Design & Build in Saltdean

Welcome to Black Olive Construction, a well-established building firm in Brighton & Hove providing services to residential clients across the city including Saltdean and further East towards Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven. We are known for our complete construction, project management and design solutions including architecture, structural engineering, landscaping and interior design, as required, to deliver a wide range of home improvements and property upgrades:

With over 30 years’ combined experience, we are proud to have established relationships with trusted contractors, suppliers, designers, engineers, and manufacturers in Brighton and across Sussex. All our professional contacts are carefully vetted and selected to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Whether refurbishing one room or an entire property, building an extension or converting the loft, our team can coordinate all the necessary expertise to bring your property goals to fruition.

How we work

Black Olive Construction has an excellent reputation for providing complete project management and construction services in Saltdean and the surrounding areas. Our process has been refined to ensure a rewarding and low-stress experience for our clients. As such, we follow a proven three-stage approach to deliver design & build projects:

✓ We develop ideas

We invest time to understand your requirements and aspirations before presenting you with exciting solutions. Using our in-depth knowledge of local planning processes and design considerations, we can optimise this phase of the project for best results.

✓ We manage projects

A dedicated project manager oversees all aspects of your residential design & build project in Saltdean. Timely delivery, effective cost control and a flexible approach to changes in project scope or unforeseen circumstances are assured.

✓ We create spaces

As a cohesive, accountable team, we work as a unified entity to bring your project to life. Centralised control and the ability to adapt creative and practical resources as needed provide the optimal solution for our clients.

What are the main benefits of Design & Build?

Many homeowners will be unfamiliar with the construction process, which makes the prospect of taking on a large home improvement project a daunting task. Choosing a professional design & build company offers significant benefits:

  • Reduced stress – A single point of contact manages all contractual elements, giving you peace of mind.
  • Lower risk – The contractual responsibility for delivering your project rests with us, as does most of the risk.
  • Higher quality – We have a vested interest in your project’s success, which drives us to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Shorter timescales – A tried and tested collaborative method and streamlined procedures mean faster delivery and fewer issues.
  • Lower cost – Design & build’s integrated budget-focused approach achieves cost efficiencies for you and for us.

Contact Black Olive Construction

To discuss your home improvement ideas with our design and build team, please get in touch with Black Olive Construction. We would be happy to talk through your next residential project in Saltdean and show you how we may assist you in achieving your goals. We provide our Design & Build Services to clients in Brighton and Sussex, including FalmerHollingburyHoveKemptownLancingPortsladeShoreham-by-SeaWorthing and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I appoint an architect?

For major renovations, extensions or new builds, an architect’s or designer’s expertise is essential. Their skills help consider views, sunlight, landscape design and structural elements. Black Olive Construction provides complete design solutions including architectural services to complement our construction expertise.

How do you collaborate with contractors and tradespeople?

Your dedicated project manager coordinates and supervises all contractors and trades including groundworks, bricklaying, roofing, plastering, carpentry, plumbing & electrics, painting & decorating and more. Meticulous record keeping and reporting mean you can be confident that all aspects of the project are being properly managed.

Do I need planning permission for my project?

Not necessarily since most home improvements fall under ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR) as long as certain criteria are met. Confirmation of PDR should be obtained from the local authority. PDR does not apply to leasehold homes, those in conservation areas or listed buildings. Our project managers will handle all paperwork and liaise with planners on your behalf.

What other construction services do you provide?

We design, build, and manage a huge of residential projects in Brighton and surrounding areas, and we are highly experienced with properties of all ages including listed buildings, flats, houses and new builds. 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.