard will visit you to look at your property and loft space, to discuss loft conversion requirements. A ‘ballpark’ estimate and availability will be given.
  3. Richard will then organise draft drawings from his Architect.
  4. When a design is agreed and a final estimate will be produced.

Contact Richard by email here

Loft Conversion reviews for Richard Jackson, Brighton Carpenter

“…Richard was very responsive in terms of communications, was very professional in his approach, and the standard of his work was excellent throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending him!” Says: Peter Coyne, Brighton, 2018

Rich and his team worked hard to do an excellent job on our two bedroom loft conversion, in time and in budget. In addition Rich is a lovely guy which really makes a difference on a long and involved project.” Says: Reuben & Claire, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2006

“We found Richard to be efficient, hard working, polite, professional and reliable. We are very happy with our lovely new living space. We also found Richard to be very helpful in answering our questions and queries along the way.” Says: Ralph and Pauline, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2010

Juliet balcony doors on Brighton loft conversion installed by Richard Jackson

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

French patio doors with a wonderful view of the garden

Inward opening PVC patio doors create a large Juliet balcony on this newly built loft conversion. Its up to you on your choice of railings, glass or guard rail.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Loft conversion planning permission is not always needed says Jackson Loft Conversion

Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Most loft conversion don’t require planning permission

If for example you have a Victorian terrace house, you should be able to have a loft conversion with a rear dormer. This may also allow space for a en-suite bathroom. Discuss this with Richard’s on his first visit to find out what you would like. He will then contact an architect for draft drawings.

How to get a loft conversion estimate…

  1. Contact Richard through his contact form below.
  2. Richard will visit you to look at your property and loft space, to discuss loft conversion requirements. A ‘ballpark’ estimate and availability will be given.
  3. Richard will then organise draft drawings from his Architect.
  4. When a design is agreed and a final estimate will be produced.

Contact Richard by email here

Would a spiral staircase in my loft conversion save space?

A spiral staircase is larger than a conventional staircase

Richard is often asked about a spiral staircase to their new loft conversion. A spiral staircase takes up more space than a conventional staircase and a open tread staircase design will not pass building regulations.

All staircases are designed specifically for your home.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Juliet balcony on dormer loft conversion

Juliet balcony on dormer loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion
Juliet balcony on dormer loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion

French windows and railing balcony

Make the most of the view with a Juliet balcony on your dormer loft conversion. These french windows also bring more light into the room and great in the summer when wide open.

It will require a glass or metal railing across the opening for building regulations.

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New Victorian style staircase built up to loft conversion

Plastered and decorated new staircase blends into your old home

The underside of this victorian style staircase is plastered to create a lovely sweeping curve. This staircase was installed in one day.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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How long will it take to build a loft conversion?

Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton & Hove
Jackson Loft Conversion in Brighton & Hove

A loft conversion takes 8 weeks

A standard loft conversion can take 8 weeks to build. During the first 6 weeks Richard and his team will access the loft via the scaffolding and keep disruption to your home to a minimum.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Richard via email.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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“Richard is a trustworthy human being…” Jackson Loft Conversions

Excellent review for Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton East Sussex UK
Excellent review for Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton East Sussex UK

“I can’t fault Richard’s work and craftsmanship…” Carpenter Brighton

“Richard is a trustworthy human being, he is professional and thorough in his work. He plans well, explains and offers good advise on what actually needs to be done, as well as keeping us informed throughout the stage’s of development. He kept everything tidy and cleared up which is also a really good quality in my book. He has great contractors who do their jobs well and efficiently. All in all I can’t fault Richard’s work and craftsmanship. It’s like a family business. Thank you for everything.. we love our new loft conversion.”

Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion 2019

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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What is the minimum head height for a loft conversion?

Ridge height easy check by Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton East Sussex UK
Ridge height easy check by Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton East Sussex UK

It is about 2.1 metres / 210 cm / 7 feet / 84 inches for a loft conversion

If you can stand up in your loft you are doing well. Don’t be shy, measure the height with a tape measure. The ridge is the centre point of your roof, this will be where you measure from and down to your feet.

If your attic loft is under 6 foot and you are unable to stand up, your loft conversion will struggle to pass building regulations.

Richard will double check the height of your attic loft on his FREE ESTIMATE visit to you.

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What does a Carpenter do?

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

An experienced carpenter can build your loft conversion

A carpenter (see Wikipedia) is one of the oldest professions, they build wooden structures and I am very proud to be one. Carpentry also involves engineering as well as problem solving. There are different aspects:

A 1st fix carpenter builds the structure of a house, extension or roof.

