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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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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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.

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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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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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

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.