Design & Build in Hollingbury, Brighton

Welcome to Black Olive Construction, a highly regarded building company based in Brighton & Hove, serving residential property clients in Hollingbury, Surrenden, Preston Park and across Brighton & Hove. We offer a wide range of construction, project management and design services, delivering complete solutions that encompass many specialist areas including architecture, structural engineering, landscaping, and interior design. Our team of skilled professionals specialise in the following areas:

We have over 30 years of combined experience in the building industry and have established a solid network of trusted trades, suppliers, designers, engineers, and manufacturers in Brighton and across Sussex. We carefully select all our professional contacts to align with our unwavering commitment to professionalism and integrity. Whether you’re looking to refurbish one room or the whole house, build an extension or convert your loft, we can coordinate all the necessary expertise to create your dream home.

How we work

At Black Olive Construction, we’ve earned an excellent reputation for delivering complete project management and build services for homes in Hollingbury and across Brighton. As an independent company with extensive experience in the local property market, we have streamlined our process to ensure a rewarding and stress-free journey for our clients, using a proven three-step approach to successfully deliver design & build projects:

✓ We develop ideas

We take time to listen to your property requirements and goals, then devise exciting solutions to meet them. Using our detailed knowledge of Brighton planning and design considerations, we are able to optimise the planning and design stages for best outcomes.

✓ We manage projects

You will have a dedicated project manager who oversees every aspect of your residential design & build project in Hollingbury. That way, timely delivery, effective budget monitoring and a flexible approach to changes in the project scope or unexpected circumstances can all be carried out.

✓ We create spaces

Working together as a unified, professional, and accountable team, Black Olive Construction bring each unique design and build project to life. With the benefit of centralised control, we use our creative skills and adapt resource allocation as needed to provide the best solution for our clients.

What are the benefits of Design & Build?

Most homeowners are unfamiliar with the workings of a building project, and without the necessary experience it can be daunting to embark on a large home improvement project. Choosing a professional design & build company like Black Olive Construction offers many advantages. We bring together all the necessary expertise under one roof, managing the entire project on your behalf from start to finish, delivering a complete service.

  • Less hassle – We act as your single point of contact, handling all the contractual elements, meaning less stress and worry for you.
  • Lower risk – Since we are contractually accountable for delivering your project, most of the risk is ours, not yours.
  • Better quality – Since we are contractually accountable for delivering your project, most of the risk is ours, not yours.
  • Faster delivery – Using a proven collaborative approach and streamlined operations means shorter delivery times and fewer problems overall.
  • Lower costs – Our integrated design & build approach has budget-driven decision-making built into the very heart of the project, meaning cost savings for you and for us.

Contact Black Olive Construction

Are you ready to share your home improvement ideas with our competent design & build team? Contact us for an initial chat about your next residential project in Hollingbury and find out how we can help you achieve your property goals. We provide our Design & Build Services to clients in Brighton and Sussex, including FalmerHoveKemptownLancingPortsladeSaltdeanShoreham-by-SeaWorthing and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to instruct an architect?

If you are planning to make major changes to a building such as extensive remodelling or adding new spaces, involving an architect or designer is crucial. Their professional expertise will help to consider important factors like views, sunlight, landscape integration, and structural aspects. At Black Olive Construction, we offer complete design solutions, including architectural design, to complement our construction services.

How do you work with different contractors and trades?

At Black Olive Construction, your dedicated project manager will handle everything to do with your design & build project. They will coordinate and supervise all the workers and trades involved, including groundworks, bricklaying, roofing, plastering, carpentry, plumbing and electrics, painting & decorating and more. Our in-house team makes sure everything is documented and reported accurately, so you can relax in the knowledge that we are on top of every aspect of the project.

Is planning consent needed for my project?

Most home improvements don’t need planning consent if they fall under ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR). There are eligibility criteria and specifications to be adhered to, which is why we recommend seeking confirmation from your local planning authority. PDR does not apply to leasehold properties, homes in conservation areas or designated listed buildings. At Black Olive Construction, our project managers will handle all the paperwork and liaise with local planners on your behalf.

What other building work does Black Olive Construction do?

We design, build and project manage a broad range of residential projects in Hollingbury, Brighton and the surrounding areas. We are highly experienced in working with architectural styles from different periods including listed buildings, as well as modern flats and houses and new-build developments, carrying out building services such as kitchen and bathroom redesigns, loft conversions, building extensions, garden offices and total home makeovers.

David BCustomer Brighton

Back in 2021 Black Olive took over the management of a complicated building project. It wasn't an easy job and the project manager had to deal with some significant but unforseen issues.
Even several months after completion I was able to contact them for follow-up and the manager dealt with any problems that arose both during and after the work.

VictorCustomer Brighton

Black Olive is particularly effective at client liaison, and I have always found that their projects start and finish on time with regular updates on progress in-between.
Black Olive team has a particular eye for detail, takes care to fully understand the requirements, uses strong initiative to overcome any unforseen difficulties in a variety of creative ways and manages internal and external labour extremely effectively.

Roger BrassCustomer

We can highly recommend the team at Black Olive. Projects that the team members have completed for us in the past have been undertaken professionally, managed closely and delivered exactly in line with our requirements. We established an excellent rapport with the team which gave us every confidence in all aspects of their work. On completion of the projects we have always been completely satisfied, with the end result being quite superb.