A 2nd fix carpenter finishes of a project, hanging doors, fits skirtings, architrave and staircases.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Cabrio Velux windows in Hove loft conversion installed by Jackson Lofts

After view of Hove loft conversion, bathroom view built by Jackson Lofts
After view of Hove loft conversion, bathroom view built by Jackson Lofts

Large loft conversion windows installation

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony, a sample of a Hove loft conversion, bathroom built by Richard, Jackson Lofts Brighton. Your locally trained Velux window fitter in Brighton.

Richard also upgrades and replaces old roof windows

Richard is very happy to visit your old roof window or skylight for a free estimate and advise on repairs, replacements or upgrades. Velux windows are a standard size, Richard can also estimate for upgrading to a bigger size. Please see the Velux website for sizes and prices.

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton
Velux logo Jackson Lofts Brighton

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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FREE estimate for installation and build of bespoke garden decking in small Brighton garden

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK
Garden decking built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK
Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK
Before

Hard or soft wood garden decking replaced in Sussex

Decking can last for years, even made of softwood. Old decking can be dangerous. Richard can help you redesign yours with his estimate and get best value for money. Replacing your decking can be built anytime of year, don’t wait till you need it!

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Small space loft conversion ideas with Jackson Lofts

Staircase to bed only space in your loft conversion

Stairs and ladders can be any size of shape for a bed space. If your loft is not big enough for the adults, use the space for a child’s sleeping area giving more space for work and play, see Richards favorites on Pinterest.

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Beautiful shaped ceilings built by Jackson Loft Conversions in Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK

Lots of head height in this loft conversion

The minimum height for a loft conversion is 2.2m. This will give you enough space to install the floor and leave you with the minimum practical ceiling height of 1.9m. Any doubts Richard is happy to answer these questions. Most lofts can be converted, if not there are other ideas.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Replacement loft roof skylight in Brighton East Sussex

Velux window installed by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Velux window installed by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Replace and install of the whole roof window or just the glass panel

Double glazing does not last forever, if yours has condensation on the inside of the panel this can be from a broken seal. Velux windows are still making the same size frames and the glass can easily be replaced.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

For Velux inspiration go to www.velux.co.uk

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Another great review for Jackson Lofts Conversion in Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

“This is the second loft that Richard Jackson has converted for me”

“most importantly He is very professional and easy to work with”

“This is the second loft that Rich has converted for me, and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Rich should we move again and need a loft converting. He does a great job, managing all the sub contractors very well, but most importantly he is very professional and easy to work with. Discussing details, explaining what is being done and providing sound advice for the next phases brings far more to the job than a contractor just following the plan. Rich uses his experience to provide guidance on how to make the best out of the space you have to convert. We are extremely happy with the results, of what was a complex and challenging conversion of an entire loft space of a detached property, that also required structural support from the ground floor of the house.”
Says: Matt and Jo Long, Brighton

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Velux blinds installed on cabrio roof windows in new loft conversion Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton East Sussex UK

Velux have blinds for all types of windows for you new skylights

Smart beautiful blinds, from black out to pleated. Velux have a great selection in their website. Ordered with your windows Jackson Lofts will install them for you.

Free estimate from Richard

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Cabrio Velux windows installed by Jackson Loft Conversions Brighton

Cabrio Velux windows installed and loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversions Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Cabrio system for your new, very large windows

See the Velux website for the range of Cabrio system, all sizes and shapes you can have fitted to your loft conversion. For more light, air and a balcony effect creating a very smart feel to your room.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Sussex barn end roof built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Sussex Barn End Loft Conversion built in Brighton

Built by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton Sussex UK
Built by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton Sussex UK

FREE loft conversion design and planning help visit

Richard Jackson, your local, professional loft conversion carpenter. He can build all types of roofs with his expertise.

A guaranteed stress free conversion with the minimum of disruption to your household and neighbours.

Sussex barn end roof built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Sussex barn end roof built by Jackson Loft Conversion company in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton

Jackson loft conversion 5 star review Brighton

Jackson Loft Conversions 5 star review

“Richards ideas and input at the start were invaluable in getting the project off the ground”

Standard of his work was excellent throughout”

“Rich worked with us over summer 2018 on our loft conversion, a complicated job which involved lowering our existing ceilings. His ideas and input at the start were invaluable in getting the project off the ground, when we were unsure as to whether or not it would be possible. Once work commenced, Rich was very responsive in terms of communications, was very professional in his approach, and the standard of his work was excellent throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending him!” Says: Peter Coyne, Brighton, Loft Conversion, 2018

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Simple and beautiful loft conversion bathroom

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton Sussex

If you have the room, then include a bathroom

Most of my clients ask for a shower room in there design scheme.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Lowered the first floor ceilings to gain head height in left conversion Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Two metre head height minimum dormer loft conversion

Wonderful loft conversion bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There was limited head height to this building only two metre ceiling height, which is the minimum.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Brighton loft conversion flooring in beautiful wood

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Engineered flooring recommendation from Jackson Lofts

Timber flooring is a wonderful way to finish your loft conversion, either solid wood or engineered (4mm surface timber on top of plywood).

