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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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

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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

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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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

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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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“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

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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.

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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.

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!

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.

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

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“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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

For a free estimate please use the contact form and email your details and questions.

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.

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

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.

Replace and fit new back door by Brighton Carpenter

Replace and fit new back door, Brighton Carpenter

Replace and fit new back door, Brighton Carpenter

Jackson Lofts Carpenter

This was my second project for this client, replace and fit a brand new shop made back door which the client picked. Including glazing, side panels, locks and handles. For a free quote on any project you may have, please email me through my contact form.

Replacement bungalow Velux window in Brighton

Jackson Lofts replaces a very leaky Velux

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 his comments on my reference page.

Replacement bungalow Velux window, Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Replacement bungalow Velux window by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Velux window fitter throughout Sussex

New Velux windows fitted into a house refurb in Handcross, Sussex by Richard Jackson

Velux window fitter sussex, Jackson Lofts

Velux window fitter sussex, Jackson Lofts

 

Velux window fitter sussex, Jackson Lofts

Velux window fitter sussex, Jackson Lofts

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.

Flat | maisonette loft conversions: Convert your loft | attic into a living / sitting room or lounge

Pinterest, sitting room loft conversion liked Jackson lofts

Pinterest, sitting room loft conversion liked Jackson lofts

Why not make your new loft conversion space into your living room?

This can be a cheaper way to have more space. Creating an interesting light, bright and warm loft living space. You may even have great views. Also see Pinterest for loft cinema rooms, who need windows when your watching TV.

For a free estimate please use this contact form to arrange a visit from Richard.

Bespoke hallway airing cupboard built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter

Airing cupboard built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Airing cupboard built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Airing cupboard built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Airing cupboard built by Richard Jackson, Carpenter, Brighton

Hallway cupboards are a very useful addition to any loft or attic conversion

This bespoke airing cupboard I build with a radiator inside creates a fantastic airing cupboard. I built this as part of the corridor of this 1960’s bungalow loft conversion, in beautiful Chailey, East Sussex. For a free estimate please email me through my contact form to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Replacement Velux | skylight | roof windows

Replacement Velux, skylight, roof windows by Jackson Lofts
Replacement Velux, skylight, roof windows by Jackson Lofts

Yes roof windows get old and will need replacing!

When they start to leak, they course annoyance and eventually damage to other parts of the property.

If the Velux needs replacing I can do this in a few hours and when it is convenient to you or your tenants.

A damp roof may also be something simple like a cracked or slipped tile.

Velux windows come with a 10 year guarantee. This is what they to say, click here.

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.

Position of a staircase in a loft conversion

The position of a staircase in a loft conversion by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

The position of a staircase in a loft conversion by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Loft conversion design starts with the staircase

In most terrace houses the position is generally above the existing stair case.

In a bungalow or a maisonette the position of the staircase has to be well thought through before hand, your drawings person will do this for you.

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

The stages of building a loft conversion

Staircase fitted into 1960s bungalow for loft conversion by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Staircase fitted into 1960s bungalow for loft conversion by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

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

What does a Carpenter do?

Extension roof built by Richard Jackson Carpenter, Brighton, UK

Extension roof built by Richard Jackson Carpenter, Brighton, UK

An experienced carpenter can build your loft conversion

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

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.

A loft conversion can add extra space and light to your new sitting room | living room | lounge

Installation of Velux windows onto an extension roof by Richard Jackson

Installation of Velux windows onto an extension roof by Richard Jackson

Adding extra space and light in your home

You don’t always have to move your bedroom into the loft or attic, why not move your living room into the loft space. This works well for maisonettes or flats. Saving you money and creating a new light and warm space. You may even have great views.

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.

A loft conversion can be built in any weather

We work with the weather at Jackson Lofts

We work with the weather at Jackson Lofts

Loft conversions can be built at any time of the year. On dry days we work outside and on really wet days we work inside. Your home will never be vulnerable to the elements.

Part build loft conversion, Brighton

Part build loft conversion by Jackson Lofts

Part build loft conversion by Jackson Lofts

I am asked many times to build a ‘part build loft’ and I am very happy to help out with your project.

What is a part build loft conversion?

A part build is the first half of a loft conversion build and consists of building and changing the structure of an attic (this sometimes includes adding steels). Plus installing a staircase and Velux roof windows. These are all completed to building regulations, which I can help you with.

This gives you the freedom to finish the project yourself or hire your own trades (electrician, plasterer, 2nd fixer carpenter, plumber and decorator).

