All loft conversions are bespoke, made to measure by Richard Jackson in Brighton & Hove

Bespoke door, made to measure by Richard Jackson Carpenter, Loft Conversion in Brighton & Hove

Loft conversion door built to fit ceiling shape of the roof

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.

Says Nicola, 2019 Brighton

See Richard Jackson reference page here.

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

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

  • FREE loft conversion design and planning help
  • Advice on architect drawings and building regulations
  • Competitive prices
  • Management of other trades and contractors
  • Velux fitter accreditation
  • Full Public Liability insurance
  • Building loft conversion since 2001
  • Reliable, tidy and considerate
  • Excellent references available

What does a Carpenter do?

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

An experienced carpenter can build your loft conversion

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

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

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

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

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.