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Will my loft conversion shower room be big enough?

Shower room built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Shower room built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

1200mm shower is the full depth of the room

Richard says… don’t worry, even a small space can be perfectly functional.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Insulation under suspended floorboards in a old house

Insulation under floor boards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton
Insulation under floorboards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Ground floor insulation to make floors warm

Insulation isn’t just for lofts!

Living in a Victorian house with suspended wooden floorboards can cold and draughty. Damp air moves up through the floorboards making the room hard to heat.

My research also found that you can save money (click here) on our heating bills if you insulate. In 2013 I insulated inside of our external walls and have really noticed the difference, solving our condensation problem as well (see here).

Insulation under floor boards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton
Breathable membrane laid under floor boards for the insulation to sit in. Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

There are lots of websites showing the process for example (see here). Its a great time to check under the floorboards for anything that could be damaging your building, e.g. piles of soil, rotten joists or even water leaks.

While the floor is up, it is also a great time to add in new sockets and electrics. Need an electrician contact Leon here.

Contact Richard for any advice and a free quote.

The staircase in your new loft conversion is very important says Richard Jackson

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
Hollingbury staircase installed in loft conversion built by Richard , Jackson Loft Conversions and carpentry, Brighton East Sussex

It has a job to do, to look great and blend in

Richard uses bespoke staircases made by local Joiner’s shop. All quality redwood timber. Traditional methods used so no squeaking noise as you step from tread to tread.

Richard also takes great care to match your existing newel posts and spindles, you can have them turned on a lathe, at a local workshop of your style is not available off the shelf. Beach wood is best as it is stronger.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Replacement bungalow Velux window in Brighton Sussex and surrounding area

Replacement bungalow Velux window, Jackson Lofts, Brighton
Replacement bungalow Velux window, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Jackson Lofts replaces a very leaky Velux skylight roof window

This was a 35 year old Velux window that had been leaking for years! I replaced it in a day and made my client, Frank a very happy man.

Please see Richard reviews on his references page.

Standard of his work was excellent… 5 star review for Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

“Complicated job which involved lowering our existing ceilings”

“Communications, was very professional in his approach” says Peter

“Rich worked with us over summer 2018 on our loft conversion, a complicated job which involved lowering our existing ceilings. His ideas and input at the start were invaluable in getting the project off the ground, when we were unsure as to whether or not it would be possible. Once work commenced, Rich was very responsive in terms of communications, was very professional in his approach, and the standard of his work was excellent throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending him!”

Peter Coyne, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2018

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Who can build me a loft conversion? A professional carpenter can

Small flat roof dormer by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Small flat roof dormer by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Experienced loft conversion carpenter Brighton UK

Richard Jackson your local specialist Loft Converter

This is due to the complexities of the building process e.g. combining steel, timber and roofing disciplines. Knowledge of building regulations is vital.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

See my references, click here.

Insulation in your loft conversion also keeps it cool in the summer

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Insulation controls the temperature of your home

Insulation is a big part of the loft conversion build and can be very time consuming. Your quote will come with standard Celotex insulation, if you require something different this is not a problem. Remember the thicker the insulation the less you will have to heat the room. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Update your roof window and make it bigger by Jackson Loft Conversion

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Jackson Loft Conversions can make your skylights bigger and better for you

Do you have a tired old skylight or roof window that requires updating? Richard Jackson can make an appointment to visit you and estimate the costs for making your roof window bigger and better. Please email Richard with your details and when it suits you, click here for the contact form.

