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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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.

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 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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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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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.

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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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 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

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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.”

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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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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

Replacement glass for a Velux roof window in Brighton loft conversion

Replacement Velux, skylight, roof windows by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton
Replacement Velux, skylight, roof windows by Jackson Loft Conversion Brighton

All Velux glass can be replaced says Richard Jackson

Double glazing does not last forever, if yours has condensation on the inside of the panel this can be from a broken seal. Velux roof windows are still making the same sizes 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.

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

Bespoke wardrobe built into bedroom alcove by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

Alcove wardrobe built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

Alcove wardrobe built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

Alcove wardrobe built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

Alcove wardrobe built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

A newly built bespoke and period style wardrobe

This very neat and simple wooden wardrobe is ready for painting. I built it bespoke and in keeping with the period style of the property. My client source the lovely vintage door and I built the wardrobe to fit.

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

Gallery landing staircase in a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

Gallery landing and staircase, 60s bungalow built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Gallery landing and staircase, 60s bungalow built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

A gallery landing creates light, space and air movement in this 1960s bungalow

This gallery landing only required a small Velux window to create more light. These are oak spinals and hand rails with pine newel.

When is the best time to build my loft conversion

1950s bungalow loft conversion, materials delivery day by Jackson Lofts

1950s bungalow loft conversion, materials delivery day by Jackson Lofts

A loft conversion can be built anytime of the year

Anytime, is a good time to build a loft, winter or summer. Most clients would like a conversion built in Autumn for a Christmas deadline so why not try January, February and March when the construction business is quieter.

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

Most good carpenters can build a loft conversion

Loft conversion carpenters, tend to be specialists

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.

Can a loft conversion add value with self build

Loft Conversions built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft Conversions built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft Conversions built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft Conversions built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Yes, if you are adding another habitable room. Speak to your local estate agent and ask them advise on your conversion ideas. Here is what the web has to say:
http://www.self-build.co.uk/10-ways-add-value-your-home
http://www.self-build.co.uk/how-approach-loft-conversion

Walk in wardrobes in your Loft Conversion

 

Walk in wardrobes in your Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Walk in wardrobes in your Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Maximize your new storage space

Add in a made to measure wardrobes / storage spaces within the sloping eaves of your loft conversion. Some larger lofts allow enough space for a walk in wardrobe. Creating a very neat and tidy living space. This can all be discussed when plans are being drawn up.

 

Loft conversion bathroom options

Loft conversion bathroom example, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft conversion bathroom example, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

In many loft conversions the bathroom can be en-suite or accessible from a landing.

Beautiful hard wood flooring, laid in a day!

Hard wood floor installation by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Hard wood floor installation by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

18mm solid hard wood floor

The home owner got up early and cleared the room of furniture. I cut and laid the 18mm solid hard wood floor and by tea time they could replace all the furniture and carry on life as normal! Another happy client.

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

Natural light on your loft conversion staircase with a window or a light tunnel

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Window giving lots of natural light on stair case built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Always worth considering a window on your staircase of your loft conversion. See the benefits of natural light on your stair case, this is very achieve able and should be considered in your design.

If you don’t have an outside wall there is always the light tunnel option for extra, extra light.

Light tunnel example with Jackson Lofts Brighton

Light tunnel example with Jackson Lofts Brighton

Double up on a Velux window for more light with Jackson Lofts

Double up on a Velux Window for more light with Jackson Lofts

Double up on a Velux Window for more light with Jackson Lofts

Velux windows can be used in many ways. A clever idea is  to double up on letting more light into your loft room by connecting two Velux’s windows together.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Richard for suggestions or ideas.

VIP Velux window installer Brighton, Sussex

A Velux window installed in a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts
A Velux window installed in a loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

I will always promote Velux, buy quality and buy it once!

Velux Installer Jackson Lofts Brighton 4 Star
VIP Velux Installer, Jackson Lofts, Brighton 4 Star
Velux logo Jackson Lofts Brighton

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

Applesham Avenue by Jackson Loft Conversions

Loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

reference Loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

1930s semi detached house

Was: 3 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

Loft conversion: Hip to cable rear dormer.

Now: 4 bedrooms + 1 bedroom/office and 2 bathrooms.

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Please see my reference page.

I was also invited back to convert the little used sunroom into a kitchen/breakfast room which is now used every day!