For a free estimate please email me through this contact form to organise a suitable time for me to visit.

Who is a loft converter?

Who is a loft converter? Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton UK

Who is a loft converter? Richard Jackson, Jackson Loft Conversions, Brighton UK

A loft converter is a specialist qualified carpenter

Who is trained and specialises in building loft conversion (transforming an attic space into a room). Following architect drawn plans and completing the build to building regulations.

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

Loft conversion inspiration photos and ideas on Pinterest

Jacksons Lofts BN1 Pininterest

Jacksons Lofts BN1 Pininterest

Pinterest loft conversions

Click on this image to view some photos of real loft conversions on my Pinterest. Some inspirational photo ideas to help you visualise and get excited about your new loft conversion.

Replacement Velux skylight roof windows in Brighton

A double Velux window replacement by Jackson Lofts in Brighton

Replace my roof windows installed by Jackson Loft Conversions

Replacement windows can be fitted in a couple of hours by Richard, Jackson Loft Conversion. See Velux for all shapes, sizes and prices.

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

Velux logo Jackson Lofts Brighton

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony in Hove loft conversion

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony in Hove loft conversion

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony in Hove loft conversion

Cabrio Velux windows in Hove loft conversion

My recent loft conversion featured a beautiful four panel Cabrio Velux Window in a master bedroom. Creating an enormous amount of light and space. Cabrio windows are quiet straight forward to fit and can be installed onto most types of roof. This is the loft before I started.

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony in Hove loft conversion

Cabrio Velux windows with roof balcony in Hove loft conversion

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

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

This is the loft once I had finished and the clients had decorated.

Please see my reference from Jon here.

Jackson Lofts Embroidered Shirts

Thank you to 1st Stop Work Wear for supplying my new work tops, I look very smart now.

Jackson Loft Work Shirts

Jackson Loft Work Shirts

Build an additional shower and toilet room

Additional bathroom built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Additional bathroom built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Additional toilet taken from a bedroom built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Additional toilet taken from a bedroom built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Terrace house loft conversion staircase with storage

Terrace house loft conversion staircase with storage built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Terrace house loft conversion staircase with storage built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Terrace house loft conversion staircase with storage built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Terrace house loft conversion staircase with storage built by Jackson Lofts, Brighton

Use space under loft conversion staircase can be used for storage

A simple staircase will create storage underneath, it can be left open or made into a bespoke cupboard.

Staircase details on your loft conversion

Staircase newel posts can be plan, turned or made to match the detail to your existing posts.

Room divided to add additional bathroom built by Jackson Lofts

Room divided to add additional bathroom built by Jackson Lofts

Room divided to add additional bathroom built by Jackson Lofts

Build another bathroom within an existing room

Additional bathrooms are very handy for growing families. It is amazing where you can find the space.

If you are adding a loft conversion always think about the existing rooms and how they will be used or not.

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

Kitchen in a loft conversion

Creative kitchen loft space conversion

House conversion, Kitchen in loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

House conversion, Kitchen in loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

My client is very creative with space.

House conversion, Kitchen in loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

House conversion, Kitchen in loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts

My new scaffold banner printed by Budgeprint, Hove

Thank you to Matt at Budgeprint for printing my fantastic banner. Its been seen!

Jackson Lofts Trade Banner printed by Budgeprint, Hove and design by Freelance Artworker Sarahjane Jackson

Jackson Lofts Scaffold Banner, printed by Budgeprint, Hove and designed by Freelance Artworker Sarahjane Jackson

House converted into two flats with a loft conversion and basement

Student house loft conversion, with lots of sound proofing built by Jackson Lofts

Student house loft conversion, with lots of sound proofing built by Jackson Lofts

Very clever use of space

Its great to see the finished conversion. This is the second time I have help convert a house for my client.
Please see my references.

Another box of wine delivered, a thank you gift for a successful recommendation

Box of wine thank you gift for a successful recommendation, from Rich  Jackson Loft Conversion

Box of wine, thank you gift for a successful recommendation, from Rich Jackson at Jackson Loft Conversion

Thank you for the recommendation box of wine

Thank you to my lovely loft conversion clients for a recommendation. I have just delivered another box of wine.

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

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!

Checkatrade loft conversion Brighton

Richard Jackson, Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Richard Jackson, Jacksons Loft Conversion and Carpenter Brighton

Check my trade in person and see my references

You are very welcome to check my trade credentials any time here or there. Some of my customers are very happy to show off their new space. Use my contact form to arrange a time for me to visit. See my references here.

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.