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!

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.

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

Replacement glass for a Velux roof window in Brighton loft conversion

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

All Velux glass can be replaced says Richard Jackson

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

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

Richard is very proud of his reviews

“…He kept everything tidy and cleared up which is also a really good quality in my book. He has great contractors who do their jobs well and efficiently…
Nicola, Brighton Loft Conversion, 2019

“… I can’t recommend him highly enough. He gave us an honest price which he stuck too and fitted the job in as requested…”
Troy Rafferty, Loft Conversion, 2016

“Richard converted our loft into an en-suite master bedroom, his price was competitive and he kept to the timelines and amount quoted….”
Jon Callard, Hove Loft Conversion, 2015

Rich worked quickly and efficiently to complete our loft in time..”
Jane Cox, Hove Loft Conversion, 2012

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jackson-Loft-Conversions-700px-Appleshame_2011_4

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!

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.

 

 

Belfast sink installation. Utility room remodel, Hove

Utility Room Refurbishment

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

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Renovation

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Refurbishment

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

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room Renovation

Jackson Carpentry Utility Room, Hove

Contact me for a estimate.

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.