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Skylight replacement window fitter in Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Richard at Jackson Loft Conversion will install your new skylight window

Skylights or roof windows, small or large, can be replaced within a day.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Roof window replacement fitter in Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Richard Jackson replaces all sizes of roof windows

Please email Richard with your details and when it suits you for a visit for a reasonable estimate. Replacing your old roof window or skylight can be done within a day. It can also be replaced anytime of the year, best to do it sooner rather than later as leaks and badly fitting windows can cause major problems to your home.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Free build quote from Richard at Jackson Loft Conversions Brighton Sussex

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Free advice from Richard’s 17 years loft conversion building experience

Please email Richard with your details and when it suits you for a visit. He will contact you back either by return email or your supplied contact number. Don’t forget to include your address. Visits are very important to double check your house / flat has space for a loft conversion. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

All loft conversion require fire doors says Jackson Loft Conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Fire doors come is many styles and for all tastes

All doors fitted into your new loft conversion have to be a fire door. These can match your existing doors in your home or be a different style. There are many on the market. Your quote will be based on basic model. You are very welcome to request any style you wish. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Your new loft conversion can have a contemporary style and feel

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Making your loft conversion more modern than your home with Jackson Loft Conversions

There is no rule about keeping your loft conversion the same style as the rest of the home. Why not make your home more contemporary or more rustic. A loft conversion can be created how you want it. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Include USB sockets to your loft conversion with Jackson Loft Conversion

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Add any contemporary electricals to your loft conversion

Yes, we are all using USB’s so why not add USB sockets them to your your new loft conversion. Why no add them to the rest of your house while the electrician is in. Richard uses trusted trades for all his loft conversions.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Matching fixtures and fittings in your loft conversion Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton

 

Taking time to match the skirtings and door handles

Part of the loft conversion project to match all your fixtures and fittings to the original house, whether its Victorian, 1950s or 60s. Most door handles, switches and sockets being the modern version can be found in store or have to be ordered up. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Cabrio Velux windows built in a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

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Cabrio system for your new, very large windows

See the Velux website for the  range of Cabrio system you can have fitted to your loft conversion. For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round. Richard also upgrades and replaces old roof windows.

Checkatrade loft conversion Brighton

Check my trade in person and read my references at Jackson Loft Conversion

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton

You are very welcome to check my trade credentials any time here or there. Jackson Loft Conversions have had lots of lovely clients leave reviews on his website. Checkatrade want money to keep my reviews.

Some of Richard’s clients are very happy to show off their new loft conversion space built by Jackson Lofts.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

See Richard’s references, click here.

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton

See Richard’s references page for all Jackson Loft Conversions testimonials in Brighton and Sussex area

“Richard fitted a new Velux for me. He gave great advice and was very professional throughout.”

Says: Anne, Hanover, Brighton

“Richard did a great job of replacing two Velux windows and related repair works without any fuss. We recommend him strongly.”

Says: Iraj Vakili, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

“We found Richard to be efficient, hard working, polite, professional and reliable. We are very happy with our lovely new living space. We also found Richard to be very helpful in answering our questions and queries along the way.”

Says: Ralph and Pauline, Hove 2010

Please leave your review at the bottom of Richard’s reference page.

How to get a loft conversion estimate…

  1. Contact Richard through his contact form below.
  2. Richard will visit you to look at your property and loft space, to discuss loft conversion requirements. A ‘ballpark’ estimate and availability will be given.
  3. Richard will then organise draft drawings from his Architect.
  4. When a design is agreed and a final estimate will be produced.

Contact Richard by email here

Velux roof window installer Brighton, East Sussex

Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Bathroom roof Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Bathroom Velux roof window built by Jackson Lofts

With a Velux Fitter Accreditation, Richard will renew your Velux to an existing roof window or install / build a new roof window for you.

Richard is happy for you to order and supply the window ready for fitting.

Please email him through his contact form with your full details for Richard to visit you for a free estimate.

See his references page.

Is my loft suitable for a conversion?

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton

Measurement of your potential loft conversion should be more than 7ft 6″

If the measurement from the loft floor of the apex of the roof is more than 7ft 6″ (2.3 metres, 90″ or 230cms) then you have a good chance your loft can be converted into a living space. From a FREE consultation visit, Richard can help you with a ball park figure and ideas of how to get maximum space from a loft conversion.

Please email Richard through his contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

How long does a loft conversion take to build in Sussex?

Dormer loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton East Sussex
Dormer loft conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton East Sussex

A loft conversion takes between 6 to 8 weeks to build

I am always asked this question and of course it varies on the size of your house. If it were an average, 3 bedroom terraced house, a Dormer loft conversion including a master bedroom and with an en-suite bathroom, this would take between 6 to 8 weeks.

Shower room built in dormer loft conversion installed and built by Jackson Loft Brighton East Sussex
Shower room built in dormer loft conversion installed and built by Jackson Loft Brighton East Sussex

A Velux or eves loft conversion in an average 3 bedroom terraced house with a master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom would take between 5 to 6 weeks.

