How long will it take to build 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 loft conversion takes 8 weeks with Jackson Lofts Brighton

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.

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.

When changes are made to the initial design or specialist windows with a longer order time this can add to this build time.

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

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

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

“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

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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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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How long does a take to build a loft conversion?

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 takes between 6 to 8 weeks to build, Jackson Lofts in Lewes East Sussex

It depends on the size of your house. If it were an average, 3 bedroom terraced house, having a Dormer loft conversion including a master bedroom and with an en-suite bathroom, this would take between 6 to 8 weeks to build. When changes are made to the initial design or specialist windows with a longer order time can add to this build time.

Loft conversion built by Jackson Lofts Brighton in Lewes, East Sussex on a 1930s semi detached house.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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