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.

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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