Velux window installed in Loft Conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion
Velux window installed in Loft Conversion built by Jackson Loft Conversion

All loft conversions are built to building regulations

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Insulating bathroom walls to stop condensation and mildew

Insulating bathroom walls to stop condensation and mildew built by Richard Jackson Carpenter

Insulating bathroom walls to stop condensation and mildew built by Richard Jackson Carpenter

Insulation behind tongue and groove panelling

Warm up your bathroom by insulating the walls from the cold, stopping condensation and mildew on your walls. One solution is tongue and groove panelling to hide the insulation and can be painted any colour you wish creating a modern or vintage look. Contact Richard by email to arrange a visit and quotation.

Richard fitted a new Velux window for me says Anna in Brighton

Richard, Jackson Loft Conversions, fitted a new Velux window for me says Anna in Brighton

Richard, Jackson Loft Conversions, fitted a new Velux window for me says Anna in Brighton

Another excellent review for Jackson Loft Conversions

“Richard fitted a new Velux for me. He gave great advice and was very professional throughout. He is quick to respond to emails and even popped round a year later to show me how to work it when I couldn’t get it to close. Highly recommended.”

Email Richard to book your free visit to discus your new replacement Velux window.

Garden artist studio built by Brighton Carpenter

A bespoke garden shed studio built in any size or shape by Richard Jackson, Jackson Lofts Brighton

A bespoke garden shed studio built in any size or shape by Richard Jackson, Jackson Lofts Brighton

Bespoke garden work space in any size or shape built to your design ideas

My client had the design in her head, working together on the specifications we created her a one of a kind garden studio making the most of the size and budget. You don’t need planning for a wooden structure under 2.5 meters high, see my reviews…  Email Richard to book your free visit to discus your new grand design!

“Rich built a fabulous garden office for us. Despite the only access being through our flat into the garden and involving two sets of stairs, there was very little mess, no complaining and no hassle. Everything was completed on time and on budget and we’re delighted with the finished result. We’d totally recommend Richard for any project since he’s practical and easy to get on with as well as being a skilled craftsman.”

Bespoke carpenter built office in a small Brighton terrace house garden

Bespoke carpenter built studio office in a small terrace house garden built by Jackson Lofts Carpenter

Bespoke carpenter built studio office in a small terrace house garden built by Jackson Lofts Carpenter

Brighton home garden office, built to fit into your garden

My client lives in a Brighton basement flat and wanted a home office in her garden. With restricted access a bespoke carpenter built shed was the answer. Wooden structure, insulated, panelled, lighting, electricity and uPVC double glazed windows installed exactly where you want them.

Email Richard to book your free visit to discus your new amazing space!

Smart black recycled plastic cladding on dormer loft conversion Sussex

Dormer loft conversion built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Lewes, Sussex
Dormer loft conversion built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Lewes, Sussex

Maintenance free fake wood panelling on your dormer loft conversion

Looking very contemporary, this black plastic cladding, made up of 80% recycled material, with a 25 year life span. On this rear box dormer, on a 1930 semi detached house in Lewes built by Richard Jackson, Loft Conversions Brighton.

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Roof construction by Richard Jackson and contractors

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Jackson Loft Conversion working with other contractors

Richard chooses his fellow contractors very carefully. Always looking for honest hard working carpenters, plasters, plumber, electricians etc. to work on local loft conversion projects with him. For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

How long does a take to build a loft conversion?

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex


A loft conversion takes between 6 to 8 weeks to build, Jackson Lofts in Lewes East Sussex

It depends on the size of your house. If it were an average, 3 bedroom terraced house, having a Dormer loft conversion including a master bedroom and with an en-suite bathroom, this would take between 6 to 8 weeks to build. When changes are made to the initial design or specialist windows with a longer order time can add to this build time.

Loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton in Lewes, East Sussex on a 1930s semi detached house.

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Hip to gable loft conversion with a Sussex barn end detail

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Before and after photo of a bungalow loft conversion roof built by Richard Jackson

Richard can build any complex roof structure like this Sussex barn end detail. Approved by building regulation, built exactly to plan, a highly skilled roof builder, contractor and master craft person, proud of all his loft conversions built. For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Loft conversion storage space in the eaves Brighton roof

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Storage space idea for your new loft conversion

Storage within the eaves space can be added to your loft conversion plan, built as part of the walls and will look very smart when decorated.