Before and after loft conversion by Jackson Loft Conversion

Before and after loft conversion by Jackson Loft Conversion

Before the loft conversion by Jackson Loft Conversion

Before and after loft conversion by Jackson Loft Conversion

After loft conversion by Jackson Loft Conversion

Built by Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions

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

Condensation cured on our solid Victorian walls by insulating in Brighton

Insulation inside our Victorian flat walls by Richard Jackson
Insulation fixed to the inside walls in our Victorian flat to stop condensation

It makes sense to insulate our house walls as we insulate our lofts

Condensation (hot air from cooking and bathing onto cold walls) in the winter is a real problem, living with mouldy walls, clothes and furniture is not fun.  It’s uneconomic to have the heating on all day and so the outer solid walls never warm up. After lots of research we decided to warm up our problem walls by insulating them.

I fixed plasterboard with foam insulation attached directly to the walls and decorate. At 50mm thick it is the current building regulations standard, also increasing our properties energy rating. My wife also said it hides that nasty old plasterwork.

Now we have our furniture up close to the walls and no more mould. PLUS the rooms warm up quicker and we have been able to turn down the boiler temperature, by half.

It makes sense to insulate our house walls as we insulate our lofts.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with ask any questions.

Airflow (another blog to come). We would also recommend heat recovery unit.

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

Velux windows in a loft conversion

Velux window installer Brighton

I have always chosen the Velux brand of window above other window manufacturers, I am a registered Velux installer. I can give advice on where to position your windows to create lots of light.

Here are a few I have fitted.

Bedroom Velux built by Jackson Lofts

Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton
Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Bathroom Velux built by Jackson Lofts

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.

Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton
Bathroom Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Toilet Velux built by Jackson Lofts

Toilet Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton
Toilet Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Wardrobe Velux built by Jackson Lofts

Wardrobe Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton
Wardrobe Velux window fitter, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton

Loft conversion staircases

The staircase is the most important element of a loft conversion. Each of these staircases are bespoke. Hand made by joiners from my measurements. They are to match your existing staircase and decor.

1950s bungalow loft conversion staircase

1950s bungalow loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

1950s bungalow loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

Victorian terrace house loft conversion staircase

Victorian terrace house loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

Victorian terrace house loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

First floor flat loft conversion staircase

First floor flat loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

First floor flat loft conversion staircase, built by Jackson Lofts

This staircase was built over a bedroom and space was made for extra storage.

Applesham Avenue Kitchen Breakfast Room

Kitchen dinner knock through at Applesham Road by Jackson Loft Conversion

Kitchen breakfast room Applesham Road by Jackson Loft Conversion

Was: Sun room, extension.

Conversion: Insulated the ceiling, took down the wall between the kitchen and sun room.

Now: Large kitchen breakfast room.

Permanent loft ladder to play room

Permanent loft ladder to loft play room, installed by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Permanent loft ladder to loft play room, installed by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

 

This is a loft ladder giving children access into a play room in the loft. No building regulations are required for this as no one is sleeping up there. Useful for very small landing / hall ways.

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

 

 

Belfast sink installation. Utility room remodel, Hove

Utility Room Refurbishment

This is the jig needed to cut out for the Belfast sink.

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Renovation

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Refurbishment

This is the completed cut out. The tap has been installed. The 40mm thick, solid oak counter top has had its first coat of Danish oil.

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Renovation

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room, Hove

Contact me for a estimate.

Could I see a previous loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts?

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Loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton

Yes you can

Many of my clients are proud to show off their recent loft conversion.

To arrange a suitable time to visit please email me through my contact form.

Is my loft suitable for a conversion?

Before a Jackson Loft conversion

Before a Jackson Loft conversion

Most lofts are suitable for conversion

You can check yourself by measuring the floor of your loft to the apex of your roof and this measurement is more than 7ft 6″ (2.3 metres, 90″ or 230cms) then you have a good chance of gaining the extra space you require. A consultation visit is FREE, I can help you with a ball park figure and ideas of how to get maximum space for your conversion.

Please email me through this contact form to organise a suitable time for me to pop round.

Will my loft conversion require planning permission ?

Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Velux installed and Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Velux installed and Loft Conversion built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

It may do if your house is in a conservation area

Most lofts don’t need planning permission. Have a look at this government planning portal website. If planning permission is needed, my architectural services team will be able to advise you. The roof of this house was extended considerably and did not require any planning permission.

To arrange a visit for advise and a free estimate please email me through my contact form.

How long does a loft conversion take Brighton?

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.