Design & Build in Hove

Black Olive Construction is a highly respected building company located in Brighton & Hove, offering a comprehensive range of residential construction, project management, and design services. We pride ourselves on delivering complete design & build solutions that encompass several elements, including architectural services, structural & mechanical engineering, landscaping design, interior design and more. With our extensive construction expertise and a dedicated team, we are equipped to handle projects of all sizes and complexities, including:

We have 30+ years of combined experience in the construction industry, and have carefully built up a solid network of designers, engineers, suppliers and manufacturers both locally in Brighton & Hove and further afield. These trusted industry professionals share our non-negotiable values of professionalism and integrity. Whether you’re planning to renovate a single room or an entire house, looking to expand or construct a new space, Black Olive Construction can coordinate all the necessary expertise to bring your vision to life.

How do we work?

At Black Olive Construction, we have earned a stellar reputation for providing end-to-end project management and build services for residential properties in Hove. As an independent company with extensive knowledge of the local property market, we have refined our processes to ensure your journey with us is rewarding and stress-free. We follow a proven three-step approach to successfully deliver our design & build projects:

✓ We develop ideas

We take the time to listen carefully to your requirements and objectives, developing innovative solutions that meet your needs. With our in-depth understanding of Brighton & Hove’s planning issues and procedures, we optimise the planning and design stages for the best outcomes.

✓ We manage projects

Your dedicated project manager is highly skilled in handling all aspects of your project. They will ensure timely delivery, monitor budgets, and adapt to any changes in the brief or unexpected circumstances that may arise.

✓ We create spaces

As a unified, professional, accountable, and reliable team, we work together to deliver each unique design & build project. With full control over the process, we can leverage our creative skills and adapt resources to provide the best solutions for our clients.

What are the benefits of Design & Build?

Embarking on any residential building project can be daunting and complex, especially if you are not familiar with construction issues. As a professional design & build company in Hove, we offer numerous benefits to mitigate risks and ensure a successful outcome:

  • Less hassle – We act as your single point of contact, handling all contractual elements on your behalf.
  • Lower risk – We are contractually accountable for delivering your project, reducing the risk for you.
  • Better quality – With our vested interest in project success, we prioritise delivering the highest quality.
  • Faster delivery – Our integrated and streamlined process promotes collaboration and shorter delivery times.
  • Lower costs – Our design & build approach emphasises budget-conscious decision-making, leading to shared cost savings.

Contact Black Olive Construction

Our dedicated team is ready to turn your dreams into reality with your next residential design & build project in Hove. Reach out to us today for an informal chat and to arrange a site visit where we can discuss your vision in detail. We provide our Design & Build Services to clients in Brighton and Sussex, including FalmerHollingburyKemptownLancingPortsladeSaltdeanShoreham-by-SeaWorthing and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need an architect?

For significant structural projects involving remodelling or creating new spaces, hiring an architect or designer is crucial for effective planning. They consider important factors such as best views, sun orientation, landscape integration, and structural and proportional issues. As a vertically integrated company, Black Olive Construction offers comprehensive design solutions, including architectural design, to complement our construction services.

Which contractors and tradespeople do you use?

Your assigned project manager will handle the coordination, supervision, and communication with all necessary contractors. This includes trades such as groundworks, civil engineering, masonry, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrics, plastering, joinery, decorations, and specialised installations. With our full project management control and diligent recording and reporting, we ensure meticulous attention to every aspect, providing you with complete peace of mind.

Do I need planning permission for my building project?

Most residential building works fall under ‘permitted development rights,’ eliminating the need for planning permission. However, specific criteria must be met, and it’s essential to consult your local planning authority for confirmation. Please note that permitted development rights do not apply to leasehold properties, homes in conservation areas and listed buildings. Black Olive Construction takes care of the entire process, including liaising with local planners and handling all necessary paperwork.

What kind of design & build projects do you specialise in?

At Black Olive Construction, we specialise in the design, management, and construction of residential properties in Brighton & Hove. Our expertise spans many architectural styles, including Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, modern flats, houses, and new builds. From kitchen and bathroom renovations to loft conversions, building extensions, and comprehensive home refurbishments, we are equally well-versed in working with designated listed buildings and undertaking brand-new developments.

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.