For a FREE estimate please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Richard is very proud of his reviews

“…He kept everything tidy and cleared up which is also a really good quality in my book. He has great contractors who do their jobs well and efficiently…
Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2019

“… I can’t recommend him highly enough. He gave us an honest price which he stuck too and fitted the job in as requested…”
Troy Rafferty, Loft Conversion, 2016

“Richard converted our loft into an en-suite master bedroom, his price was competitive and he kept to the timelines and amount quoted….”
Jon Callard, Hove Loft Conversion, 2015

Rich worked quickly and efficiently to complete our loft in time..”
Jane Cox, Hove Loft Conversion, 2012

Velux window in Peacehaven bungalow loft conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Peacehaven bungalow staircase and Velux installed in loft conversion built by Richard, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, East Sussex

M04 Velux window, standard size used in loft conversions

Fresh plaster on a finished loft conversion prior to decorating. View looking up to the roof window above the staircase in Peacehaven 1950s bungalow staircase leading to the new first floor, a loft conversion. A recommended addition says Richard.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

5 star review for Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversion, Brighton
5 star reviews for Jackson Lofts Conversion, Brighton

See Richard’s references page for all Jackson Loft Conversions testimonials in Brighton and Sussex area

“Richard fitted a new Velux for me. He gave great advice and was very professional throughout.”

Says: Anne, Hanover, Brighton

“Richard did a great job of replacing two Velux windows and related repair works without any fuss. We recommend him strongly.”

Says: Iraj Vakili, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

“We found Richard to be efficient, hard working, polite, professional and reliable. We are very happy with our lovely new living space. We also found Richard to be very helpful in answering our questions and queries along the way.”

Says: Ralph and Pauline, Hove 2010

Please leave your review at the bottom of Richard’s reference page.

Bungalow loft conversion shower room with heated towel rail

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Heated towel rails look great installed properly

Lots to consider when starting your bespoke loft conversion, creating a space that fits all your needs.

For a free estimate please email Richard with the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

New double height entrance to a 1950s bungalow

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Loft conversion transform entrance to become a new house

The staircase stole space from the large bedroom on the first floor to create this double height space. The staircase can go in many positions in a bungalow. Keeping to a traditional layouts can help to turn a 1950s bungalow into a welled designed house.

For a free estimate please email Richard with the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Roof Velux window in a loft conversion stair well

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Bungalow Velux providing lots of light to a stair well

A view from bedroom in new bungalow loft conversion of landing, Velux window down to front door. Always worth adding electric blinds for hard to ready windows. A recommended addition.

For a free estimate please email Richard with the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

A view from inside a rear box dormer in a finished loft conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Brighton loft dormer before decorating

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Rooms made larger with a rear box dormer

It is well worth considering a rear box dormer in your loft conversion layout.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Peacehaven 2 bedroom bungalow converted into a 4 bedroom house

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

A Peacehaven 2 bedroom bungalow converted into a 4 bedroom house built by Richard, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Bungalow rear box dormer before and after photo built by Jackson Lofts Conversions in Brighton

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

This large roof loft conversion extension provided enough space for two bedrooms and a shower room. The design of loft conversion changed a bungalow into a good sized house.

The side ‘hip’ roof was extended to create a gable end. This also had a traditional sussex barn end detail. A large rear box dormer was built to accommodate the shower room. A Velux window was positioned over the new staircase and now floods the new hallway in light.

The position of the staircase was critical to the success of this project. A non load bearing wall was removed and a small amount of space was taken from the spare room to accommodate the new loft conversion staircase.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.


Richard also upgrades and replaces old roof windows

Richard is very happy to visit your old roof window or skylight for a free estimate and advise on repairs, replacements or upgrades. Velux windows are a standard size, Richard can also estimate for upgrading to a bigger size. Please see the Velux website for sizes and prices.

Bungalow loft conversion bathroom with shower tray 900 x 1200

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

A brand new walk in shower room

A 6 x 8 foot shower room in your new bungalow loft conversion is a great use of space. All pipes are hidden giving clean and contemporary look. 900 x 1200 shower tray used here.

For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Want your website to look like this?

WordPress Assistant, Freelance Artworker Brighton

WordPress Assistant, Sarahjane Jackson, Freelance Artworker Brighton

Contact Sarahjane Jackson, Freelance Artworker

Freelancer available to hire now. Available to assist you with your marketing. Available to update your WordPress website and blog. Available to edit images, recreate logo’s for web and print. Available to keep your web presence alive.

Very competitive rates Sarahjane charges by the hour and loves helping small businesses, contact Sarahjane via her website form here.

