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.

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

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Richard 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

Velux logo Jackson Lofts Brighton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most loft conversion don’t require planning permission

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

How to get a loft conversion estimate…

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

Contact Richard by email here

Replacement loft roof skylight in Brighton East Sussex

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

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

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

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

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

Velux logo Jackson Lofts 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.

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

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Velux window in Peacehaven bungalow loft conversion

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

M04 Velux window, standard size used in loft conversions

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

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

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

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

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

Says: Anne, Hanover, Brighton

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

Says: Iraj Vakili, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

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

Says: Ralph and Pauline, Hove 2010

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

 

 

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.

How much will my loft conversion cost?

The cost depends on the size and requirements of the customer. When I make an initial visit to a customers house I listen to their needs and take measurements then I can produce an accurate quote.

I am very happy to give a ball park figure once most lofts are the same size and shape.

How much?

To arrange a visit please fill out the form below to email me.

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.