Design & Build in Lancing

Black Olive Construction is a reputable building contractor based in Brighton & Hove, serving residential clients across the city and along the South Coast in Lancing, Worthing and beyond. We offer construction, project management and design solutions embracing architecture, structural engineering, landscaping, and interior design to deliver a broad range of building services:

Building on 30+ years’ combined industry experience, we’ve been able to developed strong relationships with trusted contractors, suppliers, designers, engineers and manufacturers in Brighton and Sussex. All our professional contacts are carefully selected to align with our commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Whether you are looking to renovate a single room or an entire property, building an extension or converting the loft, we can coordinate the necessary expertise to realise your vision.

How we work

Black Olive Construction has built up an excellent reputation for providing comprehensive project management and construction services in Lancing and West Sussex. As an independent local company, we have refined our process to ensure the client experience is both rewarding and stress-free. We undertake design & build projects using a proven three-stage approach:

✓ We develop ideas

We invest time to understand your needs and goals before devising innovative solutions. Using our extensive knowledge of local planning regulations and design considerations, we can optimise this important stage of the project.

✓ We manage projects

A dedicated project manager oversees all aspects of your residential design & build project in Lancing. We ensure timely delivery, careful cost control and a flexible approach to changes in project scope or unanticipated events.

✓ We create spaces

Coming together as an integrated, reliable, and fully accountable team, we work to bring your vision to life. Centralised control and the ability to adapt our creative and practical resources as required provide the optimal solution for you.

What are the main benefits of Design & Build?

Most private homeowners will be unfamiliar with the intricacies of the construction process, which makes large home improvement projects a daunting task to take on. This is where we can help. By choosing a professional design & build contractor, you can reap numerous benefits:

  • Reduced stress – A single point of contact manages all contractual elements, giving you peace of mind and less worry.
  • Lower risk – As we are contractually responsible for delivering your project, we assume most of the risk.
  • Higher quality – A vested interest in your project’s success motivates us to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Shorter timescales – Our tried and tested collaborative methodology and streamlined procedures enable faster delivery and fewer issues.
  • Cost efficiency – Design & Build’s integrated budget-focused approach achieves cost efficiencies for you and our company.

Contact Black Olive Construction

If you are ready to discuss your home improvement ideas with our expert design & build team, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to talk through your next residential project in Lancing and how we can best assist you in achieving your goals. We provide our Design & Build Services to clients in Brighton and Sussex, including FalmerHollingburyHoveKemptownPortsladeSaltdeanShoreham-by-SeaWorthing and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I appoint an architect?

For major renovation projects, extensions or new builds, an architect’s or designer’s expertise is essential. Their skills help consider the best views, sunlight, landscape design and key structural elements. We provide complete in-house design solutions including architectural services to complement our core construction expertise.

How do you collaborate with contractors and tradespeople?

Your dedicated project manager coordinates and supervises all contractors and trades including groundworks, bricklaying, and roofing, rendering and plastering, plumbing and electrics, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating and more. Comprehensive record keeping and reporting ensure you can feel confident we are properly managing all aspects of your project.

Do I need planning permission for my project?

Most home improvements fall under ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR) if all the right criteria and specifications are satisfied. We recommend obtaining confirmation of PDR from your local authority. Please note that PDR does not apply to leasehold homes, those in conservation areas or listed buildings. At Black Olive Construction, we will handle all paperwork and liaise with planners on your behalf.

What other construction services do you provide?

We specialise in designing, building and project managing a broad range of residential building works in Lancing and across Sussex. Our team has a wealth of expertise working with properties of all ages including listed buildings, as well as modern flats and houses and new builds. Our services include kitchens, bathrooms, loft conversions, home extensions, garden buildings and complete property 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.