Plain and simple modern balustrade and handrail in a loft conversion built

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Bespoke balustrade and handrail looking good

Its is worth getting this feature right as you will look at it everyday. Plain and simple can look very stylish and not cost a the earth.

For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Velux window blinds are easy to install during your loft conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

There are lots of different styles of skylight, roof window blinds on the internet

There are many deals on the internet for Velux blinds, from black out to electrical. These can all be installed during your loft conversion if they come with the windows. For a free estimate on Velux or skylight roof window installation please use the contact form and Richard will contact you back within 48 hours.

Party draft proof doors to divide up open plan living

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Brand new doors, fitted and installed by Richard Jackson Carpenter Brighton

Open plan living is great in the Summer but Winter can bring the drafts! My clients found, paid and organised delivery of these two brand new pine doors. I installed, fitted and hung these smart party doors. For a free estimate contact Richard here, via his email contact form.

Loft conversion staircase to match existing period features

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

New Victorian spindles and handrail to match existing staircase

Blending the new spindles and handrail to match with the old, completes the look for your new loft conversion. Looking smart as if they have always been there.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Install a stairwell Velux roof window for extra light

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Stairwell Velux or skylight in your loft conversion or roof

Always worth including or adding a Velux, roof  window, skylight above your staircase, either in your specifications for your new loft conversion or to a standard roof. It’s makes a world of difference. For a free roof window installation estimate and advice please email Richard on the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Brighton box dormer extension, joined to its neighbours built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

A loft conversion dormer builtjoining a neighbour is a straight forward build says Richard Jackson

A rear box dormer is very straight forward to build and is constructed to the same dimensions as its neighbours and the felt roof’s is joined.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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Hang and fit reclaim Victorian front door, a can do Brighton Carpenter

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jackson Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Hallway secondary door installation to keep drafts out

My clients extras included a secondary wooden door before the front door to keep out the drafts. They had source a period Victorian single glazed window door locally and I fitted the frame and window above.

For a free estimate and advice please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Yes a loft conversions can be built in the winter

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

A loft conversion build is kept water tight all year round

Building a loft in the winter is just the same as building in the summer. Winter is better for less noise annoyance to neighbours. We work during school holidays too. For a free estimate please email Richard through the contact form page to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Dormer loft conversion patio doors balustrade, your very own Juliet balcony in Brighton

Dormer juilet balcony built and installed  by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Dormer juilet balcony built and installed by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Great sea views from finished dormer loft conversion patio doors in Brighton

A simple elegant balustrade to create a Juliet style balcony in front of large window or door. Keeping you safe while still enjoying the views from your loft conversion.

Bespoke designed railing for your loft conversion

Richard uses a small local metal worker to create your bespoke railings for your loft conversion door windows. Built to your budget and taste. Richard will organise and install as part of your quote

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

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House extension roof build with Velux windows

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jackson Lofts can build your roof and install your roof windows

Jackson Lofts will build your roof to your plans and install the windows you have sourced.

For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Will my loft conversion require steels?

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Not all loft conversion require steels

If you do require steels, Jackson lofts will fit them easily and safely for you. For a free estimate please email Richard on the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Part loft conversion, Brighton

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpenter Brighton

Creating your loft in stages

Jackson Lofts are happy to help you at any stage of your conversion. If its just the windows, or just the steels or just the plaster boarding, I am happy to estimate. For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Even a small loft can be converted into a very useful space

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jackson lofts will convert any size of loft conversion

Even a small loft can be converted in to some sort of useful space. For a free loft conversion estimate and advice please email Richard on the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Beautiful bespoke turned newel posts for your loft conversion staircase

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Installed by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Match your Victorian features in your house with a bespoke turned newel post. You will look at it everyday!

For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Double Velux windows in your new loft conversion bedroom

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Built by Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Create more light and air in your new loft bedroom

Velux windows can be installed in many configurations. For a free loft conversion estimate please email Richard on the contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

How long does a loft conversion take Brighton?

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

8 weeks for a rear dormer or 6 weeks for a small Velux only loft conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex
Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions and Carpentry, Brighton, Sussex

Richard personally builds all his loft conversion projects himself, with the help of a labour and other personally selected professional trades. Using local electrician, plaster, roofer, metal worker and staircase maker.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

When does a loft conversion staircase go in?

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Usually in the 5th week

In a terrace house that is having a rear dormer loft conversion, the staircase normally will be installed during the 5th week of the build. So the first 5 weeks there is no disruption to the house hold.

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Condensation in your Velux window double glazing!

Velux roof window replacement by Jackson Lofts, Brighton, Sussex

Velux roof window replacement by Jackson Lofts, Brighton, Sussex

Double glazing with condensation can be easily replaced

If your Velux window has condensation inside the double glazing, Richard can replace the glass very easily. This is worth doing before the condensation rots the frame and then the window will leak. If this has already happened Richard can replace your Velux window within a day at your convenience. For a free inspection and estimate please email him through his contact form and he will get back to you asap.

For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Bespoke spindles on loft conversion staircase

Bespoke spindles for loft conversion staircase built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Bespoke spindles for loft conversion staircase built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

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Hardwood hand rail to match existing

These are decisions to be made about your new loft conversion staircase. Most spindles and handrails can be matched off the shelve others can be made to match. Making a staircase match the existing features helps bring it all together beautifully.

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Pitch roof dormer built in 1st floor flat, Brighton

Pitch roof dormers, built in Brighton by Jackson Lofts, Loft Conversions and Carpentry
Pitch roof dormers, built in Brighton by Jackson Lofts, Loft Conversions and Carpentry

Dormer construction built by Richard Jackson

Pitch roof dormer built in Brighton by Jackson Lofts, Loft Conversions and Carpentry

Richard enjoy building technical structures.

1st floor Brighton flat loft conversion with two pitch roof dormer’s

My recent client didn’t get planning permission to have a box roof dormer. Instead they where allowed to have a two pitch roof dormers, adding traditional architectural interest inside and out.

Inside a pitch roof dormer built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Lofts

Pitch roof dormer built in Brighton by Jackson Lofts, Loft Conversions and Carpentry
Inside a pitch roof dormer built in Brighton by Jackson Lofts, Loft Conversions and Carpentry

Pitch roof dormer can also be used on the hip roof to provide head room for the stairs, bathroom or just part of the space. A great architectural feature creating a beautiful space.

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A loft conversion is weather proof at all times

Hove loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

Hove loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

1950’s semi detached house, Hove loft conversion

During construction of a loft conversion the roof is weather proofed at the end of a day. A dormer is built with the existing roof still in place. Nothing is left on the scaffold that can be blown away.

Hip to gable loft conversion

Hipped roofs where designed as an economic method of construction. By extending these you can create a lot of space within the loft.  A hip to gable loft conversion is usually required to accommodate the staircase, giving you lots of head room.

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Hove loft conversion by Jackson Lofts

Hove loft conversion by Jackson Lofts

Dormer hung tiles on your loft conversion

Dormer hung tiles on your loft conversion, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Dormer hung tiles on your loft conversion, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Traditional hung tiles on your loft conversion

Hung tiles can be used to clad the side of your dormer gable (see here), very traditional in Sussex and looks great with zero maintenance.

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Juliet balcony style railings on a loft conversion Brighton

Juliet Balcony with railings on a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts
Juliet Balcony with railings on a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

Bespoke railing for loft conversion UPVC French windows Brighton

These galvanized railings are one option for UPVC French inward opening windows. A guard railing is required on your loft conversion for building regulations. Designed and created by a local small metal business, for your budget and taste. Richard will order and install for you.

For a FREE estimate and advice please email Richard through this contact form to organise a suitable time to pop round.

Insulation under floorboards in a Victorian house

Insulation under floor boards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Insulation under floorboards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Ground floor insulation under floorboards

Insulation isn’t just for lofts!

Living in a Victorian house with suspended wooden floorboards can cold and draughty. Damp air moves up through the floorboards making the room hard to heat.

My research also found that you can save money (click here) on our heating bills if you insulate. In 2013 I insulated inside of our external walls and have really noticed the difference, solving our condensation problem as well (see here).

Insulation under floor boards in Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Breathable membrane laid under floor boards for the insulation to sit in. Victorian house, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

There are lots of websites showing the process for example (see here). Its a great time to check under the floorboards for anything that could be damaging your building, e.g. piles of soil, rotten joists or even water leaks.

While the floor is up, it is also a great time to add in new sockets and electrics. Need an electrician contact Leon here.

Contact Richard for any advice and a free quote.

Part build loft conversion and Velfac window installation in Handcross, Sussex

Part build loft conversion and window installation, Handcross, Sussex

Part build loft conversion and window installation, Handcross, Sussex

Help you build your loft conversion

You can employ me on a day rate to help out or I can quote for just the to part build and or just window installation. My client had been let down last minute by his builder and I was able stepped in. He project managed everything, sourcing these fabulous Velfac windows for me to fit.

When taking on these projects yourself it is wise to employ a specialist to build quickly and safely for you. If you are tackling a job and need help please email me through my contact form. My advise is free.